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Kenneth A. Dodge

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708-0545
214A Sanford Building, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Investigating if high-quality kindergarten teachers sustain the pre-K boost to children's emergent literacy skill development in North Carolina.

Journal Article Child development · July 2024 This study tested the hypothesis that high-quality kindergarten teachers sustain and amplify the skill development of children who participated in North Carolina's NC Pre-K program during the previous year, compared to matched non-participants (N = 17,330; ... Full text Cite

Adolescents' relationships with parents and romantic partners in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · July 2024 IntroductionCreating romantic relationships characterized by high-quality, satisfaction, few conflicts, and reasoning strategies to handle conflicts is an important developmental task for adolescents connected to the relational models they receive ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting, and child adjustment in the United States.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · July 2024 We examined whether cultural values, conformity and parenting behaviours were related to child adjustment in middle childhood in the United States. White, Black and Latino mothers (n = 273), fathers (n = 182) and their children (n = 272) reported on parent ... Full text Cite

Population mental health science: Guiding principles and initial agenda.

Journal Article The American psychologist · June 2024 A recent American Psychological Association Summit provided an urgent call to transform psychological science and practice away from a solely individual-level focus to become accountable for population-level impact on health and mental health. A population ... Full text Cite

Developmental Trajectories of Parental Self-Efficacy as Children Transition to Adolescence in Nine Countries: Latent Growth Curve Analyses.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2024 Little is known about the developmental trajectories of parental self-efficacy as children transition into adolescence. This study examined parental self-efficacy among mothers and fathers over 3 1/2 years representing this transition, and whether the leve ... Full text Cite

Understanding the Relation between Short Birth Spacing and Child Maltreatment: Are Associations Due to Parental History of Childhood Abuse and Neglect?

Journal Article Child Abuse Review · May 1, 2024 Existing literature documents connections between short birth spacing (birth-to-conception interval of under 18 months) and the risk of child maltreatment, but explanations for this relation are understudied. We hypothesise that short birth spacing predict ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional longitudinal associations between parental self-efficacy and child rule-breaking behaviours: A random-intercept cross-lagged panel study.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · May 2024 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) is a pivotal determinant of change in children's adjustment. However, not only has previous research shown that PSE plays a protective role for children's rule-breaking (RB) behaviours (i.e., parent-driven process), but RB also ... Full text Cite

Individualism, collectivism and conformity in nine countries: Relations with parenting and child adjustment.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · April 2024 This study investigated how individualism, collectivism and conformity are associated with parenting and child adjustment in 1297 families with 10-year-old children from 13 cultural groups in nine countries. With multilevel models disaggregating between- a ... Full text Cite

Unique Profiles of Postpartum Family Needs and Evidence of Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Insights from Community Implementation of Family Connects.

Journal Article Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities · April 2024 ObjectivesTo delineate specific family needs during the postpartum period using data from Family Connects (FC), a universal home-visiting initiative, and to scrutinize potential racial and ethnic disparities in these needs.MethodFC implem ... Full text Cite

Kindergarten conduct problems are associated with monetized outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · March 2024 BackgroundAcross several sites in the United States, we examined whether kindergarten conduct problems among mostly population-representative samples of children were associated with increased criminal and related (criminal + lost offender product ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of a Family Cash Transfer on the Home Environment.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · March 2024 OBJECTIVE: A natural experiment that provided income supplements to families has been associated with beneficial outcomes for children that persisted into adulthood. The children in this study are now adults, and many are parents. METHOD: The study builds ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intraindividual variability in parental acceptance-rejection predicts externalizing and internalizing symptoms across childhood/adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · March 2024 Parenting that is high in rejection and low in acceptance is associated with higher levels of internalizing (INT) and externalizing (EXT) problems in children and adolescents. These symptoms develop and can increase in severity to negatively impact adolesc ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of the Fast Track Intervention on Next-Generation Child Outcomes: A Preregistered Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine whether the Fast Track mental health intervention delivered to individuals in childhood decreased mental health problems and the need for health services among the children of these individuals. METHODS: The autho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family cash transfers in childhood and birthing persons and birth outcomes later in life.

Journal Article SSM Popul Health · March 2024 Much literature in the US documents an intergenerational transmission of birthing person and perinatal morbidity in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. A separate line of work indicates that family cash transfers may improve life chances of low-income ... Full text Link to item Cite

How a defensive mindset develops from early adverse experiences and guides antisocial outcomes.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · March 2024 Dante Cicchetti has had a lasting impact on our understanding of the development of externalizing psychopathology through at least two seminal contributions, including establishment of the field of developmental psychopathology and assertion of the hypothe ... Full text Cite

Compliance with Health Recommendations and Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID Pandemic in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · February 2024 Longitudinal data from the Parenting Across Cultures study of children, mothers, and fathers in 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the USA; N = 1331 families) were used to und ... Full text Cite

Can Peers Help Sustain the Positive Effects of an Early Childhood Mathematics Intervention?

Journal Article Early childhood research quarterly · January 2024 Our study assessed whether the peer environment in kindergarten and first grade affected student learning following an early mathematics intervention. We leveraged longitudinal data from a cluster-RCT to examine whether math achievement in kindergarten ( Full text Cite

How adolescents' lives were disrupted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal investigation in 12 cultural groups in 9 nations from March 2020 to July 2022.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2024 It is unclear how much adolescents' lives were disrupted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or what risk factors predicted such disruption. To answer these questions, 1,080 adolescents in 9 nations were surveyed 5 times from March 2020 to July 2022. Rates of ... Full text Cite

PATTERNS OF SINGLEHOOD, COHABITATION, AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY ADULTHOOD IN RELATION TO WELL-BEING IN ESTABLISHED ADULTHOOD

Journal Article Research in Human Development · January 1, 2024 In a cohort followed from late adolescence until established adulthood, this study examined how singlehood, cohabitation, and marriage at different ages are related to well-being at age 34. Participants (N = 585) from three U.S. sites reported their marita ... Full text Cite

Parents’ learning support and school attitudes in relation to adolescent academic identity and school performance in nine countries

Journal Article European Journal of Psychology of Education · January 1, 2024 An important question for parents and educators alike is how to promote adolescents’ academic identity and school performance. This study investigated relations among parental education, parents’ attitudes toward their adolescents’ school, parental support ... Full text Cite

Investigating if high-quality kindergarten teachers sustain the pre-K boost to children's emergent literacy skill development in North Carolina.

Journal Article Child development · July 2024 This study tested the hypothesis that high-quality kindergarten teachers sustain and amplify the skill development of children who participated in North Carolina's NC Pre-K program during the previous year, compared to matched non-participants (N = 17,330; ... Full text Cite

Adolescents' relationships with parents and romantic partners in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · July 2024 IntroductionCreating romantic relationships characterized by high-quality, satisfaction, few conflicts, and reasoning strategies to handle conflicts is an important developmental task for adolescents connected to the relational models they receive ... Full text Cite

Cultural values, parenting, and child adjustment in the United States.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · July 2024 We examined whether cultural values, conformity and parenting behaviours were related to child adjustment in middle childhood in the United States. White, Black and Latino mothers (n = 273), fathers (n = 182) and their children (n = 272) reported on parent ... Full text Cite

Population mental health science: Guiding principles and initial agenda.

Journal Article The American psychologist · June 2024 A recent American Psychological Association Summit provided an urgent call to transform psychological science and practice away from a solely individual-level focus to become accountable for population-level impact on health and mental health. A population ... Full text Cite

Developmental Trajectories of Parental Self-Efficacy as Children Transition to Adolescence in Nine Countries: Latent Growth Curve Analyses.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2024 Little is known about the developmental trajectories of parental self-efficacy as children transition into adolescence. This study examined parental self-efficacy among mothers and fathers over 3 1/2 years representing this transition, and whether the leve ... Full text Cite

Understanding the Relation between Short Birth Spacing and Child Maltreatment: Are Associations Due to Parental History of Childhood Abuse and Neglect?

Journal Article Child Abuse Review · May 1, 2024 Existing literature documents connections between short birth spacing (birth-to-conception interval of under 18 months) and the risk of child maltreatment, but explanations for this relation are understudied. We hypothesise that short birth spacing predict ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional longitudinal associations between parental self-efficacy and child rule-breaking behaviours: A random-intercept cross-lagged panel study.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · May 2024 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) is a pivotal determinant of change in children's adjustment. However, not only has previous research shown that PSE plays a protective role for children's rule-breaking (RB) behaviours (i.e., parent-driven process), but RB also ... Full text Cite

Individualism, collectivism and conformity in nine countries: Relations with parenting and child adjustment.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · April 2024 This study investigated how individualism, collectivism and conformity are associated with parenting and child adjustment in 1297 families with 10-year-old children from 13 cultural groups in nine countries. With multilevel models disaggregating between- a ... Full text Cite

Unique Profiles of Postpartum Family Needs and Evidence of Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Insights from Community Implementation of Family Connects.

Journal Article Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities · April 2024 ObjectivesTo delineate specific family needs during the postpartum period using data from Family Connects (FC), a universal home-visiting initiative, and to scrutinize potential racial and ethnic disparities in these needs.MethodFC implem ... Full text Cite

Kindergarten conduct problems are associated with monetized outcomes in adolescence and adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · March 2024 BackgroundAcross several sites in the United States, we examined whether kindergarten conduct problems among mostly population-representative samples of children were associated with increased criminal and related (criminal + lost offender product ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of a Family Cash Transfer on the Home Environment.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · March 2024 OBJECTIVE: A natural experiment that provided income supplements to families has been associated with beneficial outcomes for children that persisted into adulthood. The children in this study are now adults, and many are parents. METHOD: The study builds ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intraindividual variability in parental acceptance-rejection predicts externalizing and internalizing symptoms across childhood/adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · March 2024 Parenting that is high in rejection and low in acceptance is associated with higher levels of internalizing (INT) and externalizing (EXT) problems in children and adolescents. These symptoms develop and can increase in severity to negatively impact adolesc ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Effects of the Fast Track Intervention on Next-Generation Child Outcomes: A Preregistered Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to determine whether the Fast Track mental health intervention delivered to individuals in childhood decreased mental health problems and the need for health services among the children of these individuals. METHODS: The autho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family cash transfers in childhood and birthing persons and birth outcomes later in life.

Journal Article SSM Popul Health · March 2024 Much literature in the US documents an intergenerational transmission of birthing person and perinatal morbidity in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. A separate line of work indicates that family cash transfers may improve life chances of low-income ... Full text Link to item Cite

How a defensive mindset develops from early adverse experiences and guides antisocial outcomes.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · March 2024 Dante Cicchetti has had a lasting impact on our understanding of the development of externalizing psychopathology through at least two seminal contributions, including establishment of the field of developmental psychopathology and assertion of the hypothe ... Full text Cite

Compliance with Health Recommendations and Vaccine Hesitancy During the COVID Pandemic in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · February 2024 Longitudinal data from the Parenting Across Cultures study of children, mothers, and fathers in 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the USA; N = 1331 families) were used to und ... Full text Cite

Can Peers Help Sustain the Positive Effects of an Early Childhood Mathematics Intervention?

Journal Article Early childhood research quarterly · January 2024 Our study assessed whether the peer environment in kindergarten and first grade affected student learning following an early mathematics intervention. We leveraged longitudinal data from a cluster-RCT to examine whether math achievement in kindergarten ( Full text Cite

How adolescents' lives were disrupted over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal investigation in 12 cultural groups in 9 nations from March 2020 to July 2022.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2024 It is unclear how much adolescents' lives were disrupted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic or what risk factors predicted such disruption. To answer these questions, 1,080 adolescents in 9 nations were surveyed 5 times from March 2020 to July 2022. Rates of ... Full text Cite

PATTERNS OF SINGLEHOOD, COHABITATION, AND MARRIAGE IN EARLY ADULTHOOD IN RELATION TO WELL-BEING IN ESTABLISHED ADULTHOOD

Journal Article Research in Human Development · January 1, 2024 In a cohort followed from late adolescence until established adulthood, this study examined how singlehood, cohabitation, and marriage at different ages are related to well-being at age 34. Participants (N = 585) from three U.S. sites reported their marita ... Full text Cite

Parents’ learning support and school attitudes in relation to adolescent academic identity and school performance in nine countries

Journal Article European Journal of Psychology of Education · January 1, 2024 An important question for parents and educators alike is how to promote adolescents’ academic identity and school performance. This study investigated relations among parental education, parents’ attitudes toward their adolescents’ school, parental support ... Full text Cite

Impulsivity profiles across five harmonized longitudinal childhood preventive interventions and associations with adult outcomes

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · January 1, 2024 This study aimed to parse between-person heterogeneity in growth of impulsivity across childhood and adolescence among participants enrolled in five childhood preventive intervention trials targeting conduct problems. In addition, we aimed to test profile ... Full text Cite

Association between relative age at school and persistence of ADHD in prospective studies: an individual participant data meta-analysis.

