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Artin Göncü, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Educational Psychology



Artin Goncu is a professor emeritus of educational psychology and a nationally renowned scholar of human development, particularly on the role of play in children's development.  His research focuses on the role of social and cultural contexts in human development and education.  Current research projects examine the role of community and school influences on children's play, teacher education and professional development, and pretend play in mother-child interaction.  Artin's books include "Children's Engagement in the World," "Play and Development," "Children in play, story, and school," and "Analyzing children's play dialogues."