Dr. Salzer is a graduate of the developmental psychology program at University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After completing her PhD in 1991, Dr. Salzer began her
post-doctoral fellowship in developmental psychopathology at Vanderbilt University
with Dr. Ken Dodge. As a graduate student, her primary area of research focused on
parent-child relationships in families with aggressive and socially rejected children.
While at Vanderbilt University, she adopted a social-information processing model
and expanded her area of interests to include the examination of children's internal
social cognitive models and their impact on childhood aggression.