Faculty and students in the HDFS Department and the Psychology School of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile particpiated in a two-week cultural exchange. Dr. Claire Vallotton of HDFS and Dr. Chamarrita Farkas of Pontificia Universidad hosted the exchange as a means of building upon their collaborative work and offering junior scholars the opportunity to work with data from a longitudinal cross-cultural project: The Cross-Cultural Expression of Emotion (CCEE) Study.
The idea for the cultural exchange came from the joint research between Vallotton and Farkas, who have collaborated on research since 2010. The cultural exchange served as an event where the research teams could meet, integreate and generate greater collaboration. During different seminars, each country presented their research and future collaboration was planned to generate joint publications.
Additionally, Drs. Claire Vallotton and Lori Skibbe, along with Director of the Child Development Lab, Lori Linscott, were invited to Turkey to share their research and work. They presented at Gelishm University in Istanbul, Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Eskisehir, and Gazi University in Ankara. Dr. Vallotton presented on the relationship of literacy achievement and self-regulation, and Laurie Linscott presented on the use of the Child Development Laboratories as a model for teacher training.