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Margaret Kerr

Margaret Kerr

Expert on parents' emotions and experiences in parenthood, parent-child relationships, and attachment.

Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies School of Human Ecology Work: 608-890-4654 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Links between attachment, emotions, and stress in parent-child relationships, with a particular focus on factors that influence how adults perceive and experience parenting
  • How mothers and fathers experience emotions in real-time, and the impact parents' emotions have on parent's behavior and family well-being.
  • Interventions that promote family well-being through focusing on and savoring intense moments of connection between parents and children.