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Parent behaviors supporting children's independence vary by family risk

Oct 28, 2020

Parental responses that support children’s independence are less common in families facing more risk factors. This may be true regardless of whether parents are responding to children’s on- or off-task behavior, according to Penn State researchers. According to Catherine Diercks, doctoral candidate…

Buss named McCourtney Professor in Children, Work, and Families

Jul 6, 2020

Kristin Buss, head of the Department of Psychology in the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, has been named the Tracy Winfree and Ted H. McCourtney Professor in Children, Work, and Families. A professor of psychology and human development and family studies as well as an affiliate faculty…

Parents and Children Together continues to make an impact during pandemic

Jun 15, 2020

Parents and Children Together (PACT) was formed in 2007 as a partnership between Penn State researchers and people who live in the greater Harrisburg community. The mission of PACT is ultimately to enhance the lives of children, youth and families of racially, culturally and economically diverse…

Penn State initiative trains future researchers in community engagement

Dec 16, 2019

On Nov. 4, 20 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Penn State's colleges of Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts and Education participated in a 4-hour workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse communities in their research. “If we want to create lasting relationships, we…
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2019 Bennett Lecture discusses how mindfulness can help treat people living with addiction

Oct 27, 2019

Mindfulness was the topic at hand for this year’s Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science, held on Oct. 15 in 110 Henderson Building. The Bennett Lecture is an annual fall eventhosted by the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. This year’s speaker, Katie Witkiewitz, professor of psychology…

2019 Bennett Lecture to focus on mindfulness-based Interventions for addiction

Oct 10, 2019

On Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., Katie Witkiewitz, psychology professor at the University of New Mexico, will present the 2019 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science, "Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Addiction: Making a Better Band-Aid," in 110 Henderson Building. The event is free and open to the public…

$1.2 million NSF grant funds interdisciplinary Child Study Center project

Apr 24, 2019

“STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] skills have not been a priority in early childhood education,” said Evan Pugh University Professor Karen Bierman, director of the Penn State Child Study Center housed in the Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts. “…