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Faculty Profile

Stephanie Elisabeth Miller

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Experimental Graduate Program
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205 Peabody Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-6541
Joined UM: August 16, 2012

Brief Bio

Dr. Miller directs the Cognition of Underlying Behavior (CUB) Lab focused on social and cognitive development across the lifespan, with an emphasis on infancy and early childhood. Past work has focused on the development of executive function from the toddler years to middle childhood and has investigated executive function's relationship to language, gesture, social understanding, memory, and creativity. Please visit for more information. Dr. Miller's research program focuses on the development of cognitive control, commonly referred to as executive function (EF). She approaches the study of EF from a social representational framework stressing the importance of representation and social forces on EF development. This approach suggests controlled behavior can be represented by the struggle between habit-based and conscious-representational thought that develops across the lifespan. Further, this framework supports the examination of EF within a social context, investigating how socially driven representational change guides EF development and how management of representations within EF influences social development. Her work has examined interrelations between EF and abilities like communication, language, theory of mind, emotion understanding, memory, creativity, and mindfulness.


University of North Carolina at Greensbo (2007)
University of North Carolina at Greensbo (2012)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee


Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award in Social Sciences