Danielle DeNigris

Danielle DeNigris

Assistant Professor of Psychology; Faculty Editor, The Journal of Psychology & The Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology and Counseling



  • General Psychology
  • Research Method
  • Child Development
  • Psychology of Aging


  • Development of temporal cognition
  • Episodic memory and foresight
  • Autobiographical memory
  • Theory of Mind
  • Support Programming for Autistic University Students
  • College Experience of Autistic Students


  • BA, Psychology, Gettysburg College
  • MA, Psychology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
  • PhD, Psychology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Academic Profile

Teaching is my passion and my pedagogical approach is informed by my experience in the college classroom, my work with neurodiverse students, and my attendance at workshops/conferences dedicated to the teaching of psychology. I take seriously the aim of promoting student development throughout the semester and beyond, not just as psychology students, but as critical thinkers and consumers of information.

I am trained as a developmental researcher. My research explores two domains of psychology: (1) how children come to learn temporal concepts and patterns, reflect on their past and future selves, and understand the minds of others, with the aim of identifying underlying mechanisms that contribute to variability in development; (2) the college experiences of autistic students, including academic and social challenges, bullying, coping strategies, and self-concepts in relation to these challenges.

I also serve as the faculty editor of the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (JPBS), a peer-reviewed undergraduate research periodical published by the School of Psychology & Counseling of Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Florham Campus. https://www.fdu.edu/academics/colleges-schools/psychology/the-journal-of-psychology-and-the-behavioral-sciences/

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