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Marlon Goering

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  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2021

Research Interests

My research focuses on moral and prosocial development during adolescence. I am particularly interested in adolescents' development of empathy and how being other-oriented and prosocial is influenced by parenting and social experiences. Moreover, I am interested in the roles of empathy and moral identity for individual health and emotional well-being. In a second area of interest, I am studying the concurrent and long-term effects of pubertal timing on behavioral and health outcomes from adolescence to adulthood. I am particularly interested in the distinct roles of "actual" phenotypical pubertal timing relative to chronological age and adolescents' subjective perception of their pubertal timing relative to peers.

Research Mentor

Dr. Sylvie Mrug


Youth Development Lab