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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Theodore WachsTheodore Wachs

Professor, Developmental

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1244

E-mail: wachs@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-6992



Degree:
Ph.D. George Peabody, 1968

Research Interests:

The role of "environmental chaos" upon development; relations between  micronutrient deficiencies and  infant social-emotional development; temperament as a moderator of environmental influences.

Recent Publications:

Wachs, T.D. (2009). Models linking nutritional deficiencies to maternal and child mental health. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition-Supplement, 89, 935s-939s. Wachs, T.D., Black, M. & Engle, P. (2009). Maternal Depression: A Global Threat to Children's Health, Development and Behavior and to Human Rights. Child Development Perspective, 3, 51-59.

Wachs, T. D. & Evans, G. W. (2009). Chaos in Context.In Evans, G. W. & Wachs, T. D. (Eds.), Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective (pp 3-14). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Wachs, T. D. (2009).Viewing microsystem chaos through a Bronfenbrenner Bioecological lens. In Evans, G. W. & Wachs, T. D. (Eds.). Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective (pp. 97-112). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Evans, G. W. & Wachs, T. D. (2009). (Eds.). Chaos and its influence on children'sdevelopment: An ecological perspective. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Wachs, T. D. (2009). The nature and consequences of stress on families living in lowincome countries. Early Childhood Matters, 112, 3-10.

Bremner, J.G. & Wachs, T.D. (2010). (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development-2nd edition. Volume 1: Basic Research. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bremner, J.G., & Wachs, T.D. (2010). (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development- 2nd edition. Volume 2: Applied and Policy Issues. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wachs, T. D., Posada, G., Carbonell, O., Creed-Kanashiro, H., & Gurkas, P (2011). Infant nutrition and 12 and 18 months secure base behavior: An exploratory study. Infancy, 16, 91-111.

Walker, S., Wachs, T. D., Grantham-McGregor, S., Black, M., Nelson, C., Huffman, S., Baker-Henningham, H., Chang, S., Hamadani, J., Lozoff, B., Gardner, J., Powell, C., Rahman, A., & Richter, L. (2011) Inequality begins by early childhood: Risk and protective factors for early child development. The Lancet, 378, 1325-1338.

Shamama-tus-Sabah , S., Gilani, N., & Wachs, T. D. (2011). Relation of home chaos to cognitive performance and behavioraladjustment of Pakistani primary school children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 507-516.

Lengua, L. & Wachs, T.D. (2012). Temperament and risk: Resilient and vulnerable responses to adversity. In: M. Zentner & R Shiner (Eds). Handbook of
Temperament (519-540). New York City: Guilford.

Evans, G.W. & Wachs, T.D. (Eds). Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. (In Press).