- assessments for enhancing teacher effectiveness
- Child development
- cross-cultural study of children and families
- importance of play for young children
- language and cognitive development
- models and exemplary intervention programs for enriching children's lives
- observation and measurement techniques with children
- pro-social and moral development
- promoting emergent literacy and bilingualism in children
- quality care-giving with infants and toddlers
- teaching kids to conserve environments
- therapeutic techniques for decreasing stress as well as bullying in the lives of children and adults
For over 45 years, in addition to the many courses she has taught, Dr. Honig has authored or edited more than a dozen books and more than 600 articles and chapters. Among her books are: “Playtime learning games for young children” (SU Press); “Talking with your baby: Family as the first school” (with H. Brophy) (SU Press); “Risk factors in infancy” (Gordon & Breach Press); “Behavior guidance for infants and toddlers” (SECA Press) ; “Secure relationships: Nurturing infant/toddler attachment in childcare setting” (NAEYC Publications); & “Little kids, big worries: stress-busting tips for early childhood classrooms” (Brookes publishers). Her most recent books are: “The best for babies: Expert advice for assessing infant/toddler programs” (Gryphon House Press), and “Experiencing nature with young children: Awakening delight, curiosity, and a sense of stewardship” (NAEYC ).
For over 37 years, Dr. Honig served annually at SU as the Director of the National Quality Infant/toddler Care-giving Workshop held in the spring. She contributed regularly as a columnist for “Scholastic Parent and Child” and “Scholastic Early Education today” as well as for the Scholastic Website for parents.
Dr. Honig for over 35 years has been the North American Editor for the British journal “Early Child Development and Care”, She serves on the Editorial Board of the National Head Start NHSA Dialog Journal and of the journal “PsycCritiques”. She has also served on the editorial board of “Child Development,” the official journal of the Society for Research in Child Development.
In 2013, Dr. Honig was honored by being asked to present a plaque in her name to an outstanding Chinese pediatrician as well as to train childcare providers in Beijing to work with parents and young children.
Dr. Honig holds a Ph.D. Developmental Psychology from Syracuse University, M.S. Experimental Psychology from Columbia University, and B.A. Experimental Psychology from Barnard College.