Current Research in Developmental psychology

Factors related to multiple foster care placements: The toll of impermanence
Sherry Hoang Smith, 2011
In this country there are approximately 510,000 children in the child welfare system. Of those, it is estimated 38% to 57% experience some type of disruption in their placement within 12 to 18 mont...
Bibliotherapy: A proposed treatment for children coping with divorce
Anya Stekoll, 2011
Divorce has become an increasingly common experience for families in the United States. Psychological literature has found divorce can have a variety of psychological impact on children. This disse...
On the way to becoming an adult in urban America: Similarities and differences between men and women
Heather Joy Charatz, 2011
The term emerging adulthood coined by Jeffrey Arnett (2004), attempts to describe the tumultuous lives of individuals in their 20's. Emerging adults in western society are characterized as postponi...
Adaptive behavior and cognitive functioning associated with pediatric bone marrow transplant
Tara Kane, 2011
Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is an effective treatment for many pediatric acquired and genetic conditions. It is an arduous process that poses challenges and manifests stress reactions in pati...
Of home and other figments: The passage of exile in the Tibetan diaspora
Sean Akerman, 2011
This dissertation used a study of lives approach to understand the stories told by four Tibetans who came to New York following the passage of the Immigration Act of 1990 when Tibetans first came t...
MERIT Mentalization Enhanced Remediation: an Integrated Treatment A Comprehensive Intervention for Children with Autism
Jenifer Clark, 2011
In the treatment of autism two models have evolved that have attempted to integrate aspects from skill based approaches with a more developmental model. These models remain predominantly developme...
Auditory event-related potential in neonates and young infants prenatally exposed to methadone
Jonathan Allan Jr Paul, 2011
Prenatal opiate exposure affects central nervous system development, and may place infants at risk for poor neurocognitive performance. The event-related potential response in an auditory oddball t...
Screening for autism in toddlers: A follow-up study
Michele Elizabeth Villalobos, 2011
The present study follows children who were originally screened for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as toddlers through a large community-based pediatric practice. We evaluated the children afte...
Not all map use is created equal: Influence of mapping tasks on children's performance, strategy use, and acquisition of survey knowledge
Adam E Christensen, 2011
The ability to think and act spatially has a variety of implications for human functioning and survival. Maps are an important tool for both navigating through and learning about the environment. B...
Associations among preschool children's home and school literacy environments, interest in literacy activities, and emergent literacy skills
Alison Elizabeth Baroody, 2011
This study examines the relation among home and school literacy environments, children's interest in literacy activities, and children's emergent literacy skills in a sample of 167 four-and five ye...
Tracking Play And Social Skills Development In Autistic Children Via A Journaling Tool
Paige Manulkin Malerman Shaw, 2011
The purpose of this demonstration project was to design a prototype for a diary and tracking tool for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Concepts underpinning the tool prototy...
Effectiveness of Parent Call-In Versus E-Counseling Services in Treating Pediatric Behavior Problems Uncovered in a Primary Care Medical Encounter
Tabitha Becker, 2011
Effectiveness of phone versus e-mail modalities was tested in delivery of EB treatments for parenting concerns of children ages 0-18. Over 25 weeks, 63 contacts were received with high e-mail dropo...
The effect of animal models on children's knowledge, attitudes, and practice of health behaviors
Stephanie Michele Allard, 2011
Obesity has been described as a global health crisis due to the rapid increases seen worldwide (Whitlock et al., 2005; Harris et al., 2009; Yetter, 2009). The consequences of obesity are far-reachi...
Family environment and modern Orthodox adolescent religious development
Jay Goldmintz, 2011
The study was designed to better understand the influence of family environment on the Jewish beliefs and practices of late adolescents. The sample consisted of 227 high school seniors attending si...
Academic Performance and Social/Emotional Competence in Adolescence
Nada Abdo, 2011
Academic Performance and Social/Emotional Competence in Adolescents This study investigated the connections among students' emotional intelligence, academic affect, academic coping, and overall sch...
Identity, adult development, and narrative: An interview study of women with a bisexual life history
Lauren Young, 2011
This qualitative study investigates the experiences of eight women with a bisexual life history, through the lens of identity and adult development. These women, aged 30-61, had all spent at least...
Comparing me to you: Comparison between novel and familiar goal-directed actions facilitates goal extraction and imitation
Sarah Ashley Gerson, 2011
Recognizing the goals of others' actions is critical for much of human development and social life. Origins of this knowledge exist in the first year and are a function of both acting as an intenti...
Electrophysiological correlates of childhood PTSD and treatment outcome
Damion J Grasso, 2011
A substantial literature of electrophysiological abnormalities in combat-related PTSD in adults suggests persistent hyperarousal and exaggerated responses to startling sounds and trauma reminders. ...
Children's Representation of Narrative Perspectives in Storytelling and Pretense in Relation to Theory of Mind
Hande Ilgaz, 2011
This study contributes to the theoretical arguments that conceptualize storytelling and pretend play as narrative contexts in which children practice perspective-taking and, in turn, improve their ...
The neural basis of context learning in a rat model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Nathen J Murawski, 2011
This dissertation examines context learning in a rodent model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Alcohol exposure in the rat over postnatal days (PD)4-9 leads to significant reductions in...