Melissa Washington-Nortey

melissa washington-nortey

Doctoral Student

Home department:
VCU Department of Psychology

Doctoral program:
Developmental Psychology

Faculty adviser:
Chin-Chih Chen, Ph.D.


My research interests focus on examining the impact of parental and cultural factors on the socio-emotional and cognitive development of children. Some of my projects have examined the impact of parental expectations and parent-fostered child enrichment participation on child academic outcomes. I am currently exploring the construct of parental expectations as it pertains to families of children with disabilities.