Eastern student Kayden Louzada from Danbury presents at psychology conference

Several psychology students and faculty from Eastern Connecticut State University presented at the Eastern Psychological Association's (EPA) annual meeting on March 2-4 in Boston, MA.

Among the students was Kayden Louzada of Danbury, a senior who majors in Psychology and presented "Parental Gender Roles and Child Depression: Moderation by Self-Perception and Inhibitory Control."

T. Caitlin Vasquez-O'Brien, assistant professor of psychological science, presented at the conference with several of her research assistants. "Submissions are reviewed by experts in the field before being accepted," she said, "so being accepted to present research at (this) conference is a wonderful accomplishment."

Six presentations at the conference included representation from Eastern. Vasquez-O'Brien joined her students in three presentations about parental relations with children. Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, professor of psychological science, also worked with her students on three presentations. These presentations analyzed mental health disorders in college students.

"I am very impressed with our students' ability to tackle independent research projects," said Vasquez-O'Brien.

Submitted by Danbury, CT

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