PRC Seminar: Presenters from the Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Program

PAMT Trainees Emily Simpson, Ph.D. & Natalia Van Doren, Graduate Student in Psychology, Penn State

  • Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
  • 311 Biobehavioral Health Building

Topics and presenters:

Natalia Van Doren, graduate student in Psychology: "Examining the Cultural Consensus on Beliefs about Mindfulness in U.S. Emerging Adults"

Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are an increasingly popular way of attempting to improve health outcomes in young adults--but what do young adults think about mindfulness? Findings of our study suggest that young adults converge in their beliefs about mindfulness, and that these beliefs are impacted by individual difference factors, such as demographic characteristics and prior mindfulness exposure, which can provide valuable insights for tailoring mindfulness interventions to reach a broader range of individuals.

Emily Simpson, Ph.D.: "Examining mothers' expectations for children's emotion regulation in adolescence: A Latent profile analysis"

Developmental expectations mothers have for their children likely impact parenting, which in turn impacts child health. By examining these expectations, we can start to think about how adaptive or maladaptive developmental schemas mothers use to guide parenting behavior may or may not support the development of adolescent emotion regulation and impact anxiety and depressive symptoms. 

In this seminar, I will discuss my research study that investigated mothers’ expectations for their children’s emotion regulation, and found three related profiles of mothers’ expectations, using latent class analysis.

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