Contact InformationJulia Braungart-Rieker
Mary Hesburgh Flaherty and James F. Flaherty III Collegiate Chair
118 Haggar Hall
Department/affiliationProfessor of Psychology; Director, Center for Children and Families
Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Syracuse University
Infants, children, and families; Child development related to
children’s classroom behavior; Children’s abilities to regulate
their emotions and behaviors; Factors that predict why some children
have a more challenging time than others when dealing with negative
2002-2003 Kaneb Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Notre Dame
1999 Master Mentor Award, One of 13 University faculty identified by The Graduate School as an excellent mentor for graduate students
Lickenbrock, D.M., Braungart-Rieker, J.M., Ekas, N., Zentall, S., Oshio, T., & Planalp, E.M. (2013). Early Temperament and Attachment with Mothers and Fathers as Predictors of Toddler Compliance. Infant and Child Development, 22, 580-602.
Planalp, E.M., Braungart-Rieker, J.M., Lickenbrock, D.M., Zentall, S. (2013). Trajectories of Parenting During Infancy: The Role of Infant Temperament and Marital Adjustment for Mothers and Fathers. Infancy, 18(S1), E16-E45.
Braungart-Rieker, J.M., Hill, A.L., & Karrass, J. (2010). Fear and Anger Reactivity Trajectories From 4 to 16 Months: The Effects of Temperament, Regulation, and Maternal Sensitivity, Developmental Psychology, 46, 791-804.
To date, Dr. Braungart-Rieker’s research has examined issues surrounding
social and emotional development in infancy and early childhood. In
particular, her research focuses on how children’s characteristics (e.g.,
gender and temperament), parenting practices, contextual factors (e.g.,
family earner status and marital satisfaction), and the fathers’ role relate
to outcomes such as children’s ability to regulate their emotions,
parent-child attachment security, and the development of children’s
compliance and autonomy.