Affiliated Faculty, Developmental Psychopathology Concentration
My research investigates the complex processes through which parents contribute to children's development, with a particular focus on parents' contributions to children's stress reactivity, coping, and psychopathology. Drawing from the theoretical framework of developmental psychopathology, my research seeks to account for why children who are exposed to similar parenting experiences follow diverse developmental pathways. I am also interested in the factors that contribute to parenting styles and behaviors over time. I primarily explore these topics in the context of children's exposure to stressful life events, such as peer victimization.
In my laboratory at UVM, I plan to investigate: