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Laura Anaya

Fall 2012

Research Interests

Parent-child attachment relationships, marital conflict, co-parenting through divorce, father involvement in child-rearing, maternal sensitivity

Current Research

I am currently working with Dr. Germán Posada on a project examining the relations between maternal secure base support and children’s secure base behavior in early and middle childhood. In addition, I am working with Drs. Blake Jones and Zoe Taylor on project SALUD: Healthy Midwest Latino Families Project, studying the ways that Latino families contribute to the successes of their children despite potentially challenging circumstances, as well as how stress contributes to health and well-being of individual family members.


BA, Human Development, Washington State University

Teaching Assistantships

HDFS 280: Diversity in Individual and Family Life


  • 2014-2015: Graduate Research Award, Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC) at Purdue University
  • 2012-2016: Purdue Doctoral Fellowship, Purdue University

Favorite Quote:

"The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams."

Advisor: Dr. Germán Posada