Selin Zeytinoglu is NIH F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Maryland. She obtained her MS in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her research examines how the caregiving context (i.e., caregivers’ self-regulation, personality, caregiving behaviors), embedded within the larger sociocultural context, plays a role in the development of children’s self-regulation, social cognition and behaviors, and mental health problems. She examines the neural and autonomic processes through which proximal processes influence children’s behavior and mental health. Dr. Zeytinoglu’s work has been published in journals like Developmental Science, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Her current NIMH-funded project is examining the role of the dynamic mother-child interactions (dyadic attention and verbal communication) in children’s social learning and later anxiety.


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