Dr. Palmwood earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2019 after completing her B.S. in Psychology and Mathematics at the University of Mary Washington in 2012. Her research broadly examines the ways in which romantic and parent-child relationships impact and are impacted by within-person processes like inhibitory control, emotion regulation, and psychopathology. Her current lines of research in this area seek to answer the following questions:
(1) How do individual and dyadic factors impact relationship problems such as infidelity, betrayal, and feelings of jealousy?
(2) How does the romantic relationship context influence the development and maintenance of internalizing psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression)?
(3) How does the parent-child relationship affect children’s cognitive and emotional functioning later in life, especially among children who were exposed to early adversity?
Much of Dr. Palmwood's research uses electroencephalography (EEG) and other psychophysiological measures, which allows for an examination of these individual and relationship processes at the neural, physiological, and behavioral levels.
Dr. Palmwood has published in academic journals including Biological Psychiatry, Psychophysiology, and Biological Psychology, and her work has been presented at over 20 national and international conferences.