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Catherine Raeff

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Uhler 301

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Fall 2015 Office Hours

  • Monday 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00–10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 9:00–10:00 a.m.

How I Became Interested in Psychology

This is one of those events that can be hard to pinpoint. I had considered clinical psychology, until I realized that there was a whole world of research out there. That’s when I really became interested in psychology.

Areas of Interest

For my areas of interest: For over 10 years, my research has focused on how both independence and interdependence are played out in children’s developmental experiences. This work culminated in a book, Always Separate, Always Connected: Independence and Interdependence in Cultural Contexts of Development (2006). I am now building on that work by exploring issues of freedom from a psychological perspective. In addition, I am completing a book about development that will soon be published by Oxford University Press, and I am working on ways to conceptualize “the whole person” that is applicable to Psychology more generally.

Current Research and Professional Projects

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Selected Publications from Dr. Raeff


PhD, Clark University, Developmental Psychology

Courses Taught

Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Psychology, Issues in Developmental Psychology, Practicum

  • Psychology Department
  • Uhler Hall, Room 101
    1020 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2426
  • Fax: 724-357-2214
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.