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Laura Stout Sosinsky

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

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Laura Stout Sosinsky


Laura Stout Sosinsky’s research interests focus on positive early childhood development in context and over time, with emphasis on parenting, child care, and early education, and include research on the dynamic transactions between a child's developing social-emotional and communicative problems and competencies and his or her immediate family environment, research on family, industry, and policy contributors to child care quality emphasizing parents as the primary child care decisionmakers, and developmental approaches to prevention, intervention, and evaluation studies of programs to promote high-quality home, child care, and preschool environments and of their associations with parent behaviors and child outcomes. Through a variety of dissemination venues, she aims to reach and connect with extended audiences in multidisciplinary research, practice, and policy arenas as well as with parents regarding early care and education research.

Website: Department of Psychology, Fordham University