Jason Baker, Ph.D.


Jason Baker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: EC584
Telephone:  (657) 278-7966
Email:   jbaker@fullerton.edu

Curriculum VitaePDF File Opens in new window


Courses Taught

CAS 301—Inquiry & Methodology in Development  
CAS 310 – Assessing & Observing Development
CAS 340 – Parenting in the 21st Century  
CAS 490T – Senior Seminar in Developmental & Behavioral Disorders



Dr. Baker received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his doctorate in psychology from Penn State (clinical major, developmental minor). He performed his clinical internship at the UCLA Semel Institute with a concentration on the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He held postdoctoral positions at the University of South Florida Family Study Center, the University of Miami, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of Division 33 (IDD/ASD) of the American Psychological Association and he will serve as Division President in 2021. Dr. Baker has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Psychology since 2011 and he has received federal research funding from the National Institute for Child Health & Human Development. Dr. Baker is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cal State Fullerton Center for Autism.


Research Areas

Dr. Baker’s research focuses on the interplay between child and environmental factors in the development of children with developmental challenges, with particular interests in autism spectrum disorder, parent-child interaction, externalizing behavior problems, physiological arousal, and the development of children’s emotion regulation.

Students interested in working with Dr. Baker can visit: Applied Developmental Core AssistenshipsOpens in new window

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