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Mary Pinon

Academic Coordinator

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program M.S. Psychology

Dr. Pinon is a senior faculty member and the Academic Coordinator for the M.S. in Psychology and the M.S. and Ph.D. Developmental Psychology programs at Walden. Dr. Pinon’s training is in developmental psychology, with a research emphasis on the influences of electronic media on children. She has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. Formerly an assistant professor in psychology at Texas State University, Dr. Pinon was also a Research Director for The Psychological Corporation, where she developed early childhood and school-aged achievement and developmental assessment instruments. She was also the Vice President of Programs at Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago. Dr. Pinon has numerous presentations and published articles in several journals, including Child Development, and has authored a book chapter in Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation. Dr. Pinon has been with Walden since 2009.

Courses Taught

PSYC 6215/8215 - Lifespan Development

DPSY 6111/8111 - Themes and Theories of Developmental Psychology

PSYC 9000 - Dissertation Research

RESI 8401/8404 - PhD Residency


PhD, University of Kansas

MA, University of Kansas

BA, University of South Florida


Piñon, M. F., Huston, A. C., Wright, J. C., Pinon, M. (1989). Family ecology and child characteristics that predict young children's educational television viewing. Child Development.

Pinon, M. (2010). Theoretical background and structure of the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition..

Pinon, M. F., Hulsey, T. L., Woodland, A. (1999). Improving preschoolers' comprehension of sex abuse prevention concepts through video repetition.. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

Wright, J. C., Kunkel, D., Piñon, M., Huston, A. C., Pinon, M. (1989). How children reacted to televised coverage of the space shuttle disaster. Journal of Communication.

Stea, D., Kerkman, D. D., Piñon, M. F., Middlebrook, N. N., Rice, J. L., Pinon, M. (2004). Preschoolers use maps to find a hidden object outdoors. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Wright, J. C., Huston, A. C., Murphy, K. C., St., Peters, M., Piñon, M., Scantlin, R., Kotler, J., Pinon, M. (2001). The relations of early television viewing to school readiness and vocabulary of children from low-income families: The early window project. Child Development.


Pinon, M. (2017). From BSID to the Bayley-III: Assessing early child development.

Lackaff, J., Pinon, M., , F. F. (2012). The latest and greatest in early childhood assessment instruments..

Golden, T., Walsh, L., Pinon, M., Miller-Gray, E., Miller, C., Hanly, M. (2009). Play for all: Supporting visitors of all abilities. .

Yang, Z., Zhu, J., Piñon, M., Wilkins, C., Pinon, M. (2006). Comparison of the Bayley–III and the BSID–II.

Piñon, M. F., Smith, D. R., Pinon, M. (2001). The diagnostic utility of the WIAT–II.