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Tyson Barker, Ph.D.

Tyson is a postdoctoral fellow in the SNAP lab. Tyson received his Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland in 2016 and MA in Education and Risk Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008. Tyson’s research focuses on how social partners, such as caregivers and peers, buffer early brain and behavior development. Tyson utilizes electroencephalogram(EEG) and event-related potentials (ERP’s) to examine the development of error monitoring and reward processing in childhood and adolescence. At the SNAP lab, Tyson is developing psychophysiological measures to examine changes ins caregiver neurobiology in response to parenting interventions. Tyson also works as part of the FOI measurement and evaluation team and assists in developing aggregate data analyses to examine intervention success across FOI projects.


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