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Laurel Raffington

© MPI for Human Development
Postdoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-651
raffington [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 

Dr. rer. nat., 2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

  • Title: Socioeconomic disparities in children’s cognitive development: Longitudinal dynamics and stress mechanisms
  • Graduate School Berlin School of Mind and Brain, 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

M.Sc. in Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 2013, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

B.Sc. in Experimental Psychology, 2010, University of Bristol, UK


Research Interests: 
  • Individual differences in multivariate development
  • Relationship of socioeconomic status, stress, cortisol secretion, and cognitive development
  • Genetically and environmentally mediated influences on cognitive function
  • Neural correlates of memory processed and executive functions

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Raffington, L. (2018). Socioeconomic disparities in children's cognitive development: Longitudinal dynamics and stress mechanisms. Doctoral dissertation, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. doi:10.18452/19217
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Raffington, L., Prindle, J. J., & Shing, Y. L. (2018). Income gains predict cognitive functioning longitudinally throughout later childhood in poor children. Developmental Psychology, 54, 1232-1243. doi:10.1037/dev0000529
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Raffington, L., Prindle, J., Keresztes, A., Binder, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2018). Blunted cortisol stress reactivity in low-income children relates to lower memory function. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 90, 110-121. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.02.002
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Raffington, L., Schmiedek, F., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2018). Cognitive control moderates parenting stress effects on children's diurnal cortisol. PLoS ONE, 13(1):e0191215. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0191215
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