Introduction & 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.
Jenkins, A, I. C., Le, Y., Surachman, A., Almeida, D. M., & Fredman, S. J. (2022). Associations among financial well-being, daily relationship tension, and daily affect in two adult cohorts separated by the great recession. International Association for Relationship Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075221105611
Monson, C.M. & Fredman, S.J. (2021). Couple/family interventions for PTSD. PTSD Research Quarterly, 32(3), 1-9.
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
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
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
February 23, 2021
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