Office Hours: Friday 12:00 - 1:00 and by appointment
My primary research interest is the origins and outcomes of parent-child relations in early childhood.
Specific areas include:
identifying predictors of maternal and paternal sensitivity with an emphasis on parents' emotional responses to infant cues.
examining the intergenerational transmission of fathers' emotion relevant parenting practices with an emphasis on identifying factors that contribute to discontinuity.
factors associated with effective reintegration of military fathers: pre, during and post deployment stages.
Representative Publications & Presentations
Lekka, S.K., Crockenberg, S. C., & Burt, K. (April, 2011). Pathways explaining the development of parenting behaviors in fathers. Poster presented at the 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
Crockenberg, S.C., Leerkes, E.M., Lekka, S.K. (2010, July). Predicting pre- and post-partum depressive symptoms in fathers. Poster presented at the 21st Biennial Congress of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Lusaka, Zambia
Crockenberg, S. C., Leerkes, E. M., & Lekka, S. (2007). Pathways from marital aggression to infant emotion regulation: The development of withdrawl in infancy. Infant Behavior and Development, 30, 97-113. (Special section: Emergent family systems).
Crockenberg, S. C., Leerkes, E. M., & Lekka, S.K. (April, 2005). Marital conflict and maternal behavior: Predictors of infant emotion regulation. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta.
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