Research and/or Creative Works
My primary focus is on teaching and although I am not currently involved in research, my principal interest is in identifying factors that contribute to psychological, behavioral, and social wellbeing of veterans. My previous research which guides my current interest
examined: 1) identifying predictors of maternal and paternal sensitivity with an emphasis on parents’ emotional responses to infant cues; 2) examining the intergenerational transmission of fathers’ parenting practices with an emphasis on identifying factors that contribute to discontinuity.
- 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.