Briana Ermanni

Virginia Tech

Psychology (developmental)


​Briana is currently a Developmental Science PhD student at Virginia Tech. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2017, and then spent two years at Pennsylvania State University working as a Lab Manager for Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar. At Penn State, she worked with mobile and stationary eye tracking technology, as well as EEG and ECG equipment, to study interactions between temperament and attention patterns in infants. As a PhD student, Briana is interested in how maternal behaviors and attachment patterns impact self regulation development in toddlerhood, and how that interaction helps or hinders development of social competence and school readiness skills in middle childhood. She wants to pursue a career in child development and family engagement policy.

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