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Laureen Teti

Laureen Teti

Associate Research Professor of Psychology
Associate Director, Child Study Center
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Dr. Laureen Teti has researched children’s emotion regulation and its relation to parent-child interactions in a variety of high-risk families, including children prenatally exposed to cocaine and Black adolescent mothers living in a low-income urban community. She worked in 2006 with a small group of Penn State faculty to promote relations between communities of color in Harrisburg and child clinical and developmental researchers at the Child Study Center, which resulted in the establishment in 2007 of Parents And Children Together (PACT), a community-university partnership which includes representatives from early childhood agencies, parents, and other key leaders from communities of color in Harrisburg, PA. Laureen served on PACT’s Administrative team, and as an Associate Director, from 2007 to 2020. In her role as the CSC’s Associate Director, she facilitates initiative activities and events, works closely with the Director on strategic planning, annual reports and budget management, and organizes the CSC’s Speaker Series.