Rebecca S. Morse, PhD, is a developmental psychologist who specializes in working with individuals “at the developmental bookends of life:” children, and the elderly. She teaches on a broad range of topics in psychology, criminology, and thanatology. Currently, her courses and interests focus on the intersection of psychology and the developmental trajectories of criminal behavior. Her courses approach the understanding of delinquent/criminal behavior from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. Viewing the juvenile or adult offender as continually influenced by multiple systems, one can examine the risk and protective factors that may influence the developmental pathways on the road to delinquency and crime.
Previously Rebecca worked at the National Institutes of Health for over eight years on various protocols, and continues to consult with individuals and their families. She has served on the Board of Directors for ADEC, and has published peer-reviewed articles, and contributed to numerous textbooks as an author, and reviewer.