Research Student Affiliates

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Sumbleen Ali

Ph.D. candidate, HDFS, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Her research interests include teacher-child relations, cultural Influences on parent-child relations and parenting, and meta-analysis. Publications: “Influence of Perceived Teacher Acceptance and Parental Acceptance on the Psychological Adjustment and School Conduct of Offspring: A Multi-Cultural Meta-Analysis” “Gender Differences in Perceived Parental Acceptance and Rejection and Psychological Adjustment of Children and Adult Offspring: A Meta-Analytic Review of Cross-Cultural Studies.”


Maggie Bennett

Ph.D. Candidate, Communication, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Maggie’s research focuses on romantic relationships as well as media portrayals and its effects on romantic relationships. Her primary focus is on disclosure and communication in intimate partner settings.

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Alex Molaver

Ph. D. candidate, HDFS, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Research Interests: Interpersonal rejection and mental health consequences in adulthood, including loneliness, fear of intimacy, and rejection sensitivity.

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Ph.D. candidate, HDFS, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Alex is specializing in Parenthood. Alex received his master’ degree in Experimental Psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in 2014.  His research interests focus on family dynamics and parental behaviors related to mental health outcomes (e.g., depression and self-esteem) in adolescents and emerging. adults.