I received my Bachelor’s degree in the field of psychology at UCLA in 2006. Since then I have been working at CELF as a research associate on several interdisciplinary studies. One study has been looking at families’ behaviors on weekday evenings after work. A systematic coding scheme was devised to examine the nuances of family interaction in the naturalistic video data. The study is specifically focusing on changes in married couples’ social engagement with each other and with their children throughout the evening, as well as emotional tone, and positive and negative emotion behaviors. A related study is analyzing emotional tone of family interaction at dinnertime.
I am also involved in managing the organization of CELF’s extensive video database, which will facilitate easy searches of specific person-to-person interaction in specific areas of the home.