Dr. Kimberly R. Kelly

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kimberly Reynolds Kelly

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Dr. Kimberly Reynolds Kelly is Assistant Professor in Human Development at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Dr. Kelly received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Human Development and Psychology from the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. At CSULB, Dr. Kelly advises the human development student organization, supervises students in their senior practicum capstone course, and teaches courses on personal narrative and storytelling as well as research methods and statistics. Her research program explores socioemotional influences on child linguistic and cognitive development, parent-child interactions during autobiographical narrative conversations, and the representation of memory, emotions, and relationships in discourse and communication. Her work has been published in Attachment & Human Development, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, and First Language.