Chronotypes and child development

Chronotypes and child development

Dr. Dana Shai

Dr. Shai conducts a long term a large-scale mixed method, ongoing longitudinal study following 109 couples over multiple time points from pregnancy to the age of seven. The research is aimed to further illuminate the child’s cognitive, emotional, and social development overtime as a function of familial processes, parenting factors, and parent-infant relationships. The chief constructs examined in the study are: mentalizing, parenting, romantic relationships, parent-child interactions, attachment, sensory and emotional regulation, sleep, co-parenting and family alliance. In this collaboration we are going to utilize this unique cohort to explore the roles of sleep and chronotypes in parents and in children and the relationship between these circadian measures and the other constructs of the study.