Stacia Bourne, Ph.D., is a Scientist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, as well as a Researcher for the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up lab. Dr. Bourne received her doctoral and master’s degrees in Developmental Psychology from the University of Utah, and her bachelor’s degree in English from Seattle University. Her research program focuses on children’s and adolescents’ social, emotional, and moral development; and narrative meaning-making. Specifically, Dr. Bourne studies bidirectional relations between children’s distress and the meanings that they draw about themselves and other people in the aftermath of challenging social experiences. She also examines how developmental and interpersonal processes are influenced by important others (e.g., caregivers, friends, peers), as well as how these processes unfold in different contexts (e.g., as a function of children’s exposure to maltreatment, neglect, or violence).