Margaret Bridges

Margaret Bridges
Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Human Development,
University of California, Berkeley

Margaret Bridges is a developmental psychologist and research scientist with the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bridges studies how family and preschool experiences influence the socio-emotional development and early academic skills of young children, as well as how families can be supported to prepare their young children for school. She is leading the effort to build the new Early Development & Learning Science Program at UC Berkeley, a transdisciplinary, developmental science program focused on young children from the prenatal period to age 8. She received a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia.



Publications by Margaret Bridges
In a new PACE Working Paper, Margaret Bridges and Bruce Fuller from the University of California, Berkeley; Andrew McEachin and Icela Pelayo, from University of Southern California; and Neal Finkelstein from WestEd, San Francisco worked together to…