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Sarah Kollat
Sarah Kollat
Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Department
  • Human Development and Family Studies - HDFS
  • Undergraduate Program
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Education
  • Ph.D., 2007, Developmental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., 2004, Developmental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., 2003, Psychology, Youngstown State University
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Phone
Office Address
212 Health and Human Development Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Fax
814-863-7963
Specializations

Interrelations between family climate, children's self-views, and children's peer relationships; behavioral therapy in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Presentations:

Kollat, S.H., & Parker, J.G. (2006, March). The When of It: Clarifying the Role of Situational Factors in Adolescent Aggression. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Kollat, S.H., & Parker, J.G. (2005, April). What, Me Jealous? Social Sensitivity, Emotion Regulation, and Young Adolescents’ Aggressive Responses to Friendship Interlopers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Holowach, S. (2004, October). What, Me Jealous? Social Sensitivity, Emotion Regulation, and Young Adolescents’ Aggressive Responses to Friendship Interlopers. Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Developmental Showcase, The Pennsylvania State University.

Posters:

Kollat, S.H., and Parker, J.G. (2008, July). Social Operators: Contingent Self-esteem and its Links to Bistrategic Control in Inner-city Peer Groups. Poster presented at the 20th meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) in Wuerzburg, Germany.

Kollat, S.H., and Parker, J.G. (2007, March). It’s All in the Outcome: The Role of Conditional Parenting in Children’s Development of Contingent Self-Esteem and Peer Maladjustment. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Kollat, S.H., Townsend, T.G., & Nix, R.L. (2006, March). Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation in Children’s Adjustment after Community Violence Exposure. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.
 

Professional Experience

2006-Present: Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies,The Pennsylvania State University

2005-2006: Behavior Specialist/Mobile Therapist, Northwestern Human Services, State College, PA

2003-2006: Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, and Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

2002: Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Youngstown State University

2001: Research Assistant, The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism, Youngstown State University

Grants and Research Projects

My therapeutic interests lie in the application of behavioral therapy in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the past I have worked as a behavior specialist focused on the treatment of children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum. My therapeutic approach involves the application of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Publications