Tyia Wilson, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Tyia Wilson received her PhD in lifespan developmental psychology at West Virginia University and is currently a second-year post-doctoral scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, working on a T32 research grant in the Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program. Her research focuses on understanding the social (e.g., race, peer networks), environmental (e.g., availability of drugs/substances) and psychological (e.g., stress, coping) factors that influence positive emotional health in young minoritized populations.

Education & Training

  • BS, Psychology, Penn State University, 2015
  • MS, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University, 2018
  • PhD, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University, 2020

Selected Publications

Wilson, T.K. & Gentzler, A. L. (2021). Emotion regulation and coping with racial stressors among African Americans across the lifespan. Developmental Review.

Morrow, K, Gentzler, A. L, Wilson, T. K., Romm, K. F., & Root, A. E. (2021). Maternal Depression and Socialization of Children’s Positive Affect Regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Moran, K. M., Root, A. E., Vizy, B. K., Wilson, T. K., & Gentzler, A. L. (2019). Maternal socialization of children’s positive affect regulation: Associations with children’s savoring, dampening, and depressive symptoms. Social Development, 28, 326-322.