Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


Laura Stout Sosinsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Dealy 315
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-3884; Fax: 718-817-3785
Email: sosinsky@fordham.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Laura Sosinsky, Ph.D.
Education | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional Expertise | CooperationsPublicationsPresentations


Education Top
  • 1995 B.A. in Psychology, Cornell University
  • 2005 Ph.D. in Psychology, Yale University

Major Research Interests Top
  • Early childhood development in context of parenting, child care, and early education
  • Family, industry, and policy contributors to early care and education quality
  • Parental child care decision-making

Projects Top
  • “A longitudinal profile pattern approach to child care” (PI, sponsored by Fordham University)

    This Fall 2012 Faculty Fellowship will support the execution of profile analyses with secondary data from a large-scale, prospective, longitudinal child care dataset to consider collectively the parental choice and developmental consequences of variations in the quality, quantity, and type of child care arrangements.

Courses Top
  • PSYC 2700 - Infant and Child Development
  • PSYC 6300 - Developmental Psychology: Foundations
  • PSYC 5335 - Social Development

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top

Cooperations Top

Selected Publications Top

A listing of Dr. Sosinsky's published works may be obtained by visiting DigitalResearch@fordham.edu.  


Selected Presentations Top
  • Sosinsky, L.S. & Kim, S.-K. (2012). Parent selection of infant child care: Profiles of quality, quantity, and type of child care arrangement with a focus on fathers as caregivers. Paper presented at the Work-Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, NY, June 16, 2012.
  • Sosinsky, L.S. (2012). New directions for early care and education research. Presented at the NYU Psychology and Social Intervention and Developmental Psychology colloquium series, New York University, NY, February 22, 2012.
  • Sosinsky, L.S. (2011). New mothers’ child care choices and the role of trust. Paper presented at 4th National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater, MA, July 19-21, 2011.
  • Sosinsky, L.S. (2011). New mothers’ child care choices and the role of trust. Growing Research at Fordham Panel, “Are the kids alright? How do we take care of our children from delivery to daycare, as state and society, through parenting and policy.” Fordham University, New York, NY, February 9, 2011.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. & Gilliam, W. S. (2009, November). Assistant teachers in prekindergarten programs: What roles do they play in classroom management and teaching? Invited paper presented at the National Association for the Education of YoungChildren 2009 Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. & Gilliam, W. S. (2009, July). Retention in prekindergarten: Prediction by program, teacher, and child risk characteristics. Paper presented at the Second National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2009, March). Child care quality: How much does it matter and can it be improved? Paper presented as part of the panel “Current Policies for Child Care and Schooling: Help or Hindrance.” Communitas 2009, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. & Gilliam, W. S. (2009, April). Retention in prekindergarten: Predictors at the program, classroom, and teacher levels. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. & Gilliam, W. S. (2008, June). Assistant teachers in prekindergarten programs: What roles do they play in classroom management and teaching? Poster presented at Head Start’s Ninth National Research Conference, Washington, D.C
  • Sosinsky, L. S., Carter, A. S., & Briggs-Gowan, M. (2007, March). Changes in social-emotional competence and dysregulation: Unique effects of observed parenting and parenting stress. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2007, February). Early childhood development from an ecological perspective: Primary contexts and parent choices. Invited paper presented at the Applied Developmental Psychology Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Fordham University Bronx, NY.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2006, April). Rapporteur, Roundtable discussion: How science can inform social policy. Roundtable Co-chairs: Steven Marans, Frank Putnam & Steven Berkowitz. Risk, Resilience and Recovery: The Formation of the Family and the Effects of Trauma and Recurrent Stress: From Animal Models to Model Programs and Social Policy Conference, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2005, March). Parental selection of child care quality: Income, demographic risk, and beliefs about harm to children. Invited paper presented at the National Center for Children and Families, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2005, January). Longitudinal links between family income, maternal beliefs about employment, and child care quality. Invited paper presented at the Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.
  • Sosinsky, L. S., Lord, H., Zigler, E., & Gilliam, W. S. (2005, April). Child-care quality and cost: Variations by for-profit/nonprofit status, auspice, and child age. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sosinsky L. S. (2005, April). Chair, quality and auspice in early care and education: Associations with school readiness. Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2005, April). Childrearing and employment beliefs as mediators of the influence of socioeconomic status on later caregiving quality. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  • Carter, A. S., Sosinsky, L. S., Heenan, J., Guyer, A. S., & Briggs-Gowan, M. (2004, October). Contextual predictors of persistence of infant-toddler social-emotional and behavioral problems. Presented at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2004, May). Maternal beliefs about childrearing and employment as mediators of the association between socioeconomic status and child care quality. Presented at the Fourth Annual Cross-University Collaborative Mentoring Conference: Multidimensional Perspectives on Readiness, New York,NY.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. & Briggs-Gowan, M. J. (2003, April). Longitudinal associations of social-emotional competence and parenting stress with language competence in infancy and toddlerhood. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  • Sosinsky, L. S. (2002, October). Longitudinal associations among social-emotional competence, language development, and parenting stress in infancy and toddlerhood: A transactional approach. Presented at Current Work in Developmental Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • Schweder, A. E., Sosinsky, L. S., Jones, S. M., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., & Carter, A. S. (2002, June). Maternal risk factors and infant social-emotional problems: Common and unique pathways. Poster presented at Head Start’s Sixth National Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

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