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Mail Code: 3701

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(480)727-7925

Student Information

Graduate Student
GRLA Non-Degree
Graduate Non-Degree

Bio

 

Associate Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Core Scholarly Themes

Child, Infant/Toddler, Life Span Development

Research Interests

Tracy Spinrad's research interests focus on emotion-related regulation in young children. She is particularly interested in studying toddlers’ emotions and regulation (i.e., effortful control) and the relations of young children’s emotionality and regulation to later social-emotional competence and maladjustment. She also focuses on parenting in her work, and is particularly interested in understanding the role that parents play in teaching their young children how to deal with emotions. Spinrad also has interests in children’s moral development (i.e., empathy, prosocial behaviors), physiological markers of reactivity and regulation, and bidirectional relations between children’s temperament and parenting. She is also involved in a project designed to examine the role of socio-emotional factors on a school-readiness intervention for low-income preschoolers.

Research Interests

Tracy Spinrad's research interests focus on emotion-related regulation in young children. She is particularly interested in studying toddlers’ emotions and regulation (i.e., effortful control) and the relations of young children’s emotionality and regulation to later social-emotional competence and maladjustment. She also focuses on parenting in her work, and is particularly interested in understanding the role that parents play in teaching their young children how to deal with emotions. Spinrad also has interests in children’s moral development (i.e., empathy, prosocial behaviors), physiological markers of reactivity and regulation, and bidirectional relations between children’s temperament and parenting. She is also involved in a project designed to examine the role of socio-emotional factors on a school-readiness intervention for low-income preschoolers.

Courses

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Devel in Family
FAS 780 Practicum

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 493 Honors Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 492 Honors Directed Study
FAS 780 Practicum

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 598 Special Topics
EDP 598 Special Topics
FAS 780 Practicum
PSY 598 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Devel in Family

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development

Presentations

  1. Seyed-Nozadi, S., Spinrad, T. L., & Eisenberg, N. The relations of positive parenting to changes in children’s anxiety levels over time.. Society for Research In Child Development. (Apr 2013).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Valiente,Carlos E * , Eisenberg,Nancy , Pina,Armando A , Spinrad,Tracy , Thompson,Marilyn S , . The roles of emotion regulation and peer context in childrens achievement. HHS-NIH-NICHD (3/1/2012 - 2/29/2016).
  2. Valiente,Carlos E * , Eisenberg,Nancy , Pina,Armando A , Spinrad,Tracy , Thompson,Marilyn S , . The Rols of Emtion Regulation and Peer Context in Childrens Achievement. HHS-NIH-NICHD (3/1/2012 - 2/28/2017).
  3. Eisenberg,Nancy * , Lemery,Kathryn Sue , Reiser,Mark R , Reiser,Mark R , Reiser,Mark R , Spinrad,Tracy , Verrelli,Brian C , . The Course of Regulation and Dysregulation in Children. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2008 - 8/31/2012).
  4. Eisenberg,Nancy * Spinrad,Tracy Valiente,Carlos E . Preschool Curricula: Outcomes and Developmental Processes. UT Health Science Ctr.-Houston (9/30/2005 - 6/30/2011).
  5. Eisenberg,Nancy * Spinrad,Tracy Valiente,Carlos E . Facial and Physiological Correlates of Compassion. IRUL (1/1/2005 - 2/1/2006).
  6. Eisenberg,Nancy * Fabes,Richard Allen Reiser,Mark R Spinrad,Tracy . EMOTION, REGULATORY PROCESSES, AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONING. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2000 - 2/29/2004).
  7. Eisenberg,Nancy * Lemery,Kathryn Sue Reiser,Mark R Reiser,Mark R Spinrad,Tracy Updegraff,Kimberly A . Emotion, Regulation and Quality of Social Functioning. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2000 - 2/28/2008).

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Service

  1. Journal of Genetic Psychology, Editor, Special issue on Moral Development (2006 - 2007)
  2. NSF, External Reviewer, Research Proposal (ended 2007)
  3. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Ad-hoc reviewer (ended 2006)
  4. International Journal of Behavioral Development, Ad hoc reviewer (ended 2006)
  5. Social Development, Ad hoc Reviewer (ended 2006)
  6. Family Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (ended 2005)
  7. Early Education and Development, Ad Hoc Reviewer (ended 2004)
  8. Tosco 66 Compay, Lunch and Learn Lecture Series (ended 2003)

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Curriculum Vitae / Resume

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