Faculty & Staff
Celia Moore, PhD
Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Developmental Psychobiology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Hormones and Behavior; Sexual Differentiation
PhD, Rutgers University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Michel, G. F., & Moore, C. L. (1995) Developmental psychobiology: An interdisciplinary science. Cambridge: MIT Press.
- Moore, C. L. (2003). Evolution, development, and the individual acquisition of traits: What we’ve learned since Baldwin. In B. Weber and D. Depew (Eds.) Evolution and learning: The Baldwin effect reconsidered. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 115-139.
- Moore, C. L. (2005). The concept of development: historical perspectives. In Brian Hopkins (Ed.) The Cambridge encyclopedia of child development. Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-7.
- Moore, C. L., Dou, H., & Juraska, J. M. (1992) Maternal stimulation affects the number of motor neurons in a sexually dimorphic nucleus of the lumbar spinal cord. Brain Research, 572, 52-56.
- Moore, C. L., & White, R. H. (1996). Sex differences in sensory and motor branches of the pudendal nerve of the rat. Hormones and Behavior, 30, 590-599.
- Moore, C. L., Wong, L., Daum, M. C, & Leclair, O. U. (1997). Mother-infant interactions in two strains of rats: Implications for dissociating mechanism and function of a maternal pattern. Developmental Psychobiology, 30, 301-312.
- Moore, C. L. (2003). On differences between the organism-environment systems conceived by Lehrman and Gibson: What’s in the nest of reciprocities matters. Developmental Psychobiology, 42, 349-356.
- Moore, C. L. (2007). Maternal behavior, infant development, and the question of developmental resources. Developmental Psychobiology, 49, 45-53.
Celia Moore is a developmental psychobiologist who studies how species-typical behavior is constructed during development through the interaction of diverse resources available to the organism. She has focused on the contributions of maternal stimulation and endogenous hormones in the development of reproductive behavior and its underlying neural mechanisms.
Professor Moore teaches courses on biopsychology and developmental science, including Developmental Psychobiology, Evolution and Behavior, and Hormones and Behavior.