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CSC welcomes Erika Lunkenheimer

We are delighted to welcome Erika Lunkenheimer as a new faculty affiliate here at the Child Study Center!

We are delighted to welcome Erika Lunkenheimer as a new faculty affiliate here at the Child Study Center!

Erika is an Associate Professor in the Developmental area of the Psychology Department. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2006 and completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oregon in 2008. Erika was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies from 2008 to 2016 at Colorado State University.

Erika’s work combines basic and applied approaches to understand the risk and protective mechanisms involved in parent-child relationships in early childhood. In particular, Erika is interested in understanding the etiology of developmental psychopathology in young children in terms of regulatory processes (i.e., self-regulation). She is working toward creating a robust empirical model of parent-child co-regulation that captures both at-risk and normative developmental processes. In so doing, she seeks to broaden this biobehavioral model to understand the development and prevention of child maltreatment. Erika is very much looking forward to collaborating with the talented faculty at PSU. Please join us in welcoming her to the CSC!