Independent Research in Developmental Psychology

Greetings everyone,

I am a senior here at W&M and for the past few months I have been involved in a really great research experience in the psych department.  Over the summer I had a class with Dr. Dallaire, who welcomed me into her research study. The idea of doing research at the college seemed intimidating, but it was extremely easy to get involved with and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in graduate studies and getting practical experience. I have been helping out with a graduate student’s research project for the last few months.  The study focuses on at-risk youth emotion regulation and pro-social behaviors.  This study is really unique because we are adding to data that was collected a few years ago and there are not a lot of longitudinal studies on at-risk youth available.

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Memorialization Practices

Memories are the basis of who we are. Our histories shape us into who we are today. Through daily repeated rituals and memorialization practices, from archives, monuments, tool making, to where our trash is deposited after we set it out every Wednesday, these are the things that as time goes on will embody and convey our present culture to future generations.

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