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Chris Henrich

Associate Professor, Psychology


Chris Henrich works with the Zigler Center involves collaborating on a national evaluation of The Schools of the 21st Century. He is also evaluating 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school programs in Kansas City, MO. His interests focus on contextual factors that influence children’s school adjustment. Within his research, he is researching an array of factors - including neighborhood violence, parent involvement, peer groups and motivational orientation - and how they interact in influencing children’s academic and behavioral adjustment at school. He is particularly interested in school adjustment over key educational transitions (e.g., from preschool to elementary school, and from elementary school to middle school) and in at risk populations, such as children in poverty and/or with developmental disabilities. In addition to his empirical work, he writes about the implications of developmental science for social policy. My policy work focuses on parent involvement in education and school-based violence prevention.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Yale University (2001)