Ph.D. Student, Psychology

Email Address: katheriner.wood@carleton.ca

Previous Degrees:
M.A. Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
B.Sc. (Honours) Biology and Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests:

My general research interests are focused on understanding children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development in educational contexts and learning how to best support optimal cognitive and socio-emotional development for all students. Specifically, I am interested in examining the relationships between social withdrawal and academic achievement. I am also interested in exploring these relationships across cultures and plan to explore these relationships further in non-Western settings. For my doctoral dissertation I will be investigating the links between social anxiety, language skills, and socio-emotional and academic outcomes among university students.

Undergraduate Thesis Title:
Exploring children’s ability to disregard information based on source credibility

M.A. Thesis Title:
Social factors influencing early reading development from kindergarten to grade one in English-speaking public schools in Ontario and Quebec

Ph.D. Dissertation Title: TBD

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Coplan, R. J., Baldwin, D., & Wood, K. R., (in press). Shy but getting by: Protective factors in the links between shyness and socio-emotional functioning in childhood. To appear in L. A. Schmidt & K. L. Poole (Eds.), Adaptive shyness: Developmental, comparative, and cultural perspectives. New York: Springer.

Zhu, J., Li, Y., Wood, K. R., Coplan, R. J., & Chen, X. (accepted). Shyness and socio-emotional functioning in young Chinese children: The moderating role of receptive vocabulary. Early Education and Development. doi:10.1080/10409289.2019.1572481

Saari, M. L., Wood, E., & Wood, K. R. (2017). Work, remuneration, and negotiation for pay in early adolescence: Exploring early causes of gender pay inequity. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 28(1), 20-32. doi:10.1891/1052-3073.28.1.20

Other Research Contributions:
Wood, K. R., Wood, E., Gottardo, A., Savage, R., Piquette, N. (March, 2019). Encouraging academic gains through parent workshops on children’s early literacy and social development. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, USA.

Coplan, R. J., Hipson, W. E., Wood, K. R., Baldwin, D., & Watanabe, L. (March, 2019). Seeking Sol-AS: Conceptualization, assessment, and implications of aloneliness in adolescence. Paper to be presented at the Biennial Meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, USA.

Watanabe, L., Hipson, W. E., Wood, K. R., Baldwin, D., Bowker, J. C., & Coplan, R. J. (March, 2019). Normative beliefs about social withdrawal in adolescence. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, USA.

Wood, K. R., Wood, E., Gottardo, A., Savage, R., & Piquette, N. (2018, May). Influencing children’s early literacy and social development through parental instruction. Poster presented at Development 2018, St. Catharines, ON.

Wood, K. R., & Maggi, S. (2018, January). Topics before titles: Reframing career education for modern learners. Poster presented at the Psychology Graduate Student Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Archer, K., Wood, K. R., Mirza, A., Wood, E., Klassen, D., Nusca, V., … Savage, R. (2015, August). Helping parents and teachers understand social-emotional skills: An evaluation of video training modules. Poster presented at the annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, ON.

Wood, K. R., Roberts, K., & Wood, E. (2014, May). Exploring children’s ability to disregard information based on source credibility. Poster presented at the Development 2014, Ottawa, ON.

Discussant

Wood, K.R. (2015, June). Digital literacy for preschoolers: Maximizing the benefits of eBooks in emergent literacy. McGill University, Montreal, QC