Social Development Laboratory

 

Previous Graduate Students

Nicole Lafko Breslend

Nicole graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Psychology. Nicole entered the UVM Developmental Psychology graduate program in 2013. Nicole earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UVM in 2017. Nicole is now a Research Assistant Professor at UVM.

Erin Shoulberg

Erin graduated from Grinnell College in 1997 with a BA in Psychology and a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies.   After working in the children’s summer camp industry for a number of years after graduating from Grinnell, Erin entered the UVM Developmental Psychology graduate program in 2005.  Erin earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UVM in 2012. Erin's research focuses on how adolescents’ social status goals (e.g., thinking it is important to popular or important to be liked) are related to relational aggression, prosocial behavior, academic goals, and achievement outcomes. Erin is now a post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Betsy Hoza.

Julia McQuade

Julia McQuade earned her Ph.D. in the Clinical Psychology program in the 2012 after completing her clinical internship at Mass General Hospital. As a graduate student, Julia worked both in the Social Development Lab as well as in Dr. Betsy Hoza's research lab at UVM. Julia's dissertation focused on how executive functioning relates to peer problems and disruptive behavior. Julia is now an Assistant Professor at Amherst College.