November 2021
Antje von Suchodoletz gave a talk at NYU Abu Dhabi’s World Children’s Day Lecture at Dubai EXPO2020. The event was co-hosted by the Dubai Cares EXPO Pavilion.

September 2021
Our work Mahasneh, R., Suchodoletz, A. v., Larsen, R. A. A., & Dajani, R. (2021). Reading for pleasure among Jordanian children: A community-based reading intervention, published in the Journal of Research in Reading, was awarded the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Award for Education Research 2020-2021. The award is presented by the Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at Qatar University.

Tessa McNaboe has joined the Teaching, Learning and Development Lab as a PhD candidate in the Global PhD Fellowship Program in Psychology at NYUAD and NYU Steinhardt, her research interests are in exploring the mechanisms contributing to critical early childhood developmental outcomes as well as examining the effects of programs and interventions on early childhood. Welcome, Tessa!

The Teaching, Learning and Development Lab Research Assistant Shanzey Altaf will be moving out of her full time role in the lab to pursue further academic qualifications after a successful two years leading our Eyes@home project. Wishing her great success and we will hope to continue collaborating internationally through her further endeavours.

We welcome Aleksandrina Dimova (Lexi) to the lab in her new role as lab coordinator and project manager for the Eyes@Home project. Lexi previously worked with us in a student assistantship and we are delighted to welcome her back.

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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