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Member Cathy Spatz Widom  

Cathy Spatz Widom

Department of Psychology

John Jay College

 

CATHY SPATZ WIDOM is distinguished professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and member of the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and American Society of Criminology. She has taught previously at Harvard and Indiana Universities and served on editorial boards of criminology and psychology journals. She is a recognized national expert on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect. Her highly respected research includes an important and ongoing longitudinal study of a large sample of children with confirmed abuse and neglect in childhood. Dr. Widom has authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters, and she received the 1989 American Association for the Advancement of Science Behavioral Science Research Prize for her paper on the cycle of violence. Since 1986, Dr. Widom has been investigating the long-term consequences of early childhood physical and sexual abuse and neglect. She received her B.S. in child development and family relationships from Cornell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Brandeis University.  Read More

 

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