Courses Taught:

Principles of Learning

Emotion and its Development

Culture, Thought, and Emotion


My research focuses on critical psychology, or the ways in which certain taken for granted assumptions become institutionalized in psychology. I recently published An Advanced Guide To Psychological Thinking: Critical and Historical Perspectives (MD: Lexington Books). My next book, The Pitfalls of Pop Psychology: Method, Inference and Measurement, which focuses on the philosophical problems of method in psychology, will be released in 2016.


I received my BA from NYU and my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center from the City University of New York (CUNY). My dissertation examined the history of curriculum in American science education in the context of changes in what constitutes science. I spent many years conducting qualitative school-based research in NYC public schools and I teach in both psychology and education departments.