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Gordon Finley

Professor Emeritus


Office: DM 284

Phone: 305-348-3190


Specialty: Developmental Science

Research Areas

Dr. Finley conducts research on fatherhood; fathers, children, and divorce; false abuse allegations in the context of divorce and has an interest in cross-cultural comparisons. He recently developed the nurturant mothering and mother involvement scales to parallel earlier scales for fathers published under the title "The father involvement and nurturant fathering scales: Retrospective measures for adolescent and adult children" in Educational and Psychological Measurement.

He has served as Editor of the Interamerican Journal of Psychology/Revista Interamericana de Psicologia and Adoption Quarterly. He also has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Psychology of Men and Masculinity, and Fathering. He has taught at the Universities of British Columbia, Toronto, and California at Berkeley. Dr. Finley currently teaches undergraduate courses in the Psychology of Parenting and Parenthood, and Life-Span Human Growth and Development. He teaches graduate seminars in Parent-Child Relations Fatherhood, and Divorce. He has co-authored or co-edited four books/monographs and has more than a hundred publications.

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  • PhD in Social Relations, Harvard University
  • MA in Social Relations, Harvard University
  • BA in Sociology and Anthropology, Antioch College