Associate Professor, Psychology
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
Professor Barton is a developmental psychologist specializing in early childhood cognitive development. Her primary research interest is investigating the ways that young children experience their early years in formal schooling (with particular attention to their perception of their own competence, autonomy, and relatedness to others as they participate in school and family settings) and how these experiences relate to their academic motivation and achievement. Professor Barton offers courses in developmental psychology, research methods in psychology, cross-cultural perspectives in child development, cognitive development, language development, and developmental psychology lab.