Brenda L. Volling

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Psychology
Brenda L. Volling

BIO

My research focuses on the social and emotional development of infants and young children and the role of family relationships in facilitating children's developmental outcomes. I am particularly interested in the role of fathers, the quality of sibling relationships, and parent-infant attachment. My current research focuses on changes in the family and the older child's adjustment after the birth of a second child (the Family Transitions Study), postpartum depression and infant attachment, the development of young children's prosocial behavior, and sibling jealousy.