Courtney R. Lincoln

Graduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My primary research interest is in emotion regulation (how one feels, expresses, and monitors various emotions) across the lifespan, from childhood, to adolescence, to adulthood, and the transition to parenthood. Currently, I am working on research studies involving the development of positive or negative emotionality in preschool and kindergarten children as a function of their interactions with their parents. Mothers and children complete survey data as well as free play sessions in a laboratory setting that are coded from video recordings. In the near future, I plan to work on a research project focusing on how parents cope with the chronic illness of their children. I will investigate parents’ coping and parenting behaviors, self-efficacy, mental health, and social support needs in a population of parents of children with chronic illness. Previously, I have been invo lved in research on the efficacy and feasibility of computer-mediated parenting education programs offered by a large corporation, the emotional stressors of new parenthood, substance use and recovery in adolescence (including research in recovery high schools) and impulsivity in adolescence.


Bachelor of Science, 2010, Developmental Processes/Psychology, Worcester State College
Master of Arts, 2014, Prevention and Early Intervention/Human Development & Family Studies, University of Connecticut

Featured Publications

Russell, B. S., Maksut, J. L., Lincoln, C. R., & Leland, A. J., (2016). Computer-mediated parenting education: Digital family service provision. Children and Youth Services Review, 62, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.01.012

Russell, B. S., & Lincoln, C. R. (2016). Distress tolerance and emotion regulation: Promoting maternal well-being across the transition to parenthood. Parenting: Science And Practice, 16(1), 22-35. doi:10.1080/15295192.2016.1116893

Lincoln, C. R., Russell, B. S., Donohue, E. B., & Racine, L (2016). Mother-child interactions and preschoolers’ emotion regulation outcomes: Nurturing autonomous emotion regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Under Review.

Contact Information
Mailing AddressDepartment of Human Development and Family Studies
348 Mansfield Road, Unit 1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058