Journal Article Lancet Psychiatry · December 2023 BACKGROUND: The youngest children in a school class are more likely than the oldest to be diagnosed with ADHD, but this relative age effect is less frequent in older than in younger school-grade children. However, no study has explored the association betw ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychosis Symptom Trajectories Across Childhood and Adolescence in Three Longitudinal Studies: An Integrative Data Analysis with Mixture Modeling.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · November 2023 Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) are common throughout childhood, and the presence of these experiences is a significant risk factor for poor mental health later in development. Given the association of PLEs with a broad number of mental health diagnoses, ... Full text Cite

Predictive Validity of Adolescent Callous-Unemotional Traits and Conduct Problems with Respect to Adult Outcomes: High- and Low-Risk Samples.

Journal Article Child psychiatry and human development · October 2023 Current understanding of the predictive validity of callous-unemotional (CU) traits is limited by (a) the focus on externalizing psychopathology and antisocial behaviors, (b) a lack of long-term prospective longitudinal data, (c) samples comprised of high- ... Full text Cite

Predictors of problematic adult alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use: A longitudinal study of two samples.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · October 2023 This study examined whether a key set of adolescent and early adulthood risk factors predicts problematic alcohol, cannabis, and other substance use in established adulthood. Two independent samples from the Child Development Project (CDP; n = 585; ... Full text Cite

Pre-pandemic psychological and behavioral predictors of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2023 Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, adolescents (N = 1,330; Mages = 15 and 16; 50% female), mothers, and fathers from nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, United States) reported on adol ... Full text Cite

Predicting Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Across Cultures: A Machine Learning Approach.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · August 2023 Adolescent mental health problems are rising rapidly around the world. To combat this rise, clinicians and policymakers need to know which risk factors matter most in predicting poor adolescent mental health. Theory-driven research has identified numerous ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Intergenerational Transmission of Maladaptive Parenting and its Impact on Child Mental Health: Examining Cross-Cultural Mediating Pathways and Moderating Protective Factors.

Journal Article Child psychiatry and human development · June 2023 Using a sample of 1338 families from 12 cultural groups in 9 nations, we examined whether retrospectively remembered Generation 1 (G1) parent rejecting behaviors were passed to Generation 2 (G2 parents), whether such intergenerational transmission led to h ... Full text Cite

Parenting, Adolescent Sensation Seeking, and Subsequent Substance Use: Moderation by Adolescent Temperament.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · June 2023 Although previous research has identified links between parenting and adolescent substance use, little is known about the role of adolescent individual processes, such as sensation seeking, and temperamental tendencies for such links. To test tenets from b ... Full text Cite

The effects of a universal short-term home visiting program: Two-year impact on parenting behavior and parent mental health.

Journal Article Child Abuse Negl · June 2023 BACKGROUND: At the time of childbirth, families face heightened levels of unmet need. These needs, if left unmet, can lead parents to engage in less positive parenting practices, which in turn, increase the risk of child maltreatment. Family Connects (FC) ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Understanding Heterogeneity in the Impact of Public Preschool Programs.

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · June 2023 We examine the North Carolina Pre-K (NC Pre-K) program to test the hypothesis that observed variation in effects resulting from exposure to the program can be attributed to interactions with other environmental factors that occur before, during, or after t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Intergenerational effects of the Fast Track intervention on the home environment: A randomized control trial.

Journal Article J Child Psychol Psychiatry · May 2023 BACKGROUND: Maladaptive family environments harm child development and are passed across generations. Childhood interventions may break this intergenerational cycle by improving the family environments children form as adults. The present study investigate ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting child aggression: The role of parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression across 13 cultural groups in 9 nations.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · May 2023 Parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression both predict the emergence of child aggression, but they are rarely studied together and in longitudinal contexts. The present study does so by examining the unique predictive effects of parent and child ... Full text Cite

Birth Spacing and Child Maltreatment: Population-Level Estimates for North Carolina.

Journal Article Child maltreatment · April 2023 We examine population-level associations between birth spacing and child maltreatment using birth records and child welfare records for 1,099,230 second or higher parity children born in North Carolina between 1997 and 2013. Building upon previous research ... Full text Open Access Cite

Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes among Adolescents

Journal Article American Economic Review · March 1, 2023 Improving academic outcomes for economically disadvantaged students has proven challenging, particularly for children at older ages. We present two large-scale randomized controlled trials of a high-dosage tutoring program delivered to secondary school stu ... Full text Cite

Fast Track intervention effects on family formation.

Journal Article J Fam Psychol · February 2023 The present study examines whether the Fast Track (FT) intervention, a 10-year randomized controlled trial with children at risk for conduct problems, affects family formation in adulthood, as indexed by partnerships, parenthood, and family structure, and ... Full text Link to item Cite

The HOME-21: A revised measure of the home environment for the 21st century tested in two independent samples.

Journal Article Psychol Assess · January 2023 For decades, the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) has been the most widely used measure of children's home environments. This report provides a revised version of the HOME-Short Form, the HOME-21, reflecting historical changes in ... Full text Link to item Cite

The developmental trends of parental self-efficacy and adolescents' rule-breaking behaviors in the Italian context: A 7-wave latent growth curve study.

Journal Article PloS one · January 2023 Parental self-efficacy (PSE) captures parents' beliefs in their ability to perform the parenting role successfully and to handle pivotal issues of specific developmental periods. Although previous studies have shown that, across the transition to adolescen ... Full text Cite

Development of Primal World Beliefs

Journal Article Human Development · January 1, 2023 Primal world beliefs (“primals”) capture individuals' basic understanding of what sort of world this is. How do children develop beliefs about the nature of the world? Is the world a good place? Safe or dangerous? Enticing or dull? Primals were initially i ... Full text Cite

Positive parenting, adolescent adjustment, and quality of adolescent diet in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · December 2022 IntroductionWe sought to understand the relation between positive parenting and adolescent diet, whether adolescents' internalizing and externalizing behaviors mediate relations between positive parenting and adolescent diet, and whether the same ... Full text Cite

A Longitudinal Examination of the Family Stress Model of Economic Hardship in Seven Countries.

Journal Article Children and youth services review · December 2022 The Family Stress Model of Economic Hardship (FSM) posits that economic situations create differences in psychosocial outcomes for parents and developmental outcomes for their adolescent children. However, prior studies guided by the FSM have been mostly i ... Full text Cite

Change in Caregivers' Attitudes and Use of Corporal Punishment Following a Legal Ban: A Multi-Country Longitudinal Comparison.

Journal Article Child maltreatment · November 2022 We examined whether a policy banning corporal punishment enacted in Kenya in 2010 is associated with changes in Kenyan caregivers' use of corporal punishment and beliefs in its effectiveness and normativeness, and compared to caregivers in six countries wi ... Full text Cite

Developmental connections between socioeconomic status, self-regulation, and adult externalizing problems.

Journal Article Developmental science · November 2022 Children from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds are at particularly heightened risk for developing later externalizing problems. A large body of research has suggested an important role for self-regulation in this developmental linkage. Self-regul ... Full text Cite

Impact of a universal perinatal home-visiting program on reduction in race disparities in maternal and child health: Two randomised controlled trials and a field quasi-experiment.

Journal Article Lancet Reg Health Am · November 2022 BACKGROUND: Public health interventions must become accountable for reduction of race disparities, particularly among Black, Hispanic, and Non-Hispanic White families in the United States. Family Connects (FC) is a universal perinatal home-visiting program ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Externalizing psychopathology from childhood to early adolescence: Psychometric evaluation using latent variable and network modeling.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · November 2022 Applying both latent variable and network frameworks, we conducted a comprehensive psychometric evaluation of the diverse array of symptoms from three externalizing dimensions, including attention problems, aggressive behavior, and delinquency/rule-breakin ... Full text Cite

Disentangling the "who" and "when" of parents' depressive symptoms: A daily diary study analysis.

Journal Article J Psychopathol Clin Sci · October 2022 Parents' depressive symptoms vary across days, but factors predicting this fluctuation are not well understood. The present study utilized ecological momentary assessments to capture 1620 days of parents' lived experience in a diverse sample of 146 mothers ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pathways from Maternal Harsh Discipline Through Rumination to Anxiety and Depression Symptoms: Gender and Normativeness of Harsh Discipline as Moderators.

Journal Article Research on child and adolescent psychopathology · October 2022 This study examined gender-specific longitudinal pathways from harsh parenting through rumination to anxiety and depression symptoms among early adolescents from three countries and six subgroups. Participants were 567 mothers, 428 fathers, and 566 childre ... Full text Cite

A defensive mindset: A pattern of social information processing that develops early and predicts life course outcomes.

Journal Article Child development · July 2022 The hypothesis was tested that some children develop a defensive mindset that subsumes individual social information processing (SIP) steps, grows from early experiences, and guides long-term outcomes. In Study 1 (Fast Track [FT]), 463 age-5 children (45% ... Full text Open Access Cite

Evaluation of a Family Connects Dissemination to Four High-Poverty Rural Counties.

Journal Article Matern Child Health J · May 2022 OBJECTIVES: Home visiting is a popular approach to improving the health and well-being of families with infants and young children in the United States; but, to date, no home visiting program has achieved population impact for families in rural communities ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Presidential Address: Forging a developmental science mission to improve population outcomes and eliminate disparities for young children.

Journal Article Child development · March 2022 Child development science has not fully realized its mission to improve population outcomes for children and eliminate disparities across race and income groups. One domain with great need but also great potential is the challenge parents face in raising a ... Full text Cite

Adolescent Positivity and Future Orientation, Parental Psychological Control, and Young Adult Internalising Behaviours during COVID-19 in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Social sciences (Basel, Switzerland) · February 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many young adults' lives educationally, economically, and personally. This study investigated associations between COVID-19-related disruption and perception of increases in internalising symptoms among young adults and whet ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational Continuity in Child Maltreatment: Explicating Underlying Mechanisms.

Journal Article J Interpers Violence · January 2022 The current study examined direct and indirect effects of a mother's history of childhood physical and sexual abuse on her child's officially reported victimization. This prospective, longitudinal study followed a community-based sample of 499 mothers and ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effects of Parental Acceptance-Rejection on Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: A Longitudinal, Multicultural Study.

Journal Article Journal of child and family studies · January 2022 BackgroundGrounded in interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory, this study assessed children's (N=1,315) perceptions of maternal and paternal acceptance-rejection in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, ... Full text Cite

Correction to: Effects of Parental Acceptance-Rejection on Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors: A Longitudinal, Multicultural Study (Journal of Child and Family Studies, (2022), 31, 1, (29-47), 10.1007/s10826-021-02072-5)

Journal Article Journal of Child and Family Studies · January 1, 2022 for author Sumbleen Ali should have been. “The State University of New York College at Oneonta, Oneonta, USA” and “University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA”; authors Ronald P. Rohner and Preston A. Britner “University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA”. The origin ... Full text Cite

Transitioning to virtual interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic: Impact on the family connects postpartum home visiting program activity.

Journal Article Infant Ment Health J · January 2022 In this paper, we analyze program activity for Family Connects (FC), an evidence-based postpartum home-visiting intervention, during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic began, FC transitioned to a virtual protocol which maintains key psychosocial comp ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Home Visiting Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Program Activity Analysis for Family Connects.

Journal Article Matern Child Health J · January 2022 PURPOSE: Early reports highlighted challenges in delivering home visiting programs virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic but the extent of the changes in program implementation and their implications remains unknown. We examine program activity and famili ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Typicality and trajectories of problematic and positive behaviors over adolescence in eight countries.

Journal Article Frontiers in psychology · January 2022 In this study, we examine the predictions of a storm and stress characterization of adolescence concerning typicality and trajectories of internalizing, externalizing, and wellbeing from late childhood through late adolescence. Using data from the Parentin ... Full text Cite

Maximizing the return on investment in Early Childhood Home Visiting through enhanced eligibility screening.

Journal Article Child Abuse Negl · December 2021 BACKGROUND: The MIECHV (Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting) program invests substantial federal resources to prevent child maltreatment and emergency medical costs. Eligibility is based on screening of demographic or clinical risk factors, ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Culture and Social Change in Mothers' and Fathers' Individualism, Collectivism and Parenting Attitudes.

Journal Article Social sciences · December 2021 Cultures and families are not static over time but evolve in response to social transformations, such as changing gender roles, urbanization, globalization, and technology uptake. Historically, individualism and collectivism have been widely used heuristic ... Full text Cite

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on substance use among adults without children, parents, and adolescents.

