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Ph.D., University of Rochester

(585) 475-7429

Spring 2185
Monday, 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Or by appointment.




Dr. Comer joined the psychology department of RIT in fall 2012. She received her BA in psychology from Baylor University, and she received her MA and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Rochester. She is a lecturer and teaches a variety of courses in the department, such as Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Psychotherapy, Social and Emotional Development, and Advanced Developmental Psychology. Her areas of research interest include adolescent development, autonomy development, and parent-child relationships.


Nucci, L., Smetana, J., Araki, N., Nakaue, M., & Comer, J. (2014). Japanese adolescents’ disclosure to parents and well-being: The role of family decision-making and domain of activity. Child Development, 85, 901-907. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12174.


Smetana, J. G., Rote, W. M., Jambon, M., Tasopoulos-Chan, M., Villalobos, M., & Comer, J. (2012). Developmental changes and individual differences in young children’s moral judgments.  Child Development, 83, 683-696. doi:



Rowatt, W. C., Powers, C., Targhetta, V., Comer, J., Kennedy, S., & LaBouff, J. (2006). Development and initial validation of an implicit measure of humility relative to arrogance. Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 198-211.


Villalobos, M. S., Smetana, J. G., & Comer, J. (2015). Associations among solicitation, relationship quality, and adolescents’ disclosure and secrecy with mothers and best friends. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 193-205. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.05.016