Alexandra Harrison

Alexandra Harrison

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Alexandra Harrison is a postgraduate associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Specifically, she works in The Social and Emotional Developmental Benchmarks Project. This project aims to establish empirically-supported developmental benchmarks and tools for assessing children’s social-emotional skills from pre-K through 12th grade. Alexandra earned her B.S. in psychology, with a minor in child maltreatment and advocacy studies, at The Pennsylvania State University. During her undergraduate career Alexandra worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Pamela M. Cole’s Processing Emotions in the Environment Project, an undergraduate teaching assistant for Dr. Cathleen Hunt’s introduction to developmental psychology class, and an executive member of Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. She also traveled to Cambodia to learn about their education system, NGO schools, and Cambodia’s history and its effect on locals’ attitudes towards education. Alexandra plans to pursue a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, with research interests including emotion regulation, prosocial behaviors, antisocial behaviors, and cross-cultural research.