A secondary line of research with several other researchers focuses on the area of child psychology, to explore inter-relationships between location and how children are effected. More specifically, we have developed an approach for examining relationships of crime and other geographic urban variables with longitudinal survey and biochemical samples of childhood temperament. Our work has two publications that explore these approaches for Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA.
Gartstein, M.A., E. Seamon, T. Dishion. GEOSPATIAL ECOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT PROBLEM BEHAVIOR: CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMMUNITY FACTORS AND PARENTAL MONITORING – Journal of Community Psychology, March 2014
Gartstein, MA, E. Seamon, L. Lengua. Community Crime Exposure and Risk for Obesity in Preschool Children: Moderation by the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal (HPA)-Axis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2017 https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsx116