School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

John W. Santrock

Professor

Research Interests

Family processes and children’s socioemotional development.

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Dr. John Santrock is recognized as a leading author in the fields of child development, adolescence, and life-span development. Since coming to UT Dallas, he has authored more than 100 textbooks in various areas of psychology. Dr. Santrock teaches courses on the same topics, and helped create the first-year college success course at UT Dallas. He conducted the first major research study on comparisons of children in mother and father custody families, which continues to be used in expert witness testimony to promote flexibility and alternative considerations in custody disputes. Dr. Santrock also has served on the editorial boards of two leading research journals — Child Development and Developmental Psychology. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Miami and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Books

Santrock, J.W. (2017, in press). Educational Psychology (6th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Santrock, J.W. (2016). Adolescence (16th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Santrock, J.W. (2016). A Topical Approach to Life-Span Development (8th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Santrock, J.W. (2015). Life-Span Development (15th Ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.