Bandura Graduate Research Award Winners (2007-2008)
The Psi Chi Research Awards Committee, the Psi Chi National Council, and APS are pleased to announce the winner—Danielle Keenan-Miller, University of California at Los Angeles—of the 2007-08 Psi Chi/APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award. The winner was awarded travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend the 2008 APS National Convention to receive the award; a three-year membership in APS, including subscriptions to all APS journals; and two engraved plaques, one for the winner and one for the psychology department as a permanent honor.
Danielle Keenan-Miller joined Psi Chi in 2003 as an undergraduate student at Stanford University (CA) where she worked in the lab of Dr. Ian Gotlib. She is currently a fourth-year graduate student at UCLA working with Dr. Constance Hammen. Her research focuses on processes of risk transmission among offspring of depressed mothers.
Pathways to Aggression Among Offspring of Depressed Mothers
Danielle Keenan-Miller, University of California at Los Angeles
Faculty Sponsor: Constance Hammen, PhD
At present, there is little evidence examining whether the risk of aggression among children of depressed mothers extends into young adulthood, and if so, what mechanisms may mediate this risk. Results of structural equation modeling tests using a high-risk community sample suggest that there is a strong prospective relationship between maternal depression by youth age 15 and youth aggression at age 20, and that this relationship is mediated by maternalchild relationship quality.