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Laura Hanish

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

Laura Hanish has developmental expertise in children's peer relationships; aggression and bullying; and school-related contexts and outcomes. Gender and gender integration in peer interactions and relationships play a predominant theme in her work. She specializes in studying how children can develop harmonious peer relationships that are free from aggression, bullying, and harassment. She has expertise in the translation of scientific findings related to peer relationships and classroom functioning to schools. She is engaged in the basic science supporting evidence-based programs for building positive peer relationships among diverse peers in schools and she develops, tests, and disseminates these programs to schools and teachers.

Professor Hanish has published more than 80 papers, with publications appearing in top-tier outlets. Her work has been funded by NICHD, National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services, and the T. Denny Sanford Foundation, and she has served as a consultant on prior IES-funded research. She has been a standing panel member on a National Institutes of Health review panel and has participated as an ad hoc grant reviewer on numerous panels, including for IES.

Professor Hanish is accepting new doctoral students for Fall 2020.

Education
  • Ph.D. Developmental and Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago 1997
  • M.A. Developmental and Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago 1994
  • B.S. Psychology, Arizona State University 1991
Research Interests

Dr. Hanish's research interests include aggression and bullying, peer relationships, gender, school success, and school- and peer-based interventions.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 361Research Methods
SOC 391Research Methods
FAS 493Honors Thesis
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 340-LAProMod
CDE 356Race & Child Development
FAS 460Leadership and Change
FAS 498Pro-Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 340-LAProMod
CDE 356Race & Child Development
FAS 460Leadership and Change
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 340-LAProMod
CDE 356Race & Child Development
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 590Reading and Conference
SOC 592Research
FAS 592Research
FAS 595Continuing Registration
FAS 599Thesis
FAS 792Research
SOC 792Research
SOC 795Continuing Registration
FAS 795Continuing Registration
SOC 799Dissertation
FAS 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
SOC 590Reading and Conference
FAS 591Seminar
SOC 592Research
FAS 592Research
FAS 595Continuing Registration
FAS 599Thesis
FAS 792Research
SOC 792Research
SOC 795Continuing Registration
FAS 795Continuing Registration
SOC 799Dissertation
FAS 799Dissertation