HDFS Faculty Research

HDFS Faculty Research

Faculty Research


Melissa LaBuda, Ph.D.

Recent Publications and Invited Presentations

LaBuda, M.  (2017) Courtship: Then and Now, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships In-process

LaBuda, M.  (2017) Courtship: Then and Now, International Association of Relationship Researchers Conference Presentation, Syracuse, NY.

LaBuda, M (2014). We met online: A qualitative study. The Fifth International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Chisinau, Moldova.

LaBuda, M. (2012). Individuals Involved In Online Dating Sites Description Of The Process Of Developing A Relationship: A Grounded Theory Study. A Dissertation.
 

Janet Ann Melnick, Ph.D.

Recent Publications and Invited Presentations

Melnick, Janet A. & Shanks-McElroy, Heather (2017) Home and community based alternatives to nursing home care, International Journal of Health Sciences In-press

Melnick, Janet A. & Shanks-McElroy, Heather (2016) ,  Motivational Interviewing,  EOTC Presentation, Scranton, PA

Melnick, Janet A. & Shanks-McElroy, Heather (2016) Home and Community Based Alternatives to Nursing Home Care, American Society on Aging Conference, Washington DC.

Melnick, Janet A. & Shanks-McElroy, Heather (2015) Home and Community Based Alternatives to Nursing Home Care, Aging and Society Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference, Washington DC.

Melnick, Janet A. & Shanks-McElroy, Heather (2015). Home and Community Based Alternatives to Nursing Home Care, National Adult Day Services Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Melnick, Janet A. (2015) Baby Boomers - Now What?, Faces of  Dementia, Alzheimer’s Association Regional conference, Wilkes Barre, PA.


Laura Nathans, Ph.D.

Recent Publications and invited presentations

Gill, S., Nathans, L.L.,, Seidel, A., & Greenberg, M. T.  (2017).  Early Head Start start-up planning:  Implications for staff support, job satisfaction, burnout, and turnover.  Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 443-458.

Nathans, L. L., Nievar, M. A., & Tucker, M.  (2017, April).  HIPPY as a predictor of cognitive and socioemotional parenting.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Austin, TX.

Nievar, M. A., Nathans, L. L., Brown, A., & Chen, Q.  (2016, November).  Home visiting in low-income families:  Links to early academic achievement.  Poster presented at the National Conference on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Nathans, L.. L., & Gill, S.  (2016, October).  An exploration of home visiting engagement of families in Early Head Start.  Workshop presented at the Pennsylvania Early Childhood Summit, University Park, PA.

Nathans, L., L., Brown, A., Harris, M., & Jacobson, A. L.  (2016, April).  Teacher candidate learning about family engagement at four universities.  Paper presented at the INET Preconference of the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D. C.

Nathans, L. L., & Jacobson, A. L.  (2016, March).  The impact of family functioning and neighborhood quality on positive parenting behaviors of Hispanic mothers of preschoolers.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Human Development, Denver, CO.


Parminder Parmar, Ph.D.

Supervised Research/Student Research Projects

Lashinski, C., "Grand Parent Acceptance Rejection and its effect on Emerging Adults." Non-Credit. (June 2015 - 2016).

Escobar, B. (January 2016 - October 2016). Fear of Intimacy and Parental Acceptance Rejection among young adults.

Koche, S., Weaver, C., Guchanyk, S., Young, K., & Larson, K. (2014) "How loving relationships improves one's self adjustment and self-esteem?" 
(The Students won First prize in Undergraduate Research Fair.)

Davis, T., Maurer, A., Washo, C., & McGavitt, A. (2014) "Sources of stress and coping strategies in college students.”

Zawwicki, E., Petrillo, F., Alpert, A., Lemoncelli, M. & Kilonsky, J., & Selemba, M. (2014), "Exploring Temperament: A cross cultural perspective."

Internship Advisor

Lemoncelli, M. (HDFS), "Emerging adulthood: A cross-cultural Peek." HD FS 494, 9 credits. (August 20, 2013 - February 2014).


