Directed by Hill Goldsmith, Professor of Psychology and Investigator at the Waisman Center

Elizabeth Planalp

Credentials: Ph.D.

Position title: Assistant Scientist


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Dr. Planalp’s work investigates developmental trajectories of individual differences in infant and early childhood emotional expression and regulation. She applies family systems theories to examine how infants and young children express and regulate their emotions as well as how the family environment impacts children’s emotional development. Further, she is interested in probing differences between mothers’ and fathers’ interactions with their infants. Using advanced statistical and neuroimaging techniques, her work spans developmental, clinical, and neuro/affective areas of psychology and human development.


Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Notre Dame
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Loyola University
B.S., Biology/Anthropology, University of Notre Dame