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Karen Bierman's REDI program releases new findings

Karen Bierman's REDI program releases new findings

Karen Bierman's multi-phase REDI project has released new beneficial findings.

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2018 Strumpf Scholar Award recipients announced

The Strumpf Scholar Award, provided by the Linda Brodsky Strumpf Liberal Arts Centennial Graduate Endowment, recognizes outstanding achievement and promise in areas of research supported by the Child Study Center.

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Research by Steffany Fredman and Amy Marshall correlates military-related PTSD and higher academic dysfunction

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by traumatic military experiences is associated with feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness and/or guilt. New Penn State research is evaluating how PTSD symptoms increase risks for academic difficulties as well.

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Lynn Liben named Evan Pugh University Professor

Lynn Liben named Evan Pugh University Professor

Lynn Liben, McCourtney Professor of Child Studies, Professor of Psychology, Human Development, and Education, and Director, Cognitive and Social Development Lab, was named an Evan Pugh University Professor in May of 2018.

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CSC welcomes Professor Yo Jackson!

CSC welcomes Professor Yo Jackson!

We are delighted to welcome Yo Jackson as a new faculty affiliate here at the Child Study Center.

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Jenae Neiderhiser and research team receive $3.3 million NIDA grant to study the role of genetics and environmental factors in the development of at-risk behaviors among adolescents

A five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will allow scholars from Penn State and three other academic institutions to continue studying the role that both genetics and environment play in the development of early substance use among adopted children.

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Congratulations to Krista Wilkinson on receiving the 2018 Barash Award for Human Service

Krista Wilkinson, professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, is the 2018 recipient of the Barash Award for Human Service.

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Congratulations to Paul Morgan on receiving the Distinguished Research Award in Human Development from the American Educational Research Association

Penn State researchers Paul Morgan, CEDR director and professor of education, and Marianne Hillemeier, professor of health policy and administration and demography, and their colleague George Farkas, professor of education at University of California Irvine, received the Distinguished Research Award in Human Development from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for their study of science achievement gaps in children.

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Research led by Cynthia Stifter shows how the temperament of babies can influence the way parents feed their children

Offering a snack may be a sure way to soothe a fussy child, but researchers say making it a habit can result in unnecessary weight gain in babies with certain temperaments.

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Martha Wadsworth mentors Gina Brelsford in the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Community-Engaged Research Core Faculty Fellowship Program

Gina Brelsford’s daughter was born at 32 weeks in 2007 and was hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care (NICU) unit for five weeks. That experience inspired the associate professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg to study the role of religion and spirituality in coping by parents of children in the NICU.

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Faculty affiliate Laura Bray examines whether teachers incorporate IEPs into their teaching

Gone are the days when students with disabilities were placed in a separate classroom, or even in a completely different part of the school.

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Faculty affiliate Robert Roeser travels to India to take part in a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama

Robert Roeser, Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, will take part in a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama on March 15 at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India.

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Samantha Tornello discusses "The Diverse Experiences of Gay Fathers" April 5th

According to the Pew Research Center, 23 percent of LGBTQ men are fathers. It’s a number that continues to trend upwards.

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Research by Kathleen Keller may help cut down on food waste in school

High school students prefer vegetables seasoned with herbs and spices, rather than plain veggies, according to Penn State researchers, who add this may lead to students liking and eating more vegetables, and result in less food waste in schools.

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Sheri Berenbaum publishes research results on the effects of prenatal exposure to androgens on girls' development

Prenatal exposure to male hormones influences which activities girls are interested and engage in, but the effects of those hormones don’t extend to gender identity or who they socialize with, according to Penn State researchers.

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Doug Teti's Project SIESTA reveals the importance of finding sleep arrangements that work for everyone

Recent trends and popular advice telling moms not to sleep with their babies may make mothers who do choose to co-sleep with their infants more likely to feel depressed or judged, according to Penn State researchers.

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Faculty affiliate Dara Babinski's research determines correlation between parenting practices and school performance for children with ADHD

The way parents interact with their kids may affect how well children with certain behavioral problems like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — ADHD — perform in school, according to researchers.

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Penn State ranked 3rd in 2018 College and University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D

This data comes from the National Center for Science and Education Statistics' Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey for fiscal year 2016.

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Lori Francis and her Healthy Bodies Project help guide Schreyer Honors Scholar's work

Anna Canova has loved vegetables all her life. But the Penn State senior and biobehavioral health major understands that getting many young children to eat their vegetables is no easy task.

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Karen Bierman's REDI Program demonstrates long-term academic benefits

Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the classroom, according to researchers.

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CSC faculty affiliate Steffany Fredman part of team researching new PTSD treatment for military personnel

Military deployment can be associated with increased risk of mental health problems for military service members and veterans as well as psychological distress in the spouses and children of the deployed, a risk that increases with longer deployment, according to research.

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Jennifer Frank appointed to the National Academy of Sciences' Consensus Study on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development among Children and Youth

Jennifer L. Frank, assistant professor of education and senior research associate with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the Social Science Research Institute, was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences' Consensus Study on Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development among Children and Youth.

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Orfeu Buxton and colleagues' research recommends removing digital devices from bedrooms of children and teens

Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence.

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Dean Susan Welch announces plan to step down in 2018

Susan Welch, the Susan Welch Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts and professor of political science, will step down as dean, effective June 30, 2018.

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Koraly Perez-Edgar and Kristin Buss head research resulting in more clues to the development of anxiety

Moms may be notorious worriers, but babies of anxious mothers may also spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, according to a team of researchers.

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CSC welcomes Jennifer Connell

CSC welcomes Jennifer Connell

We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Connell as a senior project specialist here at the Child Study Center!

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CSC faculty affiliates Carol Miller and Krista Wilkinson part of research team to receive $1.25 million grant

A group of Penn State researchers have received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address a shortage of faculty who can conduct research and train speech-language pathologists to provide interventions to improve outcomes for the more than four million Americans who have such complex disabilities that they cannot meet their communication needs through their own speech.

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CSC welcomes Dr. Evin Aktar

CSC welcomes Dr. Evin Aktar

The CSC is pleased to welcome visiting assistant professor Evin Aktar!

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Rick Gilmore kicks off new CyberScience Seminar Series

This fall a new, monthly seminar series from the Penn State Institute for CyberScience (ICS) will explore the frontiers of cyberscience research.

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CSC faculty affiliates Orfeu Buxton and Susan McHale's research findings in Penn State News

Employers who support working parents and their personal lives can positively influence the well-being of those employees and help them have more positive perceptions of their personal lives, according to a Penn State study.

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CSC welcomes Nancy English

CSC welcomes Nancy English

The CSC is pleased to announce a new staff member, Nancy English!

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