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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller
Experimental Faculty
Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Training
311C Peabody
(662) 915-6541

Field: Developmental Psychology

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012
M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
B.S., Stetson University, 2005

Dr. Miller’s research program focuses on early cognitive development, with an emphasis on executive function (EF). Her work aims to explore the emergence and development of this foundational cognitive skill within a broader sociocultural context. She has work examining how early communicative and linguistic skills support the emergence of cognitive control across different cultural contexts; how executive function relates to social functioning in friendships, social problem solving, and social cognition; and how EF relates to creative cognition. Her current work is focused on examining foundations of early EF and examining the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions on social-emotional development within a preschool curriculum across multiple and diverse contexts.

Research Areas:

  • Cognitive Development
  • Executive Function
  • Representational Development

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Courses Taught:

PSY 202: Statistics for Behavior Science

PSY 703: Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

PSY 301: Developmental Psychology

PSY 718: Advanced Developmental Psychology

Dr. Miller plans to accept a graduate student for the 2023-2024 academic year.