Sue Kelley

Sue Kelley


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4225
Campus Post Office Box 1

Psychology: Chair and Associate Professor

Sue Kelley earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include the development of self; more specifically, the development and early origins of helplessness, perceptions of competence, self-worth, and self-evaluative affect. She is especially interested in relationships between parental beliefs and behavior and child outcomes.

Kelley teaches Introductory Psychology, Educational Psychology, Research Methods, the Psychology of Parenting, and various courses in Developmental Psychology.

Publications include:

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Maternal Depression. Paternal Psychopathology. and Toddlers' Behavior Problems
Putting the Pieces Together: Maternal Depression. Maternal Behavior. and Toddler Helplessness
Understanding of self and maternal warmth predict later self-regulation in toddlers
"Mastery Motivation and Self-Evaluative Affect in Toddlers: Longitudinal Relations with Maternal Behavior"