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Amy Root, Ph.D.
Broadly, my research efforts focus on the interpersonal processes involved in the children’s healthy development. Specifically, my work has primarily focused on the role of parents in the development of children’s emotion self-regulation and anxious, wary behavior.
I have recently started investigating potential determinants of parenting and contextual aspects that influence the parenting process (e.g., rural, impoverished settings). These efforts represent my core research interests: understanding how children’s dispositional traits and caregiving environments work together to produce developmental outcomes, particularly those related to the self-regulation of emotion and the development of social behaviors.