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New research by grad student Anna Zhou and Dr. Kristin Buss examines child physiology and trajectories of child internalizing symptoms

Research has shown that children's internalizing symptom development during early childhood are shaped by biopsychosocial processes including physiology and parental symptoms. However, associations between maternal internalizing symptoms, child physiology and trajectories of child internalizing symptoms are not well understood.

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Carlomagno Panlilio, CSC faculty affiliate, recently contributed to an article for The Hill that discussed COVID-related education inequities

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently announced strategies for reopening schools during the ongoing pandemic. Although hand-washing, physical distancing, mask-wearing and in-person schooling are important, these strategies alone will not ensure that children are healthy and learning.

Carlomagno Panlilio, CSC faculty affiliate, recently contributed to an article for The Hill that discussed COVID-related education inequities - Read More…

Robert Nix's Recipe 4 Success program, focusing on toddlers' self-regulation skills and healthy eating habits, is discussed in American Academy of Pediatrics podcast

In this episode Susan Walley, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Section on Tobacco Control, highlights the new clinical report about health disparities in tobacco use and exposure. Hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, also talk to Robert Nix, PhD, about his research on toddler eating and self-regulation, published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.

Robert Nix's Recipe 4 Success program, focusing on toddlers' self-regulation skills and healthy eating habits, is discussed in American Academy of Pediatrics podcast - Read More…

Congratulations to Shannon Ranio, CSC Program Manager and Grants Specialist, on receiving the 2021 College of the Liberal Arts Staff Excellence Award!

Congratulations to Shannon Ranio, CSC Program Manager and Grants Specialist, on receiving the 2021 College of the Liberal Arts Staff Excellence Award!

The College of the Liberal Arts Staff Excellence Award provides recognition to employees who consistently demonstrate a high level of dedication and commitment to the unit and College. The employee has a positive and influential impact on the work environment, displays professionalism and initiative, and fosters cooperation and collaboration among peers and supervisors while carrying out their daily job responsibilities.

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Research by Lisa Gatzke-Kopp and team links infant second-hand smoke exposure with behavior problems later in life

This association remained significant, even after controlling for family poverty level; parental education; parental history of depression, hostility or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; caregiver IQ; complications during pregnancy; and other factors.

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U.S. News ranks Penn State #1 in online Bachelor’s in Psychology Program

Pennsylvania State University--World Campus, a public institution, has been offering online bachelor's degree programs since 2000-2001.

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Recently published research by Paul Morgan discusses how some kindergartners in the U.S. are more likely to be frequent users of online technologies

Specific groups of kindergartners in the U.S. are more likely to be frequent users of social networking, online gaming or messaging by the end of fifth grade, according to our new study in the journal Child Development.

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Sibling rivalry research by Mark Feinberg highlighted in New York Times article

“Conflict does decrease into adolescence; it sort of levels off,” said Mark Ethan Feinberg, a research professor of health and human development at Pennsylvania State University.

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Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Berenice Anaya (mentor: Koraly Pérez-Edgar) on receiving a NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award

This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students (F99 phase) to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions (K00 phase), and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Berenice Anaya (mentor: Koraly Pérez-Edgar) on receiving a NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award - Read More…

Penn State alumnus Donn Rappaport and his wife, Susan, provide financial gift to create the Donn and Susan Rappaport Child Study Center Fund

Moved by their concern for victims of child sexual abuse and their hope to prevent it in the future, Penn State alumnus Donn Rappaport and his wife, Susan, have made a $100,000 commitment to create the Donn and Susan Rappaport Child Study Center Fund.

Penn State alumnus Donn Rappaport and his wife, Susan, provide financial gift to create the Donn and Susan Rappaport Child Study Center Fund - Read More…

Paul Morgan and Adrienne Woods recently discussed the impacts of the pandemic on special education service delivery

The Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Podcast is offering a new series called The Pandemic Perspective, where we examine how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and various aspects of our society, institutions, and other systems have collided, changed, and even collapsed in the last nine months.

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CSC faculty affiliate Jennifer Frank part of research team teaching adolescents how to manage stress with mindfulness

The teenage years are often a time when anxiety and stress are heightened, causing individuals to deal with problems in self-defeating ways. New research led by a Penn State College of Education faculty member suggests that practicing mindfulness exercises, particularly mindful breathing, could enable adolescents to more effectively manage the stress in their lives.

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Research by Amanda Skoranski and Erika Lunkenheimer suggests regulatory difficulties may transfer from parents to children in the preschool years

Parental depression and anxiety can have profound effects on children. For the first time, Penn State researchers demonstrated that stress biology relates to depressive and anxiety symptoms differently for mothers versus fathers, and that parents’ profiles of stress biology and symptoms can predict their preschoolers’ emotional and behavioral problems.

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Recent analyses of 40 years of autism data by Jason Griffin and Dr. Suzy Scherf may have major implications for autism spectrum disorder

The ability to recognize faces varies greatly, but individuals with autism spectrum disorders can especially struggle, having huge implications for social interaction. Penn State researchers, for the first time, recently analyzed 40 years of autism data to determine deficits in face recognition.

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Jennie Noll, director of Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and CSC faculty affiliate, was recently awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association

Jennie Noll, director of Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and professor of human development and family studies, was recently awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 37, the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, for her outstanding contributions in research, professional service, and practice.

Jennie Noll, director of Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and CSC faculty affiliate, was recently awarded fellow status in the American Psychological Association - Read More…

The PROSPER program, proven to reduce youth substance use, works with schools and community leaders by offering in-school and after-school programs for middle school students and their families

A new website, located at prosper.psu.edu, will aid in recruiting Pennsylvania communities and families to participate in PROSPER, or PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience, a program proven to reduce use throughout entire communities by working with middle school students and their parents.

The PROSPER program, proven to reduce youth substance use, works with schools and community leaders by offering in-school and after-school programs for middle school students and their families - Read More…

Meg Small, PRC Director of Social Innovation and Assistant Research Professor of HHD, consults for the Nittany AI Associates program and TEAMology on a project to improve resiliency competencies and SEL skills in the COVID-19 school environment

Penn State students involved in the Nittany AI Associates program, working alongside TEAMology — a startup exploring emotional health as a way to enhance a child’s ability to succeed in school — explored best pathways in the use of artificial intelligence to test resilience in students learning remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meg Small, PRC Director of Social Innovation and Assistant Research Professor of HHD, consults for the Nittany AI Associates program and TEAMology on a project to improve resiliency competencies and SEL skills in the COVID-19 school environment - Read More…

Rick Gilmore, Pamela Cole, and an international team of developmental psychologists publish paper on the need for and challenges associated with greater data openness and sharing

Researchers in developmental psychology face a perplexing challenge: They know that collecting and sharing data about children can lead to real benefits for kids and their families, but they also recognize that some kinds of data like video or audio recordings risk violating the privacy of these vulnerable populations if not carefully protected.

Rick Gilmore, Pamela Cole, and an international team of developmental psychologists publish paper on the need for and challenges associated with greater data openness and sharing - Read More…