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Jill Trumbell

Areas of interest:

Attachment behavior, maternal sensitivity, mother-child relationships during early childhood, parenting behavior, and mother and child physiology


BS, Psychology and Child Development, Central Michigan University
MA, Human Development and Family Studies, Central Michigan University

Current Work:

I am currently working with Dr. Germán Posada on a study that takes a cross-cultural approach to examining secure base behavior and maternal sensitivity in early childhood. Additionally, we will be starting a project this fall with Dr. Ted Wachs from the Psychology Department that will examine the relations between attachment security, maternal sensitivity, and chaos in the home for a sample of mothers and their infants. I also work with Dr. Leah Hibel where we examine child physiology and the role that mother's play in regulating this physiology from a biosocial perspective.


Reading, scrapbooking, spending time with my nieces and nephews

Favorite quote:

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

Advisor: Dr. Germán Posada