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Mervi Vänskä

University Instructor


Responsible for study guidance in psychology discipline; tutoring teacher of psychology Candidate students; responsible teacher in PSY.001 Intensive period, PSY.209 Orientation to professional practice, PSY.210 Introduction to psychological testing, and PSY.290 Bachelor's thesis -courses; supervising candidate, master's and doctoral theses. Research related to Machine understanding of mother-infant interaction, Miracles of Development (MIDE), and RefugeesWellSchool (RWS) -projects.    

Fields of expertise

My research contributions are in the areas of: 1) mother-infant interaction and new technologies; 2) early psychosocial, medical and toxic risk factors of child development; 3) self-regulation and
psychophysiological stress regulation as underlying mechanisms of child development; and intervention research aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of 4) refugee children and 5) expecting couples and families with small children.