Journal Article Addict Behav Rep · December 2021 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on alcohol and illicit substance use among adults without children, parents, and adolescents was investigated through two studies with five samples from independent ongoing U.S. longitudinal studies. In Study 1, 931 adults w ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Cross-Cultural Associations of Four Parenting Behaviors With Child Flourishing: Examining Cultural Specificity and Commonality in Cultural Normativeness and Intergenerational Transmission Processes.

Journal Article Child development · November 2021 Families from nine countries (N = 1,338) were interviewed annually seven times (Mage child = 7-15) to test specificity and commonality in parenting behaviors associated with child flourishing and moderation of associations by normativeness of pa ... Full text Cite

Organized Activity Involvement Predicts Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · November 2021 Despite the expected benefits of organized activity involvement (e.g., sports, clubs), inconsistencies in associations between activity involvement and internalizing and externalizing problems may be explained in part by limitations of measurements and var ... Full text Cite

Parent-adolescent relationship quality as a moderator of links between COVID-19 disruption and reported changes in mothers' and young adults' adjustment in five countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented families around the world with extraordinary challenges related to physical and mental health, economic security, social support, and education. The current study capitalizes on a longitudinal, cross-national study of pa ... Full text Cite

Development of individuals' own and perceptions of peers' substance use from early adolescence to adulthood.

Journal Article Addictive behaviors · September 2021 This study evaluated how individuals' own substance use and their perception of peers' substance use predict each other across development from early adolescence to middle adulthood. Participants were from two longitudinal studies: Fast Track (FT; N = 463) ... Full text Cite

Slow Life History Strategies and Increases in Externalizing and Internalizing Problems During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic is but one of many instances of environmental adversities that have recurred in human history. Biobehavioral resource allocation strategies, known as fast (reproduction-focused) versus slow (development-focused) life history (LH) trad ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal Trajectories of Four Domains of Parenting in Relation to Adolescent Age and Puberty in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Child development · July 2021 Children, mothers, and fathers in 12 ethnic and regional groups in nine countries (N = 1,338 families) were interviewed annually for 8 years (Mage child = 8-16 years) to model four domains of parenting as a function of child age, puberty, or bot ... Full text Cite

Effect of a Universal Postpartum Nurse Home Visiting Program on Child Maltreatment and Emergency Medical Care at 5 Years of Age: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article JAMA Netw Open · July 1, 2021 IMPORTANCE: The Family Connects (FC) program, a community-wide nurse home visiting program for newborns, has been shown to provide benefits for children and families through the first 2 years of life. Potential longer-term outcomes for child well-being rem ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Predicting Patterns of Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of interpersonal violence · May 2021 Saint-Eloi Cadely et al. found longitudinal patterns for the perpetration of both psychological and physical intimate partner violence (IPV), including actively and minimally aggressive patterns. The current study builds on these findings by examining four ... Full text Open Access Cite

Lower neural value signaling in the prefrontal cortex is related to childhood family income and depressive symptomatology during adolescence.

Journal Article Developmental cognitive neuroscience · April 2021 Lower family income during childhood is related to increased rates of adolescent depression, though the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Evidence suggests that individuals with depression demonstrate hypoactivation in brain regions involved in ... Full text Cite

Prevalence and Childhood Precursors of Opioid Use in the Early Decades of Life.

Journal Article JAMA Pediatr · March 1, 2021 IMPORTANCE: Opioid use disorder and opioid deaths have increased dramatically in young adults in the US, but the age-related course or precursors to opioid use among young people are not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To document age-related changes in opioi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cumulative early childhood adversity and later antisocial behavior: The mediating role of passive avoidance.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2021 Twenty-six percent of children experience a traumatic event by the age of 4. Negative events during childhood have deleterious correlates later in life, including antisocial behavior. However, the mechanisms that play into this relation are unclear. We exp ... Full text Cite

Early Physical Abuse and Adult Outcomes.

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 2021 BackgroundBecause most physical abuse goes unreported and researchers largely rely on retrospective reports of childhood abuse or prospective samples with substantiated maltreatment, long-term outcomes of physical abuse in US community samples are ... Full text Cite

Increasing mental health treatment access and equity through trauma-responsive care.

Journal Article The American journal of orthopsychiatry · January 2021 Adverse childhood experiences and other potentially traumatic events have lasting implications for mental health. Evidence-based treatments are available to address trauma-related symptoms, but their impact is hindered because access is limited and unequal ... Full text Cite

Positive Youth Development: Parental Warmth, Values, and Prosocial Behavior in 11 Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Journal of youth development : bridging research and practice · January 2021 The current cross-cultural study aimed to extend research on parenting and children's prosocial behavior by examining relations among parental warmth, values related to family obligations (i.e., children's support to and respect for their parents, siblings ... Full text Cite

Effects of Parental Warmth and Behavioral Control on Adolescent Externalizing and Internalizing Trajectories Across Cultures.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · December 2020 We investigated the effects of parental warmth and behavioral control on externalizing and internalizing symptom trajectories from ages 8 to 14 in 1,298 adolescents from 12 cultural groups. We did not find that single universal trajectories characterized a ... Full text Cite

The Fast Track intervention's impact on behaviors of despair in adolescence and young adulthood.

Journal Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America · December 2020 How to mitigate the dramatic increase in the number of self-inflicted deaths from suicide, alcohol-related liver disease, and drug overdose among young adults has become a critical public health question. A promising area of study looks at interventions de ... Full text Cite

Classes of Intimate Partner Violence From Late Adolescence to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of interpersonal violence · November 2020 Researchers do not agree on how intimate partner violence (IPV) emerges and changes from adolescence to young adulthood. This may be because change in these behaviors varies across individuals. The present study uses a longitudinal, person-centered approac ... Full text Open Access Cite

Indirect Effects of Early Parenting on Adult Antisocial Outcomes via Adolescent Conduct Disorder Symptoms and Callous-Unemotional Traits.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · November 2020 Parental harsh punishment and warmth have been associated with child and adolescent conduct disorder (CD) symptoms and callous-unemotional (CU) traits (i.e., lack of guilt, empathy, and deficient affect); however, it is unclear whether the effect of these ... Full text Cite

Individual differences in executive function partially explain the socioeconomic gradient in middle-school academic achievement.

Journal Article Developmental science · September 2020 Children from families with low socioeconomic status (SES) earn lower grades, perform worse on achievement tests, and attain less education on average than their peers from higher-SES families. We evaluated neurocognitive mediators of SES disparities in ac ... Full text Cite

Children's competent social-problem solving across the preschool-to-school transition: Developmental changes and links with early parenting

Journal Article Social Development · August 1, 2020 What is the developmental course of competent social-problem solving (CSPS) across childhood? In this study, we sought to answer this question by tracing the development of multiple components of CSPS across 4 years spanning pre-kindergarten to early grade ... Full text Cite

Examining effects of mother and father warmth and control on child externalizing and internalizing problems from age 8 to 13 in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2020 This study used data from 12 cultural groups in 9 countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and United States; N = 1,315) to investigate bidirectional associations between parental warmth and control, and child extern ... Full text Cite

Cross-cultural effects of parent warmth and control on aggression and rule-breaking from ages 8 to 13.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · July 2020 We investigated whether bidirectional associations between parental warmth and behavioral control and child aggression and rule-breaking behavior emerged in 12 cultural groups. Study participants included 1,298 children (M = 8.29 years, standard deviation ... Full text Cite

Opportunities and peer support for aggression and delinquency during adolescence in nine countries.

Journal Article New directions for child and adolescent development · July 2020 This study tested culture-general and culture-specific aspects of adolescent developmental processes by focusing on opportunities and peer support for aggressive and delinquent behavior, which could help account for cultural similarities and differences in ... Full text Cite

Cross-Cultural Examination of Links between Parent-Adolescent Communication and Adolescent Psychological Problems in 12 Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · June 2020 Internalizing and externalizing problems increase during adolescence. However, these problems may be mitigated by adequate parenting, including effective parent-adolescent communication. The ways in which parent-driven (i.e., parent behavior control and so ... Full text Cite

Adolescent social withdrawal, parental psychological control, and parental knowledge across seven years: A developmental cascade model.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · June 2020 IntroductionSocial withdrawal can be problematic for adolescents, increasing the risk of poor self-efficacy, self-esteem, and academic achievement, and increased levels of depression and anxiety. This prospective study follows students across adol ... Full text Cite

Long-term effects of early childhood programs through eighth grade: Do the effects fade out or grow?

Journal Article Children and youth services review · May 2020 Support for policies to improve early childhood educational development and reduce disparities grew rapidly this century but recently has wavered because of findings that program effects might fade out prematurely. Two programs implemented at scale in Nort ... Full text Open Access Cite

Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · April 2020 BackgroundStudies of U.S. and European samples demonstrate that parental warmth and behavioral control predict child internalizing behaviors and vice versa. However, these patterns have not been researched in other cultures. This study investigate ... Full text Cite

Gender Differences in the Impact of North Carolina’s Early Care and Education Initiatives on Student Outcomes in Elementary School

Journal Article Educational Policy · March 1, 2020 Based on growing evidence of the long-term benefits of enriched early childhood experiences, we evaluate the potential for addressing gender disparities in elementary school through early care and education programs. Specifically, we explore the community- ... Full text Open Access Cite

Annual Research Review: Universal and targeted strategies for assigning interventions to achieve population impact.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · March 2020 This article proposes that universal and targeted preventive interventions should be compared and evaluated in terms of their benefit-cost ratio in achieving population-wide impact on mental disorders and related outcomes. Universal approaches attempt to a ... Full text Cite

Examining the internalizing pathway to substance use frequency in 10 cultural groups.

Journal Article Addictive behaviors · March 2020 Use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs (i.e., substance use) is a leading cause of global health burden for 10-to-24-year-olds, according to the World Health Organization's index of number of years of life lost, leading international health organizations to pr ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal associations between mothers' and fathers' anger/irritability expressiveness, harsh parenting, and adolescents' socioemotional functioning in nine countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2020 The present study examines parents' self-efficacy about anger regulation and irritability as predictors of harsh parenting and adolescent children's irritability (i.e., mediators), which in turn were examined as predictors of adolescents' externalizing and ... Full text Cite

Associations Between Perceived Material Deprivation, Parents' Discipline Practices, and Children's Behavior Problems: An International Perspective.

Journal Article Child development · January 2020 This study investigated the association between perceived material deprivation, children's behavior problems, and parents' disciplinary practices. The sample included 1,418 8- to 12-year-old children and their parents in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Ken ... Full text Open Access Cite

Temporal Associations Between Psychological and Physical Intimate Partner Violence: A Cross-Lag Analysis

Journal Article Partner Abuse · January 1, 2020 The present study examined the relationship between psychological and physical forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) across four waves of data during the developmental period of young adulthood. The links from early psychological aggression to later phy ... Full text Cite

Individual and Environmental Predictors of Age of First Intercourse and Number of Children by Age 27.

Journal Article Frontiers in psychology · January 2020 Reproductive behavior characteristics may be influenced by both social and individual factors. Recent studies have revealed that personality traits might be related to reproductive characteristics in adulthood. Little is known about potential mediators or ... Full text Cite

Randomized controlled trial of Family Connects: Effects on child emergency medical care from birth to 24 months.

Journal Article Dev Psychopathol · December 2019 One of Tom Dishion's most significant contributions to prevention science was the development of affordable, ecologically valid interventions, such as the Family Check-Up, that screen for child and family risk factors broadly, but concentrate family-specif ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

External environment and internal state in relation to life-history behavioural profiles of adolescents in nine countries.

Journal Article Proceedings. Biological sciences · December 2019 The external environment has traditionally been considered as the primary driver of animal life history (LH). Recent research suggests that animals' internal state is also involved, especially in forming LH behavioural phenotypes. The present study investi ... Full text Cite

Education and Parenting in the United States

Chapter · November 14, 2019 (2018) show in their meta-analysis that parents' excessively controlling behavior in relation to homework, academic pressure, and academic work, has a negative effect on adolescents' academic achievement. Interestingly, parents'... ... Link to item Cite

Does the Fast Track Intervention Prevent Later Psychosis Symptoms?

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · November 2019 The Fast Track (FT) intervention was a multimodal preventive intervention addressing antisocial development across 10 years of childhood and early adolescence. The intervention included parent management training, child social-cognitive skills training, pe ... Full text Cite

Effect of a Community Agency-Administered Nurse Home Visitation Program on Program Use and Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article JAMA Netw Open · November 1, 2019 IMPORTANCE: Postnatal home visitation to support parenting and infant healthy development is becoming increasingly common based on university efficacy studies, but effectiveness when disseminated by communities is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To test implementati ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Chaos, danger, and maternal parenting in families: Links with adolescent adjustment in low- and middle-income countries.

