Anna Vannucci and Dr. Christine Ohannessian were featured in Connecticut Children’s Research Digest for the article entitled, “Social media use subgroups differentially predict psychosocial well-being during early adolescence”. Please click here for the full report and click here for the link to the article abstract.
Nicole Watkins is Post-Doctoral Fellow, who joined the Center for Behavioral Health at Connecticut Children’s in July, and has made a great addition to our team! She earned her M.S. in Learning and Developmental Sciences from Indiana University, her B.S. in Psychology from Wright State University, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. Her research interests focus on adolescence, emerging adulthood, and family structure. A consistent theme in her research has been predictors of health and well-being of adolescents and emerging adults, specifically focusing on three related areas of study, including studies of: (a) differences in the associations between parental divorce and parental death on educational outcomes and risk behaviors, (b) timing of family transitions and associations with child and emerging adult health, and (c) romantic relationships during adolescence and emerging adulthood.
We have new staff members joining our team: Rachel Taylor and Cali Salafia! Rachel is a graduate student at UConn in the human development and family studies program, and is a new research assistant at the Center for Behavioral Health. Cali is a research volunteer at the Center for Behavioral Health and is pursuing her Master’s degree in health psychology at Central Connecticut State University.
A new PANDA article entitled, “Social media use subgroups differentially predict psychosocial well-being during early adolescence” was recently published online in Journal of Youth and Adolescence. It is available to read by clicking here!
A new PANDA article entitled, “Bidirectional relationships between school connectedness and internalizing symptoms during early adolescence” was recently published online in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Check out the publications page for more details!
A new PANDA article entitled, “Social media use subgroups differentially predict psychosocial functioning in adolescents” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence! Check out the publications page for more information.
We just presented PANDA posters at UConn’s Center for mHealth and Social Media Conference… and won first place for one of our posters, thanks to Tess and Anna!
We recently returned from presenting at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Baltimore, MD. Click here to view our presentations!
Congratulations to Dr. Courtney Lincoln for receiving her Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Connecticut! Courtney is now working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center. We will miss her at the Center for Behavioral Health!