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Location: TBA  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Thanks for your interest in our preconference. We are thrilled to continue to organize this preconference. Parents are essential influences on the development of the ways we interact with others, as well as our own personalities. This preconference will discuss current research on several aspects of parenting, including parental control, personality and emotional development, child maltreatment, psychopathology, resilience, as well as methods of parenting research.


8:00-8:05 So Young Choe - Welcome: Growth of this preconference and vision for it
Symposium #1: Parental control and personality/social development
8:05-8:35 Judith Smetana - Parental psychological control from a social-cognitive domain perspective
8:35-9:05 Robert D. Laird - Psychological control and depression: Is the link accounted for by adolescents' psychological reactance or negative emotional responses?
9:05-9:35 So Young Choe - Psychological control and emotional development
9:35-10:05 Liliana Lengua - Relations of specific aspects of parental control with preschool-age children’s temperament and adjustment
Break: 10:05-10:20
Symposium #2: Diverse methods in parenting and family research
10:20-10:50 Darby Saxbe - Multimodal perspectives on the development psychology of parents
10:50-11:32 Brian P. Flaherty - Introduction to latent class models (an R session will follow.)
11:33-12:15 Kevin M. King - Principles and recommendations for modeling change over time (an R session will follow.)
Lunch and Posters: 12:15-1:15
Symposium #3: Parent-child interactions and children’s emotions
1:15-1:45 Eric A. Walle - Children's understanding of discrete emotions
1:45-1:15 Audun Dahl - Early moral development through everyday social interactions
2:15-2:45 Alexandra Main - Parents' empathic responses to adolescent disclosures across adolescence
Break: 2:45-3:00
Symposium #4: Trauma, adversity, and psychopathology
3:00-3:30 Bharathi J. Zvara - Enduring effects of mothers' childhood trauma: Maternal factors and child outcomes
3:30-4:00 Jennifer C. Ablow - Fingerprints of adversity: Intergenerational implications of mother prenatal adverse experiences on infant postnatal development
4:00-4:30 Jennifer Tackett - Downstream consequences of personality pathology: The impact of personality disorder two generations later
4:30: Group photo :)
Our talk spots are full, so we do not accept an application for a talk.


Submissions for this preconference are now open. Submissions will be collected through October 31st. Please select the correct preconference at the top of the submission form and fill out all required fields.

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SPSP's notification deadline for poster acceptance is December 1st. However, one must register for this preconference to present a poster at this preconference. Our slots are limited and will not increase later even for poster presenters if they did not register already. We welcome posters about parenting/family and personality/social psychology, and we hope to see you there.


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777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
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