Dr. Jamie Ostrov

Dr. Jamie Ostrov, Lab Director


Jamie M. Ostrov is a Professor of Psychology, Area Head, and Director of Clinical Training in the Clinical Psychology program at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Ostrov is also the Director of the Social Development Laboratory and the Director of the Advanced Certificate in Developmental Science program at the University at Buffalo. As a developmental psychologist, Dr. Ostrov’s research focuses on understanding the development and prevention of subtypes of aggression and peer victimization in young children. Current funded projects examine the important transition from preschool to kindergarten and include assessments of psychophysiology as key developmental mechanisms underlying the school readiness process. In addition, he is currently testing a teacher implemented RCT of his social skills program for reducing aggression and bullying behaviors among young children. To date, Dr. Ostrov has received over $10 million dollars in federal funding and has published 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. Dr. Ostrov has published his research in a variety of top peer-reviewed journals including: Child Development, Development & Psychopathology, and Psychological Review. Dr. Ostrov currently serves on several editorial boards including: Aggressive Behavior, Child Development, and Social Development. He is the co-editor of The Development of Relational Aggression (2018, Oxford University Press). He is the current elected Treasurer of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Dr. Ostrov also currently serves as a NIH standing committee member of the PDRP study section. His research is currently funded by four grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Ostrov is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Email: jostrov@buffalo.edu

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