Anthony D. Pellegrini
56 East River Rd
Ph.D., Ohio State University
My research and teaching are generally concerned with children’s development and include specific interests in children’s play, children's sex segregation, social dominance, and aggression. I also have methodological interests in direct behavioral observations. In my lab students are currently studying preschool children's social dominance, sex segregation, and children’s uses of objects in play and as tools.
Awards and honors include: Fellow in APA (Educational and Developmental Psychology); Traveling Fellow of British Psychological Society; Fellow, National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy; NIH/Senior International Fellow; University of Georgia Creative Research Medal in Social Science. Spencer Foundation Graduate Student Mentor, 1999 and 2003.
Courses I teach
(all EPSY courses)
- EPSY5141—Aggression in Schools
- EPSY 5216—Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology
- EPSY 8216—Seminar: Research Processes in Psychological Foundations of Education
- EPSY 5142—Seminar in Children's Play
- EPSY 5153—Social Development in Pre-K to Secondary Schools
- EPSY 8993—Directed Study in Educational Psychology
Pellegrini, A. D. (2009). The role of play in human development. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pellegrini, A. D. (2010).Play and games mean different things in an educational context. Nature, 467, 27.
Pellegrini, A. D., VanRyzin, M., Roseth, C., Bohn, C., Dupuis, D., Hickey, M. & Peshkam, A. (2011). Behavioral and social cognitive processes in preschool children’s social dominance. Aggressive Behavior, 35, 248-257.
Pellegrini, A. D. & Hou, Y. (2011). The development of preschool children’s (Homo sapiens) uses of objects and their role in peer group centrality. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 239-245.
Pellegrini, A. D., Bohn-Gettler, C., Dupuis, D., Hickey, M., Roseth, C., & Solberg, D. An empirical examination of sex differences in scoring preschool children's aggression. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 232-238.
Pellegrini, A. D. (2011) ".. in the eye of the beholder” : Sex bias in observations and ratings of students’ aggression. Educational Researcher, 40, 281 - 286.
Pellegrini, A. D. (In press). Play. In P. D. Zelazo (Ed.). Oxford handbook of developmental psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.