Laura Stout Sosinsky, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University


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sosinsky@fordham.edu

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Department of Psychology, Fordham University

Laura Stout Sosinsky’s research interests focus on positive early childhood development in context and over time, with emphasis on parenting, child care, and early education, and include research on the dynamic transactions between a child's developing social-emotional and communicative problems and competencies and his or her immediate family environment, research on family, industry, and policy contributors to child care quality emphasizing parents as the primary child care decisionmakers, and developmental approaches to prevention, intervention, and evaluation studies of programs to promote high-quality home, child care, and preschool environments and of their associations with parent behaviors and child outcomes.  Through a variety of dissemination venues, she aims to reach and connect with extended audiences in multidisciplinary research, practice, and policy arenas as well as with parents regarding early care and education research.

Selected Publications

Sosinsky, L. S., Lord, H., & Zigler, E. Z. (2007).  For-profit/nonprofit quality differences in center-based child care quality: Results from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28 390-410.

Sosinsky, L.S. & Gilliam, W.S. (2007). Child care: How pediatricians can support children and families.  In R. M. Kliegman, R. E. Behrman, H. B. Jenson & B. F. Stanton (Eds.), Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics: 18th Edition (pp. 81-86).  Philadelphia: Elsevier. 

Mayes, L.C., Gilliam, W.S., & Sosinsky, L.S. (2007).  The infant and toddler.  In A. Martin & F. Volkmar (Eds.), Lewis's child and adolescent psychiatry: A comprehensive textbook (4th ed.).  Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Sosinsky, L.S., Gilliam, W.S., & Mayes, L.C. (2007).  The preschool child.  In A. Martin & F. Volkmar (Eds.), Lewis's child and adolescent psychiatry: A comprehensive textbook (4th ed.).  Baltimore, MD: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Brotman, L.M.; Klein, R.G.; Kamboukos, D.; Brown, E.J., Coard, S.I.; Sosinsky, L.S.  (2003). Preventive intervention for urban, low-income preschoolers at familial risk for conduct problems: A randomized pilot study.   Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32 (2), 246-257.