2005: Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies; Area of Specialization – Child & Adolescent Development, University of Connecticut
1998: Bachelor of Arts; Dual Concentrations – Medical Sciences, & Comparative Literature, Hampshire College
- Attachment and other close relationships, temperament, parental ethnotheory, physiological arousal/ stress response, and the socialization of affect.
- I currently study parents’ conceptualization of their young children’s abilities to manage and express emotion. I believe self control is an antecedent to a child's readiness for group learning, for establishing joint attention in creative play with peers and in problem solving with instructors/mentors, and to adolescent self-efficacy in peer socialization and self-directed learning.
- Later in the lifespan I focus on impulse control in adolescence as it relates to the process of socialization, risk behavior, and personal characteristics including somatization, catastrophising, social desirability, and coping skill. This line of research includes normative samples as well as those at high risk (including samples drawn from the fostercare system and substance use recovery high schools).
Russell, B. S. (2010). Revisiting measurement of Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness. Child Abuse and Neglect, 34(9), 671-676.
Russell, B. S., Alpert, L., & Trudeau, J. J. (2009). Child abuse prevention during infancy: Intervention implications for caregivers’ attitudes towards emotion regulation. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 19(5), 540-553.
Russell, B. S. & Trachtenberg, J. (2010). Interdisciplinary pedagogical applications for concretizing interpersonal violence. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 3 (1), 37-42.
Russell, B. S., Trudeau, J. J., & Britner, P. A. (2008). Intervention type matters in primary prevention of child abuse: Event history analysis results. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 949-957.
Russell, B.S. (2011). Convergent evidence for the antecedents of self-control strategies: Parenting correlates in 2 samples. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Russell, B. S. & Dawson, L. (2009, April). Teaching on child abuse and neglect: Balancing rigor with accessibility. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO.
Russell, B. S. (2007, April). Coping strategies for mitigating threatening emotions and infant care practice beliefs relevant to Shaken Baby Syndrome. In B. S. Russell (Chair), Emotion Regulation and Shaken Baby Syndrome: Prevention, Research, and Practice. Symposium presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
Russell, B. S. (2008, August). Prevention in the classroom: Pedagogy and results. In B. S. Russell (Chair), Pedagogical practices on interpersonal violence. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.