Cindy Smith is a professor and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Virginia Tech. She also runs the Children’s Emotions Lab.
Accepting new grad students: Yes
In need of students for research team: Yes
Name of research team: Children’s Emotions Lab
- Social and Emotional Development of Young Children
- Parent-Child Interactions
- Impact of Parent Personality, Marital Relations, and Family Stress on Parenting Behaviors
- PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- MA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- BS, The Pennsylvania State University
- Editorial Board, Infancy
- Advisory Board, DSI
- Area Coordinator, Child and Adolescent Development Graduate Program
- 2011 Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research, Generations United For the intergenerational evaluation research publication: Jarrott, S.E. & Smith, C.L. (2011). The complement of research and theory in practice: Contact theory at work in non‐familial intergenerational programs. The Gerontologist, 51, 112‐121.
- 2011 Program of Distinction Award to Neighbors Growing Together, Generations United
- 2008‐2009 Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech
Moving Forward in the Study of Temperament and Early Education Outcomes: Mediating and Moderating Factors. Cynthia L. Smith and David J. Bridgett, editors. Routledge, 2019.
Jarrott, S. E., & Smith, C. L. (2011). The complement of research and theory in practice: Contact theory at work in non-familial intergenerational programs. The Gerontologist, 51, 112-121.
Smith, C. L. (2010). Multiple determinants of parenting: Predicting individual differences in maternal parenting behavior with toddlers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 10, 1-17.
Smith, C. L., & Bell, M. A. (2010). Stability in infant frontal asymmetry as a predictor of toddlerhood internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 158-167.
Jarrott, S. E., Smith, C. L., & Weintraub, A. P. C. (2008). Development of a standardized tool for intergenerational programming: The Intergenerational Observation Scale. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 6, 433-447.
Eisenberg, N., Smith, C. L., & Spinrad, T. L. (2011). Effortful control: Relations with emotion regulation, adjustment, and socialization in childhood. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of self‐regulation: Research, theory, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 263‐ 283). New York: Guilford Press.
Smith, C. L., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Grieving, K., Liew, J., & Eggum, N. D. (2007). Anger and anger regulation in infancy. In E. I. Clausen (Ed.), Anger in psychology (pp. 107‐122). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- Ridgwell, D., Geller, E. S., Ivory, J., Jayaram, L., McConnell, K., Smith, C., & Tatar, D. (2011, February). 2011 Summer Scholars Program: The Human Dynamics of Violence Prevention Research Team. Internal funding from the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment. May 11 – June 11. Responsibility: Co‐Investigator, one summer month effort. Funded for $18,000.
- Smith, C. L. (2010, May). Strategic course buyout to support external grant submissions. Internal funding from the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. August 10 – December 10. Responsibility: PI, 12.5% effort. Funded for $4,000.
- Brinberg, D., & Smith, C. L. (2010, January). Parents as agents of behavioral change to reduce adolescent obesity. Internal funding from the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (Fralin/ISCE Obesity Initiative). January 10 – May 10. Responsibility: Co‐PI, 5% effort. Funded for $9,800.
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