Social-emotional teaching and parenting; early childhood emotional development, social determinants of mental health
Emma is a first-year masters student in Applied Developmental Psychology at GMU. She became a Registered Dietitian after receiving a B.S in Nutrition Science and a minor in Global Health from Penn State. As a research assistant at there, she studied the impact of iron and zinc supplementation on mother-infant interaction. Prior to joining the program, Emma worked in food policy and science communications for five years in Washington D.C. Regarding research, she is interested in parent and teacher promotion of social emotional learning in young children as well as parenting/family dynamics more broadly.
Development in school contexts: http://disc.gmu.edu/
Emma works with Dr. Tim Curby's lab to investigate how how teacher-child interactions serve as a mechanism for pre-school aged children social-emotional development.
Research Methods in Psychology Lab (PSYC 301)