Leslie Buddington

Assistant Professor of Social and Developmental Psychology


  • B.S., Fitchburg State University
  • M.S., Ph.D., Tufts University


  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Theories of Intimate Violence


  • Finding a positive side to psychological disorders
  • Disgust sensitivity
  • Early developmental factors and their influence on personality


Professional Memberships

  • Institutional Review Board and the Academic Standards Committee, Faculty Co-Advisor for Psi Chi

Conferences Attended

  • Dominello, N.H., Lesniak, B., MacCarty, T., Buddington, L., Privitera, G., Anastasi, T., Matthews, S., &
    Spott, E. (2019). Digital learning techniques for on-ground and online psychology classrooms. Presentation conducted at the 25th annual meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Manchester, NH
  • Mumme, D. L., Gradwohl, N. & Adams Lariviere, L. (2007). Bug juice: Do disgust messages help children
    follow the laws of contamination? Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA
  • Adams Lariviere L., Gradwohl, N. & Mumme, D. L. (2005). Piecemeal or wholesale: How do children
    acquire emotional concepts? Symposium conducted at the 17th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mumme, D. L., Adams-Lariviere, L., Fuchs, R. & Bushnell, E. W. (2002). Infants’ use of gaze to choose
    objects and learn what to do with them. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Infant Studies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Brugger, A., Adams Lariviere, L., Mumme, D. L. & Bushnell, E. (2007). Doing the right thing: Infants’ selections of actions to imitate from observed event sequences. Child Development, 78(3), 806-824.

Mumme, D. L., Bushnell, E. W., DiCorcia, J. A., & Adams Lariviere, L. (2007). Infants’ use of gaze cues to interpret others’ actions and emotional responses. In Flom, R., Lee, K. & Muir, D. (Eds.), Gaze-following: Its development and significance. (pp. 143-171). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.