Robyn Fivush

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology

Director of the Institute for the Liberal Arts

Office: S407 Callaway

Phone: 404-727-4124

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: psyrf@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Institute for the Liberal Arts

537 Kilgo Circle, S407 Callaway
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Biography

Robyn Fivush received her PhD from the Graduate Center of The City University of New York in 1983 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Human Information Processing, University of California at San Diego from 1982 to 1984. She joined the Emory faculty in 1984 where she is also associated faculty with the Department of Women's Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion. Her research focuses on early memory with an emphasis on the social construction of autobiographical memory and the relations among memory, narrative, identity, trauma, and coping. She has published over 150 books, book chapters, and articles.


Teaching

  • IDS 220, What Does it Mean to be Human?
  • IDS 385, Special Topics: Narrative Identity
  • IDS 190, Freshman seminar: Well-being
  • PSYC 205: Child Development
  • PSYC 305: Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 385R: Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSYC 495A & BWR: Honors Program
  • PSYC 614: Memory
  • PSYC 730R: Special Topics Research Group
  • PSYC 770R: Topical Seminars: Psychology

Research

Research Interests
Early memory with an emphasis on the social construction of autobiographical memory and the relations among memory, narrative, identity, trauma, and coping.

Research Areas

Early emergence of autobiographical memory, with an emphasis on the ways in which families reminisce about past experiences together. Particular interest in the developing relations among autobiographical narratives, emotional and social understanding, and coping with stressful and traumatic events.

Publications