Journal Article Developmental science · September 2019 The current longitudinal study is the first comparative investigation across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to test the hypothesis that harsher and less affectionate maternal parenting (child age 14 years, on average) statistically mediates the p ... Full text Cite

Resting state coupling between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex is related to household income in childhood and indexes future psychological vulnerability to stress.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2019 While child poverty is a significant risk factor for poor mental health, the developmental pathways involved with these associations are poorly understood. To advance knowledge about these important linkages, the present study examined the developmental se ... Full text Cite

Does Despair Really Kill? A Roadmap for an Evidence-Based Answer.

Journal Article Am J Public Health · June 2019 Two seemingly associated demographic trends have generated considerable interest: income stagnation and rising premature mortality from suicides, drug poisoning, and alcoholic liver disease among US non-Hispanic Whites with low education. Economists interp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Using Early Childhood Behavior Problems to Predict Adult Convictions.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · May 2019 The current study examined whether teacher and parent ratings of externalizing behavior during kindergarten and 1st grade accurately predicted the presence of adult convictions by age 25. Data were collected as part of the Fast Track Project. Schools were ... Full text Open Access Cite

Environmental harshness and unpredictability, life history, and social and academic behavior of adolescents in nine countries.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · April 2019 Safety is essential for life. To survive, humans and other animals have developed sets of psychological and physiological adaptations known as life history (LH) tradeoff strategies in response to various safety constraints. Evolutionarily selected LH strat ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational continuity and stability in early family formation.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · April 2019 This study examines intergenerational continuity (mean level similarity) and stability (maintenance of rank ordering of individuals) in age and marital status at the time of becoming a young parent using prospective data from 3 generations of 585 families. ... Full text Cite

Correction to: Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · April 2019 In the original publication, the legends for Figs 4 and 5 were incorrect, such that each regression line was mislabeled with the incorrect country. Below are the correctly labeled countries. The authors apologize for any confusion or misinformation this er ... Full text Cite

Moving Beyond Program to Population Impact: Toward a Universal Early Childhood System of Care.

Journal Article J Fam Theory Rev · March 2019 Families have clearly benefited from increased availability of evidence-based intervention, including home-visiting models and increased federal funding for programs benefiting parents and children. The goal of population-level impact on the health and wel ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Using Administrative Data for Social Science and Policy.

Journal Article The Russell Sage Foundation journal of the social sciences : RSF · March 2019 Full text Cite

Using Administrative Data for Social Science and Policy.

Journal Article The Russell Sage Foundation journal of the social sciences : RSF · March 2019 Full text Cite

Universal Reach at Birth: Family Connects

Journal Article Future of Children · March 1, 2019 How do we screen all families in a population at a single time point, identify family-specific risks, and connect each family with evidence-based community resources that can help them overcome those risks-an approach known as targeted universalism? In thi ... Full text Open Access Cite

Adolescents' cognitive capacity reaches adult levels prior to their psychosocial maturity: Evidence for a "maturity gap" in a multinational, cross-sectional sample.

Journal Article Law and human behavior · February 2019 All countries distinguish between minors and adults for various legal purposes. Recent U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the legal status of juveniles have consulted psychological science to decide where to draw these boundaries. However, little is known ... Full text Cite

Household Income Predicts Trajectories of Child Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior in High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · January 2019 This study examined longitudinal links between household income and parents' education and children's trajectories of internalizing and externalizing behaviors from age 8 to 10 reported by mothers, fathers, and children. Longitudinal data from 1,190 famili ... Full text Open Access Cite

Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment in the United States: The Family Connects Program

Journal Article Japanese Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect · 2019 Cite

Parenting, culture, and the development of externalizing behaviors from age 7 to 14 in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · December 2018 Using multilevel models, we examined mother-, father-, and child-reported (N = 1,336 families) externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 7 to 14 in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the ... Full text Cite

Toward population impact from early childhood psychological interventions.

Journal Article The American psychologist · December 2018 Acting alone, psychologists rarely achieve population impact on important mental health and well-being outcomes for families and young children. The traditional Institute of Medicine model of moving from efficacy trials to effectiveness trials to scaling u ... Full text Cite

The interactive effects of maternal personality and adolescent temperament on externalizing behavior problem trajectories from age 12 to 14

Journal Article Personality and Individual Differences · November 1, 2018 Although previous research has corroborated the independent contributions of parent personality and adolescent temperament in predicting adolescents’ externalizing behavior problems (EXT), few studies have examined their joint contribution to predict EXT i ... Full text Cite

Parental acceptance-rejection and child prosocial behavior: Developmental transactions across the transition to adolescence in nine countries, mothers and fathers, and girls and boys.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2018 Promoting children's prosocial behavior is a goal for parents, healthcare professionals, and nations. Does positive parenting promote later child prosocial behavior, or do children who are more prosocial elicit more positive parenting later, or both? Relat ... Full text Cite

Ethical Challenges in Promoting the Implementation of Preventive Interventions: Report of the SPR Task Force.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · October 2018 Prevention science researchers and practitioners are increasingly engaged in a wide range of activities and roles to promote evidence-based prevention practices in the community. Ethical concerns invariably arise in these activities and roles that may not ... Full text Cite

Bidirectional Relations Between Parenting and Behavior Problems From Age 8 to 13 in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2018 This study used data from 12 cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States; N = 1,298) to understand the cross-cultural generalizability of how parental warmth and control are ... Full text Open Access Cite

Mapping the Growth of Heterogeneous Forms of Externalizing Problem Behavior Between Early Childhood and Adolescence:A Comparison of Parent and Teacher Ratings.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · July 2018 We compared long-term growth patterns in teachers' and mothers' ratings of Overt Aggression, Covert Aggression, Oppositional Defiance, Impulsivity/inattention, and Emotion Dysregulation across developmental periods spanning kindergarten through grade 8 (ag ... Full text Cite

A cross-sectional examination of response inhibition and working memory on the Stroop task

Journal Article Cognitive Development · July 1, 2018 The authors examined the association between working memory and response inhibition on the Stroop task using a cross-sectional, international sample of 5099 individuals (49.3% male) ages 10–30 (M = 17.04 years; SD = 5.9). Response inhibition was measured u ... Full text Open Access Cite

Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · May 2018 Epidemiological data indicate that risk behaviors are among the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consistent with this, laboratory-based studies of age differences in risk behavior allude to a peak in adolescence, suggesting t ... Full text Open Access Cite

Dysregulation in children: Origins and implications from age 5 to age 28.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · May 2018 Research shows that childhood dysregulation is associated with later psychiatric disorders. It does not yet resolve discrepancies in the operationalization of dysregulation. It is also far from settled on the origins and implications of individual differen ... Full text Open Access Cite

Standards of Evidence for Conducting and Reporting Economic Evaluations in Prevention Science.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · April 2018 Over a decade ago, the Society for Prevention Research endorsed the first standards of evidence for research in preventive interventions. The growing recognition of the need to use limited resources to make sound investments in prevention led the Board of ... Full text Cite

Around the world, adolescence is a time of heightened sensation seeking and immature self-regulation.

Journal Article Developmental science · March 2018 The dual systems model of adolescent risk-taking portrays the period as one characterized by a combination of heightened sensation seeking and still-maturing self-regulation, but most tests of this model have been conducted in the United States or Western ... Full text Open Access Cite

Development of internalizing problems from adolescence to emerging adulthood: Accounting for heterotypic continuity with vertical scaling.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2018 Manifestations of internalizing problems, such as specific symptoms of anxiety and depression, can change across development, even if individuals show strong continuity in rank-order levels of internalizing problems. This illustrates the concept of heterot ... Full text Cite

Serotonin functioning and adolescents' alcohol use: A genetically informed study examining mechanisms of risk.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2018 The current study used data from two longitudinal samples to test whether self-regulation, depressive symptoms, and aggression/antisociality were mediators in the relation between a polygenic score indexing serotonin (5-HT) functioning and alcohol use in a ... Full text Open Access Cite

Longitudinal associations between parenting and youth adjustment in twelve cultural groups: Cultural normativeness of parenting as a moderator.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · February 2018 To examine whether the cultural normativeness of parents' beliefs and behaviors moderates the links between those beliefs and behaviors and youths' adjustment, mothers, fathers, and children (N = 1,298 families) from 12 cultural groups in 9 countries (Chin ... Full text Cite

Dimensions of deprivation and threat, psychopathology, and potential mediators: A multi-year longitudinal analysis.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · February 2018 Prior research demonstrates a link between exposure to childhood adversity and psychopathology later in development. However, work on mechanisms linking adversity to psychopathology fails to account for specificity in these pathways across different types ... Full text Open Access Cite

Glucocorticoid Receptor (NR3C1) Gene Polymorphism Moderate Intervention Effects on the Developmental Trajectory of African-American Adolescent Alcohol Abuse.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · January 2018 Accumulative evidence from recent genotype × intervention studies suggests that individuals carrying susceptible genotypes benefit more from intervention and provides one avenue to identify subgroups that respond differentially to intervention. This study ... Full text Open Access Cite

Within- and between-person and group variance in behavior and beliefs in cross-cultural longitudinal data.

Journal Article Journal of adolescence · January 2018 This study grapples with what it means to be part of a cultural group, from a statistical modeling perspective. The method we present compares within- and between-cultural group variability, in behaviors in families. We demonstrate the method using a cross ... Full text Open Access Cite

Peer Victimization during Middle Childhood as a Marker of Attenuated Risk for Adult Arrest.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · January 2018 This longitudinal investigation examined interactions between aggression and peer victimization during middle childhood in the prediction of arrest through the adult years for 388 (198 boys, 190 girls) study participants. As part of an ongoing multisite st ... Full text Open Access Cite

Can typical US home visits affect infant attachment? Preliminary findings from a randomized trial of Healthy Families Durham.

Journal Article Attach Hum Dev · December 2017 US government-funded early home visiting services are expanding significantly. The most widely implemented home visiting models target at-risk new mothers and their infants. Such home visiting programs typically aim to support infant-parent relationships; ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

From Parents to Peers: Trajectories in Sources of Academic Influence Grades 4 to 8

Journal Article Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis · December 1, 2017 Prior research and anecdotal evidence from educators suggest that classroom peers play a meaningful role in how students learn. However, the literature has failed to consider the dynamic and context-dependent nature of classroom peer influence. Development ... Full text Cite

Reward sensitivity, impulse control, and social cognition as mediators of the link between childhood family adversity and externalizing behavior in eight countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · December 2017 Using data from 1,177 families in eight countries (Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States), we tested a conceptual model of direct effects of childhood family adversity on subsequent externalizing behaviors ... Full text Open Access Cite

A new program to prevent primary school absenteeism: Results of a pilot study in five schools

Journal Article Children and Youth Services Review · November 1, 2017 Frequent absences in the primary grades are associated with school disengagement, academic failure, and eventual dropout. The Early Truancy Prevention Project (ETPP) was designed to improve attendance of primary-grade children by facilitating communication ... Full text Cite

Dispositional, demographic, and social predictors of trajectories of intimate partner aggression in early adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 2017 ObjectiveFrom a developmental systems perspective, the origins of maladjusted behavior are multifaceted, interdependent, and may differ at different points in development. Personality traits influence developmental outcomes, as do socialization en ... Full text Cite

Puberty Predicts Approach But Not Avoidance on the Iowa Gambling Task in a Multinational Sample.

Journal Article Child development · September 2017 According to the dual systems model of adolescent risk taking, sensation seeking and impulse control follow different developmental trajectories across adolescence and are governed by two different brain systems. The authors tested whether different underl ... Full text Cite

'Mixed blessings': parental religiousness, parenting, and child adjustment in global perspective.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2017 BackgroundMost studies of the effects of parental religiousness on parenting and child development focus on a particular religion or cultural group, which limits generalizations that can be made about the effects of parental religiousness on famil ... Full text Open Access Cite

Severity and Justness Do Not Moderate the Relation Between Corporal Punishment and Negative Child Outcomes: A Multicultural and Longitudinal Study.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · July 2017 There is strong evidence of a positive association between corporal punishment and negative child outcomes, but previous studies have suggested that the manner in which parents implement corporal punishment moderates the effects of its use. This study inve ... Full text Open Access Cite

Measurement Invariance and Convergent Validity of Anger and Sadness Self-Regulation Among Youth From Six Cultural Groups.

Journal Article Assessment · June 2017 The present study examined measurement invariance and convergent validity of a novel vignette-based measure of emotion-specific self-regulation that simultaneously assesses attributional bias, emotion-regulation, and self-efficacy beliefs about emotion reg ... Full text Cite

The American Psychological Association Task Force assessment of violent video games: Science in the service of public interest.

