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.
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 completed a book on development with Oxford University Press, titled Exploring the Dynamics of Human Development: An Integrative Approach. I am now working on conceptualizing “the whole person” in terms of individual, social, cultural, bodily, and environmental processes, and in ways that are applicable to psychology in general.
Selected Publications from Raeff
PhD, Clark University, Developmental Psychology
Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Psychology, Issues in Developmental Psychology, Practicum