Xutong ZhangDoctoral candidate in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, USA
About the author:
My research focuses on how parents self-regulate in stressful situations and manage to provide emotional support for their children. I am also interested in the psychophysiological mechanisms through which parenting behaviors shape the development of children’s self-regulation.
What I want to achieve:
I hope my research helps raise awareness of the need to support children and families that face various of stressors in their daily life, and I hope to contribute to the work of promoting emotionally supportive parenting and preventing child maltreatment.
I am passionate about disseminating scientific knowledge and building international collaborations to advocate for the prevention of at-risk parenting. With this motivation, I collaborate with publishing groups in China to translate books on parenting and child maltreatment research.