Kai McCormack, Ph.D.
Ph.D., M.S., University of Georgia
B.A., Claremont McKenna College
Spelman College, 2005
Areas of interest include developmental psychology, animal behavior, brain and behavior, experimental psychology, and statistics. Her research interest include nonhuman primate development, particularly the effects of early life stress on behavioral and physiological outcomes.
McCormack, K., Newman, T.K., Higley, J.D., Maestripieri, D., & Sanchez, M.M. (2009). Serotonin transporter gene variation, infant abuse, and responsiveness to stress in rhesus macaques mothers and infants. Hormones and Behavior, 55, 538-547
McCormack, K., Sanchez, M. M., Bardi, M., & Maestripieri, D. (2006).
Maternal care patterns and behavioral development of rhesus macaque abused infants in the first six months. Developmental Psychobiology,48, 537-550.
Maestripieri, D. Higley, J. D., Lindell, S. G., Newman, T. K., McCormack, K., & Sanchez, M. (2006). Early maternal rejection affects the development of monoaminergic systems and adult abusive parenting in rhesus macaques. Behavioral Neuroscience,120, 1017-1024.
Maestripieri, McCormack, K., D. Higley, J. D., Lindell, S. G., Newman, T. K., & Sanchez, M. (2006). Influences of parenting style on the offspring?s behavior and CSF monoamine metabolites in cross-fostered and noncrossfostered rhesus macaques. Behavioural Brain Research,175, 90-95.
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