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Professor Emerita of Psychology

Marsha Weinraub is a developmental psychologist and Professor Emerita of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University. From 2007 to 2016, she was Chairperson of the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Dr. Weinraub has published on the effects of early childcare, single parenting, and maternal employment on parent-child relationships and child development. Dr. Weinraub was a principal investigator on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a national project investigating the long term effects of early childcare on children’s social, emotional, and intellectual development from infancy through adolescence. With her colleagues, Dr. Weinraub has evaluated childcare intervention and subsidy programs, and she has studied the effects of childcare subsidies on child development and parental employment in low-income families with different ethnic backgrounds.

Dr. Weinraub was awarded both the Lindback Award for Teaching (1985) and the Temple University Great Teacher Award (2005). In 2016, she received the University Outstanding Faculty Service Award. She was the faculty advisor for the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology from 2010-2016.  From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Weinraub served as Secretary on the Board of COGDOP (Chairs of Graduate Departments of Psychology) and as COGDOP liaison to the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Scientific Affairs. She is a Fellow of Divisions 7 and 35 in APA and a Charter Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Dr. Weinraub received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Curriculum Vitae (click for PDF)

Selected Publications

Sorhagen, N. S., Keiffer, J. N., & Weinraub, M. (2019). Intergenerational transmission of maternal employment moderated by recollections of early maternal availability. Developmental Psychology. Vol 55(7), 1537-1547 

Weinraub, M. and Kaufman, R. (2019)  Single Parenthood. In: Bornstein, M. H. (Ed); Handbook of Parenting: Vol. 3: Being and Becoming a Parent (3rd Ed.), New York: Routledge.

Bowler, G. and Weinraub, M. Developmental ages and stages. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.) M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E. Lansford (Assoc. Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Bowler, G. and Weinraub, M. Developmental tasks. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.) & M. Arterberry, K. Fingerman, & J. E. Lansford (Assoc. Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.  

Foley, J.  E., Ram, N., Susman, E. J., & Weinraub, M. (2018). Changes to sleep-wake behaviors are associated with trajectories of pubertal timing and tempo of secondary sex characteristics. Journal of Adolescence: Special issue on Sleep. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2018.07.017

Foley, J. and Weinraub, M. (2017) Sleep, Affect, and Social Competence: Distinct Pathways to Emotional and Social Adjustment for Boys and for Girls. Frontiers Developmental Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00711.

Weinraub, M. (2015) Child Care in America: Research and Policy Directions. Essay Review. Social Service Review, University of Chicago. Pp. 727-745

Hirsh-Pasek, K. & Weinraub, M. (2015) Should we tell the parents? Balancing science and children’s needs in a longitudinal study. In Ethical Principles, Case Studies, & Commentaries for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Eds. R. J. Sternberg & Susan Tufts Fiske. Cambridge University Press. New York, New York.

Weinraub, M., Bender, R H., Friedman, S L., Susman, E. J., Knoke, B., Bradley, R., Houts, R., Williams, J.  (2012) Patterns of Developmental Change in Infants’ Nighttime Sleep Awakenings from 6 through 36 Months of Age. Developmental Psychology. 48 (6) 1511-1528. [Published Online First, March 26, 2012.] DOI:10.1037/a0027680.

Shlay, A.B., Weinraub, M., & Harmon, M. (2012) Child Care Subsidies Post TANF; Child care subsidy use by African American, white, and Hispanic TANF-leavers. Children and Youth Services Review, 32. 1711-1718.