Faculty Associate

Doris Bergen

Doris Bergen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Educational Psychology


Doris Bergen’s research interests have included international evaluation of cross-cultural programs for young children, development of play and humor in early and middle childhood, effects of technology-augmented toys, adult memories of their childhood play, gifted children’s humor development, social interactions of children with special needs, effects of early phonological awareness levels on later reading ability, and developmental effects of international adoptions. Her most recent research involves investigating the Event Related Potentials (ERP) elicited in children’s brains when they are engaged in two types of videogame play. Through the Center, she also has collaborated with colleagues on a wide range of evaluation research projects for state and local agencies. She is a Miami University Distinguished Scholar, having published 13 books and over 70 book chapters and journal articles.

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