Developmental Psychology

Recent Student Presentations

Kat Adams

Adams, K.A., Loi, E.C., Ashland, M. A., Marchman, V. A., Fernald, A. & Feldman, H. M. Talking to preterm children matters too: A study of caregiver talk and language processing in full-term and preterm toddlers. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA (March 2015)

Marchman, V. A., Adams, K. A., Loi, E. C., Ashland, M. A., Fernald, A. & Feldman, H. M. Online Language Processing Efficiency at 18 months Predicts Receptive Vocabulary Outcomes at 3 years in Preterm Children. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA (March 2015)

Loi, E. C., Adams, K. A., Ashland, M. A., Marchman, V. A., Fernald, A. & Feldman, H. M. Processing efficiency and vocabulary as predictors of risk in a longitudinal study of SES-matched preterm and full-term toddlers. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA (March 2015)

Adams, K. A., Loi, E. C., Marchman, V. A., Fernald, A. & Feldman, H. M. (2013). Developmental Trends in Language Processing and Vocabulary in Preterm and Full Term Toddlers.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Seattle, WA (April 2013).

Adams, K. A., Marchman, V. A., Fernald, A. & Feldman, H. M. (2012).  Early language processing efficiency measures distinguish preterm and full term toddlers. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Minneapolis, MN (June 2012).

MacDonald,K., Bion, R. A., Adams, K. A., Marchman, V. A., Hurtado, N. & Fernald, A. (2012). M-O-O-s as Cues: Young children map novel animal vocalizations to unfamiliar animals.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Minneapolis, MN (June 2012).

Alyssa Pintar-Breen

Pintar, A. I., Blair, C. (2015, May). Child executive function moderates the relation between emotion socialization and internalizing symptoms. Poster presentation at the 27th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, May 2015, New York, NY.

Pintar, A. I. (2015, March). Chair, The role of self-regulation in the emergence of internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Symposium presented at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

Pintar, A. I., & Blair, C., (2015, March). Child effortful control moderates the relation between maternal depression and anxiety in early childhood. Presentation at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

Pintar, A. I., & Blair, C., (2015, March). Predictors of maternal emotion socialization in a low-income, rural sample. Presentation at the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

Pintar, A. I., Sulik, M. J., Blair, C., (2014, November). Parental emotional socialization and children's internalizing symptoms at age 5: Moderation by race in a low-income, rural sample. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting: New Conceptualizations in the Study of Parenting-At-Risk, San Diego, California.

Pintar, A. I., & Blair, C., (2014, June). Parenting and internalizing symptoms in five-year-olds: Differential associations with race. Presentation at the 14th Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York, NY.

Pintar, A. I., & Blair, C., (2013, November). Race, risk, cortisol, and child behavior problems at four years of age.  Presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, CA. 

Pintar, A. I., & Blair, C., (2013, June). Positive parenting partially mediates the effect of maternal depression on preschool anxiety.  Presentation at the 13th Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York, NY.

Pintar, A. I., Blair, C. (2014, May). Maternal depression's influence on childhood anxiety: Buffered by child effortful control?.Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, San Francisco, CA.

Pintar, A. I., Hostinar, C. E., Frenn, K. A., Donzella, B., Gunnar, M. R. (2013, April). EEG Power and Behavioral Measures of Self-Regulation in Post-Institutionalized Children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. 

Pintar, A. I., Gunnar, M. (2011). Initiative/passivity in post-institutionalized children. Available for viewing online at:http://purl.umn.edu/115895

Brian Spitzer

Spitzer, B. J. (2014). The effects of moral elevation on intelligence and helping behavior. Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York University, NY

Yeager, D. S., Johnson, R., Spitzer, B. J., Trzesniewski, K., Powers, J., & Dweck, C. S. (2014). The far-reaching effects of believing people can change: Implicit theories of personality shape stress, health, and achievement during adolescence.Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Yeager, D., Henderson, M., Paunesku, D., Duckworth, A. D’Mello, S. K., Spitzer, B. J., & Walton, G. (2014). A purpose for learning increases students’ persistence in STEM learning. American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, USA.

