In this episode I speak with Associate Professor of Psychology and Child Development Specialist Venessa LoBue and get some of the back story to her book 9 Months In 9 Months Out. She talks about being in a profession where studying other people’s kids for her research made her feel strangely removed from the experience of having children. We touch on several interesting topics in the book including the development of gendered behaviors in kids and developing infant emotions. She also speaks to the important roll of having kids in her professional career. After hearing this interview you’ll want to order her book immediately!
You can find Vanessa’s book here.
Dr. Vanessa LoBue is an associate professor of Psychology and director of the Child Study Center at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. She regularly teaches courses on child development to both undergraduates and graduate students. Her research focuses on emotional development in infants and young children. She has a monthly blog on Psychology Today called “The Baby Scientist” where she writes about research on child development for parents. She currently lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband Nick, and her sons, Edwin and Charlie.
Visit Vanessa’s blog on Psychology Today here.