Chad Shenk receives Mark Chaffin Early Career Research Award
Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association (APA) awarded its Mark Chaffin Early Career Research Award to Chad Shenk, an assistant professor in human development and family studies and a faculty member in Penn State’s Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, part of the Social Science Research Institute. This grant award is presented annually to an early-career psychologist in order to help fund a new research project or aid in the continuation of an ongoing study.
The goal of Shenks' work is to identify the ways in which maltreatment and abuse influence factors linked to psychiatric disorders, with the overall hope of using scientific intervention to prevent these disorders from ever occurring.
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