Research

CURRENT PROJECTS

Maternal Mental Health & Infant/Toddler Talk

In this project, we are examining maternal mental health (i.e., depression, anxiety, stress) and the effects on parent-child language interaction quality in the home. We are currently examining longitudinal effects across the early childhood years.

Language Interaction Tools

In this project, we are creating digital tools for local parents and educators to engage in high-quality talk in the home and preschool.

Executive Function Development

In this project, we are investigating the link between executive functioning ability and adaptive behaviors using event-related potentials (ERPs). In the initial stages of this project, we are testing a newly developed Stroop paradigm (proactive and reactive control) with typical adults. This will eventually be extended to parents suffering from depression to better understand impairments that may affect parenting.