B.A. (Hons), M.A., Dip Ed, University of Melbourne, Australia Ph.D. (Social Psychology) University at Albany
Dr. Newman was a teacher and school psychologist in Australia before moving to the United States. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Newman trained school psychology students doing their practicum at the Child Research and Study Center. She is a licensed psychologist who has provided extensive consultation to schools and families. Since becoming a full-time faculty member she teaches courses in developmental psychology, psycho-educational assessment, and college teaching. Her research and publications concern sibling relationships, task attitudes and intrinsic motivation, topics in adolescence and cross cultural differences in children’s free time usage. For 11 years she has been co-investigator on a grant from NIEHS, studying the impact of environmental toxicants on the cognitive and psycho-social development of Mohawk adolescents. Dr. Newman is currently Director of the Educational Psychology and Methodology Division.
Newman, J., Bidjerano, T., Ozdogru, A.A., Kao, C-C., and Ozkose-Biyik, C. (2007). What do they usually do after school? A comparative analysis of fourth grade children in Bulgaria, Taiwan and USA. Journal of Early Adolescence, 28.
Newman, J., Aucompaugh, A.G., Schell, L.M., Denham, M., DeCaprio, A.P., Gallo, M.V., Ravenscroft, J., Kao, C-C., Rougas Hanover, M., David, D., Jacobs, A.M., Tarbell, A.M., Worswick, P., and the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment. (2006.) PCBs and cognitive functioning of Mohawk adolescents. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 28, Issue 4, 439-526.
Newman, J., Beauchamp, H., Latimer, B., and Kao, C-C. (2003). Developmental understanding of means-end contingencies: Effect of familiarity of contingency content. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 527-542.
Newman, J., and Taylor, A. (1992). Effect of a means-end contingency on young children’s food preferences. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 53, 200-216.
Newman, J. (1996). The more the merrier? Effects of family size and sibling spacing on sibling relationships. Child: Care, Health and Development, 22