Project FLIGHT 2.0
University of Rochester
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Posted 61 days ago
8 hours/week
In-Person, Hybrid
Class of 2026, 2025, 2024, 2023
Decision by 05/01/2023
Social Sciences
Project FLIGHT is a multi-method study focused on identifying how conflict between parents influences their interactions with each other and with their child. The project aims to examine the effects of interparental conflict and its potential spillover to the parent-child subsystem. The project will follow 250 families with a three-year-old child over the course of a three-year period, in hopes of better understanding the impact of interparental conflict on parenting styles. Using self-reports, interparental problem-solving tasks, parent-child interaction tasks, and neurobiological assessments, Project FLIGHT plans to: Examine whether parents’ neurobiological responses to stress impacts parent-child interactions. Identify how aspects of interparental conflict may serve as an explanation for spillover to the parent-child relationship. Explore how parents handle conflict among themselves, and how they interact with their child as a result of potential spillover. The primary goal of our research is to determine how and why interparental conflict affects parenting skills, thus ultimately influencing the parent-child system. Understanding why this happens may lead to new interventions for helping families who experience these problems. We are looking for interns who are able to commit to 2 semesters of research with our Project, starting Summer 2023.
Desired Experience
Basic knowledge of developmental psychology Basic knowledge of research
About the Mentor

Elisa de la Fuente

Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Health Psychology, Health, Behavior, and Society, Psychology
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