Professor Ross A. Thompson
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis, USA
I am a developmental psychologist studying parent-child relationships and their influence on the development of emotional understanding, moral development, and self. I also work on the application of developmental science to public policy and am a faculty affiliate of the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis, US.
I hope my research will contribute to a new appreciation of the importance of the early years for children’s later development and well-being. This has implications for supporting the healthy development of all children, but especially those in adversity.