Brett Laursen is Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training at Florida Atlantic University and Docent Professor of Social Developmental Psychology at the University of Jyväskylä. Professor Laursen is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Development. Professor Laursen received his Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota and an Honorary Doctorate from Örebro University, Sweden.
He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental) and the Association for Psychological Science. Professor Laursen’s research concerns parent-child and peer relationships during childhood and adolescence. A related focus is on quantitative developmental methodology. Professor Laursen is the editor (most recently) of the Handbook of Developmental Research Methods (with Todd D. Little and Noel A. Card) and the Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups (with Kenneth H. Rubin and William M. Bukowski).
Biographical details are available here: http://psy2.fau.edu/~laursen/.