DuBois, PA 15801
Sarah teaches courses related to development across the lifespan, family relationships, culture, and poverty.
She is also the DuBois contact for the Latina and Latino Studies minor.
Sarah's research focuses on prosocial behavior and how cultural, socioemotional, sociocognitive, and socialization factors relate to prosocial behavior. The majority of her research has been conducted with Latinx cultures, both within and outside of the United States.
Carlo, G., & Pierotti, S. L. (in press). Prosocial behavior. Encyclopedia of child and adolescent development. Wiley.
Carlo, G., & Pierotti, S. L. (in press). The development of prosocial motives. In L. A. Jensen (Ed.), Oxford handbook of moral development: An interdisciplinary perspective. Oxford University Press.
Pierotti, S. L., Thornburg, K., & Carlo, G. (2017, February). The state of Missouri’s children: 2017. Policy Brief for the University of Missouri Center for Family Policy and Research.
Pierotti, S. L., Thornburg, K., & Carlo, G. (2017, December). The well-being of children in the United States: 2017. Policy Brief for the University of Missouri Center for Family Policy and Research.
Pierotti, S. L. (2014). Ethnic enclaves. The social history of the American family: An encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
BS with Honors, Psychology, minor Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
MS, Early Childhood Development, University of Missouri
PhD, Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri