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Dr. Preeti Samudra


Assistant Professor of psychology, DEVElopmental Psychology

I received my Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan in 2017. I greatly enjoy teaching courses related to human development across the lifespan, and my favorite classes are related to childhood and adolescence. My research focuses on numerous avenues related to child development including language and literacy development and children’s learning from educational videos. I utilize a variety of research designs and methods, including questionnaires, lab-based experiments and eye-tracking. Undergraduate students are an important part of my research team, so feel free to email me if you are interested in learning more about opportunities to conduct research with faculty!

Current Research Studies at Plattsburgh


Teacher, Parent & Child Adjustment to the COVID-19 Pandemic

(with Dr. Chatlos and undergraduate research assistants)
We are collecting online data to better understand how elementary school teachers and students, as well as the parents of elementary-aged children are adapting to the long-term changes associated with the pandemic. We are particularly interested in academic, social and emotional health.  

College Student Learning & Study Environments

(with undergraduate research assistants)
We are using online surveys and interviews to study the quality of college student study/learning environments as well as student views on their learning and motivation in online and in-person classes.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2017
    • B.A. in Psychology and Communication Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2008
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