P. Susan Gerrity

P. Susan Gerrity

Associate Professor , Psychology

Brownson Hall, Room 29A (teaches T, W, F)
Tuesday & Friday 12:00-1:00PM; Tuesday 4:30-5:30PM; Wednesday 1;30-2:30PM only on 8/29,9/19, 9/26,10/10, 10/17,10/24, 11/14, and 11/28
(914) 323-5269

About Me

Dr. Sue Gerrity came to Manhattanville’s Psychology Department in 1982.  She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Mills College in 1976, her M.S. in Child Development from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1977, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1981.

Dr. Gerrity’s interests are in the real world application of research data and theory. This interest in applying research evidence to real people’s situations springs from her work with child and adolescent juvenile offenders, infants and toddlers in day care, and children who are hospitalized or have chronic medical conditions, children and adolescents whose families are distressed, and children of migrant or undocumented workers. She continues to work in both the academic world and the community settings where children and adolescents live their lives.

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Current Courses
Developmental Psychology: Infancy through late childhood
Developmental Psychology: Early through late adolescence
Adult Development
Social Development & Attachment
Research Methods in Psychology
Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN
Psychology--Child Development Specialist Program, M.S., George Peabody College for Teachers, Nashville, TN
Psychology, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Feature Publications


Pediatrician's awareness of the psychosocial adjustment of their chronically ill patients.

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 10, 1-6, 1989.


Deficits in mother- infant interaction (MIA) associated with earlier occurrence-severity of maltreatment.

Pediatric Research, 15, 453, 1981.


Mother-infant interaction and child development after rooming-in: Comparison of high risk and low risk mothers.

Prevention in Human Services, A Special Issue on Risk and Infancy, edited by Howard Moss, 1, 25-43, 1982.


There's a demon in your belly: Children's understanding of illness.

Pediatrics, 67, 841-849, 1981.