Elliot Tucker-Drob

Faculty Research AssociatePh.D., University of Virginia

Associate Professor of Psychology
Elliot Tucker-Drob



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.

Dr. Tucker-Drob's research focuses on psychological development across the entire lifespan. 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.

Dr. Tucker-Drob has received awards from the International Society for Intelligence Research and the American Psychological Association's Division of Adult Development and Aging. Some of his recent publications can be found in  Behavior Genetics, Child Development, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Developmental Psychology, Psychology and Aging, Psychology Science, and Psychological Bulletin.