Dr. O’Reilly’s clinical and research interests center on how the social variables of self-disclosure, discovery, and apology affect forgiveness. He is currently investigating the gravity of various personal offenses within the contexts of discovery versus disclosure. These are construed as contextual factors that may influence apology and forgiveness. Dr. O’Reilly is a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Lyubchik is a child clinical psychologist with clinical and research interests in the development of prosocial referencing, empathy, and moral development in infancy and early childhood. Her current research explores the contribution of specific distortions in parent-child interaction to the disorganization of the infant’s attachment strategies.
Dr. Kuersten-Hogan is a child clinical psychologist who is interested in family interaction patterns and children’s cognitive and emotional development. Her clinical interests include child and family therapy and she has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her research interests focus on the role of the family emotion communication and coparenting dynamics in children’s emotion understanding and Theory of Mind, on children’s understanding of pretense and magic, and on fathers’ involvement in children’s adjustment.
Dr. Kalpidou’s interests focus on the socio-emotional development of young children. She is currently investigating the development of attachment to comfort objects and the social lives of children with imaginary companions. She has performed research on the relationship of behavior and emotion regulation in preschool children as well as the co-regulation of aversive behaviors in mother-child interactions. Dr. Kalpidou is a developmental psychologist.
Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research interest is in the development of fine motor skill, the relationship between motor coordination and social skills, and the contribution of social coordination to social deficits in atypical populations. Her current research investigates patterns of social coordination in young children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and the development of movement control strategies in learning to use tools (such as spoons and hammers). Dr. Fitzpatrick is an experimental psychologist.
Dr. Doerfler’s clinical and research interests include cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal models of mood disorders, predictors of psychiatric hospitalization, psychotherapy outcome assessment, psychosocial adjustment to life-threatening illness, and assessment of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in heart attack survivors. He is a clinical psychologist.
Dr. Cavanagh's research interests focus on the interaction of psychological and biological processes in healthy and disrupted emotion regulation. Particular research interests include the role of attention in emotion regulation, cognitive biases in mood and anxiety disorders, and the relationships among emotion regulation, well-being, and positive moods states. Dr. Cavanagh is an experimental psychologist specializing in affective science.
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