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Assistant Professor of Psychology

Clare Conry-Murray


University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D., 2006
Human Development and Education

Boston College, M.Ed., 1995
Secondary Education in Urban Schools: English

The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1993
Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Professional Positions

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Penn State Beaver

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2006-2008
University of Rochester
Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology


Conry-Murray, C. (in press). Young children’s understanding of beliefs about moral and conventional rule violations. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

Conry-Murray, C. (in press). Children’s reasoning about gender-atypical preferences in different settings. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Brose, S. Conry-Murray, C. & Turiel, E. (in press). Adolescents’ reasoning about parental gender roles. Journal of Genetic Psychology.

Conry-Murray, C. & Turiel, E. (2012). Jimmy ‘s baby doll and Jenny’s truck: Young children’s reasoning about gender norms. Child Development, 83 (1), 146-158. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01696.x

Smetana, J., Jambon, M., Conry-Murray, C., & Sturge-Apple, M. (2012). Reciprocal associations between young children’s moral judgments and their developing theory of mind. Developmental Psychology, 48(4), 1133-1144 doi: 10.1037/a0025

Conry-Murray, C. (2009).  Adolescent and adult reasoning about gender and fairness in traditional practices in Benin, West Africa. Social Development, 18 (2), 427-446. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2008.00462.x

Conry-Murray, C. (2009) Adolescent and adult reasoning about gender roles and fairness in Benin, West Africa. Cognitive Development, 24 (2), 207-219. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2008.12.004

Conry-Murray, C., & Smetana, J. (2008). Going out of Your Mind: Broadening the Social in Social Reasoning. Human Development, 51, 136-142. doi: 10.1159/000115959

Publications under review or in preparation

Conry-Murray, C. (2012). Boys get the math games and girls get the reading games: Children’s reasoning about distributive justice and gender. Manuscript under review.

Conry-Murray, C., Kim, J.M., & Turiel, E.  (2012). Korean and American children’s reasoning about gender norms violations. In preparation.

Conry-Murray, C., & Shaw, L. (2012). American and Beninese reasoning about cultural traditions: The role of consent. In preparation.

Signorella, M. & Conry-Murray, C. (2012). The development of gender-stereotyped attitudes in adolescence. In preparation.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Jean Piaget Society

Society for Research in Child Development

Courses Taught

Developmental Psychology

Child Development

Social and Emotional Development

Moral Development

Psychology of Parenting

Psychology of Gender

Research Methods

Cross-cultural Psychology

Multicultural Psychology in America


Recommended Academic Plans

Psychology, B.A.

Psychology, B.S. 

Business Option

Science Option