Our mission is to study children, teens, and emerging adults’ interaction with the newer forms of interactive digital media and to see how these interactions both affect and reflect their offline lives and long-term development. We endeavor to keep up with the latest technologies used by young people.
Ph.D. / CDMC Associate Director
Kaveri Subrahmanyam is a Professor of Psychology at California State University Los Angeles, Director of the Media and Language Lab at Cal State LA and the Associate Director of the Children’s Digital Media Center, UCLA/CSUCLA. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from UCLA in 1993.
Here is a link to her many publications.
She studies youth and digital media and uses developmental theory to understand their interactions with these new media forms. She has examined a variety lof digital media including computer/video games and Internet communication forms such as chat rooms, blogs, as well as the social networking sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, and virtual world, Second Life. She has published extensively on this topic and is working on a book on adolescents and electronic media, on contract with Spinger.
Laura Rhinehart, PhD, Assistant Researcher of Education, UCLA, USA
Salvador Vazquez, graduate student in Human Development & Psychology, Department of Education, UCLA
Alin Gavreliuc, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Amalia Ionescu, Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology, UCLA, USA
Ashley Maynard, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA
Gabriel Evers, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Genavee Brown, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Northumberland, U.K.
Jordan Levinson, Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology, UCLA, USA
Michael Weinstock, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel
Noah Evers, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, USA
Raluca Furdui, Masters student in Psychology, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Turky Abu Aleon, Ph.D., Department of Education, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel