Alan Fogel, Ph.D.Professor, Developmental Psychology
Contact InformationOffice: 603 BEHS
Phone: (801) 581-8560
Research InterestsMy primary interest is the development of self and emotion in the context of interpersonal relationships, in particular, the development of the mother-infant relationship. I do primarily case-study longitudinal research with both qualitative and quantitative analyses. My theoretical inspiration comes from Piaget's theory, J. J. Gibson's ecological psychology, sociocultural theory, dialogical perspectives on communication, and the dynamic systems perspective, although admittedly these diverse sources defy easy integration. I take a relational-historical approach to my research, placing individual development within the context of the developing relationships with people and objects, and I use frequent observations on individual cases in order to trace how the relational system evolves out of it's own past. I think that human development must be considered as part of a dynamic flow of life processes through historical time.
EducationPh.D., University of Chicago (Education, 1976)
M.S. Columbia University (Physics, 1968)
B.S. University of Miami (Physics, 1967)
Selected PublicationsFogel, A. (2010). Infant development: A topical approach. NY: Sloan Publishing.
Fogel, A. (2009). The psychophysiology of self-awareness: Rediscovering the lost art of
body sense. The Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology. NY: W. W. Norton
Fogel, A. (2009). Infancy: Infant, family, and society, Fifth Edition. NY: Sloan Publishing.
Fogel, A., Garvey, A., Hsu, H., & West-Stroming, D. (2006). Change processes in relationships: A relational – historical research approach. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University
Fogel, A. (2001). Infancy: Infant, family, and society, Fourth Edition. Pacific Grove, CA:
Fogel, A. (in press). Theoretical and applied dynamic systems research in developmental science. Child Development Perspective Download
*Links to Dr. Fogel's research publications and to descriptions of his books can be found at: http://utah.academia.edu/AlanFogel