Michelle Barton

Associate Professor, Psychology

M.A., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Carleton College

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.

Recent Courses
Developmental Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Child Development
Special Topics in Language Development
Psychology Senior Thesis Tutorial

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Social Sciences
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

(941) 487-4382

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201