ICD in the News
Further Developments is the annual newsletter for the celebration of ICD faculty, staff, student and
alumni accomplishments, and sharing of other items of interest to the ICD community and its friends.
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Abi Gewirtz is improving outcomes for children and families affected by trauma and extreme stress.
Child development professor Michèle Mazzocco explores how early number comprehension impacts future math learning.
Pop culture can’t push theories on parenting forward fast enough. Glenn Roisman is hoping for a better result.
Associate professor Kathleen Thomas studies how early experiences shape brain development and behavior in at-risk kids.
Richard Weinberg, Emeritus
For more than 40 years, Richard Weinberg lived out his mantra—"giving away child development"—by envisioning interdisciplinary efforts to apply knowledge in the community.
For Philip Zelazo, studying the intentional control of thought, action, and emotion is a window into human consciousness.
Featured Graduate Students
Doctoral student Amanda Hodel researches the neurobiology of child development
Doctoral student Cam Hostinar studies how parents can help when things get scary.
Theresa Lafavor researches how children succeed in chaotic situations.
Lee Raby investigates how genes and environment interact in parent-child relationships.
Assistant Professor Janette Herbers conducts research to understand developmental processes of resilience in children who experience risks such as trauma, poverty, and homelessness.
Child psychology researcher Brett Laursen explores adolescent relationships with parents and peers.
Alumnus Michael Leimbach designs effective training for clients around the world.
Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer partnered with Sesame Street Workshop to lead the dissemination of new resources for children and families impacted by incarceration in Minnesota.
Assistant Professor Nim Tottenham examines the development of brain systems involved in human emotional development to understand how these systems are influenced by early adverse environments.
Kathryn Tout, co-director for Early Childhood Development and senior research scientist at Child Trends, directs research on programs and policies that support early childhood development.
Pioneering researcher Carolyn Zahn-Waxler explores why some children seek to relieve others’ suffering.