June 2017 - Dr. Katie McLaughlin, Stress and Development Lab Director, speaks with the BBC about how poverty influences children’s brain development and their chances for success in life.
May 2017 - Dr. Katie McLaughlin, lab director, gives the 12th annual Edwards Lecture for the UW Department of Psychology.
May 2017 -Stress and Development Lab Research cited by Sheryl Sandberg in the New York Times
May 2017 - Natalie Colich joins the lab as a post-doc and receives a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.
April 2017 - Stress and Development Lab Research is featured as a Science Brief by the American Psychological Association.
February 2017 - Kate McLaughlin, Director of the Stress and Development Lab, discusses the findings from a recent lab paper demonstrating the importance of sensitivity to reward as a protective factor for adolescents who have experienced maltreatment.
Kate McLaughlin, Director of the Stress and Development Lab, discusses the findings from a recent lab paper demonstrating the importance of sensitivity to reward as a protective factor for adolescents who have experienced maltreatment. The paper was led by Meg Dennison, a post-doctoral fellow in the lab. The findings suggest that adolescents who have high sensitivity to environmental rewards - at both behavioral and neural levels - are less likely to develop depression after experiencing maltreatment than adolescents who are less sensitive to reward. These findings highlight novel avenues for intervention with children who have experienced maltreatment and suggest that interventions targeting reward processing - like behavioral activation - might be particularly helpful in preventing the onset of depression.
For more details, see link: http://bold.expert/adolescent-reward-sensitivity-protector-rather-than-risk/
November 2016 - Lab Director Katie McLaughlin edits a special issue on Mechanisms Linking Early-Life Adversity with Physical Health
November 2016 - Maya Rosen, Post-Doc, receives a National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Child Health and Development.
Maya Rosen, a postdoc in the Stress and Development Lab, has been awarded a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Her project is entitled “Long-Term Memory-Guided Attention: Development, Environmental Factors, and Neural Underpinnings.”Intact coordination between long-term memory and attention is essential for normal cognitive functioning. Development of this coordination in children is understudied and almost nothing known about the environmental factors that contribute to its development. Maya’s proposed studies will investigate the behavioral and neural development of long-term memory-guided attention from childhood to adolescence and the association of early life cognitive deprivation with this development; study findings have the potential to inform interventions to improve cognitive and academic outcomes for children raised in poverty.
May 2016- Graduate students Charlotte Heleniak and Hilary Lambert won poster awards at the 2016 Association for Psychological Science meeting in Chicago.
The Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology holds an annual poster competition at the Association for Psychological Science meeting. Graduate students from the Stress and Development Lab Charlotte Heleniak and Hilary Lambert were among the four graduate students who won poster awards out of nearly 100 submissions. Congrats Charlotte and Hilary!!
March 2016 - Honors Student Victoria Chambers is honored for her research and clinical work with children who have experienced trauma.
Honors Student Victoria Chambers is honored for her research and clinical work with children who have experienced trauma. Read the story here: "Taking on Childhood Trauma" http://www.washington.edu/boundless/taking-on-childhood-trauma/