Assistant Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology
B.S., Fitchburg State University, M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University
Phone: (603) 899-4294 Email:
Theories of Personality
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Child and Adolescent Development
Psychology of Learning
Psychology and the Law
Theories of Intimate Violence
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
Finding a positive side to psychological disorders
Early developmental factors and their influence on personality
Publications and Presentations
Brugger, A., Adams Lariviere, L., Mumme, D. L. & Bushnell, E. (2007). Doing the right thing: Infants’ selections of actions to imitate from observed event
sequences. Child Development, 78(3), 806-824.
Mumme, D. L., Bushnell, E. W., DiCorcia, J. A., & Adams Lariviere, L. (2007). Infants’ use of gaze cues to interpret others’ actions and emotional responses. In Flom, R., Lee, K. & Muir, D. (Eds.), Gaze-following: Its development and significance. (pp. 143-171). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Institutional Review Board and the Academic Standards Committee, Faculty Co-Advisor
for Psi Chi
Dominello, N.H., Lesniak, B., MacCarty, T., Buddington, L., Privitera, G., Anastasi,
T., Matthews, S., & Spott, E. (2019). Digital learning techniques for on-ground and online psychology
classrooms. Presentation conducted at the 25th annual meeting of the Northeast Conference
for Teachers of Psychology, Manchester, NH.
Mumme, D. L., Gradwohl, N. & Adams Lariviere, L. (2007). Bug juice: Do disgust messages
help children follow the laws of contamination? Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the
Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA. Adams Lariviere L., Gradwohl, N. & Mumme, D. L. (2005). Piecemeal or wholesale: How
do children acquire emotional concepts? Symposium conducted at the 17th annual convention of the
American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.
Mumme, D. L., Adams-Lariviere, L., Fuchs, R. & Bushnell, E. W. (2002). Infants’ use
of gaze to choose objects and learn what to do with them. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting
of the International Society for Infant Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada