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Early Childhood and Family Research Lab

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Path to Pregnancy

My name is Molly Enzminger, and I am a master’s degree candidate in the Infant Mental Health program at Mills College in Oakland, California. I am studying conception and mothers' thoughts and feelings about pregnancy. Women who have conceived using reproductive assistance (e.g., IVF, IUI) and who have conceived naturally are invited to participate. You must be pregnant to take the survey, which takes about 30 to 40 minutes to finish. Participants who complete the entire survey can enter a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card. Please direct questions or comments to mills.pregnancy.study@gmail.com. Click here to participate.

My Journey as a Mom: My Baby’s First Year

This study conducted by Christine Julian, master’s candidate in the Infant Mental Health program at Mills College in Oakland, California, invites mothers with children four to eighteen months old to participate in a study. The study examines mothers' lives, parenting experiences, and perceptions of the mother-child relationship for mothers of preterm and full-term infants. Mothers are asked to respond to an online survey that takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey can enter a raffle for a $50 Visa gift card. Questions or comments can be directed to myjourneyasmom@gmail.com. Click here to participate.

Ups and Downs of Raising Babies: The Father's Perspective

This national study conducted by Amelia Newton MA and Dr. Carol George, Professor of Psychology at Mills College, asks fathers of children ages one to six months to describe their experiences with their baby and their co-parenting experiences with their baby's mother to further our understanding of the father perspective of being a parent. Fathers do not need to be married or living with the baby's mother to participate. Participation entails completing a 45-minute survey, available online or by request from the researchers. Click here to participate or contact the researchers for a paper copy of the survey at Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613, by email, or call 510.430.2031. Fathers who complete the survey can enter a raffle for a $20 Amazon or Target gift card. One of every 25 fathers will win.

The Mother in You

This study conducted by Liz Walker, master’s candidate in the Infant Mental Health Program, invites mothers with children three to six months to participate in a study that inquires about experiences of being a mother and their experience with their own mothers. Mothers are asked to respond to a survey and participate in an interview, each of which takes approximately 30-minutes. Click here to participate online or send requests for a paper copy of the survey to Liz Walker c/o Psychology Department, Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613. Mothers who complete the survey and interview can enter a raffle for a $20 Target gift card. Questions or comments can be directed to TheMotherInYou@gmail.com.

Mothers’ Experiences: Young Children with Down Syndrome and Typically Developing Children

This study conducted by Shoshie Kupferman, master’s candidate in the Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Special Education program at Mills College in Oakland, California, invites mothers with children 1.5 to 5 years old to participate in a study. The study inquires about experiences of being a mother of a young child who is either typically developing, or who has Down syndrome. Mothers are asked to respond to an online survey which takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. Click here to participate. Participants who complete the survey can enter a raffle for a $20 Amazon card. Questions or comments can be directed to parentingexperiences@gmail.com.

Altibajos de Levantamiento de Bebés: la Perspectiva del Padre
Este estudio nacional conducido por Amelia Newton MA y doctor Carol George, el Profesor de la Psicología en el Colegio de Molinos, pregunta que los padres de niños envejezcan 1–36 meses para describir sus experiencias con su bebé y sus experiencias de coparenting con la madre de su bebé a adelante nuestro entendimiento de la perspectiva de padre de ser un padre. Los padres no tienen que estar casados o viviendo con la madre del bebé para participar. La participación implica completar una revisión de 45 minutos, disponible en línea o por la petición de los investigadores. Para participar en espanol, haga clic aquí. O contacto los investigadores para una copia de papel de la revisión en Departamento de Psicología, Mills College, Oakland, CA 94613, o email, o teléfono 510.430.2031. Los padres que completan la revisión pueden entrar en una rifa para un Amazonas de 20 dólares o Apuntar la tarjeta de regalo. Uno de cada 25 padres ganará.

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P: 510.430.3170
F: 510.430.3379
E: imh@mills.edu
Last Updated: 1/28/14