Masha Gartstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, at Washington State University, where she has taught since 2002. Masha’s research interests are focused primarily on the study of temperament in childhood, its development and contributions to multiple outcomes (e.g., early symptoms of psychopathology, social competence). This emphasis came into focus during her post-doctoral training at the University of Oregon, working with Dr. Rothbart and others, on issues pertaining to temperament development and measurement of individual differences. Prior to this line of research, Masha was involved in the study of childhood chronic illness, during her graduate study at the University of Cincinnati. Collaboration with Dr. Noll (dissertation advisor) and others, which started during this time, has continued, most recently focusing on temperament related topics. Masha continues to be involved in research related to childhood chronic conditions and more recently, the scope of her program of research has expanded to include cross-cultural interests.
Biography Updated on 4 July 2010