Human Development and Family Studies

Anne Fletcher, Ph.D. : Research Interests

Parent–child relationships

Dr. Fletcher is conducting a mixed-methods investigation of parent-adolescent relationships during the college years. This project focuses on understanding how parents and adolescents negotiate autonomy and connectedness across a normative but potentially stressful developmental transition – entering college.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate work at UNCG focused on some or all of these topics, Dr. Fletcher would love to speak with you about her research. Please contact her at acfletch@uncg.edu.

Adolescence

Dr. Fletcher is currently pursuing two lines of research that relate to development during the adolescent years.

  • First, Dr. Fletcher is collaborating with Dr. Cheryl Buehler from HDFS at UNCG and Dr. Christy Buchanan in Psychology at Wake Forest on a project investigating ways in which biological sensitivity to stress interacts with environmental adversity when predicting young adolescents’ well-being. Biological reactivity to stress is assessed in terms of levels of salivary cortisol, levels of salivary alpha-amylase, heart rate data, and skin conductance data collected from youth and mothers during laboratory-based stress tasks.
  • Second, Dr. Fletcher is conducting a mixed-methods investigation of parent-adolescent relationships during the college years. This project focuses on understanding how parents and adolescents negotiate autonomy and connectedness across a normative but potentially stressful developmental transition – entering college.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate work at UNCG focused on some or all of these topics, Dr. Fletcher would love to speak with you about her research. Please contact her at acfletch@uncg.edu.

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