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The PROSPER Program continues to provide resources to PA families

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions for Pennsylvanians, including the closing of schools and the interruption of other educational programs. Penn State’s PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) project is continuing to connect and engage Pennsylvania families and keep schools informed.

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2020 Strumpf Scholar Award Recipients Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Strumpf Scholars: Junqiang (Jacob) Dai, a Developmental Psychology graduate student, and Lauren Vazquez, a Child Clinical Psychology graduate student.

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2020 Irene E. Harms Graduate Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Irene E. Harms Graduate Scholarship Award recipient, Shana Ramsook Ratcliff, a Child Clinical Psychology graduate student.

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Kathleen Keller offers tips for keeping kids healthy and fed while stuck at home

Balancing finicky kid appetites with proper nutrition can be a challenge in the best of times. But now, with the majority of schools and day cares closed across Pennsylvania, many parents working from home, and schedules thrown in disarray, it may seem downright impossible.

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Mark Feinberg and Greg Fosco lead team studying the impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on children and families

Since social distancing has been implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, many families are experiencing high levels of stress and conflict — arguments and conflict between parents, between parents and children, and between siblings.

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Congratulations to Jennifer Frank on receiving the Outstanding Junior Researcher Award from the College of Education

The coronavirus pandemic may have halted the College of Education’s in-person events such as the annual spring appreciation and awards luncheon, but that hasn’t prevented the college’s outstanding achievers from being recognized for their accomplishments.

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Amy Marshall and Jenae Neiderhiser discuss how their research has been affected by COVID-19

Penn State research professors — including those in the fields of psychology, biobehavioral health, and human development and family studies — sometimes rely on students and individuals outside of the university for their studies.

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Several CSC faculty affiliates have joined interdisciplinary teams of researchers to address the COVID-19 crisis

With speed and ingenuity, more than 100 researchers across Penn State are shifting their research programs to address the COVID-19 crisis, thanks to funding from a seed grant initiative led by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

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Research by Rina Das Eiden and colleagues suggests prenatal substance abuse associated with a higher risk of aggressive behavior in kindergarten children

The wave of mass shootings across the United States in the last two decades has reignited the discussion of gun violence and the role it plays on childhood development. New research has found that prenatal substance exposure may contribute to positive attitudes toward guns and violence among adolescents.

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Congratulations to Pamela Cole on being awarded the Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences

Congratulations to Pamela Cole on being awarded the Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences

Pamela Cole, Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, Associate Director of Clinical Training, and Director of the Emotion Regulation Lab was recently awarded the Raymond Lombra Award for Distinction in the Social Sciences by the College of the Liberal Arts.

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Paul Morgan and colleagues examine whether U.S. school districts over-identify students of color as having disabilities

U.S. school districts may be flagged as over-identifying students of color as having disabilities when other factors, such as achievement gaps, may explain these disparities, according to new Penn State research published in Exceptional Children.

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Congratulations to faculty affiliate Jennie Noll on receiving one of Penn State's 2020 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement

Noll, an expert in child maltreatment and advocacy, joined Penn State in 2013 tasked with forming researchers and educators around the Penn State Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, which she helped to create and now directs as a unit of Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute.

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Paul Morgan and colleagues re-examine the bidirectional relations between reading and mathematics achievement

Underlying individual and environmental factors may better explain inter-relations between children’s early reading and mathematics achievement, according to new research that fails to support prior work suggesting that increasing children’s math skills might help increase their reading skills.

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SRCD spotlights developmental graduate student Meghan McDoniel

Meghan McDoniel, Ed.M., is a former SRCD State Policy Pre-doctoral Fellow who was placed in the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

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Emotion Expression Database available on Rick Gilmore's Databrary data library

The ability to understand facial expressions is an important part of social communication. However, little is known about how complex facial expression signal emotions related to social behavior and inner thoughts.

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Meta-analysis by Paul Morgan highlights discrimination toward students with disabilities

Federal legislation and regulation currently require U.S. schools to monitor for whether students with disabilities who are also racial or ethnic minorities are being inappropriately disciplined.

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Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar spotlighted by SRCD Latino Caucus

The overall mission of the SRCD Latino Caucus is to promote conceptually and methodologically rigorous research conducted with Latino children, youth, and families that represents their (1) diversity, (2) normative development, and (3) inherent strengths (cultural, linguistic, etc.).

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Congratulations to Kristin Buss on being selected as head of the Psychology department

Congratulations to Kristin Buss on being selected as head of the Psychology department

Kristin Buss, Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, has been a faculty affiliate of the Child Study Center since she arrived at Penn State in 2006.

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Kristin Buss and PACT recognized and awarded by Penn State

The Office of the Vice President for Outreach and Faculty Outreach Award Committee at Penn State University recently recognized and awarded Parents and Children Together (PACT) with an exemplary designation for Community Engagement and Scholarship.

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Dawn Witherspoon leads workshop on strategies for engaging diverse communities in research

On Nov. 4, 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Penn State's colleges of Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts and Education participated in a 4-hour workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse communities in their research.

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