Research Activities

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Playful Interactions Study

This study looks at the different ways that parent engage in play interactions with their preschool child, and how these interactions may then influence children’s future development.

How do mothers and fathers play with their preschool-aged children?

This study looks at how mothers and fathers play with their children in different settings (e.g., with toys, without toys) and how it relates to children's development across various domains.

Longitudinal exploration of family systems dynamic and child social adaptation in early school years (Phase 2)

This study looks at the dynamics within various family systems (father-child and mother-child relationships; parent-child triad; co-parental relationship; couple relationship; sibling relationship) and how they relate to children’s social adaptation in middle childhood within a longitudinal framework. This study also looks at the quality of the interactions of these various family systems in different contexts such as the home setting, school setting and lab setting.

Social Adaptation of Preschool Children (Phase 1)

This study looks at the individual roles that mothers and fathers play in the development of children’s social adaptation skills during the preschool years. This study looks at the quality of parent and child interactions in the family home as well as in an unfamiliar place. 

The Influence of Parent and Peer Relationships in Predicting Negative Coping Strategies

This study looks at the influence of parental and intimate relationships in predicting different negative coping strategies in adolescents and young adults.

The Development of Early Childhood Social Relationships within a Military Context

This study examines the impact of a military lifestyle on the development of the early social relationship between primary caregivers and their children aged one to six years old.

Parent and Child Interactions Study

This study aims to refine a scale that seeks to measure interactions between adolescents/young adults and their parents during childhood.

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