Dr. Diana Montague is an Associate Professor of Psychology at La Salle University. She received her B.A. 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—she has studied infants as young as 3 months of age and adults as old as 70+ years. 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 interpersonal relationships, in children, adolescents, and adults from ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse communities. 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, Dr. Montague also was on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research on Emotion and was a former Chair/Director of La Salle’s Institutional Review Board and a former Assistant Chair of La Salle’s Psychology Department. 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 identifies as a White, cishet, second-generation Sicilian American woman and twice-exceptional developmental scientist and research mentor. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and their spouses, and grandchildren. She resides in central New Jersey, not far from her large Sicilian American family.
Areas of Expertise
- Emotion expression and socialization across the life span (infancy through late adulthood)
- Parent-child relationships
- Cultural identity
- Diversity—racial, cultural, neurodevelopmental, and exceptional (e.g., Afro-Latine, Tourette syndrome, sensory processing)
- Creation of video stimulus materials for ecologically valid methodologies
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Human Development, Long Island University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Infant Perception Lab, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- D. & M.S.: Interdisciplinary Developmental & Social Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- A.: Psychology, Rider University
PCMF 504–Human Behavior I: A Developmental Perspective (M.A.)
PSY 210–Developmental Psychology
PSY 215–Adult Development and Aging
PSY 331–Research Design II
PSY 444/445–Independent Research I and II
PSY 607/677–Graduate Research Seminar I and II
PSY 708–Human Behavior I: Developmental Bases (Psy.D.)
PSY 771–Research Methodology (Psy.D.)
INST 272–Search for Identity in Emerging Adulthood
Representative Publications and Creative Works
Berg, J. L., & Montague, D. P. F. (2020). The Asian Indian Immigrant Emotion Values Survey (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. & Theobald, A. O. (2017). Philadelphia Empathy and Social Cognition (PESC) 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: email@example.com).
Montague, D. P. F. (2014). Philadelphia Empathy and Social Cognition 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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461673031000108487
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. www.jstor.org/stable/3696384
Montague, D. P. F., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (2001). Peekaboo: A new look at infants’ perception of emotion expressions. Developmental Psychology, 37, 826-838. https://doi.org/10.1037//0012-16126.96.36.1996
Montague, D. P. F., & Walker-Andrews, A. S. (1999). Modeling emotional facial/vocal expressions: A stimulus training video[Motion picture]. (Available from Diana P. F. Montague, La Salle University, Psychology Department, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141, Email: email@example.com).
Manuscripts in Preparation or Under Review
Logan, F., Montague, D. P. F., Lozada, T., & Fingerhut, R. (2023 under review). Racial differences in parents’ emotion socialization behaviors: The role of racial socialization goals.
Montague, D. P. F., Huseman, T. L., & Guzman, A. C. (2023, manuscript in preparation). Discrimination, depression, and ethnic identity among Afro-Latin adults.
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE)
- Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)