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Kayla Brown

Kayla Brown

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248 Moore Building
Office Phone: (814) 863-5674

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Kayla Brown is a sixth-year graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program working with Dr. Erika Lunkenheimer. She received her B.S. in General Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014. She spent two years studying child temperament and attentional bias in children and adolescents with Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar and Dr. Kristin Buss. In her Master's thesis she examined how parent's use of harsh parenting behaviors and profiles of children's difficult temperament influenced externalizing behaviors in preschoolers. Her current research interests focus on understanding how parent-child dyadic interactions in families at risk for child maltreatment shape children's development of self-regulation. In particular, she is focused on how individual differences in temperament, visual attention patterns, and physiology of both the parent and child affect dyadic interaction patterns and subsequently how these interaction patterns shape children's development of self-regulation.

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