Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1978)
Professor of Psychology
Investigator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
Professor Walden is interested in early social and emotional development of young children. Her research focuses on the way in which the social environment influence children's emotional responses. Current research projects include studies of social referencing of parents by their children and development of emotion regulation. She also focuses on the understanding of other persons' intentions and children who are at risk for attention problems. Current studies of at-risk children focus on autism and stuttering in early social and emotional development of young children.
- Johnson, K. Walden, T., Conture, E., & Karrass, J. (2010) Spontaneous regulation of emotions in preschool children who stutter Prelininary findings. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 53, 1-18.
- Yoder, P., Stone, W., Walden, T., & Malesa, E. (2009). Predicting social impairment and ASD diagnosis in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 1381-1391.
- Kim, G., Walden, T. & Knieps, L. (2010) Impact and characteristics of positive and fearful emo-tional messages during infant social refer-ences, Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 189-195.
- Clark, C., Conture, E. & Walden, T. (in press). Communicative and psychological dimensions of the KiddyCAT. Journal of Communication Disorders.
- Malesa, E., Stone, W., Yoder, P., Warren, Z. & Walden, T. (in press). Predicting age 5 language and social outcomes for later-born siblings of children with ASD. International Journal of Research and Practice.
- Walden, T. Frankel, C., Buhr, A., Johnson, K., Conture, E., & Karrass, J. (in press). Dual diathesis-stressor model of emotional and linguistic contributions to developmental stuttering. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 10.1007/s10802-011-9581-8.
- Arnold, H. S., Conture, E. G., Key, A., & Walden, T. (2011). Emotional reactivity, regulation and childhood stuttering: A behavioral, electrophysiological study. Journal of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 44, 276-293.
- Kim, G., Walden, T. & Knieps, L. (2010) Impact and characteristics of positive and fearful emotional messages during infant social referencing, Infant Behavior and Development, 33, 189-195. DOI:10.1016/j.infbeh.2009.12.009.