Yvette Harris

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Professor of Psychology
Director of CSSCFI
216 Psychology Building
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-2009
Harris Parent Child Interaction Lab

Dr. Yvette Harris is a Professor in the department of Psychology at the Miami University (Ohio). Her primary scholarly work focuses on parenting behaviors and preschool, school age cognitive and academic performance and issues of family stability/instability when a mother re-enters from prison. Her research in the past few years has examined the teaching and learning interactions of African American mothers and children and emotion regulation in Latina mothers and children. A significant percentage of the research in this area has been done in collaboration with Miami University undergraduate and graduate students.

She published four books, two of which focus specifically on African American children (The African American Child Development and Challenges 2nd edition) and Children of African Origin. She has appeared (twice) on National Public Radio and other media programs and participated as a panelist discussing "African America Children and Bullying: What Parents Should Do", for the Black Caucus Annual Legislative Sessions.

She has presented at several conferences, as either a panelist or a keynote speaker and has co-edited a book in the research, Children of Incarcerated Parents: Theoretical, Developmental and Clinical Implications. She publishes both academic and non-academic articles of mothers returning home from prison and children and families of the incarcerated. Dr. Yvette integrates theory, research, and practice to create scholarly work that can be used by communities.