Judith Bryant

Judith Bryant



Office: PCD 4152
Phone: 813/974-0475


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Judith B. Bryant is Professor of Psychology and a member of the Doctoral Program in Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Psychology. Bryant graduated from Yale University and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development in child psychology. Her research focuses on language development and psycholinguistics. She is best known for her work on pragmatic socialization and lexical innovation in the preschool years. She has also conducted research on gender and age differences in expressions of affection and people’s use and understanding of so-called gender-neutral pronouns. Bryant has received numerous teaching awards and particularly enjoys teaching Developmental Psychology and Discovering Research in Psychology.


Research Areas

Language Development, Pragmatics, Language and Social Competence, Language and Affection, Language and Gender