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Program for the Study of Infancy

Department of Psychology

Program for the Study of Infancy


Welcome to the official web site of the Program for the Study of Infancy at East Tennessee State University.

The research laboratory is a multi-disciplinary team led by:

Department of Psychology
Wallace Dixon, PhD and Andrea Clements, PhD,

Department of Communicative Disorders
Kerry Proctor-Williams, PhD

In addition, each semester the lab is staffed by several energetic and hardworking graduate and undergraduate students.

Our Focus

The research studies conducted in the lab include topics such as the study of toddler temperament and language acquisition, prevention of preterm birth through stress reduction, and mother-child interaction and attachment.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our program. We are very excited about our current and upcoming research projects. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to be involved in our upcoming research.

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Research Areas


Children's Temperament


Talk Bubble

Language Acquisition



Prenatal Stress



Preterm Birth


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