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Catherine Diercks, M.S.

Catherine Diercks M.S.

Catherine (Hamby) Diercks is a third-year doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program at Penn State working with Drs. Erika Lunkenheimer and Douglas Teti. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at the University of Oregon in 2015, where she spent the following two years investigating the effectiveness of preventive parenting interventions with Dr. Philip Fisher and exploring the everyday audio/visual landscape of infants with Dr. Caitlin Fausey. In pursuing her Ph.D., Catherine hopes to further understand aspects of everyday family interactions that serve as protective factors against maltreatment in the parent-child dyad.