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College of Education *
Judith Torney-Purta (HDQM)
Judith Torney-Purta
Contact Information:
Room: 3304S Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2806
E-mail: jtpurta@umd.edu

Judith Torney-Purta (Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Professor; Developmental Science Program & Educational Psychology Specialization
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

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Research Interests | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

social/political cognition; civic education cross-nationally; cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies; research related to social policy; Interaction in technology-rich environments; social studies and history learning. Areas of Student Supervision: Social development and social cognition (pre-school through adult); applied cognitive psychology; gender roles; cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies; research related to social policy; social studies and history learning. Due to expected retirement in June 2015 I am not accepting new students, though I continue to teach, publish with students and serve on committees for doctoral students.

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Selected Publications

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Torney-Purta, J. & Barber, C. (2011). Fostering young people's support for participatory human rights through their developmental niches. American Journal of Orthpsychiatry, 81, 473-481.

Torney-Purta, J. & Amadeo, J. (2012). The contribution of international large scale studies in civic education and engagement. (Pp. 87-114). In M. von Davier et al. (Eds). The role of international large scale assessments. New York: Springer.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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