Lois Muir, Ph.D.

Lois Muir, Ph.D.

Professor Developmental Psychology

Office: Corbin 334
Email: lois.muir@umontana.edu


Graduate seminars in Developmental Psychology

Personal Summary

Research interests include the development of mothers and the relationship between mothering and child development. Additional current interests focus on the effect of leadership on the development of organizations.


Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982
M.S. Auburn University, 1978
B.A. The University of Texas at Austin, 1974


Selected Publications


Kamman, T., Muir, L., Koester, L., and Dimitrov, D. (2005). Linking Maternal Perceptions to Behavior: Nurturing attitudes and facial expressions of affect. Parenting: Science and Practice, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 237-258.

Muir, L. and Dimitrov, D., (1999). Changes in Maternal Perceptions From Pregnancy Through the Second Year, Presented at the American Educational Research Association.

Muir, L.E. (1993). Feeding choice and transition to motherhood. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA, March 1993.

Muir, L.E. (1992). Maternal sensitivity: Behavior and cognition. Infant Behavior and Development, 15 (Special ICIS Issue), 598.

Fletcher, R. & Muir, L.E. (1992). Heart rate during mother- and father-infant interaction and temperament. Infant Behavior and Development, 15 (Special ICIS Issue), 419.

Muir, L.E. (1990). Nausea in early pregnancy and later maternal attitudes and behavior. Infant Behavior and Development, 13 (Special ICIS Issue), 536.


Specialized Skills

Developmental Psychology