Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology

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

Weinraub Lab Website


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 and Chairperson of the Psychology Department in the College of Liberal Arts 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

2012 Weinraub, M., Bender, R H., Friedman, S L., Susman, E. J., Knoke, B., Bradley, R., Houts, R., Williams, J. 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.

2010 Shlay, A.B., Weinraub, M., & Harmon, M. 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.

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