Francisco Pons

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Francisco Pons (Ph.D., University of Geneva) is Professor of Developmental psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Oslo.
Earlier, he has been working at the Universities of Geneva, Oxford, and Harvard. His current research interest covers the development of emotional competence in typical and non-typical children and adolescents (ASD, learning difficulties, abuse, etc.) from Western and Non-Western cultures (Quechua, Han, Fon, etc.) as well as the integration of developmental research and educational practices at kindergarten and school. He is the co-author with Paul Harris (Harvard University) of the Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC), which has been translated into more than 25 languages so far. The TEC is used by numerous clinical, educational and research institutions all around the World.

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