Journal Article The American psychologist · February 2017 A task force of experts was convened by the American Psychological Association (APA) to update the knowledge and policy about the impact of violent video game use on potential adverse outcomes. This APA Task Force on Media Violence examined the existing li ... Full text Cite

Fast Track Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Externalizing Psychiatric Disorders: Findings From Grades 3 to 9: Conduct problems prevention research group

Chapter · January 1, 2017 This study tests the efficacy of the Fast Track Program in preventing antisocial behavior and psychiatric disorders among groups varying in initial risk. Method: Schools within four sites (Durham, NC; Nashville, TN; Seattle, WA; and rural central Pennsylva ... Full text Cite

Attention Problems and Academic Achievement: Do Persistent and Earlier-Emerging Problems Have More Adverse Long-Term Effects?

Journal Article Journal of attention disorders · November 2016 ObjectiveThis study examined whether the negative association between children's attention difficulties and their academic functioning is largely confined to children whose attention problems persist across early grades and whether it depends on w ... Full text Cite

Mothers', fathers' and children's perceptions of parents' expectations about children's family obligations in nine countries.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · October 2016 Children's family obligations involve assistance and respect that children are expected to provide to immediate and extended family members and reflect beliefs related to family life that may differ across cultural groups. Mothers, fathers and children (N ... Full text Cite

Early Adolescents' Unique Perspectives of Maternal and Paternal Rejection: Examining Their Across-Dyad Generalizability and Relations with Adjustment 1 Year Later.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · October 2016 Parental rejection is linked to deep and enduring adjustment problems during adolescence. This study aims to further clarify this relation by demonstrating what has long been posited by parental acceptance/rejection theory but never validated empirically-n ... Full text Cite

Interaction of reward seeking and self-regulation in the prediction of risk taking: A cross-national test of the dual systems model.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · October 2016 In the present analysis, we test the dual systems model of adolescent risk taking in a cross-national sample of over 5,200 individuals aged 10 through 30 (M = 17.05 years, SD = 5.91) from 11 countries. We examine whether reward seeking and self-regulation ... Full text Cite

Romantic relationships and alcohol use: A long-term, developmental perspective.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2016 This study considers the developmental origins of alcohol use in young adulthood. Despite substantial evidence linking committed romantic relationships to less problematic alcohol use in adulthood, the uniformity of these protective benefits across differe ... Full text Cite

Positive parenting and children's prosocial behavior in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · July 2016 BackgroundResearch supports the beneficial role of prosocial behaviors on children's adjustment and successful youth development. Empirical studies point to reciprocal relations between negative parenting and children's maladjustment, but reciproc ... Full text Cite

A Public Health Perspective on School Dropout and Adult Outcomes: A Prospective Study of Risk and Protective Factors From Age 5 to 27 Years.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · June 2016 PurposeThis study aimed to advance a public health perspective on links between education and health by examining risk and protective factors that might alter the relation between dropping out of high school and subsequent negative outcomes.Me ... Full text Cite

Predicting academic achievement and attainment: The contribution of early academic skills, attention difficulties, and social competence

Journal Article School Psychology Review · June 1, 2016 Research predicting academic achievement from early academic, attention, and socioemotional skills has largely focused on elementary school outcomes and rarely included peer assessments of social competence. We examined associations between these early chi ... Full text Cite

Identifying an efficient set of items sensitive to clinical-range externalizing problems in children.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · May 2016 The present study applied item response theory to identify an efficient set of items of the Achenbach Externalizing scale from the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; 33 items) and Teacher's Report Form (TRF; 35 items) that were sensitive to clinical-range sco ... Full text Cite

Child wellbeing assessment in child welfare: A review of four measures

Journal Article Children and Youth Services Review · 2016 Full text Cite

Impact of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Initiatives on Special Education Placements in Third Grade

Journal Article Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis · December 1, 2015 This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation across Nort ... Full text Cite

Individual, family, and culture level contributions to child physical abuse and neglect: A longitudinal study in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · November 2015 This study advances understanding of predictors of child abuse and neglect at multiple levels of influence. Mothers, fathers, and children (N = 1,418 families, M age of children = 8.29 years) were interviewed annually in three waves in 13 cultural groups i ... Full text Cite

Cumulative Stress In Childhood is Associated with Blunted Reward-Related Brain Activity In Adulthood

Journal Article Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience · October 5, 2015 Early life stress (ELS) is strongly associated with negative outcomes in adulthood, including reduced motivation and increased negative mood. The mechanisms mediating these relations, however, are poorly understood. We examined the relation between exposur ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Describing and predicting developmental profiles of externalizing problems from childhood to adulthood.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2015 This longitudinal study considers externalizing behavior problems from ages 5 to 27 (N = 585). Externalizing problem ratings by mothers, fathers, teachers, peers, and self-report were modeled with growth curves. Risk and protective factors across many diff ... Full text Cite

Perceived mother and father acceptance-rejection predict four unique aspects of child adjustment across nine countries.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2015 BackgroundIt is generally believed that parental rejection of children leads to child maladaptation. However, the specific effects of perceived parental acceptance-rejection on diverse domains of child adjustment and development have been incomple ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational continuity in parents' and adolescents' externalizing problems: The role of life events and their interaction with GABRA2.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · August 2015 We examine whether parental externalizing behavior has an indirect effect on adolescent externalizing behavior via elevations in life events, and whether this indirect effect is further qualified by an interaction between life events and adolescents' GABRA ... Full text Cite

Hostile attributional bias and aggressive behavior in global context.

Journal Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America · July 2015 We tested a model that children's tendency to attribute hostile intent to others in response to provocation is a key psychological process that statistically accounts for individual differences in reactive aggressive behavior and that this mechanism contri ... Full text Open Access Cite

Mother and father socially desirable responding in nine countries: Two kinds of agreement and relations to parenting self-reports.

Journal Article International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie · June 2015 We assessed 2 forms of agreement between mothers' and fathers' socially desirable responding in China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand and the United States (N = 1110 families). Mothers and fathers in all 9 countries repor ... Full text Cite

Peer victimization during middle childhood as a lead indicator of internalizing problems and diagnostic outcomes in late adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · May 2015 We examined evidence that peer victimization in middle childhood is a lead indicator of internalizing behavior problems and diagnostic outcomes during adolescence. This research was conducted as part of an ongoing multisite longitudinal investigation. The ... Full text Cite

Nurse home visits for infants and toddlers of low-income families improve behavioural, language and attention outcomes at age 6-9 years; paraprofessional visits improve visual attention and task switching.

Journal Article Evidence-based nursing · April 2015 Implications for practice and research: Infant home visiting can be efficacious in improving child developmental outcomes throughout early childhood. Home visiting by trained nurses produce positive outcomes, whereas outcomes for paraprofessionals are mixe ... Full text Cite

Developmental mediation of genetic variation in response to the Fast Track prevention program.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2015 We conducted a developmental analysis of genetic moderation of the effect of the Fast Track intervention on adult externalizing psychopathology. The Fast Track intervention enrolled 891 children at high risk to develop externalizing behavior problems when ... Full text Cite

Impact of early intervention on psychopathology, crime, and well-being at age 25.

Journal Article The American journal of psychiatry · January 2015 ObjectiveThis randomized controlled trial tested the efficacy of early intervention to prevent adult psychopathology and improve well-being in early-starting conduct-problem children.MethodKindergarteners (N=9,594) in three cohorts (1991- ... Full text Cite

Can Genetics Predict Response to Complex Behavioral Interventions? Evidence from a Genetic Analysis of the Fast Track Randomized Control Trial

Journal Article Journal of Policy Analysis and Management · 2015 Early interventions are a preferred method for addressing behavioral problems in high-risk children, but often have only modest effects. Identifying sources of variation in intervention effects can suggest means to improve efficiency. One potential source ... Full text Open Access Cite

From birth to school: Early childhood initiatives and third-grade outcomes in North Carolina

Journal Article Journal of Policy Analysis and Management · December 1, 2014 This study examines the community-wide effects of two statewide early childhood policy initiatives in North Carolina. One initiative provides funding to improve the quality of child care services at the county level for all children between the ages of 0 t ... Full text Cite

Mothers' and fathers' autonomy-relevant parenting: longitudinal links with adolescents' externalizing and internalizing behavior.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · November 2014 The goal of this study was to advance the understanding of separate and joint effects of mothers' and fathers' autonomy-relevant parenting during early and middle adolescence. In a sample of 518 families, adolescents (49 % female; 83 % European American, 1 ... Full text Cite

Country, sex, and parent occupational status: moderators of the continuity of aggression from childhood to adulthood.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · November 2014 Using data from two American and one Finnish long-term longitudinal studies, we examined continuity of general aggression from age 8 to physical aggression in early adulthood (age 21-30) and whether continuity of aggression differed by country, sex, and pa ... Full text Cite

Peer rejection, affiliation with deviant peers, delinquency, and risky sexual behavior.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · October 2014 Risky sexual behavior poses significant health risks by increasing sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. Previous research has documented many factors related to risky sexual behavior. This study adds to the literature by proposing a ... Full text Cite

A longitudinal examination of mothers' and fathers' social information processing biases and harsh discipline in nine countries.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2014 This study examined whether parents' social information processing was related to their subsequent reports of their harsh discipline. Interviews were conducted with mothers (n = 1,277) and fathers (n = 1,030) of children in 1,297 families in nine countries ... Full text Cite

Targeting High‐Risk, Socially Influential Middle School Students to Reduce Aggression: Universal Versus Selective Preventive Intervention Effects

Journal Article Journal of Research on Adolescence · June 2014 Early adolescence may be an opportune time for violence prevention, particularly if shifts in risk patterns and the importance of peer influence are considered. An important question is whether to target high‐risk students or the entire population. ... Full text Cite

Testosterone reactivity to provocation mediates the effect of early intervention on aggressive behavior.

Journal Article Psychological science · May 2014 We tested the hypotheses that the Fast Track intervention program for high-risk children would reduce adult aggressive behavior and that this effect would be mediated by decreased testosterone responses to social provocation. Participants were a subsample ... Full text Cite

Implementation and process effects on prevention outcomes for middle school students.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · May 2014 This study addressed 5 research questions about the role of implementation (dosage and fidelity) and process (alliance with the provider, and satisfaction/engagement with the intervention) characteristics in explaining effects on parenting characteristics ... Full text Cite

Pathways of Peer Relationships from Childhood to Young Adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of applied developmental psychology · March 2014 This study examined trajectories of peer social preference during childhood and personality assessed in early adolescence in relation to trajectories of friendship quality during early adulthood. Participants (N = 585) were followed from age 5 to ag ... Full text Cite

Impulsivity and genetic variants in DRD2 and ANKK1 moderate longitudinal associations between sleep problems and overweight from ages 5 to 11.

Journal Article International journal of obesity (2005) · March 2014 ObjectiveShort sleep duration and sleep problems increase risks of overweight and weight gain. Few previous studies have examined sleep and weight repeatedly over development. This study examined the associations between yearly reports of sleep pr ... Full text Cite

Trajectories of risk for early sexual activity and early substance use in the Fast Track prevention program.

Journal Article Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research · February 2014 Children who exhibit early-starting conduct problems are more likely than their peers to initiate sexual activity and substance use at an early age, experience pregnancy, and contract a sexually-transmitted disease [STD], placing them at risk for HIV/AIDS. ... Full text Cite

Implementation and randomized controlled trial evaluation of universal postnatal nurse home visiting.

Journal Article Am J Public Health · February 2014 OBJECTIVES: We evaluated whether a brief, universal, postnatal nurse home-visiting intervention can be implemented with high penetration and fidelity, prevent emergency health care services, and promote positive parenting by infant age 6 months. METHODS: D ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Reciprocal and Complementary Sibling Interactions: Relations with Socialization Outcomes in the Kindergarten Classroom.

Journal Article Early education and development · January 2014 Research findingsTo examine associations between sibling interaction patterns and later social outcomes in single- and two-parent families, 113 kindergarteners took part in naturalistic observations at home with siblings, classmates participated i ... Full text Cite

Corporal punishment, maternal warmth, and child adjustment: a longitudinal study in eight countries.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · January 2014 Two key tasks facing parents across cultures are managing children's behaviors (and misbehaviors) and conveying love and affection. Previous research has found that corporal punishment generally is related to worse child adjustment, whereas parental warmth ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood Danger, Parental Monitoring, Harsh Parenting, and Child Aggression in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Societies (Basel, Switzerland) · January 2014 Exposure to neighborhood danger during childhood has negative effects that permeate multiple dimensions of childhood. The current study examined whether mothers', fathers', and children's perceptions of neighborhood danger are related to child aggression, ... Full text Cite

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Nurse home visits decreased infant emergency care

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Randomized controlled trial of universal postnatal nurse home visiting: impact on emergency care.

Journal Article Pediatrics · November 2013 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although nurse home visiting has proven efficacious with small samples, scaling up to community populations with diverse families has not yet proven effective. The Durham Connects program was developed in collaboration with commu ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Family risk as a predictor of initial engagement and follow-through in a universal nurse home visiting program to prevent child maltreatment.

