Andrew J. Fuligni


Ph.D.: University of Michigan
Primary Area: Developmental Psychology
Home Department: Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Address: 760 Westwood Plaza, Box 62
Phone: x46033

Research and Teaching Interests:

Andrew Fuligni’s research focuses on the interaction between sociocultural experiences and biobehavioral development among adolescents from diverse ethnic, immigrant, and economic backgrounds, with a current focus on youth’s prosocial behavior, contributions to their social worlds, and sleep. For more information, go to the Adolescent Development Lab at UCLA website.

As the Co-Director of the UCLA Center for the Developing Adolescent, Dr. Fuligni also works to translate and disseminate the science of adolescence to policy-makers and practitioners to support efforts that promote the healthy development of diverse youth.


Receiving his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuligni previously was an associate professor of Psychology at New York University and is now Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychology. He also is a Senior Scientist in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Fuligni was a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Boyd McCandless Award for Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology, a William T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award, a FIRST award from NICHD, and he is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science