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Aviles, Ashleigh

Ashleigh I Aviles

Assistant Instructor, Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Human Ecology


Research advisors are Nancy Hazen & Deborah Jacobvitz (HDFS).
ashleigh.aviles@utexas.edu


Office Location
SEA

Postal Address
108 E DEAN KEETON ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

B.A., Columbia University, Psychology

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Human Development & Family Sciences

Ashleigh's research interests include attachment theory, the socio-emotional development of children from infancy to early childhood, promoting positive parenting practices, and parent-child relationships in general. Currently, she is researching how the interegenerational effects of emotional abuse, and the identification of early parent-child boundary disturbances. 

Aviles, A. I. & Zeifman, D. (2021). Casting a wider net: Parents, pair bonds, and other attachment
partners in adulthood. In J. Simpson, R. Thompson, & L. Berlin (Eds.), Attachment: The
fundamental questions (pp. 53-59). Guilford Press.

Hazen, N. L., Aviles, A. I., Gallegos, M. I., Poulsen, H. B., Tian, Z., & Jacobvitz, D. (2021).
The prenatal couple relationship: Relations with postnatal family dynamics and child
outcomes. In R. Kuersten-Hogan & J. P. McHale (Eds.), Prenatal family dynamics: Couple
and coparenting relationships during and postpregnancy (pp. 251-268). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51988-9_12

Reisz, S., Aviles, A.I., Messina, S., Duschinsky, R., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2019). Fathers’ attachment representations and infant feeding practices. Appetitehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104374

Professional Conference Presentations

Aviles, A.I., Reisz, S. Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2021, July 29-August 2). The effects of 
childhood emotional abuse on perceptions of marital relationships. In A.I. Aviles (Chair). 
From dyads to families: How previous relationships influence family functioning 
[Symposium presentation]. International Association for Relationship Research, London. 
 

 Aviles, A.I., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2021, April 7-9). The Effects of Emotional Abuse on
Maternal Depression over the Transition to Parenthood [Poster session]. Society for Research in Child Development.

Aquino, G., Aviles, A.I., Tian, Z., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. (2021, April 7-9). Examining
longitudinal influences of prenatal marital quality on children’s ADHD symptomatology
through fathers’ parenting quality [Flash talk]. Society for Research in Child Development.

Aviles, A.I., Reisz, S., Hazen, N. (2020). Maternal Experiences of Childhood Emotional Abuse:
Relations with Toddler Emotional Dysregulation [Poster session]. 70 Years of Attachment
Research: A Multidisciplinary Social Neuroscience Perspective. Social Neuroscience of
Human Attachment Virtual Conference.

Reisz, S., Aviles, A.I., & Adkins, T. (2020). Foster Parents’ Adverse Childhood Experience, Adult
Attachment, & Parenting Stress [Poster session]. 70 Years of Attachment Research: A
Multidisciplinary Social Neuroscience Perspective. Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment Virtual Conference.

Srybos, K., Aviles, A.I.*, Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. Paternal Experiences of Childhood Emotional
Abuse and Relations with Emotional Withdrawal During Parenting [Poster session]. Society for Research in Human Development, Jacksonville,
FL. (Conference canceled)

Aviles, A.I., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2020, February). Childhood emotional abuse & maternal
depressive symptoms over the transition to parenthood [Poster session]. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Aviles, A.I., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2019, October). The Unique Contribution of Maternal
Experiences of Emotional Abuse on Toddler Dysregulation [Poster session]. Zero to Three, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Bahktiari, F. & Aviles, A. I. (2019, November 12). Weathering the storm: Navigating parent-
conflict [2 presentations]. Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory, The
University of Texas at Austin.

Aviles, A.I., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. (2019, July). Understanding the experiences of young
children separated at the United States-Mexico border. In K. M. Jones-Mason (Chair), Parent-child separation at the border: Lessons from attachment theory [Invited symposium presentation]. International Attachment Conference, Vancouver, CA.

Aviles, A.I., Reisz, S., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. (2019, July). Antecedents and Consequences of
Early Parent-Child Role Reversal and Relations with Toddler Autonomy. In D. Jacobvitz
(Chair), Attachment and caregiving within the family context [Symposium presentation]. International Attachment Conference, Vancouver, CA.

Aviles, A.I., Reisz, S., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. (2019, July). Parental Experiences of Childhood
Emotional Abuse [Poster session]. International Attachment Conference, Vancouver, CA.

Strybos, K.M., Pham, L., Aviles, A.I.*, Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2019, April). Paternal
experiences of childhood emotional abuse and relations with emotional withdrawal during
parenting [Poster session]. The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences' Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX. Awarded CNS Award for Excellence.

Aviles, A.I., Hazen, N. & Jacobvitz, D. (2019, March) Maternal experiences of childhood emotional abuse: Relations with toddler emotion dysregulation. Poster to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD.

Jacobvitz, D., Reisz, S., Aviles, A.I., & Hazen, N. (2019, March). Maternal frightening behavior over the first two years predicts children’s later emotional and behavior problems. Poster  to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD.

Reisz, S., Aviles, A.I., Messina, S., Duchinsky, R., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2019, March). More 
soup for you? Fathers’ attachment representations and infant feeding practices. Poster to be presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Baltimore, MD.

Reisz, S., Aviles, A.I., Jacobvitz, D., & Hazen, N. (2019, February). No soup for you? Fathers’ attachment representations and infant feeding practices. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Council on Family Relations. Austin, TX.

Aviles, A.I., Jacobvitz, D., Hazen, N. (2019, February). Marital relationship quality during pregnancy and relations with parent-child role reversal. Poster presented at the Parenting & Family Dynamics preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Portland, OR.

Aviles, A. I., & Hazen, N. (2018, July). Early signs of maternal and paternal role-reversed caregiving. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies. Philadelphia, PA.

Dillawn, P., Pham, L., Aviles, A.I., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. (2018, April). The effects of mothers’  childhood experiences of emotional abuse on toddler emotion regulation. Poster presented at the College of Natural Sciences' Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX.

England, M., Aviles, A.I., & Hazen, N. (2018, April). Changes in the grandparent-parent relationship after the grandchild is born. Poster presented at the College of Natural Sciences' Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX.

Casares, S., Aviles, A.I., Hazen, N., Jacobvitz, D. (2017, April). Mothers’ reports of their childhood experiences of abuse and fright. Poster presented at the College of Natural Sciences' Undergraduate Research Forum, Austin, TX.

Assistant Instructor:

HDF 315L: Research Methods in Human Development & Family Sciences

HDF 313: Child Development

HDF 113: Child Development Laboratory 

Teaching Assistant:

HDF 378: Theories of Child and Family Development

Graduate Assistant, Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory:

Little Walnut Classroom (18 - 26 months old)

Crape Myrtle Classroom (3 - 4 years old)

Redbud Classroom (3 - 4 years old)