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Steffany Fredman

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

205 HHD Building
814-867-5296
sjf23@psu.edu

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Biography & Projects

Steffany Fredman conducts research at the intersection of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and family functioning. She became interested in prevention research because she believes that treatment can double as prevention, as alleviation of PTSD symptoms earlier in the life plan can prevent future morbidity for the trauma survivor and his or her loved ones.

For more information about Dr. Fredman, please visit her Department of Human Development and Family Studies web page.


Current Projects

Recent Publications

Parents' PTSD symptoms and child abuse potential during the perinatal period: Direct associations and mediation via relationship conflict

Fredman, S. J., Le, Y., Marshall, A. D., Garcia Hernandez, W., Feinberg, M. E., & Ammerman, R. T. (2019). Parents' PTSD symptoms and child abuse potential during the perinatal period: Direct associations and mediation via relationship conflict. Child Abuse and Neglect, 90, 66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.01.024

Parenting stress mediates the association between negative affectivity and harsh parenting: A longitudinal dyadic analysis

Le, Y., Fredman, S. J., & Feinberg, M. E. (2017). Parenting stress mediates the association between negative affectivity and harsh parenting: A longitudinal dyadic analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(6), 679–688. PMCID: PMC5607072

A dyadic perspective on PTSD symptoms’ associations with couple functioning and parenting stress in first-time parents

Fredman, S. J., Le, Y., Marshall, A. D., Brick, T. R., & Feinberg, M. E. (2017). A dyadic perspective on PTSD symptoms’ associations with couple functioning and parenting stress in first-time parents. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 6, 117–132. doi:10.1037/cfp0000079