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Caitlin Cavanagh

Assistant Professor

PhD 2016 University of California Irvine
MA 2013 University of California Irvine
BA 2011 University of Rochester

Biography

Caitlin Cavanagh is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.  Broadly, her research focuses on the intersections of psychology and the law, and how social contexts shape adolescent behavior. A developmental psychologist by training, she is particularly interested in the dynamic parent-child relationship. Her program of research seeks to produce developmentally sound research that can improve how the juvenile justice system interfaces with youth and their families.