Staten Island Campus
B.S. in Psychology – Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1978
M.S. in Developmental Psychology – University of Massachusetts,
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology – University of Massachusetts,
After receiving my Ph.D., I was a Research Associate for Dr.
Carolyn Rovee-Collier at Rutgers University from 1984-1988 studying
infant learning and memory.
My research interests are in developmental psychology, particularly
early child development. I have conducted research on infant and
toddler learning, memory, categorization, and cognition. My current
research interests include the emotional, behavioral, and familial
characteristics of young children of alcoholics and substance
abusers. In addition, my research has focused on the emotional and
autobiographical memories of past events in this special population
of children. I am also interested in the relationship between
children’s drawings and their verbal recollections of emotional
past events. My other research interests include the study of false
memory phenomena in college students.
Greco-Vigorito, C., & Drucker, P.M. (in
preparation). Emotional memories in young children of
substance abusers: The clinical utility of drawing.
Greco-Vigorito, C., & Drucker, P.M. (in preparation).
Effectiveness of an expressive arts therapy program in young
children of substance abusers.
Drucker, P.M., & Greco-Vigorito, C. (2002). An
exploratory factor analysis of Children’s Depression Inventory
scores in young children of substance
abusers. Psychological Reports, 91,
Drucker, P.M., Greco-Vigorito, C., Coil, G., Moore-Russell, M.,
Avaltroni, J. (1997). Depression and anxiety in young
children of substance abusers. Psychological
Reports, 80, 723-732.
Greco-Vigorito, C., Drucker, P.M., Moore-Russell, M., &
Avaltroni, J. (1996). Affective symptoms in young children of
substance abusers correlate with parental distress.
Psychological Reports, 79, 547-552.
Greco-Vigorito, C. (1996). Categorization based on
attribute versus relational similarity in 4- to 10-month-old
infants. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 82,
Hayne, H., Greco-Vigorito, C., & Rovee-Collier,
C. (1993). Forming contextual categories in infancy.
Cognitive Development, 8, 63-82.
Rovee-Collier, C., Greco-Vigorito, C., & Hayne, H. (1993).
The time window hypothesis: Implications for categorization and
memory modification. Infant Behavior and Development,
Greco, C., Hayne, H., & Rovee‑Collier, C. (1990). The
roles of function, reminding, and variability in categorization by
3-month-olds infants. Journal of Experimental
Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 16,