Florida Atlantic University, USA

Panel Discussion on Journal Publishing, Open Access and Otherwise

Short Bio

Brett Laursen is Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Development, and Editor of Cambridge Elements in Research Methods for Developmental Science. He also serves as a Research Scientist at the TrygFondens Centre for Child Research at the Aarhus University, Denmark. Professor Laursen received his Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and an Honorary Doctorate from Örebro University, Sweden. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental), the Association for Psychological Science, and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.

Professor Laursen’s research concerns parent-child and peer relationships during childhood and adolescence. A related focus is on quantitative developmental methodology. In addition to his own work conducted in various locations in the United States, he participates in longitudinal projects in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Professor Laursen is the editor (most recently) of the Handbook of Developmental Research Methods (with Todd D. Little and Noel A. Card) and the Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups (with Kenneth H. Rubin and William M. Bukowski).