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Jenny​ Vaydich​ [email protected]

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology
Seattle Pacific University
United States of America


Education: BA, St. Olaf College, 2004; MA, University of Notre Dame, 2008; PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2011. At SPU since 2015. Dr. Jenny Vaydich is a clinical psychologist whose teaching and research interests are in developmental psychopathology, bridging clinical and developmental psychology. Her research focuses on emotion socialization within the parent-child relationship and how emotion socialization impacts emotion regulation from a developmental psychopathology framework. Her research explores parent-child relationships and parental emotion socialization during childhood and adolescence. Much of her work has focused on aggression; however, she has recently begun to explore the influence of parent-child relationships on depression and anxiety. She is also interested in the influence of culture on parental emotion socialization, as well as how parent-child relationships are associated with physiological and neuroendocrine functioning. Dr. Vaydich teaches both clinical and developmental psychology courses, spanning childhood through adolescence. She also teaches a course focusing on child emotion regulation development.

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  • Narvaez D, Vaydich JL. Moral development and behaviour under the spotlight of the neurobiological sciences. Journal of Moral Education. 2008 Sep 1;37(3):289-312.

  • Narvaez, D., Holter, A., Vaydich, J.L. (2010). Moral development. In A.S. Davis (ed.), Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology (pp. 79–87). New York: Springer Publishing Co.

  • Narvaez, D., & Vaydich, J.L. (2011). Fear, love and moral functioning. In P. Aerni, & K. J. Grün (eds.), Morality and Fear. Göttingen: Germany: Vandehoeck & Ruprecht.

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