- Department Chair, Director, Regents Professor
- Institute of Child Development
- College of Education and Human Development
Megan Gunnar is one of the nation’s leading researchers in childhood development. Gunnar’s research lab has conducted pioneering studies focusing on how children and adolescents regulate stress and emotion. In addition to being the Department Chair and Director of CEHD’s Institute of Child Development, she is a Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor. She has had work published in many leading journals, including Developmental Psychology, Social Neuroscience and Psychoneuroendocrinology. She is also the principal investigator for the International Adoption Project She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Articles by Megan R. Gunnar, Ph.D.
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