Diana Montague, Ph.D.
Wister Hall 219
Dr. Diana Montague is an Associate Professor of Psychology at La Salle University. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Rider University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Developmental and Social Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Montague is a lifespan developmental psychologist and emotion researcher. For her dissertation, she studied infants’ perception of their parents’ emotions, and for her post-doctoral fellowship, she studied emotion development in older adults (70+ years) from ethnically and economically diverse communities. At La Salle, Dr. Montague leads an emotion, diversity, and human development research group to develop research ideas and support the implementation of various studies in emotion and diversity in children, adolescents, and adults. She welcomes involvement from both graduate and undergraduate students. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact her at email@example.com to discuss possibilities for collaboration.
Professionally, she is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research in Emotion. She was inducted into the Rider University Science Stairway of Fame in 2010. She is active as a community volunteer and as an invited speaker-educator for parent groups and teachers. Dr. Montague loves to spend time with her husband, three children, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. She resides in central New Jersey, not far from her Italian-American parents and eight siblings.
Areas of Expertise
- Emotion expression and empathy across the life span (infancy through late adulthood)
- Diversity—cultural and neurodevelopmental (e.g., Tourette syndrome)
- Parent-child/intergenerational relationships
- Creation of video stimulus materials for ecologically valid methodologies
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University.
- Ph.D. & M.S.: Interdisciplinary Developmental/Social Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- B.A.: Psychology, Rider University
PCMF504 - Human Behavior I: A Developmental Perspective (M.A.) PSY210 - Developmental Psychology
PSY331 - Research Design II
PSY444/445 - Independent Research I and II
PSY607/677 - Graduate Research Seminar I and II
PSY708 - Human Behavior I: Developmental Bases (Psy.D.)
PSY771 - Research Methodology (Psy.D.)
INST272 - Search for Identity in Emerging Adulthood
Representative Publications and Creative Works
Montague, D. P. F., & Theobald, A. O. (2016). Philadelphia Social Cognition Assessment Videos – Tourette syndrome version [Motion picture]. (Available from Diana P. F. Montague, La Salle University, Psychology Department, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Montague, D. P. F. (2014). Philadelphia Social Cognition Assessment Videos – Early Childhood version [Motion picture]. (Available from Diana P. F. Montague, La Salle University, Psychology Department, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, email: email@example.com).
Montague, D, P. F, Magai, C., & Consedine, N. S. (2003). Attachment in African American and European American older adults: The roles of early life socialization and religiosity. Attachment and Human Development, 5(2), 188-214.
Montague, D. P. F., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2002). Mothers, fathers, and infants: The role of person familiarity and parental involvement in infants' perception of emotion expressions. Child Development, 73, 1339-1352.
Montague, D. P. F., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2001). Peekaboo: A new look at infants' perception of emotion expressions. Developmental Psychology, 37, 826-838.
Montague, D. P. F. (2013, August). Development of Ecologically Valid videos for the Assessment of Empathy in Children. Presented at the Conference for the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE), Berkeley, CA.
Montague, D.P.F., & Ulmer, J. (2014, September). An Ecologically Valid Approach to Studying Young Children’s Empathic Responses to Others’ Emotion States. Poster presented at the Developmental Methodology Special Topic Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, San Diego, CA.
Wilson, P., Montague, D.P.F., Samulewicz, S., Turk, J., & McManus, M. (2008, May). Teaching Identity from a Multidisciplinary Perspective: The SENCER Approach. Poster presented at the 2008 Conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL.
- International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE)--Membership Secretary
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
- Tourette Association of America (TAA)