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June 2021
Antje von Suchodoletz and Christopher Bryan were awarded a Research Grant from the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research to investigate stress processes in expatriate teachers across rural and urban regions in the United Arab Emirates. The research aims to identify risk and resilience factors that may help explain the role that stressors may play in altering expatriate teachers’ effectiveness.

Dr. Antje von Suchodoletz has been successful in publication for a further three research article related to the lab's research:

  • Hastings, P. D., Partington, L., Dajani, R., & Suchodoletz, A. v. (accepted for publication). Adrenocortical and psychosocial responses of families in Jordan to the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Development.
  • Kärtner, J., & Suchodoletz, A. v. (2021). The role of preacademic activities and adult-centeredness in mother-child play in educated urban middle-class families from three cultures. Infant Behavior & Development, 64. August 2021, 101600
  • Suchodoletz, A. v., & Hepach, R. (accepted for publication). Cultural values shape the expression of self-evaluative social emotions. Scientific Reports.

April 2021
Christopher Bryan joined the Teaching, Learning and Development Lab a post-doctoral associate and will primarily work on projects investigating teacher stress processes. Welcome, Chris!

Shanzey Altaf and Antje von Suchodoletz presented research from the lab at the 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development:

  • Altaf, S., Suchodoletz, A. v.,, Kaertner, J., & Strouf, K. - Prolonged mutual engagement in mother-toddler play interactions
  • Cosso, J., Suchodoletz, A. v., & Yoshikawa, H. - Effects of parental involvement programs on young children’s academic and social-emotional outcomes: A meta-analysis
  • Hastings, P. D., Partington, L., Dajani, R., & Suchodoletz, A. v. - Predicting COVID-19 related changes in families’ economic conditions, psychosocial well-being and stress physiology in Jordan
  • Suchodoletz, A. v., Fullmer, S., & Larsen, R. A. - Accidental homeschoolers: Associations between parenting stress and children’s engagement in homeschooling
  • Suchodoletz, A. v., & Belanger, J. - Relations between young children’s mode of school attendance and their mental health and wellbeing

January 2021
Abstract submissions were accepted for presentation at the 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) to be held in April 2021. The papers explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s development and family functioning.

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