Michelle 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

  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 785: Social Development
  • PSYC 797: Senior Honors Tutorial
  • PSYC 894: Advanced Research
  • PSYC 901: Graduate Pro-seminar
  • PSYC 902: Graduate Pro-seminar
  • PSYC 992: Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Kenney, E. M., Leichtman, M. D., & Mayer, J. D. (2021). 'How would you describe Grandpa?' Mothers' personal intelligence predicts personality talk with their children. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, 30(3), 850-866. doi:10.1111/sode.12504

Camilleri, K. A., Leichtman, M. D., & Pillemer, D. B. (2021). What do you remember about Captain Jon's visit?: Parent-child conversations and children's memory for a science lesson. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 207. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105104

Leichtman, M. D., Steiner, K. L., Camilleri, K. A., Pillemer, D. B., & Thomsen, D. K. (2019). What happened in kindergarten? Mother-child conversations about life story chapters. MEMORY, 27(1), 49-62. doi:10.1080/09658211.2018.1483515

Bemis, R. H., & Leichtman, M. D. (2019). That was last time! The effect of a delay on children's episodic memories of learning new facts. INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 28(1). doi:10.1002/icd.2113

Sahin-Acar, B., & Leichtman, M. D. (2018). Studying Mother–Child Conversations at Home in Three Cultures: Western Turkey, Eastern Turkey, and the United States. doi:10.4135/9781526449603

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

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

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