Cailin Currie

Cailin Currie

Developmental psychologist and social-emotional learning researcher at Committee for Children

Brief Biography

Cailin Currie, Ph.D., is a research scientist at Committee for Children and an applied developmental psychologist with a background in kids’ well-being and mindfulness, student motivation and engagement, and teacher-student relationships. She leads research for the organization’s new Second Step® Elementary digital program and is an expert in social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum development and school-based program evaluation.

As a developmental psychologist, Cailin brings her understanding of children’s optimal social, emotional, and academic development to create engaging, effective, and developmentally appropriate SEL content. Her research expertise includes everything from crafting program content based on theory, research, and evidence-based practices to collecting data and implementing research findings in real-world settings.

Cailin has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s and Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology from Portland State University.

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