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Positive Parenting: The Effects of Parental Supportive Responses on Teen Emotions and Mental Health

Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia

Department: Psychology 

Advisor: Janice Zeman

 

My honors thesis will investigate how parental responses to youth emotional expressivity may serve as a protective factor for mental health concerns in later adolescence. Employing a unique longitudinal design that includes both adolescents and their parents, this research aims to understand ways in which positive parenting, particularly supporting the teenager's expressions of anger and sadness, may prevent debilitating anxiety and depression in high school and college.

All William & Mary Honors Fellowships fundraising supports the Charles Center Honors Fellowships Fund. Direct support for individual undergraduate research projects is distributed by the Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence

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Update #1 - THANK YOU!!!

Hi all,

Thank you so much for your donations, support, words of encouragement, and anything and everything else you have done to encourage my honors thesis. I have been blown away these past few weeks by all the kindness and support. I really appreciate you willingness to contribute.

This thesis is extraordinarily special to me, and it really will be a great capstone to my college experience. I feel so passionately about improving mental health concerns of young adults and adolescents, and getting the opportunity to conduct research on parent and child emotional development and psychopathology is absolutely a dream come true.  

Feel free to reach out to me by email (djmcneil@email.wm.edu) if you have any questions, comments, or just want to learn more about the work I will be doing. During the summer I will be blogging about my experience, and I will make sure to keep you all in the loop. Thanks again for all the support!

Sincerely,

Danny McNeil

2258 days ago by Danny McNeil

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