Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, 1963. Master of Arts, The Graduate Faculty New School for Social Research, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, The Graduate Faculty New School for Social Research, 1969.
Assistant professor department psychology, City College of New York, New York City, 1969-1972; associate professor, City College of New York, 1972-1977; associate dean division social science, City College of New York, 1972-1975; dean, City College of New York, 1975-1977; professor psychology, dean college, Princeton University, 1977-1987; professor psychology, director Pew Science Program Undergraduate Education, Princeton University, since 1987; chair, department psychology, since 1996.
Fellow American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society. Member Eastern Psychological Association, Society Research in Child Development.
Married Alan Chimacoff, January 2, 1981. 1 child, Katherine-Louise Chimacoff Dickens.