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Legendary Researchers From World Renown Institutions

We've assembled the world's greatest childhood researchers from the world's best institutions and made their research easy to understand and widely available for FREE. 

Legendary Researchers.. 

Dr. Adele Diamond

Ph.D. Harvard, Cognitive Neuroscience

Adele Diamond pioneered the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, specifically executive functions, first at Harvard, then Yale and now UBC.

Dr. John Medina

Ph.D Molecular Biology, NYT Bestseller

Dr. John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and a New York Times best-selling author.

Dr. Michael Posner

Professor Emeritus of Psychology 

For more than fifty years Michael Posner has studied attention and neural networks. His many honors include being awarded the Medal of Science and the Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science.

More Legendary Researchers...

Dr. John Gottman

Ph.D. MIT, Professor Emeritus and Co-founder of the Gottman Institute 

John Gottman is a multi-award winning distinguished researcher who has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples

Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman

Co-founder and President of The Gottman Institute

Julie is the author/co-author of five books, Washington State Psychologist of the Year and co-creator of the immensely popular The Art and Science of Love workshops.

Dr. Karen Bierman

Stanford, Social & Emotional Development

Karen Bierman's 30+ year research career on social-emotional development has led her to be an educational advisor to many early childhood programs including Sesame Street

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Dr. Ross A. Thompson

Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Ross A. Thompson is an internationally-recognized authority on the psychological development of young children and parent-child relationships. Recently he was President of the Board of Directors of Zero to Three.

Dr. Kristin Neff

Ph.D. Berkeley. Self-Compassion Research Pioneer.

Dr. Kristin Neff introduced the construct of self-compassion, including creating a scale to measure it. The field now has over 2,000  peer reviewed journal articles, dissertations and books.

Dr. J. Kiley Hamlin

Ph.D. Yale Developmental Psychology

Dr. J. Kiley Hamlin has won multiple honors for her ground-breaking work in the earliest developmental origins of the human moral sense in preverbal infants

Even More...

Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

World renowned expert in SEL

Dr. Schonert-Reichl is a world renowned expert in social and emotional learning (SEL) research, specifically on what fosters empathy, compassion, altruism, and resiliency in children and adolescents

Dr. Victoria Talwar

Canada Research Chair Professor

Dr. Victoria Talwar is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on children’s verbal deception, moral development, theory-of-mind understanding and behavior.

Dr. Peter Gray, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Boston College

Dr. Peter Gray is the world's foremost researcher on play.  He has conducted and published research in neuroendocrinology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and education.

Rick Hanson

Senior Fellow, Berkeley Greater Good Science Center

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 29 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.

MindEDU Has Partnered With The Team Handpicked By Diana Baumrind

(Material Coming Soon!)

Diana Baumrind coined and defined "Authoritative Parenting," to describe the parenting style that has been replicated around the world, cross-culturally in over 400 studies as the style that results in a child's "optimal outcome." Dr. Baumrind passed away at age 91 at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA, on September 13, 2018.

Prior to her passing, Dr. Baumrind handpicked a team to codify her research and MindEDU has partnered with this amazing team to help bring her material to the widest audience possible.

We're so blessed and indebted to her. 

Dr. Robert Larzelere, Ph.D.

Family-type Relationships

Bob Larzelere research focuses primarily on improving the quality of parenting research to clarify how authoritative parents use firm control to enhance the positive aspects and outcomes of that parenting style.

Dr. Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe, Ph.D.

Family Functioning

Prof. Gunnoe studies parenting and youth development in various family contexts. Areas of research include international adoption, religiosity, ethnicity, and divorce and remarriage.

Dr. Jelani Mandara, Ph.D.

Human Development

Jelani Mandara, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University. His primary research examines the nature and effects of socialization, father involvement…

Dr. Tao Wang, EdD

Human Development

Tao, has a Masters in Human Development and Psychology and an EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In China he has educated over 100,000 parents in 91 cities and “Discipline and Love” has sold over 100,000 copies.

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