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Isabel Valdivia

Isabel Valdivia

Elayna Seago
Isabel Valdivia, Ph.D. Student in Child & Adolescent Development

Department of  Human Development and Family Science

I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Human Development, Child and Adolescent Development concentration. My goal is to produce research that informs educators about how to adapt their classroom practices to a diverse group of students in order to improve their academic achievement. I want to explore if developing socio-emotional skills intentionally supports executive functions development, or if it is the development of executive functions that supports the development of socio-emotional skills, and to what extent that interaction has an impact on academic achievement in school-age children.

  • Cognition
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Academic Achievement
  • B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • M.Ed. Mind, Brain, and Education, Harvard University