Gender discrepancies in Autism
Predictors and outcomes of in-school music enrollment
Sex/gender differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), camouflaging in Autism, ASD interventions
Early childhood education; emotion-focused teaching; feeding practices; emotion development; eating development; self-regulation; interoception/self-awareness
Sport and Performance Psychology, Applied Sport Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
Parenting, autism, early intervention, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Emotion-focused teaching; Early childhood education; Classroom quality and teacher–student interactions; Quantitative Methods.
Executive function, cognitive control, self-control, cognitive development, conceptual development
Child play, parent-child playful interactions, and parenting in relation to child social and emotional development
Developmental Psychology; Social Cognitive Development; Social and Emotional Learning; Play, Pretend, Imagination; Theatre, Drama and The Arts
early childhood learning environments, parent engagement, interventions serving disadvantaged communities
Autism spectrum disorders, fMRI, cerebellum, sex differences, social perception
Adolescent Development, Peer Relationships, Friendships, Social Network Analysis, Psychological Adjustment, Ethnic-Racial Identity Development, Intergroup Peer Relationships, Biological Processes, which Underpin Stress, Social Status, and Immunity
Early Childhood Social Emotional Developmental and Intervention
Victor’s current research interests lie in understanding the impact of neighborhood factors on academic achievement and language development.
Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with autism, care and parenting
Black experiences related to social Justice, equity, inclusion, and intersectional identities.
Pretend Play, Imagination, Video Games, Creativity, Psychology of the Arts
Wellness and the Arts, ASD and ADHD, Role-Playing Games, Psychology and Law
executive function; cognitive control; theory of mind; social functioning; family dynamics
Embodied cognition, social cognition, social and emotional development, psychology of the arts
Student persistence within in-school music electives; role of school transition and musical instrument choice
Social and Emotional Learning amongst teachers, children and community
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Social-emotional development/teaching and early childhood emotional development, school readiness.
Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation/executive functioning, private speech, bilingual language development, the arts and child development, long-term pre-K effects, advanced course placement, and educational success and equity for children of color and immigrant students.
Discrimination, Social Dynamics, The Marching Arts, Intergroup Contact, Race and Sexuality