Syracuse University Falk College
144D White Hall
Syracuse, New York  13244


315.443.7377
rrazza@syr.edu

CV  

Rachel Razza

Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The primary focus of Dr. Razza’s scholarly work is children’s self-regulation, a multifaceted construct that encompasses a variety of skills underlying children’s ability to monitor cognitive strategies and adapt behavior to fit situational demands. Specifically, her work explores associations among different facets of self-regulation, contextual predictors of self-regulation, and implications of various self-regulatory skills for children’s school readiness and later school success. She is particularly interested in specifying these pathways among at-risk children, as these children are particularly at-risk for self-regulatory deficits. In addition, her recent work examines mindful yoga as a potential intervention strategy to enhance self-regulation among children and youth. She is also one of two Associate Directors of Contemplative Collaborative.

Education

Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (2005)

Master of Science, Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA (2001)

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, State University of New York College (SUNY) at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY (1999)

Specialization

Early social and cognitive development in at-risk children; development and consequences of early self-regulation; school readiness skills; mindfulness-based intervention; program evaluation

Courses

CFS 331 - Play, Childhood Development & Early Education

CFS 365 - Language Development in Children & Families

CFS 345 - The Developing Infant

CFS 452/652 - Mindfulness in Children & Youth

CFS 637 - Theories, Interpretations & Applications in Child Development