Spitzer, B. J. (2013). Theories about the malleability of emotional development: A longitudinal study and intervention. Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York University, NY

Yeager, D. S., Spitzer, B. J., Johnson, R. & Dweck, C. S. (2011). It gets better: Teaching adolescents that people can change reduces stress and improves achievement. Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Herringer L., Miller-Herringer T., & Spitzer, B. J. (2009). Feeling grateful: The influences of need, cost, and gender. APS Association for Psychological Science: Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

Mortensen, C., Schwartz, N., Spitzer, B. J., Kiss, J. (2009). Decorative graphics as visual Metaphors: Their influence on passage theme. Annual meeting of the European Association for Learning and Instruction, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Paula Daneri

Daneri, M. P. & Blair, C. (March, 2015). Executive function and academic outcomes in dual language learners. Paper presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Daneri, M. P. & Blair, C. (March, 2015). Bidirectional relations between executive function and expressive vocabulary in kindergarten and first grade. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Daneri, M. P., Blair, C., Scheffner Hammer, C., & Lopez, L. (July, 2014). Executive function performance on the Fish Flanker task in a sample of Spanish-English speaking children in Head Start.Poster presented at the Annual Head Start Conference. Washington, DC.

Daneri, M. P., & Blair, C. (June, 2014). The relation between executive function and expressive vocabulary in kindergarten. Paper presented at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. New York, NY. 

Daneri, M. P., Kalia, V., & Wilbourn, M.P. (March, 2011). Examining the impact of bilingual language experience on executive function in emerging bilinguals from dual-language immersion classrooms. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Kelly Escobar

International and National Conferences

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Luo, R., Liu, H., Escobar, K., & Kundsen, J. (2015, March). Temporal features of infants’ real-time language experiences in the home setting. Paper symposium presented for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

Escobar, K., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Melzi, G. (2015, March). Predicting narrative elaboration and participation during book-sharing in Mexican-American dyads. Poster session presented for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Escobar, K., Scarola, L., Schick, A., & Melzi, G. (2015, March). Capturing the language skills of Spanish-speaking Latino children. Poster session presented for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Escobar, K. & Brand, R.J. (2015, March). Individual differences in self-locomotion and stranger anxiety: Are they related? Poster session presented for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Oh, S., Escobar, K., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Yoshikawa, H. (2015, March). Diverse language environments of Latino children in the United States: variations by age and ethnicity. Poster session presented for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Escobar, K., Melzi, G., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2014, July). Communication roles in dyadic narrative elaborations. Poster session presented for the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Escobar, K., Melzi G., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2014, July). The developmental shift in communication role during book-sharing in Mexican children. Poster session presented for the Head Start National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington DC.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Knudson, J., Luo, R., Lui, E., & Escobar, K. (2014, July).  Infants’ real-time language exposure across everyday routines. Poster session presented for the International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Escobar, K., Melzi, G., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2014, June). Mexican children’s narrative participation. Presentation at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Fordham University, NY.

Escobar, K., Brand, R. J., & Baranes, A. F. (2013, April).  Learn by doing: Infants’ understanding of rational action is correlated with crawling status. Poster session presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Invited Talks and Guest Lectures

Luo, R., Kurchirko, Y., & Escobar, K. (2014). Parenting and language interactions across cultures. Guest lecture presented in Parenting and Culture class at New York University.

Escobar, K. (2012). Language, Thought, and Intelligence. Guest lecture presented in Introductory Psychology class at Villanova University.

Escobar, K. (2011). Crawling and teleology: Infants’ understanding of rational action. Presented in Contemporary Issues in Psychology Seminar at Villanova University, Villanova.

Escobar, K. (2013). Stranger-anxiety and crawling in infants: Is one an impetus for the other? Villanova University, Villanova.

Eric Finegood

Finegood, E. D., Wyman, C., O’Connor, T. G., Blair, C., & The FLP Key Investigators. Cortisol and Neurodevelopment in Infancy.  Presentation submitted to the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, May 26-28, 2016

Finegood, E.D., Raver, C.C. & Blair, C. Testing Models of “Toxic Stress” for Parents’ and Children’s Emotion Dysregulation.  Presentation given at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research In Child Development, Philadelphia, March 19-21, 2015.

