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Erika Lunkenheimer receives $2.6 million NIH grant to improve the scientific understanding of the role of parental self-regulation in discipline choices

Research shows that harsh parenting results in children with lower self-esteem and behavior problems, but many parents still practice it. Penn State researchers were recently awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve the scientific understanding of harsh discipline and the role parents play in using it.

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Faculty affiliate Dara Babinski's ADHD research featured by Penn State News - The Medical Minute

Dara Babinski, a clinical psychologist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, is using data from the Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study to learn how parents of children with an ADHD diagnosis often experience more lifetime stress than parents of children who don’t have that diagnosis.

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The CSC is honored to be the recipient of a major endowment from long-time supporters Arnold and Bette Hoffman

In 2012, the Hoffmans made a $2 million estate commitment to endow the directorship of the Penn State Child Study Center. Recently, they added $1 million to that commitment in order to endow the center, which will one day be named the Arnold S. and Bette G. Hoffman Child Study Center.

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Congratulations to Kristin Buss on being named an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Fellow

Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Fellow status is typically awarded for one’s scientific contributions, but may also be awarded for exceptional contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings.

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CSC faculty affiliates Hannah Schreier, Erika Lunkenheimer, and Jennie Noll join other Penn State researchers to examine the contributing factors to successful post-adoption development

The Pennsylvania child-welfare system places thousands of children from across the state into adoptive families. Penn State researchers recently received a $3.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to explore successful post-adoption development in children.

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Jennifer Frank's research demonstrates the positive impact of Communities that Care (CTC) coalitions

Students in Pennsylvania school districts that participated in Communities that Care (CTC) coalitions were significantly less likely to use alcohol or marijuana, or to engage in delinquent behavior than those in non-CTC districts, according to a recent study published in Prevention Science.

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Suzy Scherf & Junqiang Dai review the relation between puberty and functional brain development

Puberty causes significant physical and psychological changes, especially in brain development, changing the way adolescents think and behave. Despite this, the effects of puberty on brain development is not well known.

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CSC welcomes Dr. Rina Das Eiden

CSC welcomes Dr. Rina Das Eiden

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Rina Das Eiden as a new faculty affiliate at the Child Study Center!

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CSC faculty affiliate Jennie Noll appointed to Gov. Tom Wolf's Council on Reform

Jennie Noll, director of Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and professor of human development and family studies, is one of 25 individuals across the commonwealth to be appointed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Council on Reform, which is designed to help protect vulnerable populations in Pennsylvania.

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2019 PSU R Bootcamp

R Bootcamp, a three-day workshop for Penn State researchers and graduate students, was held August 21-23, 2019.

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