Abagail L Horton

Entered the Program: 2019

Current program: 

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Area of Specialization: Child and Adolescent Development; Health, Wellbeing, and Prevention

Previous Education:

  • M.A., Human Development and Family Sciences, UConn, 2021
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Alabama, 2019

Research Interests:

  • Children’s social-emotional development and well-being during times of stress
  • Developmental trajectories of emotion regulation (i.e., mindfulness) during middle childhood
  • Mental Health and peer relationships during childhood
  • School and community interventions

Major Advisor: Beth Russell

Associate Advisor: Na Zhang

Associate Advisor: Preston Britner

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research Assistant, Center for Applied Research and Human Development (CARHD), Spring 2020-Present
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 4007w: Professional Communication in HDFS, Spring 2023
  • Solo Instructor, HDFS 2001: Diversity Issues in HDFS, Summer 2022 & Fall 2022
  • Solo Instructor, HDFS 2100: Human Development: Infancy Through Adolescence, Spring 2022
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 1070: Individual and Family Development Teaching Assistant, Fall 2021
  • Research Assistant, Evaluation of a U.S. Department of Agriculture funded project, Summer 2021
  • Graduate Assistant, Academic Advising, Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
  • Teaching Assistant, HDFS 1060: Close Relationships Across the Lifespan, Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
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