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December 2019

  • Congratulations to SEED Lab members Kaitlin Dwyer, Sierra Powdhar, Megan McNulty, and Lawrence Parsons who graduated on Sunday, December 16th!  

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  • Welcome new lab member Camile Roebuck!


  • Lab members presented small group projects that will be submitted to the Association for Psychological Science conference taking place in Chicago in May 2020. 

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  • Congrats to Dr. Lawler and lab members Kristin Aho and Reyna Lee who all had their submissions accepted to the World Association for Infant Mental Health Conference which will take place in Brisbane, Australia in June 2020. 

November 2019

October 2019

  • Hooray! We finally remembered to take a lab picture! 


September 2019

  • Welcome new SEED Lab members Rosa Colon Zayas, Kyle Mitchell, Krysten Schultz, Abigail Martin, and Jordan Sieja. 

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 August 2019 

  • Welcome new SEED Lab members Izzy Tolsma, Armando Chacon, and Salena Napora.

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July 2019

  • Congratulations to SEED lab member Jerrica Pitzen for successfully proposing her Dissertation Study titled "Understanding the Parental Mind: Examining the stability of parental reflective functioning around the birth of a child and associations with maternal mind-mindedness" 


 May 2019

  • Congratulations to SEED Lab member Kaitlin Dwyer for her Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program Award for Summer 2019! She will be investigating parental self-efficacy, mental health, and parental sensitivity as part of the Development of Self-Regulation Study. Kaitlin presented her proposed project at the Summer Science Research Initiative event on May 22nd. d



  • SEED Lab members Jerrica Pitzen, Tiffany Ludkin, Kristin Aho, Morgan Daugherty, Natasha Bourgoin, Sierra Powdhar, and Kaitlin Dwyer presented their research at the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Conference on May 6th, 2019. 


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Welcome new SEED Lab members Leah Parry and Reyna Lee!

 March 2019

  • Sierra Powdher, a SEED Lab Undergraduate Honors student, presented her research at the EMU Undergraduate Symposium on March 29th, 2019.



  • SEED Lab members Jerrica Pitzen, Jenipher Servin Oliveras, and Sierra Powdhar traveled to Baltimore, MD to present their research at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference March 21-23, 2019. 


  February 2019

  • Congrats to SEED Lab volunteer Amanda Hicks who was admitted to the EMU Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology for Fall 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Angela Staples! 



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  • Welcome new SEED Lab members Lawrence Parsons, Lissette Rosas, and Rylee Smith!

October 2018

September 2018

  • Congrats Jerrica Pitzen on successfully completing her Qualification Exam! 




  • Welcome new SEED Lab members Kristin Aho, Morgan Daugherty, Natasha Bourgoin, Megan McNulty, Karleigh Hassenzahl, Kristen Dolohanty, Meghan Waggoner, Markita Payton, and Deb Usitalo!

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Summer 2018

  •  SEED Lab members were busy this summer enrolling participants in the EMU Family Participants by hosting a booth at the Ypsilanti Farmers Market!