Research

CURRENT PROJECTS

Socioeconomic Status and Language Environment in Early Childhood

In this project, we are examining the interaction between socioeconomic status, executive functioning ability, and parenting styles/interactions in over 250 families to understand the connections to talk production in the home. We are currently examining longitudinal effects across the early childhood years.

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 to understand connections to parenting styles.