Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Familly Studies, HDFS Department Head, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
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Doug is a developmental scientist whose research is focused on infant and early child development. He has had a long-standing interest in socio-emotional development in early childhood (e.g., quality of attachment to parents), parenting competence and parenting at risk, how parenting is affected by parental mental health and contextual factors, and how parenting affects infant and child functioning. All of his current projects examine the joint, interactive effects of biological/medical and environmental/parenting factors on child development and parenting during the early years of life. All are interdisciplinary and involve graduate and undergraduate students, and his students draw from the projects they work on in developing their own areas of expertise. Doug believes that the students who work with him should develop into productive scholars in their own fields of expertise, and thus his students are actively involved in all phases of research, from data collection and coding and data analysis, to being co-authors and lead authors on presentations and peer-reviewed papers.
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Teti, D.M. & Fosco, G.M. (2021). New conceptualizations and directions in the study of family context. Journal of Family Psychology, 35(2), 123–127. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000816
Assessing coparenting relationships in daily life: The Daily Coparenting Scale (D-Cop)
McDaniel, B. T., Teti, D. M., & Feinberg, M. E. (2017). Assessing coparenting relationships in daily life: The Daily Coparenting Scale (D-Cop). Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(9), 2396–2411. PMCID: PMC5646838
Associations between bedtime and nighttime parenting and infant cortisol in the first year
Teti, D. M., & Philbrook, L. (2016). Associations between bedtime and nighttime parenting and infant cortisol in the first year. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(8), 1087-1100.
Nocturnal video assessment of infant sleep environments
Teti, D. M., Batra, E. K., Schaefer, E. W., Moon, R., Neumann, B. A., Meek, E. A., & Paul, I. M. (2016). Nocturnal video assessment of infant sleep environments. Pediatrics, 138(3), 19. http://https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27527797.
Emotional availability at bedtime, infant temperament, and infant sleep development from one to six months
Teti, D. M., & Jian, N. (2016). Emotional availability at bedtime, infant temperament, and infant sleep development from one to six months. Sleep Medicine, 23, 49-58.
Sleep arrangements, parent-infant sleep during the first year, and family functioning
Teti, D. M., Shimizu, M., Kim, B.-R., & Crosby, B. (2016). Sleep arrangements, parent-infant sleep during the first year, and family functioning. Developmental Psychology, 52(8), 1169—1181.
August 02, 2022
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April 21, 2021
New conceptualizations and directions in the study of family context
As editors of an April 2021 special section of the Journal of Family Psychology, Douglas M. Teti, professor of human development and family studies, psychology, and pediatrics at Penn State; and Gregory M. Fosco, associate professor of human development and family studies and associate director of the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, advocate a position in which the study of family contexts becomes a field of study in its own right.Read more.