Dr. Webb received his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of the UALR Psychology faculty from 1974 to 2013. After retiring, Dr. Webb was granted Professor Emeritus status at UALR in acknowledgement of his dedication and service to the university.
Developmental Psychology has always been first on Dr. Webb’s list of interests in the field of Psychology, particularly work in the Cognitive field involving intelligence and socialization. A long time interest for Dr. Webb has been the socialization of children and the effect that social structuring has on later cognitive development.
Although Developmental Psychology has always been Dr. Webb’s primary interest, he spent many of his early years with UALR involved in Industrial Organizational Psychology projects. Many of these project revolved around personnel issues, test development and motion systems.
Three years ago marked the return of Dr. Webb to his first love, Developmental Psychology. Dr. Webb and his team of investigators are one part of a 10 site project funded by the Public Health Service to explore the issue of teen pregnancy. This project is designed to look at personal identity development and issues of social responsibility issues that have in the past failed to effectively address the problems facing teen mothers today. The database from this study is now available for study.
Dr. Webb is presently working on a study of factors leading to graduation of students in the psychology department.