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Child and Family Science

Kathleen D. Dyer, Associate Professor in Child and Family Sciences

Kathleen D. Dyer

Office: FFS 111
Phone: 559-278-4720 

Education: M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia

Experience and Research: Katie's current research explores attachment cognitions of toddlers in relation to sleep and family history. The unifying theme of Katie's research agenda is an interest in parenting practices pertaining to infant sleep, and how those strategies (such as cosleeping and sleep training) are related to attachment and emotional development. In addition, she conducts evaluation research to explore the effects of a developmental pediatric intervention called Healthy Steps at a local medical clinic.