Work and family, especially concerning linkages between work-related stress and family processes; mother-child and father-child relationships; parental monitoring/knowledge; social development during middle childhood and adolescence.
Substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery; emerging adult development with emphasis on under-represented and high-risk youth; parent-child relationships in adolescence and emerging adulthood; application of advanced statistical methods to inform prevention science.
Social-emotional development and self-regulation in early childhood; organizational, structural, and program barriers and facilitators to successful dissemination, implementation and support of preventive interventions in real-world contexts; finite mixture models.
Healthy human/identity development in emerging adulthood; college student adjustment, retention and success; Acceptance and Commitment Training as a teaching and programming tool for supporting college students; experiential education in college courses and in programming for college student development; development and success of college educators and advisors.
Risk and protective factors, consequences, and prevention of health-risk behaviors and the developmental and socio-contextual processes that underlie these behaviors among adolescents and young adults, with a focus on under-studied populations.
School violence, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher recruitment processes, and student success in distance education.
Prevention science: research on the translation, implementation, evaluation and scale-up of prevention and health promotion programs in real-world settings; parent-child relationships in adolescence and young adulthood.
Family stress and functioning, effects of human animal interaction (equine assisted interventions), HPA axis activity and child development
Research on learning, cognitive development, and brain development during early childhood; early interventions to strengthen executive function; school readiness; dynamic systems theories of development; application of neural network models to development and cognitive intervention
Adolescent sexuality and romantic relationships; media and adolescent well-being; adolescent and emerging adult sexual violence prevention; parent-adolescent relationships and communication
Adult Development and aging; long-term services and supports; rural aging; family gerontology
Adolescent development; the role of leisure and free-time in risk behavior and healthy development; positive youth development; substance use
Adult development and aging; mental health in later life; personality development; family gerontology
Family diversity; immigration, language/ literacy and racialization; qualitative methodologies; feminist approaches
Decolonizing ways of knowing; identity development in educational contexts among disenfranchised youth and families; ethnography of street youth; issues of interpretation and representation in the social sciences
Childhood obesity prevention, child feeding practices, young children’s health knowledge, effect of new technologies and media, systems for supporting quality child care, support for military families
Child welfare system; aging out of foster care; developing, adapting, and testing interventions; program evaluation; maltreatment, trauma, and PTSD; LGBTQ youth well-being
Family relationships, rural family poverty, family health promotion in rural settings
Understanding how women’s personal birth philosophies enter into birth treatment decision making; examining how evidence-based information on specific birth treatments may influence decisions; assessing outcomes and safety of acupuncture for specific perinatal concerns to guide women’s decision making on treatment options
The development of healthy emotional and physiological regulation in early life with a focus on the role of the parent-child attachment relationship as a protective and socializing influence.