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Thompson and labmates selected presentations:

Turning developmental relational science into practice (Urie Bronfenbrenner Award Address, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, August 2018) [pdf]

From what is to what might be in moral development research (invited capstone presentation to a conference on Moral Development: Children’s Values, Moral Emotions and Behavior, sponsored by Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem, July 2018) [pdf]

What develops in moral development? (keynote presentation to the 2017 Preconference on Moral Development, biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, April 2017) [pdf]

Origins and impacts of disparities in early childhood (presentation at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Grand Rounds, “Addressing Health Disparities in Early Childhood,” Atlanta, March 2016) [pdf]

Becoming a Parent (a series of public presentations sponsored by the Salama bint Hamdan al Nahyan Foundation in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, March 2015) [pdf]

Baby Altruists?  Examining the Early Origins of Prosocial Motivation (invited presentation to the Roots of Empathy National Symposium, Toronto, May 2015) [pdf]

The Emotionate Child (invited presentation to the Festsymposium in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of developmental psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria, November 2013)  [pdf]

Children and Poverty: New Research and its Implications (invited presentation to the UC California Center Sacramento, October 2013) [pdf]

Early Childhood Mental Health: Supporting Emotional Development in Young Children (Barbara Mound Hansen Early Childhood Lecture, Iowa State University, April 2013) [pdf]

The Emotionate Child: Building Emotional Health and Compassionate Connections (Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture, Brigham Young University, February 2011) [pdf]

Emotion Regulation and Emotional Development: A View from Attachment Theory (Invited presentation to the 36th Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology, October 2009) [pdf]

Presentation at SRCD, 2017:

The role of emotion in the development of prosocial motivation [pdf]

Posters and presentations at SRCD, 2015:

Becoming Prosocial: Reliability of Individual Differences in Early Prosocial Behavior [pdf]

The Impact of Social and Demographic Risk on Young Children’s Social and Emotional Competence [pdf]

Posters and presentations at SRCD, 2013:

A Person-Centered Approach to Emerging Prosocial Dispositions in Early Childhood [pdf]

Children’s Perceptions of Emotion Regulation Strategy Effectiveness: Emotional Context, Age, and Gender Differences [pdf]

Examining Prosocial Dispositions in 18-month-olds: Taking a Person-Centered Approach [pdf]

How do Demographic and Emotional Risk Factors Affect Children’s Early Social-Emotional Competence Over Time? [pdf]

Infant Social Referencing in a Free Response Paradigm: The Influence of Infant and Maternal Affect [pdf]

Mechanisms of Socio-Cultural Differences in Young Children’s Emotional Competence: The Influence of Mother-Child Relationships [pdf]

Pathways from Maternal Depressive Symptomatology to Children’s Emotional Development: The Case of Emotional Understanding and Emotion Expression [pdf]

Posters and Presentations at the International Conference on Infant Studies, 2012:

Relationships, Emotion, and the Organization of Socially Constructive Behavior [pdf]

Individual Differences in Toddlers’ Sharing, Helping, and Repairing Behaviors: The Role of Maternal Mental State Language [pdf]

Sources of Variability in Maternal Behavior During Social Referencing Interactions [pdf]

Posters and presentations at SRCD, 2011:

Associations Among Parent-Child Relationship, Child Emotion, and Child Friendship During Middle Childhood [pdf]

Early Moral Agency, Emotion Understanding, and Mother-Child Discourse [pdf]

Emotion Regulation Problem Solving in Four-year-olds [pdf]

Origins of Individual Differences in Prosocial Dispositions: Preschoolers [pdf]

Using Maternal Mental State Language to Predict Toddlers’ Outcomes: The Different Influences of Talking About Desires and Thoughts [pdf]

Posters presented at the Conference on Human Development, 2010: 

Individual Differences in Toddlers’ Prosocial Behavior [pdf]

What Do Children Know About Emotion Regulation? [pdf]

Posters and presentations at SRCD, 2009:

Avoiding Conversations About Negative Emotions: The Role of Attachment, Parent Validation, and Child Characteristics [pdf]

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: A Systematic Approach to Improving Teacher Sensitivity [pdf]

Maternal Perceptions of Children’s Emotions: Individual Differences and their Correlates [pdf]

Parent-Child Relationships, Conversation, and Developing Emotion Regulation [pdf]

Conversational Catalysts to Developing Understanding of Emotion Regulation [pdf]

The Socialization of Young Children’s Emotion Regulation Strategies: Parental Emotion Representations and Behaviors [pdf]

Posters and presentations at SRCD, 2007:

Emotion Language, Emotion Understanding, and Parent-Child Conversation [pdf]

“Are you a Big, Brave Boy?”  The Content and Relational Context of Mother-Child Conversations about Children’s Characteristics [pdf]

Parental Representations of Emotions and Emotion Regulation [pdf]

Russia’s Orphans: Relationships with Peers and Family Members [pdf]

School Readiness: A Multifaceted, Developmental Approach [pdf]

The Development of Future-oriented Knowledge and Skills in Young Children [pdf]