Barbara Mowder

Barbara Mowder

Associate Chair
Psychology Department
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology NY
52 Broadway
| Office Hours: Mon 1:00pm-3:00pm,Tue 2:00pm-4:00pm


Faculty Bio

Barbara Mowder is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Pace University-NYC. In addition to writing about parent role development, she established the Parent Child Institute (PCI) at Pace University in 2010 to facilitate research on parenting, parent-child interactions, and child development outcomes. Research conducted through the PCI has been presented at national and international conferences and published in outlets such as the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Early Childhood and Infant Psychology. and Perspectives in Early Childhood Psychology and Education.

Licensures and Certificates

  • New York State, Psychologist Licensure as a NYS psychologist.
  • New York State, School Psychologist Permanent certification as a school psychologist in New York State.


PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1976
School Psychology

MA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1971

BA, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, 1970

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Early childhood and infant psychology, parenting and parent role development, parenting behaviors and child developmental outcomes, promoting empathy, positive parenting, and violence prevention.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology II
PSY 275: Lifespan Dvlpmnt Psychology
PSY 302: Child Psychology
PSY 303: Adolescent Psychology
PSY 308: History of Psychology
PSY 327: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 328: Mentored Lab Class Semester 2
PSY 337: Intro to Psycholgcl Counseling
PSY 501: Intro Schl-Clncl Chld Psy I
PSY 502: Intro Schl-Clncl Chld Psy II
PSY 610: Psychopathology
PSY 627: Mentored Lab Class Semester 1
PSY 628: Mentored Lab Class Semester 2
PSY 656: Developmental Disabilities
PSY 695: Independent Stdy in Psychology
PSY 701: Doctoral Mentored Lab Class
PSY 704: Advanced Dvlpmntl Psychology
PSY 722: Intev Tech II:Cogn-Beh Perspec
PSY 726: Assessment-Intervention Skills
PSY 726: Cognitive Behavioral Technique
PSY 726: Evidence-Based Practice
PSY 737: Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy
PSY 740: Cognitive Behavioral Intrvnts
PSY 750: Intrnshp, Ethics and Seminar
PSY 829: Family Interventions
PSY 844: Tpc: Parenthood & Parent-Chid

Professional Contributions and Service

Intellectual Property

Copyright: Parent Behavior Questionnaires

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of School Psychologists [Various]
  • New York Association of School Psychologists
  • New York State Psychological Association
  • School Psychology Educators Council of New York State [Former President]
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Trainers of School Psychologists [Various]
  • Consortium of Combined and Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology [Chair]
  • Association of Early Childhood and Infant Psychologists [Founding Member and First President]
  • American Psychological Association [Fellow of APA]

Department Service

  • Colloquium Committee [Committee Member]

Professional Service

Consortium of Combined and Integrated Doctoral Programs in Psychology [Chairperson]
Council of Chairs of School Psychology Programs [Committee Member]