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Daphne Bugental

Daphne Bugental

Daphne Bugental is Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology within the Psychology Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology at UCLA. During her time at UCSB, she has served as area head of Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology and, co-head of Social Psychology, and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Human Development. She has also served as Department Chair, and Associate Dean/Acting Dean of the Graduate Division. Her current research is supported by grants from NSF and NIMH. Her research and teaching contributions have been recognized by the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award and the (UC) Presidential Award for Service to Undergraduate Research. She is a past Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She is a fellow of APA (social psychology, and developmental psychology), APS, and SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues).

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Interpersonal Processes

Journal Articles:

  • Bugental, D. B., Beaulieu, D. A., & Silbert-Geiger, A. A. (2010). Increases in parental investment and child health as a result of an early intervention. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 30-40.
  • Bugental, D. B., Beaulieu, D. A., Schwartz, A., & Dragosits, R. (2009). Domain-specific responses to power-based interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 386-391.
  • Bugental, D. B., & Schwartz, A. (2009). A cognitive approach to child mistreatment prevention among medically at-risk infants. Developmental Psychology, 45, 284-288.
  • Bugental, D. B., Beaulieu, D. A., & Schwartz, A. (2008). Hormonal sensitivity of preterm versus full-term infants to the effects of maternal depression. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 51-61.
  • Beaulieu, D. A., & Bugental, D. B. (2008). Contingent parental investment: An evolutionary framework for understanding early interaction between mothers and children. Evolution and Human Behavior, 29, 249-255.
  • Bugental, D. B., & Hehman, J. A. (2007). Ageism: A review of research and policy implications. Social Issues and Policy Review, 1, 173-216.
  • Azzam, T. I., Beaulieu, D. A., & Bugental, D. B. (2007). Anxiety and hostility to an outsider, as moderated by low perceived power. Emotion, 7, 660-667.
  • Bugental, D. B., & Happaney, K. (2004). Predicting infant maltreatment in low-income families: The interactive effects of maternal attributions and child status at birth. Developmental Psychology, 40, 234-243.
  • Bugental, D. B., Martorell, G. A., & Barraza, V. (2003). The hormonal costs of subtle forms of infant maltreatment. Hormones and Behavior, 43, 237-244.
  • Bugental, D. B., Ellerson, P. C., Lin, E. K., Rainey, B., Kokotovic, A., & O'Hara, N. (2002). A cognitive approach to child abuse prevention. Journal of Family Psychology, 16, 243-258.
  • Bugental, D. B., Lewis, J. C., Lin, E., Lyon, J., & Kopeikin, H. (2000). In charge but not in control: The management of authority-based relationships by those with low perceived power. Developmental Psychology, 35, 1367-1378.
  • Bugental, D. B. (2000). Acquisition of the algorithms of social life: A domain-based approach. Psychological Bulletin. 26, 187-209.
  • Bugental, D. B., Lyon, J. E., Krantz, J., Cortez, V., & Krantz, J. (1997). Who's the boss? Accessibility of dominance ideation among individuals with low perceptions of interpersonal power. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1297-1309.

Other Publications:

Courses Taught:

  • Human Relationships and Their Origins
  • Laboratory in Developmental and Evolutionary Psychology
  • Practicum in Social Development
  • Seminar in Social Development

Daphne Bugental
Department of Psychology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9660
United States

  • Phone: (805) 893-3706
  • Fax: (805) 893-4303

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