We feel very fortunate to have undergraduate research assistants from a variety of disciplines including child development, family studies, human biology, nutrition and psychology. Below are examples of how undergraduate researchers are involved in the lab.
Mothers' and Fathers' Supports for Toddler Self-Regulation: Madison Mohr, Meredith Joseph, Briana Ferman and post BA researcher Heather Barenhagen are coding toddlers' self-regulatory behaviors during a variety of lab tasks and parental supports of toddlers' regulatory attempts.
Maternal Mentalization: Monica Goodin, Nicole Negron, Rachel Falzon, Emily DiGiovanni, and Johanna Sherry are coding mothers' perceptions of their children as characterized my mentalizing stances.
Maternal mind-mindedness: Emily VanRiper, Hannatu Sadiq, Kiri Pin, Alexis Jacobson and Brianne Pangrazzi are coding parental mind-mindedness during toddler free play tasks.
Simply Dinner- supports for Family Mealtimes: Emily Mayer and Mikayla Konopka are involved in collecting weekly process evaluation data. Graduate students Hailey Choi and Jessica Williams, and undergraduate researchers Albina Doko, Elizabeth Crorey, Pooja Dave, Brianna Sholte, Amanda Zimenski, are coding aspects of family environment during meal time.
AgBio: Courtney Accorsi, Roxanna Azmoudeh, Stephen Krafchak, Colleen Riling and Post-BA researcher Vishnu Bhupalam are transcribing.
Hearts and Minds on Babies: Graduate students Jody Cook, Anike Adekoya, Megan Lachmar and Danielle Merckling and undergraduate researchers Jess Altenberger, Ella Patrona, Michaella Mcbratnie, Genevieve Parkey, Nadeah Kalapodis, Elizabeth McConkie, Hailey Beaudoin, Jaclyn Carbone, Amy Chmielewski, Katie Diepstra, Sapphire Ellington, Lyndsey Huey, Ariel Jordan, Muhammad Pervaz, Batoul Sadek, Maya Ganapathy, Shane Kernohand, Praheetha Muthuvinayagream, Amanda Ooommen, Chelsea Tobias work on the Hearts and Minds on Babies study (Claire Vallotton, MSU PI; Holly Brophy-Herb, Co-I) including administering interviews on reflective functioning, administering toddler self-regulatory tasks, and implementing observations of interactions.