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Molly E. Hale

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2020 - M.S. William & Mary (Experimental Psychology) 

2017 - B.A. University of Washington (Community Psychology)

Research Interests:

I am an emotion researcher who seeks to better understand how close relationships during childhood and adolescence influence youth's emotional and psychological development through behavioral and physiological assessment. 

Dissertation/Thesis Title:
Negative Parental Emotion Socialization Predicts Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation with Latent Variables (Thesis Title)
Selected Publications:

Hale, M. E., Morrow, K., George, A. M., Gayer, A., Caughy, M. O., & Suveg, C. (In press). Maternal negative. Affect moderates behavioral and physiological synchrony in Latinx and Black Mother-Child dyad. Developmental Psychobiology. 10.1002/dev.22394

Hale, M. E., George, A., Caughy, M. O., & Suveg, C. (In press). Resting respiratory sinus arrythmia and cognitive reappraisal moderate the link between political climate stress and anxiety symptoms in Latina and Black mothers. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping.

Xu, J., Wang, H., Liu, S., Hale, M. E., Weng, X., Ahemaitijiang, N., Hu, Y., Suveg, C., & Han, Z. R. (In press). Relations among family, peer, and academic stress and adjustment in Chinese adolescents: A daily diary analysis. Developmental Psychology.

Hale, M. E., Price, N., Borowski, S., & Zeman, J. L. (In press). Adolescent emotion regulation trajectories: The influence of parent and friend emotion socialization. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Hale, M. E., & Zeman, J. L. (2023). Parents and friend in adolescence: Does their emotion socialization matter for internalizing symptoms? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 85, 101513.

West, K. B., Hale, M. E., Roche, K. M., White, R. M. B., & Suveg, C. (2022). Predictors of latent class trajectories of depressive symptoms in Latina mothers. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(4), 545–554.

Miller, M. E., Borowski, S., & Zeman, J. L (2020). Co-rumination moderates the relation between emotional competencies and depressive symptoms in adolescent best friend dyads: A longitudinal examination. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 48, 851-863.

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