Shannon Savell

LIFE Virginia

LIFE Fellow since 2019, University of Virginia

I am a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at UVA. In 2015, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UVA. I conduct community-based research on family level protective factors for youth from low-income and marginalized backgrounds. Specifically, I am interested in the impact of the parent–child relationship on healthy child development for youth experiencing adverse events including violence and discrimination.

Selected Publications

Savell, S. M., Saini, R., Ramos, M., Wilson, W. N., Lemery-Chalfant, K. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2022). Family processes and structure: Longitudinal influences on adolescent disruptive and internalizing behaviors. Family Relations. Advance online publication.

Savell, S. M.*, Womack, S. R.*, Wilson, M. N., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Shaw, D. S. (2022). Indirect associations between middle-childhood externalizing behaviors and adolescent substance use through late-childhood exposure to violence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51, 628–642. (* equal contributions)

Vaish, A., & Savell, S. (2022). Young children value recipients who display gratitude. Developmental Psychology, 58(4), 680–692.

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