Barry McLaughlin (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor Emeritus in the Program in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (Psychology, Social Science II; Santa Cruz, CA. 95064).
His research interests include second-language acquisition in adults and children. He has published Second-language acquisition in childhood. Volume 1: Preschool children (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1984), Second-language acquisition in childhood. Volume 2: School-age children (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985), and Theories of second-language learning (Arnold Publishers, 1987).
McLaughlin has served as consultant on bilingual matters for the California State Department of Education and has published numerous articles on second-language learning and bilingualism.
He was Director of the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning and Director of the Bilingual Research Group at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
McLaughlin received his bachelor's and master's degrees from St. Louis University and did his graduate work at Harvard, where he earned a Ph.D. in social psychology. He is an avid birder, biker, and windsurfer.