Robert M. Pressman, PhD., ABPP
Director of research for the New England Center of Pediatric Psychology and Co-
Author of The Learning Habit
Dr. Robert Pressman, director of research for the New England Center of Pediatric Psychology, is board certified in Family Psychology and the author of nine books on psychology and parenting. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, Society of Clinical Psychology, and Society for Child and Family Psychology, Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Society for Family Psychology, and the Society for Media Psychology and Technology.
Dr. Pressman’s main interests in research are childhood ADHD and parenting. He is credited with the discovery of Faux ADHD in 2011, a non-neurologically based attention disorder related to key bedtime routines. His research for the last two years has resulted in the Learning Habit study, the largest and most complex study of family habits and routines in the history of the Unites States. With nearly 50,000 participants in more than 4600 cities and towns throughout the country, Dr. Pressman and his team were able to identify the parenting style and “best practices” that produce children who are successful both academically and socially, as well as well-balanced emotionally. His team of researchers from Brown University’s Alpert School of Medicine, the Children’s National Medical Center, Brandeis University, and New England Center for Pediatric Psychology, worked with over 10,000 pages of data analysis to produce the Learning Habit Study.
Those results are presented in his newest book, The Learning Habit. Dr. Pressman has been prominently featured in the Boston Globe, New York Times, APA Monitor, American Journal of Family Therapy, NBC News Education Nation, CNN and other informational venues. He is currently a columnist of Psychology Today and a regular contributor to GoodParentInc.com.