Elaine Barry

Associate Professor, Health and Human Development
Eberly Building, 206T, 724-430-4284
Mailing Address: 
2201 University Drive, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Dr. Barry is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Fayette. She joined the faculty in 2001 with a specialization in the cognitive development of children.

Ph D, Developmental Psychology, University of Houston
MA, Psychology, University of Houston
BS, Biology, Lamar University
BS, Psychology, Lamar University
Research Interests: 
The development of explicit and implicit memory in childrenCosleeping and infant developmentTeaching methods to reduce plagiarism
Cosleeping as an Ontogenetic Adaptation: A Theoretical Perspective
A "System-atic" Review of Co-Sleeping: A Bioecological Account
Cosleeping as a Context for Family Resilience
Why Rates of Bedsharing are Rising, While Western Health Policy Advocates Condemn it, NCFR Report
Syllabus for HDFS 239: Adolescent Development, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) - 2011
How reading to children enhances children�s memory, Early Childhood Education: Issues and Developments - 2008
Using office hours effectively, APS Observer - 2008
What is "attachment teaching," and why do our non-traditional and first generation students need it?, Wings to the Future: Using Assessment to Grow Life-Long Learning - 2007
Syllabus for HDFS 229: Infant and Child Development, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) - 2007
Does conceptual implicit memory develop? The role of processing demands., Journal of Genetic Psychology - 2007
Can paraphrasing practice help students define plagiarism?, College Student Journal - 2006
Children's memory: A primer for understanding behavior, Early Childhood Education Journal - 2006
Depression, implicit memory, and self: A revised memory model of emotion., Clinical Psychology Review - 2006
Depression and implicit memory: Understanding mood congruent memory bias, Cognitive Therapy and Research - 2004