Univ. of New Hampshire; Child Development
Dr. Law is the department specialist in child development. She teaches Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of the Family and Advanced Developmental Psychology. She is chairperson of the Department.
Dr. Law has studied the effects of childcare on preschooler's social and emotional development, parental decision making regarding childcare, and young children's knowledge of gender and racial stereotypes. In addition she is an active member of the University's Gender Studies Program and Multicultural Studies Program. She has written a book on the psychology of gender, Questions of Gender, and a book on the family, The Family: Perspectives from Developmental Psychology. She is currently developing an internet-based introduction to child development, which should be available on the web in the Spring of 2002. Currently she supervises student research projects through Community-Based Research, where students learn to use their research skills in collaboration with community partners in the nonprofit sector.