Paula Fite

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
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Dr. Fite's lab's research focuses on developmental models of risk for child and adolescent problem behavior. That is, in the etiology and developmental progression of child and adolescent problem behavior - aggression, delinquency and substance use in particular. Consistent with social learning theory, which posits that behavior is learned and further exacerbated through socialization processes (i.e., modeling, conditioning, and reinforcement), her research has and will continue to examine the impact of social context (e.g., neighborhood, parents, and peers) and child characteristics (e.g., temperament) on the developmental progression of child and adolescent problem behavior.

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