Ari Romano-Verthelyi

Graduate Student, Clinical Psychology (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research interests center around studying young children’s behavioral and emotional dysregulation in the school context, with particular interest in conducting such research with Latino populations. As an InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate, my long-term plan is work on the development of a Spanish-language, school-based intervention for young children who are having difficulty regulating their negative affect. However, first I will be working on my Masters. This involves examining the relationship between parent-teacher relationships and children’s behavioral dysregulation over time, with further investigation into the influence of race, gender, and socioeconomic status. In addition, I will be writing a paper examining the development of callous-unemotional traits over time, and another on the findings of a pilot study. This pilot study was the main project I worked on last year, in which we examined the feasibility of adapting the Stop Now and Plan treatment plan into a six-week program designed to help small groups of irritable children and their parents learn emotion regulation strategies. Prior to my time at UConn, I worked at Duke on a project that cross-culturally examined how parental discipline strategies affect children’s development over time, and another examining the effectiveness of connecting new, rural mothers with local nurses.


Bachelors of Arts: 2014, Psychology, College of William and Mary

Contact Information
Mailing AddressPsychology Department
406 Unit 1020
Babbidge Rd
Storrs, CT 06269