Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Field of Specialty
Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development; gender differences
Professor Cunningham conducts research on children's cognitive and emotional development and on the nonverbal communication of emotion by children and adults. He teaches courses in clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, and genetic counseling.
Parmley, Maria & Cunningham, Joseph G. "She looks sad, but he looks mad: The effects of age, gender, and ambiguity on emotion perception, Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 323-338.." Journal of Social Psychology 154. (2014): 323-338.
Parmley, M. & Cunningham, J.G. "Children's Gender-Emotion Stereotypes in the Relationship of Anger to Sadness and Fear." Sex Roles 58. (2008): 358-370.
Most, S.B., Sorber, A.V., & Cunningham, J.G. "Auditory Stroop reveals implicit gender associations in adults and children." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 43. (2007): 287-294.
Boone, R.T. & Cunningham, J.G. "Children's expression of emotional meaning in music through expressive body movement." Journal of Nonverbal Behavior 25. (2001): 21-41.
Boone, R.T. & Cunningham, J.G. "Children's decoding of emotion in expressive body movement: The development of cue attunement." Developmental Psychology 48. (1998): 32-44.
Brenner, J.B., & Cunningham, J.G. "Gender differences in eating attitudes, body concept, and self-esteem among models." Sex Roles 27. (1992): 413-437.
Cunningham, J.G., and Weaver, S.L. "Young children's knowledge of their memory span: Effects of task and experience." Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 48. (1989): 32-44.
Cunningham, J.G., and Smith, R. "Developmental change in the understanding of affective meaning in music." Motivation and Emotion 12. (1988): 399-413.
Cunningham, J.G. & Odom, R.D. "Differential salience of facial features in children's perception of affective expression." Child Development 57. (1986): 136-142.
|BIOL||214c||Genetic Counseling Process Group|
|PSYC||161a||Clinical Psychology Practicum I|
|PSYC||161b||Clinical Psychology Practicum II|
|PSYC||169b||Disorders of Childhood|