Elaine Barry

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

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

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.

Editorial - Infant Sleep: Impacts on cognitive, social, and physical development, Infant Behavior and Development

Co-sleeping and Mother-Infant Co-regulation, Infant Behavior and Development

Reasons Mothers Co-sleep - Effects on Infant Behavior and Development, Infant Behavior and Development - February, 2022
Collaborator: James McKenna, Co-Author

Sleep Consolidation, Sleep Problems, and Co-sleeping: Rethinking Normal Infant Sleep as Species-Typical, Journal of Genetic Psychology - April, 2021

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

Ph D, Developmental Psychology, University of Houston

MA, Psychology, University of Houston

BS, Biology, Lamar University

BS, Psychology, Lamar University

November, 2020

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

November 19, 2020

Posters
An exploration of parental attachment style, co-sleeping plans, practices, & satisfaction
Conference poster presentation
Minneapolis, MN

Collaborators: Levita D'Souza, Author and Presenter; Zoe Morris, Co-Author

November 19, 2020

Posters
Is infant sleep a skill? Explorations beyond Learning Theory to understand infant sleep development
Conference poster presentation
Minneapolis, MN

Collaborator: Levita D'Souza, Co-Author

November 19, 2020

Posters
Maternal depression and mother-infant co-sleeping (including room sharing and bedsharing): A systematic review
Conference poster presentation
Minneapolis, MN

Collaborator: Levita D'Souza, Co-Author

November, 2019

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

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