Undergraduate Institution: Lehigh University
Research Interests: Amanda’s research focuses on the development of emotion regulation in young children. More specifically, she is interested in the factors that influence emotion regulation (e.g. parenting) and the factors that emotion regulation influences (e.g. social competence). Amanda plans to use her findings to help design prevention/intervention programs for children who have poor emotion regulation in order to encourage better outcomes for both the children and their families.
Mentor: Dr. Julie Braungart-Rieker
Publications and Presentations:
Nowak, A., Braungart-Rieker, J.M., & Planalp, E.M. (2016). Problematic parenting, children’s dysregulated representations, and effortful control in a low-income sample. Poster at the Psychology Department First Year Project Symposium, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.
Nowak, A., Braungart-Rieker, J.M., & Burke LeFever, J. (2016). Links Between Early Parenting and Trajectories of Infant Emotion Regulation as a Function of Maternal Risk. Poster presented at the International Congress of Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.
Nowak, A. (2015) The relationship between self-regulation and guilt and shame in preschoolers. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
Nowak, A. (2015) Amenders vs. avoiders guide to self-control. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Bethlehem, PA.
Notre Dame Socio-Emotional Development Lab