Frederick J Morrison
Dr. Morrison is currently Professor of Psychology, Professor in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. In recent years, his research has focused on understanding the nature and sources of children’s cognitive, literacy and social development over the school transition period. The work ranges from conducting basic research studies utilizing natural experiments and large-scale longitudinal descriptive studies of children’s developmental trajectories to developing, implementing and evaluating two major school-based interventions aimed at improving children’s learning during the preschool and early school years. Recently, he has been exploring schooling effects on brain and behavioral measures of children’s self-regulation. He has been recognized for his contributions to development and education, being awarded the Dina Feitelson award for the second time, for the best research article published in 2005 and 2015. He has been continuously funded by federal grating agencies for 25 years. Over that period, he has served on national review panels at NICHD, NSF and IES. He has mentored approximately 50 graduate student and 8 post-doctoral fellows.
- Frederick J Morrison, Jennie Grammer, William J. Gehring, Lindsay Bell Weixler, Matthew H. Kim. 2023. Role of self-regulation in the transition to school. Global Variation in Literacy Development :316-332.
- María F. Montoya, María Inés Susperreguy, Frederick J Morrison. 2022. Self-Regulation Scaffolding Behaviors of Teachers in Chilean Preschool Classrooms. Early Education and Development
- Private: Waters,Nicholas, Private: Ahmed,Sammy F, Tang, Sandra, Morrison, Frederick J, Davis-Kean, Pamela. 2021. Pathways from socioeconomic status to early academic achievement: The role of specific executive functions. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 54:321-331.
- Morrison, Frederick J, Woods, Adrienne D, Ahmed, Sammy F, Katz, Benjamin D. 2020. How Stable is Early Academic Performance? Using Cluster Analysis to Classify Low Achievement and EF. Journal of Learning Disabilities 53(1):19-35.
- Annemarie H. Hindman, Morrison, Frederick J, Carol McDonald Connor, Joseph A. Connor. 2020. Bringing the Science of Reading to Preservice Elementary Teachers: Tools That Bridge Research and Practice. Reading Research Quarterly 55(S1):S197-S206.
- Lillie Moffett, Morrison, Frederick J. 2020. Off-task behavior in kindergarten: Relations to executive function and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology 112(5):938-955.
- Morrison, Frederick J, Montoya, Maria Fernanda, Susperreguy, Maria Ines, Dinarte, Lelys , San MartÌn, Ernesto , Rojas-Barahona, Cristian A, Fˆrster, Carla E. 2019. Executive function in Chilean preschool children: Do short-term memory, working memory, and response inhibition contribute differentially to early academic skills?. Early Childhood Research Quarterly 46:187-200.
- Morrison, Frederick J, Connor, Carol M, Woods, Adrienne D, Marks, Rebecca . 2019. Language and Literacy in the USA. The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education
- Morrison, Frederick J, Skibbe, Lori E, Montroy, Janelle J, Bowles, Ryan P. 2019. Self-regulation and the development of literacy and language achievement from preschool through second grade. Early Childhood Research Quarterly
- Morrison, Frederick J, Kim, Matthew H, Connor, Carol M, Grammer, Jennie K. 2019. The Causal Impact of Schooling on Children's Development: Lessons for Developmental Science. Current Directions in Psychological Science