Finegood, E.D., Blair, C. & The FLP Key Investigators. Observed Indicators and Parental Perceptions of Family Chaos: Relationships with Income and Executive Functions in Young Children.  Presentation given at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research In Child Development, Philadelphia, March 19-21, 2015.

Finegood, E. D., Blair, C., & The FLP Key Investigators. Stress Regulation, Reactivity, and Emerging Cognitive Abilities in Infants from Low-Income Families In The U.S.  Poster accepted at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY, May 21, 2015.

Rarick, J.R.D., Finegood, E.D., Blair, C. & The FLP Key Investigators. How Soon Do Neighborhoods Matter?  Investigating Longitudinal Associations Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Early Stress.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research In Child Development, Philadelphia, March 19-21, 2015.

Finegood, E., Blair, C., Granger, D. A., and the Family Life Project Key Investigators. Maternal Salivary Cortisol and Cumulative Risk predict parenting behaviors in late postpartum period.  Talk at the 14th Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York, NY, June 6th, 2014.

Finegood, E., Blair, C., Granger, D. A., and the Family Life Project Key Investigators. Symptomatology, Cumulative Risk, and Maternal Cortisol in the Late Postpartum.  Poster presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, New York, NY, May 8-10, 2014.

Finegood, E., Blair, C., and the Family Life Project Key Investigators. Socioeconomic Status and Maternal Cortisol in the Late Postpartum. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, CA, November 6-9, 2013.

Finegood, E., Blair, C., and the Family Life Project Key Investigators.  Socioeconomic Status and Maternal Salivary Cortisol in the Postpartum.  Presentation given at the 13th Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York, NY, May 31st, 2013.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E.D., Dayton, C.J., Akce, L.B., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M. Maternal Brain Responses to baby-Stimuli are Modulated by Psychopathology.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, 2013.

Dayton, C. J., Ho, S., Muzik, M., Varney, R., Finegood, E.D., Rosenblum, K., Alfafara, E., Miller, N., Swain, J.  Improvements in Parenting Neurocircuits Associated with Participation in the Mom Power Intervention.  Poster presented at the Annual Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Annual Research Education Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, March, 2013.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E.D., Dayton, C.J., Akce, L.B., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M: Maternal Brain Responses to Baby-Stimuli are modulated by Psychopathology. Society for Research on Child Development Seattle, Washington, April 18-20.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E.D., Dayton, C.J., Akce, L.B., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M: Maternal Psychopathology Affects Brain Responses to Baby Stimuli. 5th World Congress of Women’s Mental Health March 4-7.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E.D., Richardson, P., Dayton, C.J., Akce, L.B., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M: Maternal Brain Responses to Baby Stimuli are Modulated by Mood Disorders. Biological Psychiatry 2012;71:207S.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E.D., Richardson, P., Dayton, C.J., Marcus, S., Muzik, M: Maternal Brain Responses to Baby Stimuli are Modulated by Mood Disorders. Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence 2012;60(5S):182.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E., Richardson, P., Dayton, C.J., Marcus, S., Muzik, M. (July, 2012) Maternal Brain Responses to Baby-Stimuli are Modulated by Mood Disorders. Poster at International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood E., Richardson, P., Marcus, S., Akce, L.B., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M., (April, 2012) Infant Stimuli Affect Maternal Brain Responses According to Psychopathological Risk. Poster at Center for Culture, Mind, and the Brain (CCMB) Annual conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Finegood, E., Swain, J.E., Muzik, M., Akce, L.B., Richardson, P., Rosenblum, K., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Ho, S. S. (2011, June). Inhibited Neural Responses Related to Self-Reflection in Mothers at Risk of Maternal Depression.  Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Silverman Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Finegood, E., Swain, J.E., Muzik, M., Dayton, C., Akce, L.B., Richardson, P., Rosenblum, K., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Ho, S. S. (2011, November). Brain Mechanisms Related to Parental Representations of Child and Depression.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

