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Contact Info:
Tufts University
Eliot-Pearson Department
of Child Study and
Human Development
105 College Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.5020
Fax: 617.627.3503

Martha Pott
Senior Lecturer, Director of Master's-Thesis and Master's-Applied programs

Ph.D. Tufts University
B.A. and M.A. University of California, Berkeley


Personal and social development; biological & evolutionary roots of human development.

CD 061: Personal and Social Development
CD 161: Advanced Personal & Social Development
CD 143: Biological and Evolutionary Roots of Human Development
CD 169: Social & Emotional Development in School Settings
CD 202: Master's Pro-Seminar
CD 203: Master's Internship Seminar

Biological and evolutionary substrates of human development
The role of eye-contact in social development
Children of incarcerated parents; incarcerated parents
Children and families affected by military service

Selected Publications
Rothbaum, F., Pott, M., Azuma, H., Miyake, H., & Weisz, J. (2000). The development of close relationships in Japan and the U.S.: Paths of symbiotic harmony and generative tension. Child Development, 71, 1121-1142.

Rothbaum, F., Pott, M., Azuma, H., Miyake, H., & Weisz, J. (2000). Trade-offs in the study of culture and development: Theories, methods, and values. Child Development, 71, 1159-1161.

Rothbaum, F., Weisz, J., Pott, M., Morelli, G., & Miyake, H. (2000). Attachment and culture: Security in the United States and Japan. American Psychologist, 55, 1093-1104.

Rothbaum, F., Morelli, G., Pott, M., & Liu, Y. (2000). Immigrant-Chinese and Euro-American parents' physical closeness with young children: Themes of family relatedness. Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 334-348.

Rothbaum, F., Schneider-Rosen, K., Pott, M., & Beatty, M. (1995). Early parent-child relationships and later problem behavior: A longitudinal study. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 133-151.