What is your current research topic?
Mental Time Travel in Anxiety Disorders
Why did you choose to pursue developmental psychology?
Children are fascinating. While my research is currently in adults, I am doing the foot work to be able to research the same area in children. Anxiety disorders are the fastest growing disorder in children.
What is your favourite ice cream flavour?
If you could meet any celebrity who would it be?
What is your favourite Disney movie?
The Little Mermaid
My PhD research is focused on observing play interactions between mothers and their children across infancy and toddlerhood. First, I am exploring whether there are psychophysiological responses in mothers during these play interactions, and second, how mother-child interactions may change across infancy and toddlerhood. I am also interested in whether different mother interaction styles may influence child behaviour in emotional play situations.