Philippe Rochat was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was trained by Jean Piaget and his close collaborators,
and received his Ph.D. from the University of Geneva,
Switzerland in 1984. He then began a series of Post Doctoral
internships at Brown University, the University of Pennsylvania,
and Johns Hopkins University, in the United States where he
conducted research on action, perception and cognitive
development in human infants.
Dr. Rochat taught and did research in developmental psychology at the University of Massachusetts,
and joined the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta in
the 1990's where he is a professor of psychology.
A 2006-2007 John Simon Guggenheim fellow, he has published 5 books and
many scholarly articles on infant and child development. The
main focus of his research is the early sense of self,
emerging self-concept, the development of social cognition
and relatedness, and the emergence of a moral sense during
the preschool years in children from all over the world.
Dr. Rochat's research emphasizes differences in populations
growing up in highly contrasted cultural environments,
as well as highly contrasted socio-economic circumstances.
-Dr. Philippe Rochat's comprehensive Curriculum Vitae can be viewed here
-A list of published works can be viewed
Philippe Rochat, PhD
Professor of Psychology
36 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322