My primary research interests are the emotional quality of parent-child relationships during early childhood, the relations between parent-child attachment and later social and emotional functioning, and the effectiveness of attachment-based interventions.
Opportunities For Students
I am currently recruiting first- and second-year students to learn one of two different behavioral coding systems of parent-child interactions. The first coding system is coding in-the-moment interactions between parents and their young children aged 6 to 24 months. The focus is on three main target behaviors: nurturance, following the child’s lead, and overwhelming/frightening behaviors. The second coding system is a more global coding system for assessing parental sensitivity, intrusiveness, and delight during a 9-minute play interaction. One year (2 semester) minimum is required for training in either of these coding systems.
Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Kim, B.-R., Chow, S., Bray, B., & Teti, D. M. (2017). Trajectories of mothers’ emotional availability: Relations with infant temperament in predicting attachment security. Attachment & Human Development, 19, 38-57.
Kim, B.-R., Stifter, C. A., Philbrook, L. E., & Teti, D. M. (2014). Infant emotion regulation: Relations to bedtime emotional availability, attachment security, and temperament. Infant Behavior & Development, 37(4), 480-490.
Kim, B.-R., & Teti, D. M. (2014). Maternal emotional availability during infant bedtime: An ecological framework. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(1), 1-11.
Kim, B.-R., Teti, D. M., & Cole, P. M. (2012). Mothers' affect dysregulation, depressive symptoms, and emotional availability during mother-infant interaction. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33(3), 1-8.