Faculty Research

Recent Publications - Book Chapters/Scholarly-New

Parmar, P. (2015). In Marcia Machado & Francisco Machado (Eds.), Sibling, Peers, Parents, Intimate Partner Acceptance and its relationship to Psychological Wellbeing. Boca Raton Florida USA: Brown Walker Press.  DOI: 10: I-62734-556-6

Kourkoutas, E., & Parmar, P. (Contributor to Edited Volume, 40%) (2010). Interventions in families of children with special difficulties and school inclusion. DOI #: 978-960-19-0609-6

Parmar, P. (Contributor to Edited Volume) (2009). Teachers’ Ethno theories of the 'Ideal Student' in Five Western Countries. In Edited by Julian Elliott, and Elena L. Grigorenko (Eds.), (1st). Psychology Press: Taylor & Francis Group. DOI #: 978-0-415-49136-5

Recent Presentations

Parmar, P., & Petren, R. E. (June, 2016). Relationship with Grandparents and Its Effect on the Psychological Wellbeing Among College Students in India and the USA. Paper presented at the Sixth International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection, Madrid, Spain.

Parmar, P. & Lashinski, C. (2016). "Relationship with Grandparents and its’ Effect on Psychological Wellbeing among College Students in India and the US," Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016, SCCR, Portland.

Parmar, P. (2016). "Preschool children's daily activities as an outcome of Parental cultural beliefs," Mini Play Conference, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg.

Parmar, P. (2016). "Parent involvement vs parent-child relationship and effects on behavior and academic achievement of school children," 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the study of Behavioral Development, International Society for the Study Behavioral Development, Vilnius Lithuania.

Parmar, P., (2015). "Parent involvement vs parent-child relationship and effects on behavior and academic achievement of school children," International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, International Society for the Study Behavioral Development, Vilinus Lithuania,

Parmar, P. (2014). Rejection: It hurts, Diversity Committee, Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Parmar, P., (2014). "Changing Loving Relationships and its impact on Acceptance and Rejection,” International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance Rejection, Moldova.

Parmar, P., (2014). "Acceptance and Rejection and Psychological Adjustment among School Children, Adolescents, and Married Adults in India," International Society for study of Behavioral Development, ISSBD, Shanghai China.

 

Raymond Petren, Ph.D.

Supervised Research

Anthony, M. (2017 – present). Stepfather Exits and Child Behavior Problems. (Thesis)

Escobar, B. E. (2017). The Effect of Grit on College Students’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance: The Role of Gender. (Thesis)
*2nd Place Award in Arts & Humanities, Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pennsylvania State University.
*1st Place Award in Social Science at the Campus Undergraduate Research Fair, Pennsylvania State University Worthington Scranton.

Miller, S., & Kokinda, J. (2016). Parental Investments and Relationship Stability Between Mothers and New Partners.
*2nd Place Award in Arts & Humanities, Eastern Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Pennsylvania State University.
*1st Place Award in Social Science at the Campus Undergraduate Research Fair, Pennsylvania State University Worthington Scranton.

Reynolds, K. M. (2017 – present). Turning Points in Relationships Between Cancer Patients and Informal Caregivers. (Thesis)
*Project funded by an Erickson Discovery Grant, Office of Undergraduate Education, Pennsylvania State University


Faculty Research
Recent Publications

Petren, R. E., Ferarro, A. J., Pasley, K., Davis, T. R. (2017). Factors associated with coparental support and conflict following divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 58(3), 145-160.

Petren, R. E. (2017). Paternal multiple partner fertility and environmental chaos among unmarried non-resident fathers. Journal of Social Service Research, 43(1), 100-114.

Ferraro, A. J., Davis, T. R., Petren, R. E., & Pasley, K. (2016). Post-divorce parenting: A study of recently divorced mothers and fathers. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage. 57(7), 485-503.

Pasley, K., & Petren, R. E. (2016). Family structure. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Family Studies (Vol. 2, pp. 779-782). Boston, MA: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Pasley, K., Petren, R. E., & Fish, J. N. (2014). Use of identity theory to inform fathering scholarship. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 6, 298-318.

Petren, R. E. (2014). Multiple partner fertility. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, & J. G. Golson (Eds.), The Social History of the American Family (pp. 916-919). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
 

Recent Presentations

Petren, R. E. & Garneau-Rosner, C. L. (November, 2017). Relationship stability among mothers of young children and new partners. Paper presented at the 2017 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Petren, R. E., & Puhlman, D. J. (November, 2016). Fathering in Chaos: A Cyclical Model of Parental Interaction. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop, 2016 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Pasley, K. Ferraro, A. J., Petren, R. E., & Davis, T. R. (November, 2016). Profiles of Coparenting and Wellbeing of Recently Divorced Parents. Paper presented in symposium at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Parmar, P., & Petren, R. E. (June, 2016). Relationship with Grandparents and Its Effect on the Psychological Wellbeing Among College Students in India and the USA. Paper presented at the Sixth International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection, Madrid, Spain.

Petren, R. E. (August, 2015). Paternal Multiple Partner Fertility and Family Chaos. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, IL.