Journal Article Child Abuse Negl · August 2013 OBJECTIVE: As nurse home visiting to prevent child maltreatment grows in popularity with both program administrators and legislators, it is important to understand engagement in such programs in order to improve their community-wide effects. This report ex ... Full text Link to item Cite

The multifaceted impact of peer relations on aggressive-disruptive behavior in early elementary school.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · June 2013 Following a large, diverse sample of 4,096 children in 27 schools, this study evaluated the impact of 3 aspects of peer relations, measured concurrently, on subsequent child aggressive-disruptive behavior during early elementary school: peer dislike, recip ... Full text Cite

Examining pregnant women's hostile attributions about infants as a predictor of offspring maltreatment.

Journal Article JAMA pediatrics · June 2013 ImportanceChild maltreatment is a serious public health problem that disproportionately affects infants and toddlers. In the interest of informing prevention and intervention efforts, this study examined pregnant women's attributions about infants ... Full text Cite

Language ability predicts the development of behavior problems in children.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · May 2013 Prior studies have suggested, but not fully established, that language ability is important for regulating attention and behavior. Language ability may have implications for understanding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder ... Full text Cite

Individual and family predictors of the perpetration of dating violence and victimization in late adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of youth and adolescence · April 2013 Teen dating violence is a crime of national concern with approximately one-fourth of adolescents reporting victimization of physical, psychological, or sexual dating violence each year. The present study examined how aggressive family dynamics in both chil ... Full text Cite

Social-information-processing patterns mediate the impact of preventive intervention on adolescent antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Psychological science · April 2013 In the study reported here, we tested the hypothesis that the Fast Track preventive intervention's positive impact on antisocial behavior in adolescence is mediated by its impact on social-cognitive processes during elementary school. Fast Track is the lar ... Full text Cite

Assessing findings from the fast track study

Journal Article Journal of Experimental Criminology · March 1, 2013 Objectives The aim of this paper is to respond to the Commentary, “Reassessing Findings from the Fast Track Study: Problems of Methods and Analysis” provided by E. Michael Foster (Foster, this issue) to our article “Fast Track Intervention Effects on Youth ... Full text Cite

School outcomes of aggressive-disruptive children: prediction from kindergarten risk factors and impact of the fast track prevention program.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · March 2013 A multi-gate screening process identified 891 children with aggressive-disruptive behavior problems at school entry. Fast Track provided a multi-component preventive intervention in the context of a randomized-controlled design. In addition to psychosocial ... Full text Cite

Evidence for a multi-dimensional latent structural model of externalizing disorders.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · February 2013 Strong associations between conduct disorder (CD), antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and substance use disorders (SUD) seem to reflect a general vulnerability to externalizing behaviors. Recent studies have characterized this vulnerability on a contin ... Full text Cite

The link between harsh home environments and negative academic trajectories is exacerbated by victimization in the elementary school peer group.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · February 2013 This article presents a prospective investigation focusing on the moderating role of peer victimization on associations between harsh home environments in the preschool years and academic trajectories during elementary school. The participants were 388 chi ... Full text Cite

From Birth to School: Early Childhood Initiatives and Third-Grade Outcomes in North Carolina

Journal Article Journal of Policy Analysis and Management · 2013 This study examines the community-wide effects of two statewide early childhood policy initiatives in North Carolina. One initiative provides funding to improve the quality of child care services at the county level for all children between the ages of 0 t ... Full text Cite

Toward Population Impact from Home Visiting.

Journal Article Zero Three · January 1, 2013 Although some home-visiting programs have proven effective with the families they serve, no program has yet demonstrated an impact at the population level. We describe the Durham Connects (DC) initiative, which aims to achieve population impact by coalesci ... Open Access Link to item Cite

Interaction between serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and stressful life events in adolescents' trajectories of anxious/depressed symptoms.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · September 2012 Caspi et al. (2003) found an interaction between the serotonin transporter polymorphism gene (5-HTTLPR) and stressful life events on depression. Subsequent attempts to replicate have been inconsistent. The present research included long allele variants mod ... Full text Cite

Agreement in Mother and Father Acceptance-Rejection, Warmth, and Hostility/Rejection/Neglect of Children across Nine Countries.

Journal Article Cross-cultural research : official journal of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research · August 2012 We assessed whether mothers' and fathers' self-reports of acceptance-rejection, warmth, and hostility/rejection/neglect (HRN) of their pre-adolescent children differ cross-nationally and relative to the gender of the parent and child in 10 communities in 9 ... Full text Cite

Building Evidence for Evidence-Based Policy Making.

Journal Article Criminology & public policy · August 2012 Full text Cite

Boys’ and Girls’ Relational and Physical Aggression in Nine Countries.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · July 2012 Distinguishing between relational and physical aggression has become a key feature of many developmental studies in North America and Western Europe, but very little information is available on relational and physical aggression in more diverse cultural co ... Full text Cite

Evolving science in adolescence: comment on Ellis et al. (2012).

Journal Article Developmental psychology · May 2012 Ellis et al. (2012) bring an evolutionary perspective to bear on adolescent risky behavioral development, clinical practice, and public policy. The authors offer important insights that (a) some risky behaviors may be adaptive for the individual and the sp ... Full text Cite

Behavioral markers of coping and psychiatric symptoms among sexually abused children.

Journal Article J Trauma Stress · April 2012 The current study examined coping and psychiatric symptoms in a longitudinal sample of sexually abused children. Coping was behaviorally coded from children's forensic interviews in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Using principal components analysis, coping ... Full text Link to item Cite

Forms of Spanking and Children's Externalizing Behaviors.

Journal Article Family relations · April 2012 Research suggests that corporal punishment is related to higher levels of child externalizing behavior, but there has been controversy regarding whether infrequent, mild spanking predicts child externalizing or whether more severe and frequent forms of cor ... Full text Cite

The impact of system of care support in adherence to wraparound principles in Child and Family Teams in child welfare in North Carolina.

Journal Article Children and youth services review · April 2012 North Carolina is one of a growing number of states to implement family meeting models in child welfare as a way to engage families, while simultaneously addressing complex familial needs and child safety issues. However, much is still unknown regarding ho ... Full text Cite

Addition by Subtraction: The Relation Between Dropout Rates and School-Level Academic Achievement.

Journal Article Teachers College record (1970) · January 2012 Background/contextEfforts to improve student achievement should increase graduation rates. However, work investigating the effects of student-level accountability has consistently demonstrated that increases in the standards for high school gradua ... Cite

Parental Reasoning, Denying Privileges, Yelling, and Spanking: Ethnic Differences and Associations with Child Externalizing Behavior.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2012 ObjectiveThis study was designed to examine whether African American and European American mothers differ in their discipline use when reasoning, denying privileges, yelling, and spanking are considered simultaneously and whether there are ethnic ... Full text Cite

Development and validation of the social information processing application: a Web-based measure of social information processing patterns in elementary school-age boys.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · December 2011 The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of an audio computer-assisted self-interviewing Web-based software application called the Social Information Processing Application (SIP-AP) that was designed to assess social informatio ... Full text Cite

Differential susceptibility to adolescent externalizing trajectories: examining the interplay between CHRM2 and peer group antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Child development · November 2011 The present study characterized prototypical patterns of development in self-reported externalizing behavior, between 12 and 22 years of age, within a community sample of 452 genotyped individuals. A Caucasian subset (n = 378) was then examined to determin ... Full text Cite

Dimensions of social capital and life adjustment in the transition to early adulthood.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · November 2011 The predictive relations between social capital depth (high-quality relationships across contexts) and breadth (friendship network extensivity) and early-adult, life adjustment outcomes were examined using data from a prospective longitudinal study. Interv ... Full text Cite

Multiple Response System: Evaluation of Policy Change in North Carolina's Child Welfare System.

Journal Article Children and youth services review · November 2011 Systemic challenges within child welfare have prompted many states to explore new strategies aimed at protecting children while meeting the needs of families, but doing so within the confines of shrinking budgets. Differential Response has emerged as a pro ... Full text Open Access Cite

The association between parental warmth and control in thirteen cultural groups.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · October 2011 The goal of the current study was to investigate potential cross-cultural differences in the covariation between two of the major dimensions of parenting behavior: control and warmth. Participants included 1,421 (51% female) 7- to 10-year-old (M = 8.29, SD ... Full text Cite

Preventing early child maltreatment: implications from a longitudinal study of maternal abuse history, substance use problems, and offspring victimization.

Journal Article Prev Sci · June 2011 In the interest of improving child maltreatment prevention science, this longitudinal, community based study of 499 mothers and their infants tested the hypothesis that mothers' childhood history of maltreatment would predict maternal substance use problem ... Full text Link to item Cite

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology, 3rd ed

Journal Article The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry · May 15, 2011 Full text Cite

Maternal depressive symptoms and child social preference during the early school years: mediation by maternal warmth and child emotion regulation.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · April 2011 This longitudinal study examined processes that mediate the association between maternal depressive symptoms and peer social preference during the early school years. Three hundred and fifty six kindergarten children (182 boys) and their mothers participat ... Full text Cite

CHRM2, parental monitoring, and adolescent externalizing behavior: evidence for gene-environment interaction.

Journal Article Psychological science · April 2011 Psychologists, with their long-standing tradition of studying mechanistic processes, can make important contributions to further characterizing the risk associated with genes identified as influencing risk for psychiatric disorders. We report one such effo ... Full text Cite

Reciprocal relations between parents' physical discipline and children's externalizing behavior during middle childhood and adolescence.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · February 2011 Using data from two long-term longitudinal projects, we investigated reciprocal relations between maternal reports of physical discipline and teacher and self-ratings of child externalizing behavior, accounting for continuity in both discipline and externa ... Full text Cite

Enhancing the Transition to Kindergarten: A Randomized Trial to Test the Efficacy of the "Stars" Summer Kindergarten Orientation Program.

Journal Article Early childhood research quarterly · January 2011 This randomized trial tested the efficacy of an intensive, four-week summer program designed to enhance low-income children's transition to kindergarten (n's = 60 program children, 40 controls). Administered in four public schools, the program focused on s ... Full text Cite

Intergenerational continuity in child maltreatment: mediating mechanisms and implications for prevention.

Journal Article Child Dev · 2011 In the interest of improving child maltreatment prevention, this prospective, longitudinal, community-based study of 499 mothers and their infants examined (a) direct associations between mothers' experiences of childhood maltreatment and their offspring's ... Full text Link to item Cite

The effects of the fast track preventive intervention on the development of conduct disorder across childhood.

Journal Article Child development · January 2011 The impact of the Fast Track intervention on externalizing disorders across childhood was examined. Eight hundred-ninety-one early-starting children (69% male; 51% African American) were randomly assigned by matched sets of schools to intervention or contr ... Full text Cite

Context matters in child and family policy.

Journal Article Child development · January 2011 The traditional model of translation from basic laboratory science to efficacy trials to effectiveness trials to community dissemination has flaws that arise from false assumptions that context changes little or matters little. One of the most important fi ... Full text Cite

Attributions and Attitudes of Mothers and Fathers in the United States.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · January 2011 OBJECTIVE.: The present study examined mean level similarities and differences as well as correlations between U.S. mothers' and fathers' attributions regarding successes and failures in caregiving situations and progressive versus authoritarian attitudes. ... Full text Cite

Early exposure to parents' relationship instability: implications for sexual behavior and depression in adolescence.

Journal Article The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine · December 2010 PurposeExamine the effects of the timing of parents' relationship instability on adolescent sexual and mental health.MethodsWe assessed whether the timing of parents' relationship instability predicted adolescents' history of sexual partn ... Full text Cite

A parallel process growth mixture model of conduct problems and substance use with risky sexual behavior.

Journal Article Drug and alcohol dependence · October 2010 Conduct problems, substance use, and risky sexual behavior have been shown to coexist among adolescents, which may lead to significant health problems. The current study was designed to examine relations among these problem behaviors in a community sample ... Full text Cite

Developmental trajectories of boys' and girls' delinquency: sex differences and links to later adolescent outcomes.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · October 2010 This study examined gender differences in trajectories of delinquent behaviors over a 6-year period in adolescence and differential outcomes of these diverse developmental pathways. Participants were 754 children who were part of a longitudinal study of th ... Full text Cite

Developmental Precursors of Number of Sexual Partners from Age 16 to 22.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · September 2010 This study examines family and child characteristics, parent and peer relationships, and early adolescent behavior as statistical predictors of trajectories of number of sexual partners from mid-adolescence through early adulthood using data from 527 parti ... Full text Cite

Children's Perceptions of Maternal Hostility as a Mediator of the Link between Discipline and Children's Adjustment in Four Countries.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · September 2010 Using data from 195 dyads of mothers and children (age range = 8-12 years; M = 10.63) in four countries (China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand), this study examined children's perceptions of maternal hostility as a mediator of the links between physi ... Full text Cite

The Difficulty of Maintaining Positive Intervention Effects: A Look at Disruptive Behavior, Deviant Peer Relations, and Social Skills During the Middle School Years.

