Craig Platt, Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychology
Psychology/Behavioral Sciences Division

B.A. Simon’s Rock College 
M.A., Ph.D. Ohio State University

Courses Taught
Child and Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
First-Year Inquiry Seminar
Introduction to Psychology
Theories of Personality
Child Abuse and Neglect
Senior Seminar in Psychology

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychology, with particular interests in college student development, cognitive change in adulthood, child abuse and neglect, and attachment theory and research.

Publications and Presentations

Platt, C. W. (2010, March). Two career-development exercises for the psychology senior seminar. Paper presented a the annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, Tarrytown, New York.

Platt, C. W. (2007, March). Making effective use of non-clinical case study materials.
Roundtable session at the annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, Kerhonkson, New York.

Platt, C. W., & Challenger, D. (1999). Faculty citizenship and the liberal arts. Higher Education Exchange, 48-57.

Platt, C. W. (1998, Winter). Civic education and academic culture: Learning to practice what we teach. Liberal Education, 84, 18-25.

Frederick, N., Miller, R., & Platt, C. W. (1998, January). The interdisciplinary core curriculum: Opportunities and challenges. Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.

Platt, C. W. (1997, October). Challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration in the social sciences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Integrative Studies, Boone, North Carolina.

Platt, C. W. (1996, March). First-person narratives and team-learning in an introductory psychology course. Paper presented at the annual Conference on the Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology: Ideas and Innovations, Ellenville, New York.

Platt, C. W., & Weeks, R. G. (1995, November). Five years in transition: Lessons from the development of a core curriculum. Paper presented at the annual conference of the New Hampshire College and University Council.

Platt, C. W., & Weeks, R. G. (1993, October). The Individual and Community: Civic education and the challenge of collaboration. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for General and Liberal Studies, Memphis, Tennessee.

Platt, C. W. (1993, March). Student-designed evaluation in an undergraduate educational psychology class. Paper presented at the annual Conference on the Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology, Ellenville, New York.

Weeks, R. G., Platt, C. W., & Dangelantonio, S. (1992, November). Innovation by increment or by revolution. Paper presented at the University of Chicago Institute on Issues in Teaching and Learning, Chicago, Illinois.

The humanities at the close of the millennium: Moving forward, looking backward. (1992, October). Panelist in session sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum, Atlanta, Georgia.

Platt, C. W. (1988). Effects of causal attributions for success on first-term college performance: A covariance structure model. Journal of Educational Psychology, 80, 569-578.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology 

Service

  • Has collaborated with Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire (CASA of NH), the nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers who serve as advocates for children involved in child abuse and neglect proceedings.
  • Recently developed and delivered a day-long workshop on the topic of attachment and child placement decisions, titled "A Secure Base: The Psychological Impact of Early Relationships," to CASA volunteers, CASA staff, and other child welfare professionals at five locations around the state.

Personal Interests 
Gardening, cooking and baking, and following Boston sports teams.

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