Emily Rolan

Fall 2015

Research Interests

The relationship and mechanisms among siblings and youth that influence development through proximal and distal interactions (e.g., media exposure).


B.A. with honors in Psychology, University of Missouri – Columbia

Current Research

I am currently working with Dr. Deb Nichols to investigate the effects of background television on preschooler’s executive function. Specifically, in the presence, or lack thereof, of a sibling. In addition, I am writing my thesis, which will focus on the impacts of sibling relationship quality and sibling conflict on the associations between the presence of siblings and increased executive function.

Advisor: Dr. Deb Nichols

Emily Rolan

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Human Development and Family Studies

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