Laura H. Carnell Professor

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


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 a developmental psychologist and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology 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.

Selected Publications

In Press for 2019

  • Weinraub, M. and Kaufman, R.  Single Parenthood.  In: Bornstein, M. H. (Ed); Handbook of Parenting: Vol. 3: Being and Becoming a Parent (3rd Ed.), New York, New York,  Routledge Publisher.
  • Bowler, G.* and Weinraub, M.  Developmental ages and stages.  In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.)  press 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.
  • 2017 Foley, J.* and Weinraub, M.  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.

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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