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Jaxenne Daniels

Jaxenne Daniels, PhD

College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Office: A1307-16


Dr. Jaxenne Daniels attended the University of Pittsburgh for her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Anthropology. She completed her master's degree and PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Florida.

Dr. Daniels' research examines how parent-child interactions impact young children's socio-cognitive development. More specifically, Dr. Daniels' is focused on how humor influences child learning in parent-child interactions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
  • Socio-cognitive Development
  • Parent-Child Interactions
  • Development of Humor


  • Sudo, M., Cheung, Z. K. P., Okada, Y., & Daniels, J. (2023). How I wonder what you are: Children's songs as a source of mental and internal state information. Social Development, 32(1), 424-441.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Experimental Methods and Statistics
  • Lifespan Development
  • Child Psychology

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Jacquelin Godman Dissertation Fellowship (2021)
  • Jacquelin Goldman Spring Scholarship (2016-2021)