Current and Former Research Affiliations
Candace Lapan is a Developmental Psychologist who received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wingate University.
Her research merges social, cognitive, and educational psychology examined through a developmental lens. Her main line of research examines how the emotional experience of social comparison affects children's self-perceptions. The goal of her research is to uncover developmental changes in self-perceptions and the underlying mechanisms responsible for these changes. Her interests extend to the development of emotion more broadly, including basic processes (e.g., emotional experiences implicated in cognitive functioning and social cognition) as well as applied issues (e.g., academic success; Social Emotional Learning curriculum development).
Candace's work has appeared in journals such as
Child Development, Infant and Child Development, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, and Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.