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Joanna Pearson

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2017-2018
Faculty Mentor(s): Patrick Davies

447 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
j.pearson@rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research is in the field of developmental psychopathology, specifically uncovering individual- and family-level mechanisms underlying associations between children's genes and neurobiology and subsequent psychological development. In particular, I am interested in the effects of emotional and behavioral reactivity, parent characteristics, and early life stress on children and adolescents.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Davies, P. T., Pearson, J. K., Cicchetti, D., Martin, M. J., & Cummings, E. M. (2019). Emotional insecurity as a mediator of the moderating role of dopamine genes in the association between interparental conflict and youth externalizing problems. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1-16.

Presentations

  • Pearson, J. K., Davies, P. T., & Sturge-Apple, M. L. (March, 2019). Cortisol reactivity as a moderator of the pathways between interparental conflict, emotional insecurity, and school adjustment. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.
  • Pearson, J. K., Bailes, L. G., & Lickenbrock, D. M. (April, 2017). Associations between parent mind-mindedness, parent-infant affect, and infant emotion regulation with mothers and fathers. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Bailes, L. G., Pearson, J. K., & Lickenbrock, D. M. (April, 2017). Longitudinal predictors of parental sensitivity throughout early infancy: The role of parent personality and infant temperament. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Lickenbrock, D. M., Bailes, L. G., & Pearson, J. K. (April, 2017). Predictors of infant physiological regulation during the Still-Face Paradigm with mothers and fathers. Symposium presented upon approval at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Teaching

  • Lab Instructor: Data Analysis II, Spring 2020 - University of Rochester
  • Teaching Assistant: Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy, Fall 2019 - University of Rochester
  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Psychology, Fall 2017/Spring 2019 - University of Rochester
  • Teaching Assistant: Social and Emotional Development, Spring 2018 - University of Rochester
  • Lab Instructor: Research Methods Lab, Spring 2017 - Western Kentucky University

Additional Information

B.A. - Clark University, 2015