Journal Article The Journal of early adolescence · August 2010 This paper examines the effects of the Fast Track preventive intervention on youths' functioning in three domains: disruptive behavior problems, involvement with deviant peers, and social skills during the middle school years. Eight hundred ninety-one chil ... Full text Cite

Developmental cascades of peer rejection, social information processing biases, and aggression during middle childhood.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · August 2010 This study tested a developmental cascade model of peer rejection, social information processing (SIP), and aggression using data from 585 children assessed at 12 time points from kindergarten through Grade 3. Peer rejection had direct effects on subsequen ... Full text Open Access Cite

Does response evaluation and decision (RED) mediate the relation between hostile attributional style and antisocial behavior in adolescence?

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · July 2010 The role of hostile attributional style (HAS) in antisocial development has been well-documented. We analyzed longitudinal data on 585 youths (48% female; 19% ethnic minority) to test the hypothesis that response evaluation and decision (RED) mediates the ... Full text Cite

Fast Track intervention effects on youth arrests and delinquency.

Journal Article Journal of experimental criminology · June 2010 This paper examines the effects of the Fast Track preventive intervention on youth arrests and self-reported delinquent behavior through age 19. High-risk youth randomly assigned to receive a long-term, comprehensive preventive intervention from 1st grade ... Full text Cite

MAOA-uVNTR and early physical discipline interact to influence delinquent behavior.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · June 2010 BackgroundA functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the monoamine oxidizing gene monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) has been associated with behavioral sensitivity to adverse environmental conditions in multiple studies (e.g., Caspi et al. 2002; ... Full text Cite

Does physical abuse in early childhood predict substance use in adolescence and early adulthood?

Journal Article Child maltreatment · May 2010 Prospective longitudinal data from 585 families were used to examine parents' reports of child physical abuse in the first 5 years of life as a predictor of substance use at ages 12, 16, and 24. Path analyses revealed that physical abuse in the first 5 yea ... Full text Cite

Translating models of antisocial behavioral development into efficacious intervention policy to prevent adolescent violence.

Journal Article Developmental psychobiology · April 2010 Adolescent chronic antisocial behavior is costly but concentrated in a relatively small number of individuals. The search for effective preventive interventions draws from empirical findings of three kinds of gene-by-environment interactions: (1) parenting ... Full text Cite

The effects of a multiyear universal social-emotional learning program: The role of student and school characteristics.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · April 2010 ObjectiveThis article examines the impact of a universal social-emotional learning program, the Fast Track PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) curriculum and teacher consultation, embedded within the Fast Track selective prevention m ... Full text Cite

The Interactive Effects of Marital Conflict and Divorce on Parent-Adult Children's Relationships.

Journal Article Journal of marriage and the family · April 2010 This study examines main effect and interactive models of the relations between marital conflict, divorce, and parent-adult child relationships, and gender differences in these relations. Data were drawn from a longitudinal study of a community sample (N = ... Full text Cite

Parent discipline practices in an international sample: associations with child behaviors and moderation by perceived normativeness.

Journal Article Child development · March 2010 This study examined the associations of 11 discipline techniques with children's aggressive and anxious behaviors in an international sample of mothers and children from 6 countries and determined whether any significant associations were moderated by moth ... Full text Cite

Domain specificity in relationship history, social-information processing, and violent behavior in early adulthood.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · February 2010 Using prospective longitudinal data, we tested 5 hypotheses: (a) that the relation between earlier developmental experiences (peer social rejection and victimization in a romantic relationship) and adult violent behavior toward peers and romantic partners ... Full text Cite

Corporal punishment of children in nine countries as a function of child gender and parent gender.

Journal Article International journal of pediatrics · January 2010 Background. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a global perspective on corporal punishment by examining differences between mothers' and fathers' use of corporal punishment with daughters and sons in nine countries. Methods. Interviews were cond ... Full text Cite

Foreword: Corporal Punishment of Children

Journal Article Law & Contemporary Problems · 2010 Open Access Link to item Cite

Impact of the fast track prevention program on health services use by conduct-problem youth.

Journal Article Pediatrics · January 2010 ObjectiveWe tested the impact of the Fast Track conduct disorder prevention program on the use of pediatric, general health, and mental health services in adolescence.Patients and methodsParticipants were 891 public kindergarten boys and ... Full text Cite

Behavioral predictors of mental health service utilization in childhood through adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP · December 2009 ObjectivesThis study investigated predictors of mental health service utilization from age 5 through age 16.MethodsData were collected on a community sample of 399 children, including 338 European Americans and 61 African Americans. Inter ... Full text Cite

A dynamic CASCADE model of the development of substance-use onset

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · December 1, 2009 Although the onset of illicit substance use during adolescence can hit parents abruptly like a raging flood, its origins likely start as a trickle in early childhood. Understanding antecedent factors and how they grow into a stream that leads to adolescent ... Cite

Trajectories of physical discipline: early childhood antecedents and developmental outcomes.

Journal Article Child development · September 2009 This study examined childhood antecedents and developmental outcomes associated with trajectories of mild and harsh parental physical discipline. Interview, questionnaire, and observational data were available from 499 children followed from ages 5 to 16 a ... Full text Cite

Who Dislikes Whom, and For Whom Does It Matter: Predicting Aggression in Middle Childhood.

Journal Article Social development (Oxford, England) · August 2009 This study investigated the role of mutual dislike dyads (MDDs) in the development of aggressive behavior across the middle childhood years. Of particular interest was whether involvement in MDDs predicted later aggression, and whether the magnitude of the ... Full text Cite

Mechanisms of Gene-Environment Interaction Effects in the Development of Conduct Disorder.

Journal Article Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science · July 2009 The gene-environment interaction effect in the development of conduct disorder is one of the most important discoveries of the past decade, but the mechanisms through which this effect operates remain elusive. I propose a model of these processes that focu ... Full text Cite

A Developmental Process Analysis of Cross-Generational Continuity in Educational Attainment.

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press) · July 2009 In this prospective longitudinal study (N = 585) we examined intergenerational links in level of educational attainment. Of particular interest was whether family background characteristics, parenting in early childhood and early adolescence, and school ad ... Full text Cite

Role of GABRA2 in trajectories of externalizing behavior across development and evidence of moderation by parental monitoring.

Journal Article Archives of general psychiatry · June 2009 ContextAs we identify genes involved in psychiatric disorders, the next step will be to study how the risk associated with susceptibility genes manifests across development and in conjunction with the environment. We describe analyses aimed at cha ... Full text Cite

Developmental Trajectories and Antecedents of Distal Parental Supervision.

Journal Article The Journal of early adolescence · April 2009 Groups of adolescents were identified on the basis of developmental trajectories of their families' rules and their parents' knowledge of their activities. Characteristics of the adolescent, peer antisociality, and family context were tested as antecedents ... Full text Cite

Loneliness as a partial mediator of the relation between low social preference in childhood and anxious/depressed symptoms in adolescence.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2009 This study examined the mediating role of loneliness (assessed by self-report at Time 2; Grade 6) in the relation between early social preference (assessed by peer report at Time 1; kindergarten through Grade 3) and adolescent anxious/depressed symptoms (a ... Full text Cite

Community intervention and public policy in the prevention of antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · January 2009 As academic clinical science moves to community intervention to achieve impact on population prevalence of antisocial behavior disorders, exciting potential is tempered by realistic caution. Three kinds of efforts are noted. First, individual evidence-base ... Full text Cite

Creating community responsibility for child protection: possibilities and challenges.

Journal Article The Future of children · January 2009 Deborah Daro and Kenneth Dodge observe that efforts to prevent child abuse have historically focused on directly improving the skills of parents who are at risk for or engaged in maltreatment. But, as experts increasingly recognize that negative forces wit ... Full text Cite

A dynamic cascade model of the development of substance-use onset.

Journal Article Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development · January 2009 Although the onset of illicit substance use during adolescence can hit parents abruptly like a raging flood, its origins likely start as a trickle in early childhood. Understanding antecedent factors and how they grow into a stream that leads to adolescent ... Full text Cite

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6. Practice and public policy in the era of gene-environment interactions

Journal Article Novartis Foundation Symposium · November 19, 2008 This chapter argues that implications of the gene-environment interaction revolution for public policy and practice are contingent on how the findings get framed in public discourse. Frame analysis is used to identify the implications of the ways in which ... Cite

Testing an idealized dynamic cascade model of the development of serious violence in adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · November 2008 A dynamic cascade model of development of serious adolescent violence was proposed and tested through prospective inquiry with 754 children (50% male; 43% African American) from 27 schools at 4 geographic sites followed annually from kindergarten through G ... Full text Cite

Framing public policy and prevention of chronic violence in American youths.

Journal Article The American psychologist · October 2008 Metaphors can both inspire and mislead the public. Current metaphors for youth violence are inconsistent with scientific evidence about how chronic violence develops and evoke inaccurate or harmful reactions. Popular, problematic metaphors include superpre ... Full text Cite

Disentangling Ethnic and Contextual Influences Among Parents Raising Youth in High-Risk Communities.

Journal Article Applied developmental science · October 2008 This article reports on analyses examining contextual influences on parenting with an ethnically and geographically diverse sample of parents (predominantly mothers) raising 387 children (49% ethnic minority; 51% male) in high-risk communities. Parents and ... Full text Cite

Adolescent aggression and social cognition in the context of personality: impulsivity as a moderator of predictions from social information processing.

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · September 2008 This study asked how individual differences in social cognition and personality interact in predicting later aggressive behavior. It was hypothesized that the relationship between immediate response evaluations in social information processing (SIP) and la ... Full text Cite

The developmental course of illicit substance use from age 12 to 22: links with depressive, anxiety, and behavior disorders at age 18.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · August 2008 BackgroundPrevious theory and research suggest links between substance use and externalizing behavior problems, but links between substance use and internalizing problems are less clear. The present study sought to understand concurrent links amon ... Full text Cite

Friendships with peers who are low or high in aggression as moderators of the link between peer victimization and declines in academic functioning.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · July 2008 This paper reports two prospective investigations of the role of friendship in the relation between peer victimization and grade point averages (GPA). Study 1 included 199 children (105 boys, 94 girls; mean age of 9.1 years) and Study 2 included 310 childr ... Full text Cite

Cultural Norms for Adult Corporal Punishment of Children and Societal Rates of Endorsement and Use of Violence.

Journal Article Parenting, science and practice · July 2008 OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that societal rates of corporal punishment of children predict societal levels of violence, using "culture" as the unit of analysis. DESIGN: Data were retrieved from the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample of anthropological re ... Full text Cite

Social information processing mediates the intergenerational transmission of aggressiveness in romantic relationships.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · June 2008 This study explored the K. A. Dodge (1986) model of social information processing as a mediator of the association between interparental relationship conflict and subsequent offspring romantic relationship conflict in young adulthood. The authors tested 4 ... Full text Cite

Social information processing and cardiac predictors of adolescent antisocial behavior.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · May 2008 The relations among social information processing (SIP), cardiac activity, and antisocial behavior were investigated in adolescents over a 3-year period (from ages 16 to 18) in a community sample of 585 (48% female, 17% African American) participants. Anti ... Full text Cite

Parents' monitoring knowledge attenuates the link between antisocial friends and adolescent delinquent behavior.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · April 2008 Developmental trajectories of parents' knowledge of their adolescents' whereabouts and activities were tested as moderators of transactional associations between friends' antisociality and adolescent delinquent behavior. 504 adolescents (50% female) provid ... Full text Cite

On the meaning of meaning when being mean: commentary on Berkowitz's "on the consideration of automatic as well as controlled psychological processes in aggression".

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · March 2008 Berkowitz (this issue) makes a cogent case for his cognitive neo-associationist (CNA) model that some aggressive behaviors occur automatically, emotionally, and through conditioned association with other stimuli. He also proposes that they can occur withou ... Full text Cite

Testing an individual systems model of response evaluation and decision (RED) and antisocial behavior across adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · March 2008 This study examined the bidirectional development of aggressive response evaluation and decision (RED) and antisocial behavior across five time points in adolescence. Participants (n = 522) were asked to imagine themselves behaving aggressively while viewi ... Full text Cite

Dissociation predicts later attention problems in sexually abused children.

Journal Article Child Abuse Negl · February 2008 OBJECTIVE: The goals of this research are to develop and test a prospective model of attention problems in sexually abused children that includes fixed variables (e.g., gender), trauma, and disclosure-related pathways. METHODS: At Time 1, fixed variables, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preventing Serious Conduct Problems in School-Age Youths: The Fast Track Program.

