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Email: theo.waters@nyu.edu

Curriculum Vitae: theo-waters-cv-2017

Dr. Waters is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi and a Global Network Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He received his PhD from Emory University in 2013. His research focuses on the development, organization, and impact of attachment representations and representations of self/identity across the lifespan.

Lab Director

THEODORE E.A. WATERS, PH.D.

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Email: mja9901@nyu.edu

Mary earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus in 2018.  For her thesis, she used qualitative and quantitative methods to empirically and theoretically explore ethnic and personal identity development in Fiji and Trinidad. More recently, during the fall semester of 2019, she was a visiting research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. Among her research interests is exploring whether sharing autobiographical memories can be used as an intervention to increase social wellbeing (e.g., trust) among individuals who have a strong sense of ethnic identity.   

Post-doctoral Associate

MARY JANE ARNEAUD, PH.D.

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Email: rui.yang@nyu.edu

Rui is currently a Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology program of New York University, and works as a full-time lab coordinator in Dr. Waters' lab in NYU Abu Dhabi. Rui's research focuses on understanding parenting and child's gender development in Chinese context. She has been the coordinator of a multi-cohort 10-year longitudinal study with over 1100 families in Nanjing, China. With Dr. Waters, Rui will explore how early maternal care quality affect Chinese children’s attachment secure script, and their gender development (e.g. masculinity).  

Research Coordinator

RUI YANG. M.A.

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Email: aravind.sk@nyu.edu

Aravind is a senior majoring in psychology, with a specialization in philosophy and political science. His interests include studying developmental cognition to better understand theories of the mind, language development, and time perception. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding and juggling. 

Capstone Student

ARAVIND KUMAR

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Email: bo595@nyu.edu

I  am Boglarka Ori a senior psychology student. Currently I am working on my capstone project that is  aiming to investigate and is interested in the stability of maternal sensitivity over a long period of time. More importantly the project is focused on how maternal depression influences the stability of maternal sensitivity

Capstone Student

BOGLARKA ORI

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Email: stm378@nyu.edu

Simran is a senior at New York University Abu Dhabi, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Literature and Child Development and Social Intervention. She is currently working on her Capstone Project which explores the relationship between the coherence of autobiographical memories,  and listener feedback. In the future, Simran hopes to pursue her interests in education and child development to reform schooling systems in her home country, Jamaica

Capstone Student

SIMRAN MOTIANI

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