Giorgia Picci

Giorgia Picci

Giorgia is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the developmental area at PSU working with Drs. Suzy Scherf and Jenae Neiderhiser. Currently, she is interested in understanding the biological basis (e.g., using behavior genetics and fMRI) of social developmental tasks, like peer relationships and romantic relationships, during adolescence and beyond. For example, she is investigating the role developmental tasks and processes (e.g., pubertal development) play in the development and emergence of various components of face processing during adolescence. In addition, she is using a behavior genetics approach to understand the long-term associations among parent-adolescent relationships and romantic relationships in adulthood.