Jacob A Burack

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)


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Education Building, Rm 518 [Map]
3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1Y2

BA Columbia University
MSc Yale University
MPhil Yale University
PhD Yale University


Research Areas

As members of the McGill Youth Study Team, my students and I are engaged primarily in two areas of study. One is the development of attention and cognition among typically developing children, persons with autism, and persons with Down syndrome. The other area of research is the study of cultural identity and other predictors of academic success, social adaptation, and emotional well-being among First Nations adolescents from northern communities. Our theoretical writing is primarily about the interface of typical and atypical development, and the contributions of developmental theory and methodology to the study of persons whose development is at-risk.