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Rachel Miller-Slough

Rachel Miller-Slough

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Graduate Student, Clinical Science
Graduate Student, Developmental Science


  • M.S. Clinical Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA


  • Emotion regulation
  • Emotion socialization
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Adolescence, middle childhood

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology Recitation
  • Psychological Disorders of Childhood
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • GTA for Graduate Psychological Assessment


  • Miller-Slough, R. L., Dunsmore, J. C., Zeman, J., Sanders, W., & Poon, J. (in press). Maternal and paternal reactions to child sadness predict child internalizing and externalizing symptoms: An interactive approach. Social Development.
  • Poon, J., Zeman, J., Miller-Slough, R. L., Sanders, W., & Crespo, L. (2017). “Good enough” maternal and paternal support of children's sadness: Links to psychological and social functioning. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 48, 69-78.
  • Miller-Slough, R. L., Zeman, J., Poon, J., & Sanders, W. (2016). Children’s maternal support-seeking: Relations to maternal emotion socialization responses and children’s emotion management. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3009-3021.
  • Miller-Slough, R. L. & Dunsmore, J. (2016) Parent and friend emotion socialization in adolescence: Associations with socio-emotional adjustment. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 287-305.
  • Miller-Slough, R. L., Dunsmore, J., Ollendick, T., & Greene, R. (2016) Parent-child synchrony in children with oppositional defiant disorder: Associations with treatment outcomes. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1880-1888.
  • Miller, R. L., Dunsmore, J. C., & Smith, C. L. (2015) Effortful control and parents’ emotion socialization behaviors predict children's positive social behaviors: A person-centered approach. Early Education & Development, 26, 1-22.
  • Sanders, W., Zeman, J., Poon, J., & Miller, R. L. (2015) Child regulation of negative emotions and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of parental emotion socialization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 402-415.

    Rachel Miller-Slough

Office Hours

Tuesday/Thursday 10-11:30am