Expertise

My research focuses on social stress in late childhood through early adolescence. I am interested in the experience of stress in family and peer contexts, outcomes of exposure to significant social stress, and vulnerability and protective factors in the context of social stress.

  • Physiological and coping responses to peer and family stress
  • Social difficulties in childhood and adolescence
  • Parent-child and peer relationships
Communities
Human Development
Degrees
PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Child Clinical Psychology, 2007
MS, Pennsylvania State University, Child Clinical Psychology, 2002
BS, Texas A&M University, Psychology, 1999
Keywords
human development