Rand Conger

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

  • Human Development & Family Studies

Interests: Social-Emotional, Family, School, Health and Mental Health, Culture/Neighborhood/Society
Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, Adulthood

Courses Taught

Social and economic stress

Life course development

Family interaction processes

Family research methods

Select Publications

Conger, R. D., & Donnellan, M. B. (2007). An interactionist perspective on the socioeconomic context of human development. Annual Review of Psychology,58.

Conger, R. D., & Dogan, S. J. (2006). Social class and socialization in families (pp. 433-460). In Joan Grusec & Paul Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of socialization. New York: Guilford Press.

Conger, R. D., Lorenz, F. O., & Wickrama, K. A. S. (Eds.). (2004). Continuity and change in family relations: Theory, methods, and empirical findings. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Cui, M., Conger, R. D., & Lorenz, F. O. (2005). Predicting change in adolescent adjustment from change in marital problems. Developmental Psychology, 41, 812-823.

Donnellan, M. B., Larsen-Rife, D., & Conger, R. D. (2005). Personality, family history, and competence in early adult romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 562-576. [Abstracted in Clinician's Research Digest June, 2005].

Elder, G. H., Jr., & Conger, R. D. (2000). Children of the land: Adversity and success in rural America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Recipient of the William J. Goode Book Award given by the American Sociological Association, Family Sociology Section, 2002.


Ph.D., University of Washington.


Ed.S., Sociologist.