Robert B. McCall, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology; Former Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Illinois

Research Interests

Applied developmental research and interventions; development of orphanage children.

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Representative Publications

McCall, R. B., Groark, C. J., Hawk, B. M., Julian, M. M., Merz, E. C., Rosas, J. M., Muhamedrahimov, R. J., Palmov, O. I., & Nikiforova, N. V. (in press).  Early caregiver-child interaction and children’s development: Lessons from the St. Petersburg---USA Orphanage Research Project.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

McCall, R. B. (2011). Research, practice, and policy perspectives on issues of children without permanent parental care. In R. B. McCall, M. H. van IJzendoorn, F. Juffer, C. J. Groark, and V. K. Groza (Eds.), Children without permanent parents: Research, practice, and policy. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Serial No. 301, 76(4), 223-272.

Groark, C. J., & McCall, R.B. (2008). Community-based interventions and services. Rutters Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 5th Edition (pp. 971̐988). London, UK: Blackwell.

Hawk, B., & McCall, R.B. (2010). CBCL behavior problems of post-institutionalized international adoptees. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 13, 199-211.

Groark, C.J., & McCall, R.B. (2005). Integrating developmental scholarship into practice and policy. In M.H. Bornstein and M.E. Lamb (Eds.), Developmental psychology: An advanced textbook, 5th Edition (pp. 570-601). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Accepting Graduate Students