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Hormonal Stress Responses and Temperament in Human Newborns

This study examines salivary cortisol collected in the first 24 hours of life in relation to predicting post-natal temperament, behavior, frontal EEG activity and autonomic patterning in the first year of life.


Neural Regulation of Infant Emotion 

During the First Year of Life

(in collaboration with Dr. Laurel Trainor)

This study examines the development of emotion regulation in the first year of life. A longitudinal and cross-sectional group of infants have been seen at 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-months of age. Behavioral, EEG, autonomic, and salivary cortisol measures have been collected during baseline and in response to emotional stimuli.

 

Longitudinal Study of Childhood Social Development During the Early School Age Years

This study examines the development of social behavior in early school age children.  This cohort of children has been observed in the laboratory on 5 separate visits over the span of two years prior to and upon entry into Grades 1 and 2.  Behavior, EEG, and heart rate have been index in response to emotional stimuli.

 

 

OTHER PROJECTS

 

  • Electrocortical “Attunement” in Mothers and their 9 month-old Infants

This study examines the concordance between mother and infant in regional brain electrical activity (EEG).  EEG is collected concurrently in both the mother and infant in response to emotional stimuli.  

 

  • Social and Emotional Development in Children of Parents Clinically Diagnosed with Social Phobia (in collaboration with Drs. Van Ameringen, Mancini, Oakman, & Farvolden)

           This study examines social development in children of parents diagnosed with

         social phobia. Behavior, EEG, and autonomic measures are collected in response 

         to emotional stimuli in middle childhood.

 

 

  • Social, Behavioral, and Physiological Correlates of Young Adults Diagnosed with Schizophrenia  (in collaboration with Dr. Joel Goldberg)   

This study examines social behavior in young adults diagnosed with major psychosis.  Behavioral, EEG, and autonomic measures are collected in response to emotional stimuli in young adults diagnosed with schizophrenia.  

 

            

 

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