CAT Lab Researchers Honored by Society for Research in Child Development

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Congratulations to Xiaoxue Fu, Leigha A. MacNeill, and Santiago Morales who received Travel Awards to present their research at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development Conference.

Xiaoxue is a fifth-year graduate student in developmental psychology who is currently leading a study to assess how visual attention to environmental stimuli is related to social behaviors in children. Her presentation for SRCD described novel mobile eye-tracking technology used to assess attention to social stimuli in children.

Leigha is a fourth-year graduate student in developmental psychology interested in the biological underpinnings of the family’s emotional climate. One of her presentations for SRCD explored how children's baseline respiratory sinus arrhythmia moderated the associations between mothers' and fathers' emotional expressiveness and children's observed prosocial behavior, as well as how these relations differed for siblings within the same family.  Her other presentation for SRCD examined how attention biases to emotional stimuli moderated the link between parenting style and child adjustment.

Santiago is a sixth-year graduate student in developmental psychology interested in emotion and emotion regulation in children exhibiting internalizing and externalizing behaviors. His presentation for SRCD explored how temperament and physiological markers of regulation influence how children process rejection and acceptance from peers.