Dr. Ryan Kinlaw

Associate Professor of Psychology


Dr. Ryan Kinlaw has taught across multiple levels of post-secondary education—community college, college, and university—during his 25+ year career. His research interests bridge the areas of developmental psychology, educational psychology, and social psychology. His curiosity about beliefs and behaviors related to school achievement and his research training in developmental analyses have guided his studies of thought and behavior patterns related to academic achievement across childhood into young adulthood. He has examined the development of children’s beliefs about ability and intelligence, as well as the individual, social, and cultural factors that influence that development. Dr. Kinlaw’s wide-ranging developmental and educational interests have resulted in collaborations with colleagues and students on several scholarly publications and presentations at national and international conferences.


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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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