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Brigitte M. Vittrup, Ph.D.Brigitte Vittrup

Associate Professor (Fall 2013)
Early Childhood Development and Education
(University of Texas, 2007)

Research Interests

  • Parent-child relationships
  • Media influences on children’s development
  • Racial socialization practices
  • Childhood guidance and discipline
  • Childhood obesity prevention

Holden, G. W., Vittrup, B., & Rosen, L. (2011). Families, parenting, and discipline. In M. Underwood & L. Rosen (Eds.), Social Development. New York: Guilford.

Vittrup, B., & Holden, G. H. (2011). Exploring the impact of educational television and parent-child discussions on children’s racial attitudes.  Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10(1), 192-214.  [View article]

Vittrup, B. (2010). Television in early care programs: Cautions and guidelines. Texas Child Care Quarterly, 34(3), 24-29.  [View article]

Vittrup, B., & Holden, G. W. (2010). Children’s assessments of corporal punishment and other disciplinary practices: The role of race, SES, age, and exposure to spanking.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31, 211-220.  [View article]

Vittrup, B. (2009). What U.S. parents don’t know about their children’s television use: Discrepancies between parents’ and children’s reports.  Journal of Children and Media, 3(1), 51-67.  [View article]

Honors & Awards

Mary Mason Lyon Award, 2011
Awarded by Texas Woman’s University to distinguished junior faculty for excellence in teaching, research, and service

Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 2010
Awarded by Texas Woman’s University College of Professional Education based on student nominations

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