Ken Rubin


  • Parent involvement
  • Peer relationships

Kenneth H. Rubin is professor of human development and quantitative methodology and director of the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture, University of Maryland. He studies peer and parent-child relationships, temperament – especially shyness – and interventions for young children at-risk for the development of anxiety disorders. He has been president of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development; a member of the Society for Research in Child Development governing council; and a review panelist for the National Institutes of Health. He is a fellow of the American and Canadian psychological associations and the Association of Psychological Science. Among the honors he has received are the SRCD award for Distinguished Contributions to Understanding International, Cultural, and Contextual Diversity in Child Development; the ISSBD Award for distinguished contributions to the international advancement of research and theory in behavioral development; and the Pickering Award for Outstanding Contribution to Developmental Psychology in Canada. He has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.