Ho, S.S., Muzik, M. Finegood, E., Richardson, P., Varney, R., Rosenblum, K., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Swain, J.E. (2011, June). Neural Responses Related to Positive and Negative Maternal Motivations are Modulated by Cumulative Risks of Mood Disorders.  Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Silverman Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Ho, S.S., Muzik, M. Finegood, E., Richardson, P., Varney, R., Rosenblum, K., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Swain, J.E. (2011, November). Neural Responses Related to Positive and Negative Maternal Motivations are Modulated by Cumulative Risks of Mood Disorders.  Poster presented at to the Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood, E., Richardson, P., Akce, L.B., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M. (2012, June). Psychopathological Risk Affects Maternal Brain Responses to Baby Stimuli.  Submitted symposium to International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Swain, J.E., Ho, S.S., Rosenblum, K., Finegood, E., Richardson, P., Akce, L.B., Marcus, S., Phan, K.L., Muzik, M. (2011, December). Maternal Brain Responses to Baby-Stimuli are Modulated by Psychopathological Risk. Presentation accepted for the 50th Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii.

Yana Kuchirko

Kuchirko, Y., Tafuro, L., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. Becoming a Communicative Partner: Infant Contingent Responsiveness to Maternal Language and Gestures. Symposium for International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development.

Kuchirko, Y., Escobar, K., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Sanders, A., & Custode, S. Everyday Opportunities for Language Learning. Presentation submitted to International Congress of Infant Studies.

Kuchirko, Y. & Chazan, S.  (August, 2015). The children’s Developmental Play Intstrument (CDPI): Validity Study. Poster for the International Psychoanalytic Association. Boston, MA.

Kuchirko, Y., Tafuro, L., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (May, 2015). Reciprocal Interactions: The microdynamics of infant mother interactions at 14 and 24 months. Paper for Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Kuchirko, Y., Tafuro, L., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (June, 2015). Interactional Synchrony: Infants’ Contingent Responses to Maternal Language and Gestural Communication. Presentation for the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Kuchirko, Y., Tafuro, L., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (March, 2015). Infants’ Contingent Responses to Maternal Language and Gestural Communication. Poster for the Society for Research on Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y.,  Luo, R., Liu, H., Escobar, K. (March, 2015). Temporal Features of Infants’ Real-Time Language Experiences in the Home Setting. Symposium for the Society for Research on Child Development. Philadelphia, PA.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Knudsen, J., Luo, R., Lui, H., & Escobar, K. (2014). Infants’ Real-Time Language Exposure across Everyday Routines. Presentation for the International Society for Infancy Studies, Berlin, Germany. 

Luo, R., Lui, H., Kuchirko, Y., & Tamis-Lemonda, C.S. (2014). Chinese Caregivers’ Language to 2-year-old Infants During Everyday Routines. Presentation for the International Society for Infancy Studies, Berlin, Germany. 

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Luo, R., Karasik, L., Adolph, K., & Tafuro, L. (2014). Temporal features of language learning in context. Presentation at Indiana University

Kuchirko, Y., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2013). Mothers’ contingent responsiveness across infant development. Presentation for the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. New York, NY.

Mejia, T., Jimenez-Robbins, J.R., Liang, E., Kuchirko, Y., Catalan, D., Suarez-Hesketh, C., Liben, L., & Tamis-LeMonda, C.S. (2103). Maternal Teaching of Spatial Concepts during Book-sharing: Preliminary Analyses. Presentation for the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. New York, NY.

Kuchirko, Y., Jimenez-Robbins, C., Liang, E., Catalan, D., Majia, T., Suzrez-Hesketh, C., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Lynn, L. (2013). “Teachable Moments”: Variations in Maternal Language and Gesture to Teach Children about Spatial Concepts During Book-sharing. APA Conference. New York, NY.

