Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Research and Teaching Interests
Keating's research focuses on integrating knowledge about developmental processes, population patterns in developmental health, and social factors affecting individual and population development. Three current lines of research are:
The study of basic processes in adolescent cognitive and brain development, including neurocognitive and neuroimaging methods, With a particular focus on their relationship to health-related risk behaviors.
International comparisons on the relationship between the SES gradient in developmental health, especially educational performance and self-reported health, and the overall performance of different countries. The next phase of research focuses on country-specific indicators of developmental opportunities, and how they relate to the country-level social gradient and mean performance.
Analyses of longitudinal datasets to study population outcomes of developmental health with regard to how those patterns may be explained by underlying developmental mechanisms,.
A major thrust of this work has been to identify the social circumstances that have an enduring impact on developmental health, and to discover the developmental mechanisms through which those social circumstances operate. A longer term goal of this line of work is to identify the key aspects of social environments that shape developmental experiences in early childhood through the adolescent transition, in ways that can be addressed at the level of policy and practice.
Current course offerings include a graduate seminar on social disparities in developmental health, and the undergraduate course in Psychology of Adolescence.
Daniel Keating received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University.
In the School of Education, Keating teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Keating, D. P. (2014). Adolescent thinking in action: Minds in the making. In J. Brooks-Gunn, R. M. Lerner, A. C. Petersen, & R. K. Silbereisen (Eds.), The developmental science of adolescence: History through autobiography. NY: Psychology Press. (Pp. 257-266).
Keating, D. P., Siddiqi, A., & Nguyen, Q. (2013). Social resilience in the neoliberal era: National differences in population health and development. In P. Hall & M. Lamont (Eds.), Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. (Pp. 239-263).
Siddiqi, A., Kawachi, I., Keating, D. P. and Hertzman, C., (2013). A comparative study of population health in the United States and Canada during the Neoliberal Era, 1980-2008. International Journal of Health Services, 43 (2), 193-216.
Miller, F. K. & Keating, D. P. (2013). Implementing an evidence-based parent-child mental health program in a high risk community. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32 (1), 139-153.
Keating, D. P. (2012). Cognitive and brain development. Enfance, 3, 267-279.
Watt, H. G., Shapka, J. D., Morris, Z. A., Durik, A. M., Keating, D. P., & Eccles, J. S. (2012). Gendered motivational processes affecting high school mathematics participation, educational aspirations, and career plans: A comparison of samples from Australia, Canada, and the United States. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1594-1611.
Maslowsky, J., Buvinger, E., Keating, D. P., Cauffman, E., & Steinberg, L. D. (2011). Cost-benefit judgment mediates the relationship between sensation seeking and risk behavior among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(7), 802-806.
Maslowsky, J., Keating, D. P., Monk, C. S., & Schulenberg, J. S. (2011). Planned versus unplanned risks: Neurocognitive predictors of subtypes of adolescents' risk behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35 (2),152-160.
Keating, D. P. (2011). Society and early child development. In D. P. Keating (Ed.), Nature and nurture in early child development. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press.