Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My program of research broadly focuses on the behavioral and biological exploration of child-parent relationship processes during early childhood (0-7 years). I am especially interested in understanding the role that the quality of early caregiving experiences play in predicting the development of young children’s attachment relationships. As such, I seek to identify contextual factors (e.g., work-family interface, marital conflict, culture) that may influence quality of parental care both directly and indirectly through altered parental well-being. The goal of my research is to identify factors that lead to positive developmental outcomes for both parents and children while simultaneously identifying potential risk factors related to negative developmental trajectories.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2019
  • Human Development Taught course 2019
  • Human Development Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Family Studies Taught course 2019
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2018
  • Human Development Taught course 2018
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2017
  • Families, Schools, & Community Taught course 2017
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2017
  • Human Development Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2016
  • Families, Schools, & Community Taught course 2016
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Intl Persp Children & Families Taught course 2016
  • Dev Persp Infancy&Early Chldhd Taught course 2015
  • Families, Schools, & Community Taught course 2015
  • Graduate Internship Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Developmental&Child Psychology, Central Michigan University
  • M.A. Human Development&Family Study, Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D. Human Development&Family Study, Purdue University
  • Full Name

  • Jill Sherman