Gabrielle Principe

Gabrielle Principe is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the College of Charleston. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University. Her research has been federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and she has published her research in numerous scientific journals including Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and Cognition and Development. She has a lifelong fascination with the implications of evolutionary ideas on cognitive development and a serious interest in translating the latest scientific research about human development into information that parents and teachers can use to better rear and educate children. She is the author of Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan (Prometheus, 2011)..

Recent Posts

December 20, 2015 in Education

My New Year’s Resolution: To Play

This year, I’m seizing the opportunity to be a better parent. This year, I’m going to play more. Because I want my children to play more.
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November 6, 2015 in Education

The Five Best Toys for Christmas: The Play List

Each toy on my list is affordable, appropriate for a wide range of ages, and better than the usual overpriced toys on the retailers’ lists. Read on. I’ll tell you…
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June 14, 2015 in Mind

Evolutionary Psychology Through A Developmental Lens

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mind.  That is not news.  But what might not be so obvious is that most psychologists favor a certain portion of…
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