Professor, Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry & Director, Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention
Tina Malti Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental Psychology). Tina received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Free University of Berlin in 2003. In 2005, she completed her clinical training at the Academy of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Adolescents in Switzerland. After her post-doctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, the University of Maryland, and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, she joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 2010. Malti is a renowned expert on the development of empathy, aggression, and violence in children and adolescents. With her research, Malti showed that concern for others and guilt feelings can help children reduce anger, regulate negative emotions, and decrease their engagement in behaviors that cause harm to others. Based on these findings, she creates and implements developmentally tailored intervention strategies to enhance social-emotional development and reduce aggression and exposure to violence in children facing multiple forms of adversity. Tina Malti has published over 150 scientific articles and has received numerous awards for her research. She currently serves on the editorial board of the journal Child Development and is the Membership Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development.
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
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