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Mary H. Buckingham
Doctoral Research Assistant
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
26 Winthrop Street
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5558
Email: mary.buckingham@tufts.edu

Mary H. Buckingham is a student in the M.A./Ph.D. program in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She holds a B.A. in Psychology (2012) from St. Joseph’s College in New York. Mary currently works as a doctoral research assistant on the Character and Merit Project (CAMP), within the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Mary’s research interests include parental influences on the development of empathy. Specifically, she is interested in the relative influence of the quality of relationships with parents (e.g., nurturance, support) vs. parental socialization of prosocial behaviors on empathy.