I am a full professor in the Department of Psychology at Brigham Young University. I completed my B.S. in Human Development at BYU. Then, I did graduate work in Developmental Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, working under Drs. Marcela Raffaelli and Gustavo Carlo. Following graduate school I worked for two years as a postdoctoral research fellow in Longitudinal Data Analysis and Lifespan Development with Dr. John Nesselroade at the University of Virginia. I joined the faculty at BYU in 2007.