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Dr. Malinda Colwell
Dr. Malinda Colwell
Human Development and Family Studies
Phone: (806)834-4179 - Room 304

Auburn University, 2000

Associate Professor


Preschool children's emotional development; parental socialization of emotion; parent-child relationships; children's understanding of love.

Member, TTU Teaching Academy

Recent Publications:

Lindsey, E. W., Colwell, M. J., Frabutt, J. M & MacKinnon-Lewis, C. (2006). Family conflict in divorced and non-divorced families: Possible consequences for boys’ mutual friendship and friendship quality. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23.

Colwell, M. J., & Lindsey, E. W. (2005). Preschool Children’s Pretend and Physical Play and Sex of Peer Play Partner. Sex Roles, 52, 497-509.

Lindsey, E. W., Caldera, Y. M., & Colwell, M. J. (2005). Correlates of coparenting during infancy. Family Relations, 54, 346 -359.

Colwell, M. J., & Lindsey, E. W. (2003). Teacher-child interactions and preschoolers perceptions of self and peers. Early Child Development and Care, 173, 249-258.

Lindsey, E. W., & Colwell, M. J. (2003). Preschooler’s emotional competence: Links to pretend and physical play. Child Study Journal, 33, 39-52.

Colwell, M. J., Mize, J., Pettit, G. S., & Laird, R. D. (2002). Contextual determinants of mothers interventions in young children's peer interactions. Developmental Psychology, 38,492-502.