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Below you can find announcements about happenings in our lab, including: awards and fellowships received by lab members, news pieces and podcasts that feature our research, announcements of new lab members who join us and farewells to those moving on, and more! 

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McKenzie Hagen, honors student in the Stress and Development Lab, wins the 2018 Guthrie Prize from the University of Washington Psychology Department

May 31, 2018
McKenzie Hagen, a senior honors student, has won the Guthrie Prize for the best honors thesis in Psychology at the University of Washington! This prize was established to encourage excellence in psychology research and writing complex concepts for a broad audience. McKenzie won this award for her paper entitled “Child language experience as a mediator between childhood socio-economic status and executive function.”  Congratulations to McKenzie! We are very proud of you!
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SD Lab research is featured in an op-ed in the New York Times arguing forcefully against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border

May 30, 2018

Stress and Development Lab research is featured in an op-ed in the New York Times arguing forcefully against the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the border.  The piece was written by Stress and Development Lab collaborators Margaret Sheridan and Charles Nelson and reviews the extensive evidence for harmful effects of separating children from their parents on brain and behavioral development. Read the story ...

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Katie Mclaughlin, Lab Director, is interviewed about how neuroscience can help youth who have been victims of sex trafficking

May 1, 2018

Katie McLaughlin, Lab Director, is interviewed in a story about how neuroscience research can help us develop better interventions for youth who have been the victims of sex trafficking.  Read more about how Stress and Development Lab research is being applied in the real world to come up with better methods for helping children and adolescents who have encountered trauma and abuse. Read the story...

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Stress and Development Lab research is featured in the Wall Street Journal

January 18, 2018

The article describes research conducted by Dr. Maya Rosen, a postdoc in the Stress and Development lab, and Dr. Katie McLaughlin, the lab’s director.  The study found that adolescents have heightened neural activity in the salience network of the brain when the emotional expressions of other people change (e.g., from a smile to a frown) as compared to children.  Moreover, greater salience network recruitment in response to these changes was associated with better social functioning, including fewer social problems and less social anxiety. This work shows that adolescent-...

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