I have a background in studying the emergence of developmental psychopathology from multiple perspectives, drawing on the intersections of neurobiological, cognitive, developmental, clinical and psychoanalytic perspectives. I am currently interested in applying this background to study novel approaches that foster resilience and promote mindfulness and well-being. Specifically, I am working on a study investigating the psychological benefits of disclosing distressing thoughts. This study builds off Pennebaker and Beall’s (1986) work on the benefits of externalizing traumatic experiences through language. I am also broadly interested in emotion and stress regulation, autism symptomatology, and mHealth applications.
Raynes, S. (2019, June). Evaluating Competing Theories of Social Support in Under-resourced and Overburdened Mothers with Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the Yale Child Study Center Grand Rounds, New Haven, CT.
Raynes, S. (2019). Evaluating Competing Theories of Social Support in Under-resourced and Overburdened Mothers with Depressive Symptoms (Unpublished Master’s thesis). University College London. Available at https://qrinfopoint.com/public/media/dissertation_final-7Pf13y.pdf
Distinction Mark for Master of Research in Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, November 2019
Honorable Mention Academic All-American, May 2015