Developmental Psychology


Research interests

  • Child self-regulation (executive functions and stress regulation)
  • Child development in early educational contexts
  • Mindfulness in children and adolescents
  • Everyday pain in children

I am interested in understanding how self-regulatory processes develop during early childhood, how they contribute to children’s adaptation to early school contexts, and how environmental factors (stress, school factors, contemplative practices) can either support or undermine children’s self-regulation. I am committed to conducting research that has the potential to expose novel opportunities for targeting children’s self-regulation as a means of interventions in early educational and clinical contexts.