Brown Social Science Center, 317
DegreesVanderbilt University, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
ExpertiseClinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development; gender differences
ProfileProfessor 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 and developmental psychopathology. Webpage
|BIOL||214c||Genetic Counseling Process Group|
|PSYC||161a||Clinical Psychology Practicum I|
|PSYC||161b||Clinical Psychology Practicum II|
|PSYC||169b||Disorders of Childhood|
|PSYC||302a||Proseminar in Brain, Body, and Behavior II|
Awards and Honors
Michael L. Walzer Award for Excellence in Teaching (1986)
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.