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Anne Shaffer

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Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Professor, Clinical Program, Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program

Dr. Shaffer will not be accepting a new graduate student for Fall 2024 admission.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2008
Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science

Research Interests

I am trained as a developmental and clinical psychologist, and I mentor and train students in both disciplines, and in the intersections of these fields. I am interested in identifying factors that predict both positive and negative parenting behaviors, including characteristics such as self-regulation, and relevant experiences such as childhood maltreatment. My research has also focused on the evaluation of parenting assessment, including a focus on developing novel measures of parents' emotion regulation and considering the use of parenting measures in diverse groups. I have also focused specifically on processes of emotion communication in close relationships (i.e., parent-child or romantic relationships). Intervention development work in this area has involved innovative treatments promoting parental emotion coaching, for applications in many domains including the treatment of adolescent eating disorders and the prevention of emotional maltreatment. 

Articles Featuring Anne Shaffer

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Shaffer on her selection as the new Associate Dean of the Graduate School! Just as she has done here in the department in her role as Graduate Coordinator, she will do an extraordinary job as the go to person in the Graduate School.…

Check out this article featuring Dr. Anne Shaffer's work in collaboration with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital developing interventions to use in addition to family-based therapy to treat teens with anorexia nervosa. This study uses a tool called a “five-minute…

Congratulations to Dr. Anne Shaffer who just received an R34 grant from NIMH! The project is a collaboration with Dr. Claire Aarnio-Peterson, a 2014 UGA clinical psychology graduate who is now at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center. Dr.…

Graduate Students in My Lab

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