PARCHISY

​PARCHISY = Parent-Child Interaction System

 

We observe parent-child interactions in home and laboratory settings, and use PARCHISY to "code" those behaviors into a variety of dimensions (emotion, behavioral control, cooperation and conflict) that inform us about parenting, family relationships, and home environments.

 

PARCHISY is being used in many laboratories around the world.

Contact our director to learn more.

ESOCS and CandySPAN

​ESOCS = Engagement States Coding System

 

We observe school students' engagement with instructional materials in classrooms, and with their teachers and their peers. We use ESOCS to "code" behaviors into a variety of dimensions (emotion, interest, persistence, attention) that inform us about the classroom environment and student learning. 

 

CandySPAN is a digital working memory game that we use in schools to gather information about cognitive factors that influence math learning outcomes. 

CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES OF PARENTING AND CHILD/ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Funded by Natl Inst Child Human Devp

(PI: J Lansford)

 

We collaborate on two longitudinal studies of child/adolescent development and parenting environments in many countries around the world. Click on the links below to learn more.

 

PAC                MICS

PARENTING AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

​Funded by Natl Inst of Mental Health

 

In collaboration with Indiana University, we are conducting a longitudinal study of 3 year olds and their mothers to examine how parent and toddler stressors and sleep patterns influence and are influenced by executive function, emotion regulation, and the parent-child relationship.

 

 

 

Funded by Natl Inst Child Health Hum Devp 

(PI: MA Bell)

 

We collaborate on this longitudinal study of physiological, cognitive and behavioral components of self-regulation over childhood. Our work focuses on inter-generational transmission and family environmental influences.

ADOLESCENT RISK AND REGULATION

​Funded by Natl Inst on Drug Abuse

(PIs: J Kim-Spoon, B King-Casas)

 

We collaborate on this longitudinal study of health risk behaviors and self-regulation development in adolescence. The study integrates behavioral, neuroimaged, and genetic variables. 

PROJECTS

UMass Center at Springfield Tower Sq.

1500 Main St.

Springfield, MA 01115