Suzanne   Perkins

Suzanne Perkins

Lecturer I in Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Investigator, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research


Suzanne Perkins is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and a Research Investigator at the Institute for Social Research Research Center for Group Dynamics. Her research focuses on how child maltreatment influences cognitive processing development. Working in developmental psychology as well as cognition and cognitive neuroscience, her work has explored poverty and language development; effects of exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) on child adjustment; violence exposure and the development of school-related functioning, and cognitive therapies for PTSD and major depressive disorder. Dr. Perkins is a former special education teacher who has also specialized in executive functioning and stress disorders in youth. 

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