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2017-2018

CSC welcomes Nancy English
The CSC is pleased to announce a new staff member, Nancy English!
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.
CSC welcomes Dr. Evin Aktar
The CSC is pleased to welcome visiting assistant professor Evin Aktar!
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.
CSC welcomes Jennifer Murray Connell
We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Murray Connell as a senior project specialist here at the Child Study Center!
Joanne Arciuli, an expert in child development and psycholinguistics from the University of Sydney in Australia, to hold two public lectures
An expert in child development and psycholinguistics from the University of Sydney in Australia will visit Penn State in October.
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.
Dawn Witherspoon a featured speaker at the 12th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography
The Pennsylvania State University's Social Science Research Institute's 12th Annual De Jong Lecture in Social Demography
The CSC would like to offer sincere condolences to the family of Robert 'Bob' G. Faris
The CSC would like to offer sincere condolences to the family of Robert ‘Bob’ G. Faris, who passed away August 21, 2017.
Congratulations to Richard Lippin on receiving a 2017 Alumni Fellow Award
The Child Study Center congratulates Richard ‘Dick’ Lippin on his receipt of a 2017 Alumni Fellow Award.
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.
CSC directors Doug Teti and Pamela Cole are lead authors on SRCD Policy Brief on parenting
"Supporting Parents: How Six Decades of Parenting Research Can Inform Policy and Best Practice"
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.
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.
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.
Paul Morgan and colleagues confirm prior research results showing minority students are under-identified as disabled, and may not be receiving the help to which they are entitled
Three Penn State researchers and their colleague replicated an earlier but provocative study that found that minority children are less likely to be identified as having disabilities as they attend U.S. schools.
Research by Orfeu Buxton and colleagues found later school start times for teens increases the likelihood of getting recommended amount of sleep
A later school start time could mean teens are more likely to get adequate amounts of sleep, according to Penn State researchers.
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.
Faculty affiliates Gregory Fosco and Mark Feinberg publish research findings suggesting father rejection predicts increases in adolescents' social anxiety and loneliness
Healthy relationships with their parents are vital for adolescents’ development and well-being, according to Penn State researchers who say rejection from fathers may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness.
Faculty affiliate David Lee named head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education
David Lee has been named head of the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) in the Penn State College of Education.
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.
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.
Koraly Perez-Edgar and doctoral student Leigha MacNeill use EEG data to compare observable and unobservable infant development
Babies often amaze their parents when they seemingly learn new skills overnight - how to walk, for example.
Kristin Buss kicked off monthly series "Mechanisms of Mind" February 21st at the ADRI
The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) launched its monthly series “Mechanisms of Mind” on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.