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Robert J. Thompson Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology & Neuroscience
Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708-0042
320 Reuben-Cooke Building, Durham, NC 27708


My research and teaching interests include how biological and psychosocial processes act together in human development and learning. One area of focus has been on the adaptation of children and their families to developmental problems and chronic illnesses, including sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis. Another area of focus is enhancing undergraduate education through scholarship on teaching and learning and fostering the development of empathy and identity.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience · 2015 - Present Psychology & Neuroscience, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Dakota · 1971 Ph.D.
University of North Dakota · 1968 M.A.
La Salle University · 1967 B.A.