Luo, R., Kuchirko, Y., Liang, E., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., & Ng, F (April, 2013). Ethnic variation in mother-child booksharing and children’s storytelling styles. Poster for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Tamis-Lemonda, C.S., Tafuro, L., Kuchirko, Y., Song, L., & Kahana-Kalman, R. (April, 2013). Mothers’ responsiveness and child development: a focus on mother-infant interactions in low income, ethnically diverse families. Paper for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Song, L., Tamis-Lemonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Luo, R., & Raufman, J. (April, 2013). Children’s vocabulary growth in english and spanish across early development and associations with school readiness. Paper for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Kuchirko, Y., Luo, R., Chakofsky-Lewy, N., Liang, E., & Garcia, M.P. (April, 2013). What do you think will happen next? The relation between maternal questions and child narrative contribution across ethnicity and development. Poster for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Hofer, M., Podgorny, M., Chakofsky-Lewy, N., Knudsen, J., Kuchirko, Y., Liang, E., Rodgin, S., Gross, J., & Benavidez, L. (April, 2013). Who? What? Where? When? How mother’s questions pave the way for autonomous child storytelling. Poster for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kuchirko, Y., Tafuro, L., Song, L., Karasik, L., Kahana-Kalman, R., & Adolph, K. (April, 2013). Why might contingent maternal responsiveness predict infant language development? Paper for the Society for Research on Child Development. Seattle, WA.

Kuchirko, Y., (June, 2012). “Cultural Variation in Mother-Child Book-Sharing Interaction at ages 3, 4 and 5. Paper for Cross University Mentoring Conference. Newark, DE.

Kuchirko, Y., Lou, R., Liang, E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. (June, 2012). “How should we tell the story?” ethnic variation in mother-child book-sharing styles at ages 3 and 4 . Poster for Head Start Conference. DC, MD.

Kuchirko, Y., Rivera, X., Liang, E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. (June, 2012). Ethnic and gender variation in types of questionsmothers ask during book-sharing with their children: developmental trajectory. Poster for Head Start Conference. DC, MD.

Beebe, B., Kuchirko, Y., Berman, J., Bandes, E., Schiek-Gamble, C., Van Hoose, S., Buck, K., Lee, S., & Jaffee, J.(2012). Maternal intrusion (Loom/Chase/Intrusive Touch) predicts infant body disengagement and infant facial-vocal distress. Poster for The International Society on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Juliao, C., Kuchirko, Y., Tamis-LeMonda, C. (2012). Ethnic and gender differences in mother’s language during wordless book-sharing with their toddlers: developmental trajectory. Poster for Head Start Conference. DC.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Song, L., Kuchirko, Y., Raufman, J., Kahana-Kalman, R., Yoshikawa, H (2011). Heterogeneity of language experiences and development in latino children. Paper presented at the NYU Conference: Infants’ Learning of Multiple Languages. New York, NY.

Cheng, S., Kuchirko, Y., Kucuk, Z & Sze, I. (2011). Relation between children’s beliefs about persistence and their behavioral persistence: cultural variation. Poster for theNew York State Psychological Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Chung, J., Shee, E., Kuchirko, Y., Naranjo, K, Cheng, S., & Melendez, M. (2011). Chinese mothers' feedback on childrens’ performance: developmental trajectory. Poster for theNew York State Psychological Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Kuchirko, Y., Rivera, X. (2011). Questions mothers ask during book-sharing with 3-Year olds Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring  Conference. Bethlehem, PA.

Liang, E., Kuchirko, Y., Lou, R. (2011). “And the moral of the story is”:exploring the cultural aspects of narrative exchanges in mother-child book-sharing. Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Bethlehem, PA.

Juliao, C. & Kuchirko, Y. (2011). Ethnic and gender differences in mothers' language during wordless book-sharing with 3 year olds. Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Bethlehem, PA.

Luo, R & Kuchirko, Y.. (2011). Cultural variation in maternal support in mother-child interaction surrounding bead-stringing. Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Bethlehem, PA.

Chang, S., Kuchirko, Y., Kucuk, Z. (2011). Cultural variation in children’s behavioral persistence and mother’s feedback and instruction. Presentation for the Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Bethlehem.

Liben, L., Tamis-Lemonda, C.S, Ng, Florrie., Boriello, G.A & Kuchirko, Y. (2011). Early contexts for learning to think spatially: qualities of mother-child block play (Paper Symposium). Jean Piaget Society. Berkeley, CA. 

