Biological, Socio-Emotional, Family
Life Phases: Early Childhood
My research interests focus on how family level stressors impact the parent-child relationship and the development of social, emotional, and physiological self-regulation during infancy. In addition, I am interested in the intergenerational transmission of attachment security and the effect of attachment mental representations on behavioral and physiological regulation.
Hibel, L. C., Trumbell, J. M., & Mercado, E. (under review). Work/Non-workday differences in mother, child, and mother-child morning cortisol in a sample of working mothers and their children. Manuscript submitted to Early Human Development.
Mercado, E., Trumbell, J. M., & Hibel, L. C. (April, 2013). Measuring morning cortisol in a sample of preschool aged children: Factors contributing to missing data. Poster at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.
Hibel, L. C., Mercado, E., & Trumbell, J. M. (2012). Parenting stressors and morning cortisol in a sample of working mothers. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 738-746. doi: 10.1037/a0029340