Room: 3304N Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2827
Natasha Cabrera (Ph. D., University of Denver)
Professor; Developmental Science Program
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
Research Labs, Centers, Affiliations and Special Appointments:
Family Involvement Laboratory
_______________________________________________Research Interests | Bio | Curriculum Vitae |
Parenting and children's cognitive and social development; parent involvement in schools and children's achievement; cultural and ethnic differences in parenting behaviors and children's outcomes
Her current research topics include: father–child and mother–child relationships, predictors of adaptive and maladaptive parenting, children's social and emotional development in different types of families and cultural /ethnic groups, and, the mechanisms that link early experience to children’s later cognitive and social development.
She has published in peer–reviewed journals on policy, methodology, theory and the implications of minority fathers’ and mothers’ parenting on children’s cognitive and social development. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Father Involvement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, second edition (2012), and two co-edited volumes entitled Latina/o Child Psychology and Mental Health (2011). She won the National Council and Family Relations award for Best Research Article regarding men in families in 2009.