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Brett P. Laursen Florida Atlantic University, USA

Brett Laursen is Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses on parent-child and peer relationships during childhood and adolescence, and the influence of these relationships on individual social and academic adjustment. Dr. Laursen is a Docent Professor of Social Developmental Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He is currently the Methods and Measures Editor at the International Journal of Behavioral Development. Dr. Laursen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental) and a Fellow and Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from Örebro University, Sweden. Dr. Laursen has edited or co-edited several books and monographs, the most recent being the Handbook of Developmental Research Methods.