Laraine Masters Glidden
Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology - at SMCM since 1976

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Departments: Psychology
Office: Goodpaster Hall, Room 024 (102 in FA12)
Phone: 240-895-3094


Mount Holyoke College (1964); M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (1969, 1970).

Courses Taught:

  • Lifespan Development
  • First-Year Seminar: Ability and Disability
  • Exceptionality
  • Mental Retardation-Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • St. Mary's Projects

Professional Positions

  • Past-President, Division 33, American Psychological Association
  • Past-President, Professional Liaison,  Academy on Mental Retardation
  • Editor, International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, 1997-2009

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research Interests

Developmental Psychology: Children with disabilities. Family adjustment to childrearing. Parental personality and religious beliefs and behavior. Adoptive families.

About Resilience: Three Lessons Learned from Families

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