Chazan, S., Kuchirko, Y. (2011). The children’s developmental play instrument (CDPI). Poster for the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Tamis-LeMonda, C.S., Kahana-Kalman, R., Smith Leavell, A., Song, L., Ng, F., Sze, I, Kuchirko, Y., Yoshikawa, H. (2011). Parent-infant interactions across nested time frames, developmental domains, and cultural communities. (Paper Symposium). Society for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Tamis-LeMonda,C.S., Rodriguez, E., Kuchirko, Y., Song, L., Leavell, A., Wu, I., Kahana-Kalman, R., & Yoshikawa, H. (2011). Parent-child language and literacy interactions in ethnically diverse U.S. families. (Paper Symposium). Society for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Song, L., Tamis-LeMonda, C.S, Kuchirko, Y. & Yoshikawa, H. (2011) Language context, language experiences, and lexical development in Dominican and Mexican infants across the first two years.. (Paper Symposium). Society for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Beebe, B., White, E., Kuchirko, Y., Buck, K., Latack, J., Caldwell, P., Sims, D., Jaffe, J. (2011).  Infant body disengagement, infant distress, and maternal intrusion. Poster for the Society for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Kuchirko, Y., Garcia, M., Liang, E., Fernandez, G., Chakofsky-Lewy N. (2011). What happened then? Questions mothers ask during book-sharing with 3-year-olds. Poster for theSociety for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Liang, E., Garcia, M.P., Kuchirko, Y., Christie, M.,Wu, I. (2011). Qualitative analysis of book-sharing across cultures.  Poster for theSociety for Research on Child Development. Montreal, Canada.

Chazan, S., Kuchirko, Y. (2011). The children’s developmental play instrument (CDPI): Report of an initial validity study-styles of play. Poster for thePsychodynamic Psychoanalytic Research Society. New York, NY.

Kuchirko, Y., Liang, E. Hou, F., Sze, I.(2010). Psychometric properties of the Social Skills Rating Scale (SSRS) across cultures. Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Kuchirko, Y., Christie, M., Garcia, M., Hou, F., Liang, E. (2010). Analysis of narratives during mother-child book-sharing. . Presentation for theCross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference. Cambridge, MA.

Kuchirko, Y., Ng, F., Tamis-LeMonda, C., Henderson, J. (2010). “Great! You Built that Right!” cultural variation in mothers’ responses to children’s performance. Poster for theConference on Human Development. New York, NY.

Kuchirko, Y., Song, L., Raufman, J., Wu, I. Liang, E., Tamis-LeMonda, C. (2010). “Frog, Where Are You?” Cross cultural variation in mother-child book reading. Poster for theConference on Human Development. New York, NY.

Wu, I., Smith-Leavell, A., Halim, M. L., Kuchirko, Y. (2010). The effect of mother-child activities on child development. Poster for the  Head Start's Tenth National Research Conference. Washington, D.C.

Wu, I., Kuchirko, Y., Hunter, C., Tamis-LeMonda, C. (2010). Cultural patterns of mother-child Communication at 1 and 2 years. Poster for the  Head Start's Tenth National Research Conference. Washington, D.C.

Kuchirko, Y., Wu, I., Hunter, C.,Tamis-LeMonda, C. (2010). The mothers’ goals for their three-year-old children. Poster for theHead Start's Tenth National Research Conference. Washington, D.C.

Hunter, C., Ng, F., Kuchirko, Y., Raufman, J., Tamis-Lemonda, C. (2009). Ethnic variation in mothers’ desired qualities for their three-year-old children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development. Denver, Colorado.

Juan Del Toro

Del Toro, J., Hughes, D., & Way, N. (2015, June). Trajectories of ethnic exploration, public regard and private regard across early adolescence: An autoregressive latent trajectory model. Paper presented as part of a presentation at the 20th Annual National Black Graduate Conference in Psychology (BGCP) in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Del Toro, J. & Sirin, S. (2015, March). Perceived inequality and trajectories of academic engagement among urban adolescents: The moderating role of coping. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) in Philadelphia, PA. 

Del Toro, J., Granados, G., & Rios, D. (2014, June). Master narratives as inertia: Sexual minority men’s perceived social support. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Conference in Portland, OR. 

Del Toro, J., Cressen, J., & Sirin, S. (2014, June). Narratives of academic motivation among urban high school students. Paper presented as a poster presentation at the Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Conference in Portland, OR. 

