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Laura Hsu, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor of Human Development teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult development.  She received her Ed.D. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Hsu has held a variety of positions in educational settings, including as a tutor in Americorps, afterschool settings, and a medium security prison; a consultant for an inner city charter school; an assistant professor of psychology at a community college; and a teaching fellow for graduate students in education. Her primary research interest is in how young adults’ self-concepts are shaped by various attachment figures and how self-concepts are integrated into a coherent identity.  Her second line of research focuses on how the psychological process of aging can affect physical measures, and how reframing one’s thoughts about aging can improve one’s mental and physical health.  

 Email:                                                                Office:   Austin 216                                                                                Phone:  978-837-3583 



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