Elliot Tucker-Drob

Faculty Research AssociatePh.D., University of Virginia

Associate Professor of Psychology
Elliot Tucker-Drob



Behavioral Genetics; Cognitive Development; Cognitive Aging; Personality Development, Academic Achievement, Quantitative Methods


Elliot Tucker-Drob received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He has held fellowships at Harvard Medical School and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University (Genetic and Social Causes of Life Chances Research Group).

Dr. Tucker-Drob's research focuses on psychological development across the life course. He is particularly interested in the developmental pathways by which genes and social and educational environments interact to produce changes in personality, cognitive abilities, and academic achievement. He is also interested in the effects of aging on cognitive functioning, and in factors that can potentially exacerbate or protect against the cognitive deficits that adults typically encounter as they grow older. Finally, Dr. Tucker-Drob is interested in the construction, evaluation, and application of multivariate quantitative methods for developmental, behavioral genetic, and individual differences research.