Del Toro, J., Hughes, D., & Way, N. (2014, June). Perceptions of the “glass ceiling” among adolescents at the intersections of race/ethnicity and gender. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference (CUCMC) in New York, NY. 

Rios, D. & Del Toro, J. (2013, January). The role of the glass closet for queer men managing multiple identities in multiple contexts. Paper presented as a poster presentation at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) in Houston, TX. 

Rios, D. & Del Toro, J. (2012, October). The experiences of queer men of color in higher education: Managing multiple identities in college. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Biennial National Latina/o Psychological Association Conference in Brunswick, NJ. 

Del Toro, J. & Quintana, S. M. (2012, August). A social justice perspective-taking ability model: A conceptual model and initial scale development. Paper presented as part of a symposium for the Summer Education Research Program (SERP) in University of WisconsinMadison, Madison, WI. 

Rios, D. & Del Toro, J. (2012, June). Applying the psychology of invisibility to science and engineering fields. Paper presented as part of a symposium at the Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Conference in Charlotte, NC. 

Rios, D., Del Toro, J., Miller, R. (2012, June). Mentoring across difference: Do social identities matter in a mentor/mentee relationship? An interactive discussion workshop at the Biennial Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Conference in Charlotte, NC. 

Cruz, M., Del Toro, J., Montes, M. & Trujillo, L. (2011, March). Sitting at the table: Latinos and Latinas in higher education and the intersections between invisibility, visibility, and hypervisibility. A paper presented at a roundtable discussion at the Youth, Identities and Transnational Flows Conference in Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 

Emily Bostwick

Bostwick, E. (2015, November). Bilingual language diversity of Latino preschoolers: Profiles, pragmatic differentiation, and relations with school readiness skills. Oral presentation at the OPRE Research Scholars Grantee Meeting, Washington, DC.

Bostwick, E., Cuevas, D., Schick, A., & Melzi, G. (2015, April). The oral practices of New York City Latino Head Start families. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Turbeville, A., Bostwick, E., & Aber, J. L. (2014, August). Causal effect of experiencing a death in the household on childhood difficulties in South Africa. Poster presentation at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bostwick, E., & Melzi, G. (2014, July). The language attitudes of dual-language Latino preschoolers. Poster presentation at the meeting of the International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Schick, A., Melzi, G., Schneebaum, L., Bostwick, E., & Gunin, G. (2014, July). Latino preschool children's narrative competencies across contexts. Poster presentation at the meeting of the International Congress for the Study of Child Language, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Schick, A., Melzi, G., McWayne, C., & Bostwick, E. (2014, July). Fixed and malleable factors as precursors to Latino Head Start families’ engagement. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Head Start National Research Conference on Early Childhood, Washington, DC.

Bostwick, E. (2014, June). Code-switching in the narratives of dual-language Latino preschoolers. Oral presentation at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY.

Bostwick, E., & Melzi, G. (2014, April). Code-switching in the narratives of dual-language Latino preschoolers. Paper presentation at the meeting of the Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Bostwick, E. (2013, May). The language attitudes of dual-language Latino preschoolers. Oral presentation at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, New York University, New York, NY. 

Melzi, G., Schick, A., & Bostwick, E. (2013, May). Latino Children’s Narrative Competencies over the Preschool Years. Poster presentation at the Inaugural Bilingual Research Conference, Houston, TX.

Melzi, G., Bostwick, E., Niño, S., Schick, A., & Obregón, J. (2013, April). Narrative Elaboration and Latino Children’s School Readiness Skills. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Seattle, WA.

Melzi, G. & Bostwick, E. (2012, June). How to promote the benefits of bilingualism. Invited talk at the University Settlement Early Childhood Program.

Melzi, G., Schick, A., & Bostwick, E. (2012, February). Maternal narrative participation and the school readiness skills of Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers. Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Tampa, FL.

