Anthony D. Pellegrini, PhD, is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He has been in the educational and developmental psychology field for over three decades.
Pellegrini received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 1978 with a dissertation on the functions of private speech in preschool children. He conducted years of research, authored hundreds of articles, and taught both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses at the University of Georgia and the University of Minnesota. He specialized in children’s development, with specific interests in children’s play, social dominance, and aggression. In addition to contributing to scholarly research, Pellegrini continues to serve on editorial and advisory boards for various scholarly journals and educational foundations.