Social development, family and peer relationships, significance of close relationships. Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation Trajectories and processes of change in close relationships are the focus of my current research.
My primary interests are in trauma, resilience, and promoting children’s healthy development by strengthening parenting, with two distinct but interrelated research foci: • The impact of exposure to highly stressful and traumatic events (e.g.
Perceptual development and cognitive processes My research is concerned with perceptual learning during infancy and early childhood. I am particularly interested in how multisensory experiences guide or promote early perceptual learning.