Laura H. Carnell Professor

868 Weiss Hall
1701 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

Weinraub Lab Website: Family and Children’s Research Collaborative


Developmental Psychology, Social and emotional development, Personality development, Effects of early child care, Infant, Child, and adolescent sleep and its effects on cognitive, Social, and emotional development.


Marsha Weinraub is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University.

Dr. Weinraub has published widely on the effects of early childcare, single parenting, and maternal employment on parent-child relationships and child development. A national leader in childcare research, Dr. Weinraub was a principal investigator on a 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. Currently, Dr. Weinraub is examining developmental changes in infant and child sleep and how these changes affect cognitive, social, and emotional development.

Dr. Weinraub was awarded both the Lindback Award for Teaching (1985) the Temple University Great Teacher Award (2005). She is the faculty advisor for the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology.

Dr. Weinraub received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology (2000 level)
  • Social, Emotional and Personality Development (3000 level)
  • Attachment over the Lifespan (3000 level)
  • Adult Development through Popular Film (3000 level)

Graduate Courses/Seminars:

  • Developmental Psychology (Core seminar)
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Attachment over the Lifespan
  • Applied Developmental Psychology