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Martha Wadsworth

address: 216 Moore Building
location: Liberal Arts
phone: 865-2878
department: Psychology


Environmental stress and how children and families adapt to it

Our work in this lab focuses on environmental stress and how children and families adapt to it. We are particularly interested in discovering sources of resiliency in children and their families and using this information to build programs to strengthen children and families who face stress. We focus on coping, self-regulation, and family support in our basic and applied research studies. Students can receive independent study credit (generally, one hour of credit is given for every three hours of work per week) or can volunteer.

Number of undergraduates needed: 6
Minimum qualifications: We require a minimum commitment of 2 semesters and at least 10 hours per week. Candidates should be responsible, highly motivated, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0--exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Afternoon availability, ability to work during the summer, and Spanish language fluency are all highly desired. Please visit our website at for descriptions of our research and instructions about how to apply (under the Participate page).