Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University
Research Areas: Parent-child interactions; Socio-cultural context; Early childhood development; Social-Emotional Development; Caregiver Stress
Tessa is interested in exploring the mechanisms contributing to critical early childhood developmental outcomes (e.g., social-emotional, and executive function skills). In particular, she plans to examine the relationship between parental stress and the development of reading outcomes in Jordan. An expanded area of this research explores the association between perceived parental self-reports of stress and physiological reports of stress as a potential predictor of children's executive function and social-emotional outcomes. Further research interests include the use of reading to develop social-emotional skills and interpersonal curiosity in others within various cultures.