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Gina Mireault

Professor of Psychology

Gina Mireault, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Vermont State University (USA). Her research focuses on social and cognitive development in the first year of life, including when and how infants develop humor, how they differentiate humorous from magical events, and whether infant temperament can predict childhood curiosity and grit. She has also studied adult outcomes following early parental loss, and childhood temper tantrums as a function of anxiety. Dr. Mireault’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. Her work has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Human Development, Current Biology, and Infancy as well as in popular media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Science Daily, CNN.com, WebMD, American Baby, Parenting, and Salon. Her work has also been featured on National Public Radio, PBS’ NOVA Science Now, NBC Nightly News, and CBC’s The Nature of Things.