Winthrop McNair Scholars at UGA 

I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at Winthrop University. I utilize a host of multimedia resources in my courses including Blackboard. In addition to teaching courses listed below, I collaborate with students on research and offer a student teaching internship. One way I apply my professional expertise outside of the classroom is that I serve as an expert on attachment in family court. I'm also proud to serve as the first director of  The Winthrop McNair Scholars Program.


Courses I currently teach include:


Developmental Psychology (PSYC 206)


Advanced Child Development (PSYC 411, Fall)


McNair Research Experience (MCNR 300, Summer)


Graduate Application Preparation (MCNR 302, Fall)



Climbing the Career Ladder


Information on Careers in Developmental Psychology.




Contact Information

Dr. F-W's Office Telephone
Psychology: 803-323-2641
Winthrop McNair: 803-323-2125
Psychology Department Telephone
Psychology Department FAX
Postal addresses
Department of Psychology, Winthrop University, 134 Kinard Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Winthrop McNair Scholars Program, WInthrop University, 104 Dinkins Hall, Rock Hill, SC 29733
Electronic mail

*A note about letters of reference: If you would like Dr. Fortner-Wood to write a letter of reference for you, please follow the advice on this webpage

Selected Research

bullet Fortner-Wood, C., Armistead, L., Marchand, A., & Morris, F. (2013). The Effects of Classroom Response Systems on Student Learning and Attitudes in Undergraduate Psychology Courses.Teaching of Psychology.

Fortner-Wood, C., Daniels, C., Jocoy, K. (2008). The most aggressive school children: How were they different from their peers when they preschoolers? Presentation at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Würzburg, Germany.


Armistead, L. & Fortner-Wood, C. (2008). To Click or not to click: An empirically-based and practical discussion of classroom response systems. Participant Information Exchange at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.


Fortner-Wood, C., Jocoy, K., & Daniels, C. (2007, March). The Role of Ethnicity, Poverty, and Gender in   Social Inhibition During Childhood. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.


Fortner-Wood, C., Daniels, C, & Jocoy, K. (2007, March). Longitudinal and Concurrent Predictors of Social Skills, Ethnic Identity, and Behavior throughout Childhood. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.


Fortner-Wood, C. (2007, March). The Best Papers I've Ever Graded: A Comprehensive Service Learning Reflection. Participant Idea Exchange at the Society for Research in Child Development Teaching Institute, Boston, MA.

bullet Ward, M. & Fortner-Wood, C. (2007, March). What explains Morality in College Students? Presentation at the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (Big SURS), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Some of My Favorite Websites

Professional Organizations
bulletDivision 7 (Developmental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
bulletAmerican Psychological Association
bulletSociety for Research on Child Development
bulletInternational Society on Infant Studies
bulletNational Association for the Education of Young Children
bulletNational Council on Family Relations
bulletInternational Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD)
bullet Association for Psychological Science

See Also:
bulletChronicle of Higher Education
bulletZero to Three
bulletThe Future of Children
bulletChildren's Defense Fund
bulletKids Count: Annie E. Case Foundation
bulletAgency for Health Care Research and Quality

Information on Child Development Research, Theory, and Practice
bulletThe Program for Infant/Toddler Care
bullet Purdue's Infant-Toddler Specialist Web Site
bullet Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE)
bullet Stony Brook Attachment Theory and Research Web Site

Information for Parents and Children

American Academy of Pediatrics Symptom Checker 


Parenting FAQ

bulletAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
bulletMayo Clinic
bulletNational Stepfamily Resource Center
bulletChildren's Television Workshop (Activities and Parenting Information)
bulletThe Administration for Children and Families
bulletCenters for Disease Control
bulletDepartment of Health and Human Services
bulletFood & Drug Administration
bulletLa Leche League International--Breastfeeding Information
bulletAHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
bulletHealthfinder Government Health and Medical Information
bulletNational SIDS Resource Center
bulletCommittee for Children: Youth Violence Prevention and Social-Emotional Learning

Games and Activities for Children

bulletPBS Kids
bullet Choose My Plate
bullet Interactive Nutrition Games for Kids

Information for Parents of Children with Special Needs
bulletParents Helping Parents
bulletNational Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
bulletCouncil for Exceptional Children
bulletInternet Resources for Special Children
bulletDivision TEACCH (Information on autism)
bulletDown Syndrome
bulletC.A.S.T. For Kids Foundation (Volunteer organization)

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