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CYFS releases 2016-17 Annual Report

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View annual report: Interactive | PDF

CYFS has released its annual report for the 2016 fiscal year, which ran from July 2016 to June 2017.

This report features research using technology — including tablets, fMRI scanners and virtual reality — to explore questions related to children’s learning and development. It highlights international research in Brazil and Tanzania. And it includes projects taking place in Nebraska communities, from classrooms in Lincoln to after-school programs in rural school districts. Full Article

Video available for Koziol’s methodology presentation

Natalie Koziol leads the first presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series.
Natalie Koziol leads the first presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series. View video.

Postdoctoral scholar Natalie Koziol led the first presentation in the 2017 Methodology Applications Series on Friday, Sept. 8, titled “An Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analyses in Education Research.” The presentation is now available via video. Full Article

Video available for Mike Edwards’ keynote address

Mike Edwards addresses issues of model fit during his Sept. 14 keynote address. View video.

Arizona State’s Mike Edwards, associate professor of quantitative psychology, led the Sept. 14-15 Emerging Scholars Series hosted by the MAP Academy. The event included a statistics workshop and a keynote presentation, which is now available via video. Full Article

Bhatia receives Buffett dissertation fellowship

Sonya Bhatia
Sonya Bhatia

Sonya Bhatia, doctoral student in school psychology, has received the 2017-18 Buffett Early Childhood Institute Graduate Scholars fellowship. The $24,980 fellowship will fund Bhatia’s dissertation project, “An Examination of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation’s Effects on Teacher-Student Interactions.” Full Article

CYFS welcomes two postdoctoral research associates

Katherine Cheng
Katherine Cheng

Name: Katherine (Kat) Cheng

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Doctoral degree and university: Ph.D. in Family and Human Development (Specialization in Measurement and Statistical Analysis) from Arizona State University

Research areas of interest: My research focuses on motivation and socio-emotional regulation for optimal youth outcomes in the family and educational context. I am interested in addressing psychosocial factors for well-being and stress regulation in youth using salivary bioscience methods. Full Article

Dizona receives APA award for assessment research

Paul Dizona
Paul Dizona

Paul Dizona, CYFS graduate assistant, has received the Psychological Assessment Young Scholars Award from the American Psychological Association.

The award recognizes his research poster, titled “Pre-K Measurement Triangulation Using Caregiver and Directly Assessed Measures of Cognitive Ability,” which Dizona will present at the 2017 APA Convention Aug. 2-6. Full Article

White receives dissertation award to study early childhood self-regulation

Andrew White
Andrew White

Andrew White, CYFS graduate assistant and doctoral student in school psychology, recently received a dissertation award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology. His thesis is titled “Using Self-Regulation to Predict Preschoolers’ Disruptive Behavior Disorders.” Full Article