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Statistics

By • Apr 1st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

(I also thought I had posted this a few months ago, but here it is now!) Earlier this semester, I focused on my analysis. As I explained in a previous blog post, I am using Actor Partner Interdependence Modeling (APIM), which accounts for similarity between dyads. Using this, I can look at how socialization processes…
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Conference!

By • Apr 1st, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

(I thought I had posted this in November, but here it is now!) In November, I had the opportunity to go to the annual meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies to present my research. I presented a preliminary analysis using just the cross-sectional, time one data from my thesis. Going to the…
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(Late) – Summer Science Symposium

By • Jan 3rd, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Two weeks ago was the Summer Science Symposium. Everyone who received Charles Center funding for the summer, including all honors fellowships, presented their research. Overall, it was an excellent opportunity to practice talking about my research, as well as hear about other interesting projects.   I presented some preliminary analyses of my project, focusing on…
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End of Summer Updates

By • Sep 5th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have had a very productive summer of honors research. In early June, I set goals for myself of writing a draft of my introduction, and exploring different statistical analyses. Two months later, I am happy to say that I have made significant progress.   I have a solid draft of my introduction written, which…
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July Updates: Actor Partner Interdependence Modeling

By • Jul 27th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The past month has been full of exciting progress. I have been busy conducting follow-up sessions with the adolescents in our longitudinal sample, working on my literature search and introduction, and learning a new type of statistical analysis. One of the core assumptions underlying most common statistical analyses is that of independence, which means that…
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Expanding my Focus

By • Jun 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am finishing up my first week of full time research after returning from studying abroad, and it is exciting to be back in my lab. One my lab’s main goals for this summer is to finish data collection for Time 3 of our longitudinal study, which I will be using in my project. My…
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Peer Emotion Socialization and the Development of Aggressive Behavior in Adolescence

By • Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Peers play a significant role in the development of aggressive behavior in children and adolescents by reinforcing and socializing anti-social behavior (Snyder et al., 2005). The socialization of emotional expressivity has also been identified as a strong influence on adolescent behavioral problems, including aggression (Garner, Dunsmore, & Southam-Gerrow, 2008). However, most emotion socialization research has…
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