Rachel McKinnon

McKinnon, R. D. & Blair, C. (2015). Children’s Executive Function as a Predictor of Teacher-Child Relationships in Primary School. Paper accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mercante, B., McKinnon, R. D., McNabb, A., Raver, C. C., & Blair, C. (2015) Measuring Emotional Reactivity Among High-Risk Infants: How Urban and Rural Samples Compare. Poster accepted for presented at the Eastern Psychological Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

McKinnon, R. D., Blair, C., & Ursache, A. (2013) Timing and change in early positive and negative parenting: predictors of growth in executive functioning in preschoolers. Paper presented at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentorship Conference, New York, New York.

McKinnon, R. D., Blair, C., & Ursache, A. (2013) Timing and change in early positive and negative parenting: predictors of growth in executive functioning in preschoolers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Eberhart, J., McKinnon, R. D., Mauger, C., Sinha, M., & Blair, C. (2012) Using the FEX game as a measure of executive function: Correlations with effortful control and stress.  Poster presented at the Cross-University Collaborative Mentorship Conference, Newark, Delaware.

Soliman, M., McKinnon, R. D., Tunvall, F., Kuznetsova, M., Willoughby, M.,  & Blair, C. (2012). The measurement of executive functions in young children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for the Study of Human Development.

Andrew Ribner

Ribner, A. (December 2015). Family socioeconomic status moderates the effect of television exposure on school readiness skills. Invited talk, New York University.

Ribner, A., Shusterman, A., & Slusser, E. (October 2015). Preschool indicators of primary school math ability. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society 2015, Columbus, Ohio.

Ribner, A., Fitzpatrick, C., & Blair, C. (May 2015). Family socioeconomic status moderates the effect of television exposure on school readiness skills. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society 2015, Columbus, Ohio.

Ribner, A., Fitzpatrick, C., & Blair, C. (May 2015). Family socioeconomic status moderates the effect of TV watching on kindergarten math ability. Poster presented at the Social Policy and Research in Cognition and Mathematics Education, Berkeley, CA.

Ribner, A., Fitzpatrick, C., & Blair, C. (May 2015). Family socioeconomic status moderates the effect of TV watching on kindergarten math ability. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences 2015, New York, NY.

Ribner, A., Shusterman, A., & Slusser, E. (March 2015). Preschool indicators of primary school math ability. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Slusser, E., Ribner, A., & Shusterman, A. (October 2013). An evaluation of social and individual influences on early math achievement. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society 2013, Memphis, TN.

Ribner, A. & Shusterman, A. (October 2013). Effects of asymmetry, boundary, and depth cues on reorientation children’s reorientation. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society 2013, Memphis, TN.

Ribner, A. (March 2013). Underlying social and cognitive causes of the early achievement gap. Invited talk, San Jose State University.

Ribner, A., Melvin, S., & Shusterman, A. (August 2012). Navigation in children: the effect of landscapes on spatial reorientation. Poster presented at the Summer 2012 Hughes Program Poster Session, Wesleyan University.

Ribner, A., Sarbh, S., Lo, Y., Vermeulen, J., & Shusterman, A. (April 2012). Developing a research-based preschool curriculum. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Psychology Research Poster Session, Wesleyan University.

Rui Yang

McCoy, D., Ziol-Guest, K., Yang, R., Yoshikawa, H., Schindler, H., & Duncan, G. (2015). Long-Term Impacts of Preschool Programs on Graduation Rates, Special Education Placement, and Grade Retention: A Meta-AnalysisPaper Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Conference. Miami, Florida.

Yang, R., Zhang, C., Way, N., Yoshikawa, H., Okazaki, S., & Chen, X. (2015). Urban Chinese mothers’ beliefs about gender under changing social and economic context. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

Yang, R., Zhang, C., Way, N., Yoshikawa, H., Okazaki, S., & Chen, X. (2014). Urban Chinese mothers’ beliefs about boys and girls in a time of rapid social change. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development Convention. Shanghai, China.

Yang, R., Zhang, C., Way, N., Yoshikawa, H., Okazaki, S., & Chen, X. (2014). Urban Chinese mothers’ beliefs about boys and girls under changing economic and social context. Poster presented at Gender Development Psychology Conference. San Francisco, California. 

Suzuki, L. A., Yang, R., Ro, G. Y., Abitbul, A., & Carreiro, T. (2014). Race, ethnicity, culture and emotional intelligence: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention. Washington, D. C.