Sharon Nelson-Le Gall

Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology

Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Education and Training

PhD University of Illinois

Research Interests

My general area of interest is social-cognitive and personality development in the preschool through pre-adolescent years.Specific interests concern: Development of notions of personal and social causality; help-seeking and achievement motivation in normal and atypical populations of children; peer relations in middle childhood and early adolescence; socialization of social and intellectual competence; social/contextual influences on adult-child and peer instructional interactions; cultural contributions to the developmental resiliency of Black children and racial minority groups who grow up experiencing social inequalities in the United States.