In our work, we explore how parents and other important adults support children’s healthy development, particularly under stress. We are interested in how adults understand children’s behavior and emotions, as well as how children relationships influence children’s developing ability to regulate their responses to stress. We integrate physiological, narrative, and behavioral measurement to study these processes.

Dr. Gray is accepting a graduate student for Fall 2024.

Members of The Child and Family Lab at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.
Hilary and Renee at the APA 2022 conference.
Dr's Chloe Pickett and Erin Glackin at graduation in robes
Doctors Chloe Pickett and Erin Glackin at their hooding ceremony.
Justin attempts one of our lab tasks called the cognitive challenge.
Anna, Casey, Sydney, and Kayva presenting at Tulane University.
Renee presenting at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting.