Elaine Barry

Elaine Barry
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Human Development and Family Studies
Office Phone
Office Location
Eberly Building, 206Q
2201 University Drive,
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456
Biography

Dr. Barry is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Fayette. She joined the faculty in 2001 with a specialization in the cognitive development of children.

Recent Awards:
Winner, 2020 Penn State University-wide Faculty Excellence in Advising Award;
Winner, 2018 Penn State University-wide Atherton Teaching Award;
Winner, 2016-2017 College of Health and Human Development Excellence in Teaching Award

Research Interests

The development of explicit and implicit memory in children; Co-sleeping and infant development;
Teaching methods to reduce plagiarism;
Student attitudes about cheating; and the
Effect of flexible work schedules on family-work balance.

Publications

What is “Normal” Infant Sleep? Why We Still Don’t Know, Psychological Reports - February, 2021

Co-sleeping as a Proximal Context for Infant Development: The Importance of Physical Touch, Infant Behavior and Development - 2019

Co-sleeping as a Developmental Context and its Role in the Transition to Parenthood - December, 2019

Why Rates of Bedsharing are Rising, While Western Health Policy Advocates Condemn it, NCFR Report

Syllabus for HDFS 239: Adolescent Development, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) - 2011

How reading to children enhances children's memory, Early Childhood Education: Issues and Developments - 2008

Using office hours effectively, APS Observer - 2008

What is "attachment teaching," and why do our non-traditional and first generation students need it?, Wings to the Future: Using Assessment to Grow Life-Long Learning - 2007

Syllabus for HDFS 229: Infant and Child Development, Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP) - 2007

Does conceptual implicit memory develop? The role of processing demands., Journal of Genetic Psychology - 2007

Can paraphrasing practice help students define plagiarism?, College Student Journal - 2006

Children's memory: A primer for understanding behavior, Early Childhood Education Journal - 2006

Depression, implicit memory, and self: A revised memory model of emotion., Clinical Psychology Review - 2006
Collaborators: Mary Naus, Secondary Author; Lynn Rehm, Secondary Author

Depression and implicit memory: Understanding mood congruent memory bias, Cognitive Therapy and Research - 2004
Collaborators: Mary Naus, Secondary Author; Lynn Rehm, Secondary Author

Education

Ph D, Developmental Psychology, University of Houston

MA, Psychology, University of Houston

BS, Biology, Lamar University

BS, Psychology, Lamar University

Papers and Presentations

November, 2020

Posters
Co-sleeping, Sleep Problems, and Sleep Consolidation - What is Normal Infant Sleep?
Conference poster presentation
Virtual (St. Louis, MO)

Co-sleeping, Sleep Problems, and Sleep Consolidation - What is Normal Infant Sleep? Has been rewritten as the "Rethinking Normal Infant Sleep" paper and submitted for publication - accepted with revisions, which I am making.

November, 2019

Posters
Co-sleeping as a Developmental Context and its Role in the Transition to Parenthood
Conference poster presentation
Ft. Worth, TX

Co-sleeping as a Developmental Context and its Role in the Transition to Parenthood

September, 2018 - March 9, 2019

Posters
It’s More Okay to Cheat in an Online Class: How Student Variables and Teacher Characteristics Matter
Conference poster presentation
Paris, France

Collaborator: Michelle Yezek, Author and Presenter

It’s More Okay to Cheat in an Online Class: How Student Variables and Teacher Characteristics Matter

November, 2018

Posters
Co-sleeping and Bioecological Theory: An Integrative Review
Conference poster presentation
San Diego, CA

Co-Sleeping and Bioecological Theory: An Integrative, Interdisciplinary Review

October, 2017

Posters
What Mothers Believe about Co-Sleeping and What the Research Shows: A Review
Conference poster presentation
Providence, RI

What Mothers Believe about Co-Sleeping and What the Research Shows: A Review

March 25, 2017

Oral Presentations
Social Media and Culture
All In Diversity Summit - Fayette
Fayette campus

Influence of social media on culture - including how different cultures use social media differently, how social media can be used to target others (bullying, negative feedback, discrimination), and developmental issues (imaginary audience, development of identity, ageing)