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Morton, Emily

Emily Morton ( is a first year doctoral student in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS) program in the Graduate School of Education. Her research interests lie in the study of adolescent development and character development in individuals across different contexts. She is excited by trying to understand human development from both the positive psychology and lifespan approach. More specifically, she hopes to explore how positive moral and civic development that occurs in adolescence can impact individuals’ character, sense of purpose, and ability to positively contribute to society through adulthood.

Before coming to Stanford, Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child Development from Tufts University and was involved in the Tufts Interdisciplinary Evaluation Research (TIER) group as a research assistant.