Frances E. Aboud

Academic title(s): 

Professor Emerita


Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College, 1438
Phone: 514.398.6099
Email:  frances.aboud[at]


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1



Research Areas:

Developmental Science | Social & Personality | Health Psychology

Research Summary:

Prof. Aboud conducts research on the development of racial prejudice in children.  She also studies children's friendships and publishes in the area of international health psychology.

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Selected References:

Aboud, F. E. & Yousafzai, A.K. (2015). Global health and development in early childhood. Annual Review of Psychology, 66.

Yousafzai, A., K., & Aboud, F. E. (2014). Review of implementation processes for integrated nutrition and psychosocial stimulation interventions. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1308, 33-45.

Aboud, F. E., Tredoux, C., Tropp, L.R., Brown, C.S., Niens, U., & Noor, N.M. (2012). Interventions to reduce prejudice and enhance inclusion and respect for ethnic differences in early childhood: A systematic review. Developmental Review, 32, 307–336.

Aboud, F.E., Huq, N.L., Larson, C.P., & Ottisova, L. (2010). An assessment of community readiness for HIV/AIDS preventive interventions in rural Bangladesh. Social Science and Medicine, 70, 360-367.

Kramer, M.S., Mattush, L., Bogdanovich, N., Aboud, F. Mazer, B., Fombonne, E. et al. (2009). Health and development outcomes in 6.5-y-old children brestfed exclusively for 3 or 6 mo. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 1070-1074.

Aboud, F.E., Shafique, S, & Akhter S (2009). A responsive feeding intervention increases children's self-feeding and maternal responsiveness but not weight gain. Journal of Nutrition, 139, 1-6.

Opel, A, Ameer S, & Aboud, F.E. (2009). The effect of preschool dialogic reading on vocabulary among rural Bangladeshi children. International J of Educational Research, 48, 12-20.