Xutong Zhang

Dr. Xutong Zhang is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Andrea Gonzalez at the McMaster University.

Xutong received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University in 2021.  Her research takes a psychophysiological approach to examine the role of stress and parental self-regulation in shaping parenting behaviors, and to evaluate the effects of parenting programs on parental competence.  Xutong is also interested in the psychophysiological mechanisms underlying children’s regulatory difficulties, especially among those experiencing early adversity and violence in the family context.