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Edward F Zigler, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Emeritus Faculty

Director, Emeritus, The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy

Edward Zigler received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1958. He joined the psychology department at Yale in 1959 and also served on the faculty of Yale’s Child Study Center. He founded and is Director Emeritus of Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, one of the first centers in the nation to combine training in developmental science and social policy construction. He is currently Sterling Professor of Psychology,...

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Matia Finn-Stevenson, PhD

Research Scientist

Associate Director Zigler Center

Director, School of the 21st Century

Director, The Mutt-i-grees Initiative

Matia Finn-Stevenson is a research scientist at Yale University, Child Study Center, where she is also associate director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the director of the School of the 21st Century. She developed the social and emotional learning model that is the basis for the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, conceptualized by the Pet Savers Foundation, and the integration of Mutt-i-grees to teach social-emotional skills. Dr. Finn-Stevenson is also directing...

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Misty Ginicola, PhD

Training and Evaluation Associate for Mutt-i-grees

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Kay Hammerson

Mutt-i-grees Program Manager

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Valerie Vergato Zielinski

Senior Administrative Assistant

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum Administrator

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Chris Henrich

Research Affiliate

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Deborah Swink

Senior Associate/21C National Peer Trainer

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