Keynote Title:"A New Model for Innovation and Best Practices to Maximize Prosperity among Adopted Children, Maltreated Children, and Their Families"
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Dr. Philip Fisher, Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
Hadas Mandel, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University
Within the extensive and variegated research on welfare states and gender, the diversity among women is not commonly highlighted. In this lecture, Dr. Mandel will draw from the literature on welfare state policies, gender, and class in order to stress the importance of class distinction for understanding how welfare state policies affect the life chances of women.
Dr. Daniel Nagin, Carnegie-Mellon University
A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This three day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories. This methodology has four significant capabilities:
(1) the capability to identify rather than assume distinctive groups of trajectories
(2) the capability to estimate the proportion of the population following each such trajectory group
Dr. Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, University of Delaware
Dr. Niall Bolger, Columbia University
Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling, and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods
J. Scott Long, Indiana University
This workshop deals with the most important regression models for binary, ordinal, nominal and count outcomes. While advances in software make it simple to estimate these models, the effective interpretation of these nonlinear models is a vexingly difficult art that requires time, practice, and a firm grounding in the goals of your analysis and the characteristics of your model. The workshop begins by discussing the general objectives for interpreting results from any regression model and considers why these objectives are more difficult in nonlinear models.
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Research on Families (CRF) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named a 2013 Fellow by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is pleased to announce that Kathleen Arcaro, associate professor of environmental toxicology and Family Research Scholar (2012-2013), along with collaborator Allen Tsang at Wake Forest University, have been awarded $143,998 for the first year of a two-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women. Her project is entitled, “Chlamydia- Induced DNA Methylation Changes in the Breast Tissue of Healthy Women.” This is the first study to look at DNA methylation in relation to Chlamydia infection in breast tissue.