Michelle D. Leichtman

PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-3806
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 440, Durham, NH 03824
Michelle Leichtman

Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental&Child Psychology, Cornell University
  • M.A., Developmental&Child Psychology, Cornell University
  • B.A., Psychology, Wellesley College

Research Interests

  • Developmental psychology, focusing on memory development in educational and cultural contexts

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 595: Apps of Psych/Rsrch Experience
  • PSYC 785: Social Development
  • PSYC 797: Senior Honors Tutorial
  • PSYC 894: Advanced Research
  • PSYC 901: Graduate Pro-seminar
  • PSYC 902: Graduate Pro-seminar
  • PSYC 982: Adv Sem/Developmental Psych
  • PSYC 992: Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Leichtman, M. D., Steiner, K. L., Camilleri, K. A., Pillemer, D. B., & Thomsen, D. K. (2018). What happened in kindergarten? Mother-child conversations about life story chapters. Memory, 1-14. doi:10.1080/09658211.2018.1483515

Leichtman, M. D., Camilleri, K. A., Pillemer, D. B., Amato-Wierda, C. C., Hogan, J. E., & Dongo, M. D. (2017). Talking after school: Parents’ conversational styles and children’s memory for a science lesson. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 156, 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2016.11.002

Sahin-Acar, B., & Leichtman, M. D. (2015). Mother–child memory conversations and self-construal in Eastern Turkey, Western Turkey and the USA. Memory, 23(1), 69-82. doi:10.1080/09658211.2014.935437

Bemis, R. H., Leichtman, M. D., & Pillemer, D. B. (2013). I Remember When You Taught Me That! Preschool Children's Memories of Realistic Learning Episodes. Infant and Child Development, 22(6), 603-621. doi:10.1002/icd.1807

Fleck, B. K. B., Leichtman, M. D., Pillemer, D. B., & Shanteler, L. (2013). The effects of documentation on young children's memory. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28(3), 568-577. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.03.001

Wang, Q., & Leichtman, M. D. (2000). Same Beginnings, Different Stories: A Comparison of American and Chinese Children's Narratives. Child Development, 71(5), 1329-1346. doi:10.1111/1467-8624.00231

Wang, Q., Leichtman, M. D., & Davies, K. I. (2000). Sharing memories and telling stories: American and Chinese mothers and their 3-year-olds. Memory, 8(3), 159-177. doi:10.1080/096582100387588

Han, J. J., Leichtman, M. D., & Wang, Q. (1998). Autobiographical memory in Korean, Chinese, and American children.. Developmental Psychology, 34(4), 701-713. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.34.4.701

Leichtman, M. D., & Ceci, S. J. (1995). The effects of stereotypes and suggestions on preschoolers' reports.. Developmental Psychology, 31(4), 568-578. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.31.4.568

Ceci, S. J., Loftus, E. F., Leichtman, M. D., & Bruck, M. (1994). The Possible Role of Source Misattributions in the Creation of False Beliefs Among Preschoolers. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 42(4), 304-320. doi:10.1080/00207149408409361

Most Cited Publications