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Leena Twal

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2022-2023
Faculty Mentor(s): Melissa Sturge-Apple

476 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100

Research Overview

Broadly, my research interests are centered around youths' socio-emotional development and the expression and management of both adaptive and maladaptive emotions. Specifically, I am interested in how the dynamic between parent-child dyads impacts this early development and how parents can facilitate healthy development, especially in families living in underserved communities. I hope to research the neighborhood and cultural influences on socio-emotional development and family relationships in order to bring culturally sensitive interventions to families of diverse backgrounds.