- Dr. Patrick Davies - Dr. Marcie Goeke-Morey - Dr. Gordon Harold - Dr. Scott Maxwell -
- Dr. Trish Mitchell - Dr. Dave Smith - Dr. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan -
|Dr. Davies' broad area of interest lies in children's socio-emotional adaptation and maladaptation within the context of close interpersonal relationships, especially in family contexts. His three major research aims include: (a) delineating the processes (e.g., emotional reactivity, coping, appraisals) underlying links between family and interparental discord and children's social and emotional adjustment; (b) examining the effects on interparental conflict on children in the context of broader family relationships and systems; and (c) charting familial and psychosocial pathways responsible for the risk posed by parental distress and maladjustment (e.g., parental depressive symptoms, alcohol problems). His secondary interest lies in understanding the developmental nature, causes, and sequelae of adolescent romantic relationships.
For more information concerning Dr. Davies' research visit his websites at the University of Rochester's Faculty Index or the University of Rochester's Department of Psychology.
|Dr. Goeke-Morey is currently an assistant professor in the Psychology department at Catholic University. For more information concerning Dr. Goeke-Morey's research visit her faculty website.|
|Dr. Harold's interests fall into two primary domains. First, he is interested in the role of family environment, especially marital and parent-child conflict, in accounting for the onset and development of children's emotional and behavioral problems. Specifically, he is interested in the role of children's perceptions of parent and parent-child interaction as they relate to the development of children's depressive symptoms and aggressive behaviors. He is also keenly interested in the different ways in which boys and girls respond to and cope with daily family stress, as well as the role of possible protective factors such as support from siblings, peers and other adults (e.g. a teacher) in reducing the negative impact of aversive family events. Second, he is interested in methodological issues associated with the analysis of longitudinal family data.
For more information concerning Dr. Harold's research visit his faculty website at Cardiff University's School of Psychology.
|Dr. Maxwell's research interests are in the areas of research methodology, statistics, and individual differences especially in the domains of abilities and intelligence. His research includes statistical analyses of discrimination in employment selection, college admissions, and salary administration. Dr. Maxwell's teaching interests span courses in research methodology, statistics, structural equation modeling, tests and measurement, and differential psychology.|
For more information concerning Dr. Maxwell's research visit his faculty website at the University of Notre Dame's Department of Psychology.
|Patricia Mitchell recently graduated with her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Notre Dame and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Family Studies Center. Her primary research interests include the effects that fathers’ conflict, parenting, and psychological symptoms have on children’s and adolescents' emotional security and developmental outcomes (i.e. substance use, delinquency, etc). She is also interested in prevention and intervention work for families and children. She is currently working at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.|
|Dr. Smith's research has been in two non-overlapping areas, marital discord and schizophrenia, with his most recent emphasis in the marital area. In particular, he has been conducting laboratory studies of the development, maintenance, treatment, and prevention of destructive marital attributions, using an experimental gaming model. In addition to research into couple attributional processes, Dr. Smith has also been studying the links between marital discord and depression using daily diaries and multi-level modeling. Dr. Smith's schizophrenia studies have been in the areas of brain event-related electrical potentials and affect.|
For more information concerning Dr. Smith's research visit his faculty website at the University of Notre Dame's Department of Psychology or Dr. Smith's personal website.
|Dr. Schoppe-Sullivan is an assistant professor at Ohio State University. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Cummings on a number of research projects at Notre Dame. For more information concerning Dr. Schoppe-Sullivan's research visit her faculty website.|