Leslie Buddington

Assistant Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology

Dr. Leslie Buddington


B.S., Fitchburg State University,
M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University

Phone: (603) 899-4294

Courses Taught
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Theories of Intimate Violence
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Finding a positive side to psychological disorders
  • Disgust sensitivity
  • 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.

Professional Memberships

  • Institutional Review Board and the Academic Standards Committee, Faculty Co-Advisor for Psi Chi

Conferences Attended

  • 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