Major Professor: Leah Hibel
Interests: Biological, Social-Emotional, Heath & Mental Health, Family, Cognition
Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood
I am interested in exploring development of resilience factors in the context of stress and adversity in early childhood, with a multidimensional approach considering bio-behavioral connections, interpersonal relationships, and the interaction between individuals and the environment. Other research interests include trauma, creativity, and positive psychology.
Harden, B. J., Feola, B., Morrison, C., Brown, S., Parra, L. J., & Wassman, A. B. (2017). The Experiences and Effects of Toxic Stress on Young African American Children. In African American Children in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for Policy Investments in Families, Schools, and Communities (pp. 165-200). Emerald Publishing Limited.
Harden, B. J., Buhler, A., & Parra, L. J. (2016). Maltreatment in Infancy: A Developmental Perspective on Prevention and Intervention. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(4), 366-386.