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Shannon Dailey

Postdoctoral Associate
Center for Child and Family Policy
Box 90545, Durham, NC 27708
302 Towerview Rd, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

Talking to talkers: Infants' talk status, but not their gender, is related to language input.

Journal Article Child Development · December 2022 Prior research points to gender differences in some early language skills, but is inconclusive about the mechanisms at play, providing evidence that both infants' early input and productions may differ by gender. This study examined the linguistic input an ... Full text Cite

Language input to infants of different socioeconomic statuses: A quantitative meta-analysis.

Journal Article Developmental Science · May 2022 For the past 25 years, researchers have investigated language input to children from high- and low-socioeconomic status (SES) families. Hart and Risley first reported a "30 Million Word Gap" between high-SES and low-SES children. More recent studies have c ... Full text Cite

Point, walk, talk: Links between three early milestones, from observation and parental report.

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · August 2019 Around their first birthdays, infants begin to point, walk, and talk. These abilities are appreciable both by researchers with strictly standardized criteria and caregivers with more relaxed notions of what each of these skills entails. Here, we compare th ... Full text Open Access Cite

Day by day, hour by hour: Naturalistic language input to infants.

Journal Article Developmental Science · January 2019 Measurements of infants' quotidian experiences provide critical information about early development. However, the role of sampling methods in providing these measurements is rarely examined. Here we directly compare language input from hour-long video-reco ... Full text Open Access Cite

Mindfulness Training, Yoga, or Both? Dismantling the Active Components of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention

Journal Article Mindfulness · April 1, 2018 Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can help college students cope effectively with stress, reducing negative affect in the short term and resulting in higher (more adaptive) heart rate variability (HRV). However, HRV is a measure of cardiovascular f ... Full text Cite