Marie studies the development of executive function (EF) in preschoolers and young children, as well as the prenatal and postnatal environmental factors that help or hinder the development of cognitive and emotional control processes.
Grant studies the dopamine signals along various pathways using nutritional and exercise interventions.
Melissa studies how the development of self-regulation in early childhood in early childhood impacts one’s later emotions and behaviors, individual differences in development, and the effects of socioemotional development on one’s physical and mental health.
Adam studies how contextual processes influence the development of ethnic and racial identity in minority youth and the influence of identity on youth’s academic achievement, academic self-concept, and academic interests.
Kesha studies children’s strategic behaviors and early academic achievement as a function of the types of language used in the context of home and school.
Jacek studies the application of evolutionary-biological models to physiological and behavioral stress response systems, the contextual factors that contribute to their functional organization and plasticity, and identification of profiles that may confer resilience or risk for psychopathology and health problems.
Katherine studies the development of children’s perceptions of gender bias in the classroom and the influence of stereotypes and socialization on classroom engagement, motivation, and academic achievement outcomes.
Rebecca studies infant and toddler cognitive development with an emphasis on attention and executive function and the early development of these constructs in young children with autism spectrum disorder.
Taylor studies the processes that confer various outcomes across developmental trajectories, specifically within the populations of teachers and children, and how these processes are associated with developmental outcomes dealing with memory.
Vanessa studies the individual and societal mechanisms through which mental and physical health disparities between racial and ethnic minority and majority groups are created, sustained, and may be ameliorated across the lifespan.
Heidi studies implicit and explicit barriers to academic achievement in minority youth.
Nicholas studies how early family and contextual processes contribute to children’s social, emotional, and behavioral development and how their self-regulatory capacities and psychophysiological functioning serve to constrain or augment these associations. Visit him online: Nicholas J. Wagner.