Journal Article Cognitive and behavioral practice · February 2008 Children with early-starting conduct Problems have a very poor prognosis and exact a high cost to society. The Fast Track project is a multisite, collaborative research project investigating the efficacy of a comprehensive, long-term, multicomponent interv ... Full text Cite

Parents’campaigns to reduce their children’s conduct problems: Interactions with temperamental resistance to control

Journal Article International Journal of Developmental Sciences · January 1, 2008 Longitudinal studies have found associations between parenting and the development of conduct problems, and have found that resistant to control temperament moderates these associations. Intervention studies have found associations between intervention-ind ... Full text Cite

Service use patterns for adolescents with ADHD and comorbid conduct disorder

Journal Article Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research · 2008 Cite

The multisite violence prevention project: Impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on social-cognitive outcomes

Journal Article Prevention Science · 2008 This study evaluated the impact of a universal school-based violence prevention program on social-cognitive factors associated with aggression and nonviolent behavior in early adolescence. The effects of the universal intervention were evaluated within the ... Cite

Practice and public policy in the era of gene-environment interactions.

Journal Article Novartis Foundation symposium · January 2008 This chapter argues that implications of the gene-environment interaction revolution for public policy and practice are contingent on how the findings get framed in public discourse. Frame analysis is used to identify the implications of the ways in which ... Full text Cite

The nature-nurture debate and public policy

Journal Article · December 1, 2007 Perhaps the most important, and certainly the most contentious, debate in the history of developmental psychology has concerned the fundamental question of the role of genetic and biological factors versus environmental and learning factors in a child's de ... Cite

Fast track randomized controlled trial to prevent externalizing psychiatric disorders: findings from grades 3 to 9.

Journal Article Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry · October 2007 ObjectiveThis study tests the efficacy of the Fast Track Program in preventing antisocial behavior and psychiatric disorders among groups varying in initial risk.MethodSchools within four sites (Durham, NC; Nashville, TN; Seattle, WA; and ... Full text Cite

Accuracy in judgments of aggressiveness.

Journal Article Personality & social psychology bulletin · September 2007 Perceivers are both accurate and biased in their understanding of others. Past research has distinguished between three types of accuracy: generalized accuracy, a perceiver's accuracy about how a target interacts with others in general; perceiver accuracy, ... Full text Cite

Early physical abuse and later violent delinquency: a prospective longitudinal study.

Journal Article Child maltreatment · August 2007 In this prospective longitudinal study of 574 children followed from age 5 to age 21, the authors examine the links between early physical abuse and violent delinquency and other socially relevant outcomes during late adolescence or early adulthood and the ... Full text Cite

How Marginal Deviations Sometimes Grow Into Serious Aggression.

Journal Article Child development perspectives · July 2007 We offer a theory of marginal deviations that articulates the processes through which initial behavior that is only slightly deviant from the norm gets transformed into more serious antisocial outcomes. We present evidence that, of the one third of the pop ... Full text Cite

Predicting the developmental course of mother-reported monitoring across childhood and adolescence from early proactive parenting, child temperament, and parents' worries.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · June 2007 Change in mothers' reported monitoring and awareness of their children's activities and companions across Grades 5, 6, 8, and 11 were examined with the use of latent factor growth modeling. Proactive parenting and resistant-to-control (RTC) child temperame ... Full text Cite

Peer social preference and depressive symptoms of children in Italy and the United States.

Journal Article International journal of behavioral development · May 2007 This study examined the role of low social preference in relation to subsequent depressive symptoms, with particular attention to prior depressive symptoms, prior and concurrent aggression, mutual friendships, and peer victimization. Italian children (N = ... Full text Cite

Temperamental resistance to control increases the association between sleep problems and externalizing behavior development.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · March 2007 This study examined the moderating effects of temperamental resistance to control on the link between development of sleep problems and development of externalizing behaviors over a 5-year period. Resistance to control was assessed with mothers' retrospect ... Full text Cite

Multiple Teacher Ratings: An evaluation of measurement strategies.

Journal Article Educational research and evaluation : an international journal on theory and practice · February 2007 This study addresses the questions that arise when collecting, describing, and analyzing information from multiple informants regarding attributes of individual students. Using data from the Fast Track study, we evaluate alternative measurement strategies ... Full text Cite

"Just three more bites": an observational analysis of parents' socialization of children's eating at mealtime.

Journal Article Appetite · January 2007 The objective of this study was to describe comprehensively the structure and process of the childhood mealtime environment. A socioeconomically diverse sample of 142 families of kindergarteners (52% females) was observed at dinnertime using a focused-narr ... Full text Cite

Racial differences in the measurement of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder behaviors

Journal Article Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics · 2007 Cite

Real-Time Decision Making and Aggressive Behavior in Youth: A Heuristic Model of Response Evaluation and Decision (RED).

Journal Article Aggressive behavior · November 2006 Considerable scientific and intervention attention has been paid to judgment and decision-making systems associated with aggressive behavior in youth. However, most empirical studies have investigated social-cognitive correlates of stable child and adolesc ... Full text Open Access Cite

The interactive influences of friend deviance and reward dominance on the development of externalizing behavior during middle adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · October 2006 This study investigated the interactive effects of friend deviance and reward dominance on the development of externalizing behavior of adolescents in the Child Development Project. Reward dominance was assessed at age 16 by performance on a computer-prese ... Full text Cite

A 12-year prospective study of patterns of social information processing problems and externalizing behaviors.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · October 2006 This study investigated how discrete social information processing (SIP) steps may combine with one another to create distinct groups of youth who are characterized by particular patterns of SIP. SIP assessments were conducted on a community sample of 576 ... Full text Cite

A formal cognitive model of the go/no-go discrimination task: evaluation and implications.

Journal Article Psychological assessment · September 2006 This article proposes and tests a formal cognitive model for the go/no-go discrimination task. In this task, the performer chooses whether to respond to stimuli and receives rewards for responding to certain stimuli and punishments for responding to others ... Full text Cite

Professionalizing the practice of public policy in the prevention of violence.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · August 2006 The State of the Science Conference Statement on "Preventing Violence and Related Health-Risking Social Behaviors in Adolescents" accurately summarizes the state of knowledge regarding risk factors for violence and intervention efficacy. The Statement miss ... Full text Cite

Trajectories of internalizing, externalizing, and grades for children who have and have not experienced their parents' divorce or separation.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · June 2006 This study examined whether the occurrence and timing of parental separation or divorce was related to trajectories of academic grades and mother- and teacher-reported internalizing and externalizing problems. The authors used hierarchical linear models to ... Full text Cite

Examining clinical judgment in an adaptive intervention design: The fast track program.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · June 2006 Although clinical judgment is often used in assessment and treatment planning, rarely has research examined its reliability, validity, or impact in practice settings. This study tailored the frequency of home visits in a prevention program for aggressive- ... Full text Cite

Aggression and insecurity in late adolescent romantic relationships: Antecedents and developmental pathways

Chapter · January 1, 2006 Experiences in the family and peer group play important roles in the development of interpersonal competencies across the childhood and adolescent years. Toward the end of adolescence, stable and supportive romantic relationships increasingly serve adaptiv ... Full text Cite

Family instability and child maladjustment trajectories during elementary school

Journal Article Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology · 2006 Cite

Translational science in action: hostile attributional style and the development of aggressive behavior problems.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2006 A model of the development of hostile attributional style and its role in children's aggressive behavior is proposed, based on the translation of basic science in ethology, neuroscience, social psychology, personality psychology, and developmental psycholo ... Full text Cite

Can a costly intervention be cost-effective? An analysis of violence prevention

Journal Article Archives of General Psychiatry · 2006 Cite

Developmental trajectories of externalizing and internalizing behaviors: factors underlying resilience in physically abused children.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2006 Using a multisite community sample of 585 children, this study examined how protective and vulnerability factors alter trajectories of teacher-reported externalizing and internalizing behavior from kindergarten through Grade 8 for children who were and wer ... Full text Cite

The Effects of Marginal Deviations on Behavioral Development.

Journal Article European psychologist · January 2006 This investigation was conceptually framed within the theory of marginal deviations (Caprara & Zimbardo, 1996) and sought evidence for the general hypothesis that some children who initially show marginal behavioral problems may, over time, develop more se ... Full text Cite

Toward a dynamic developmental model of the role of parents and peers in early onset substance use

Conference · January 1, 2006 Although most theories of deviant behavioral development explicitly acknowledge the roles of both parenting and peer relations, few theories, and even fewer empirical analyses, have articulated the manner in which these factors relate to each other and ope ... Full text Cite

The effect of school-based kindergarten transition policies and practices on child academic outcomes.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · November 2005 This study examined the effect of school-based kindergarten transition policies and practices on child outcomes. The authors followed 17,212 children from 992 schools in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten sample (ECLS-K) across the kinderg ... Full text Cite

Physical discipline and children's adjustment: cultural normativeness as a moderator.

Journal Article Child development · November 2005 Interviews were conducted with 336 mother-child dyads (children's ages ranged from 6 to 17 years; mothers' ages ranged from 20 to 59 years) in China, India, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand to examine whether normativeness of physical discipline ... Full text Cite

Children's mental health as a primary care and concern: a system for comprehensive support and service.

Journal Article The American psychologist · September 2005 In response to the serious crisis in mental health care for children in the United States, this article proposes as a priority for psychology a comprehensive approach that treats mental health as a primary issue in child health and welfare. Consistent with ... Full text Cite

Risk and protection in the perpetration of child abuse.

Journal Article North Carolina medical journal · September 2005 In sum, the adoption of a risk and protective factor approach to understanding and preventing child abuse is highly consistent with empirical study of how child abuse develops and with efforts in the prevention of heart disease. This analogy can be helpful ... Cite

Deficient behavioral inhibition and anomalous selective attention in a community sample of adolescents with psychopathic traits and low-anxiety traits.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · August 2005 Socialization is the important process by which individuals learn and then effectively apply the rules of appropriate societal behavior. Response modulation is a psychobiological process theorized to aid in socialization by allowing individuals to utilize ... Full text Cite

Pathways to PTSD, part II: Sexually abused children.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · July 2005 OBJECTIVE: The goal of this research was to develop and test a prospective model of posttraumatic stress symptoms in sexually abused children that includes pretrauma, trauma, and disclosure-related pathways. METHOD: At time 1, several measures were used to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Peer contagion in interventions for children and adolescents: moving towards an understanding of the ecology and dynamics of change.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · June 2005 The influence of deviant peers on youth behavior is of growing concern, both in naturally occurring peer interactions and in interventions that might inadvertently exacerbate deviant development. The focus of this special issue is on understanding the mode ... Full text Cite

Risk and protection in the perpetration of child abuse

Journal Article North Carolina Medical Journal · 2005 Cite

The high costs of aggression: Public expenditures resulting from conduct disorder

Journal Article American Journal of Public Health · 2005 Cite

Nature X nurture: genetic vulnerabilities interact with physical maltreatment to promote conduct problems.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2005 Maltreatment places children at risk for psychiatric morbidity, especially conduct problems. However, not all maltreated children develop conduct problems. We tested whether the effect of physical maltreatment on risk for conduct problems was strongest amo ... Full text Cite

Peer relationship antecedents of delinquent behavior in late adolescence: is there evidence of demographic group differences in developmental processes?

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2005 A longitudinal prospective design was used to test the generalizability of low levels of social preference and high levels of antisocial peer involvement as risk factors for delinquent behavior problems to African American (AA) and European American (EA) b ... Full text Cite

The effects of the fast track program on serious problem outcomes at the end of elementary school.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 · December 2004 This study examines the effects of the Fast Track program, which is a multicomponent, intensive intervention for children with early-onset conduct problems and continues from 1st grade through high school. Prior research has shown that Fast Track produces ... Full text Cite

Relations among relationships.

Journal Article Child abuse & neglect · November 2004 Full text Cite

The Nature-Nurture Debate and Public Policy.

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press) · October 2004 The contentious nature-nurture debate in developmental psychology is poised to reach a rapprochement with contemporary concepts of gene-environment interaction, transaction, and fit. Discoveries over the past decade have revealed how neither genes nor the ... Full text Cite

Effectiveness of early screening for externalizing problems: issues of screening accuracy and utility.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 2004 Accurate, early screening is a prerequisite for indicated interventions intended to prevent development of externalizing disorders and delinquent behaviors. Using the Fast Track longitudinal sample of 396 children drawn from high-risk environments, the aut ... Full text Cite

Parent academic involvement as related to school behavior, achievement, and aspirations: demographic variations across adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · September 2004 A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involv ... Full text Cite

Returning to roots: on social information processing and moral development.

Journal Article Child development · July 2004 Social information processing theory has been posited as a description of how mental operations affect behavioral responding in social situations. Arsenio and Lemerise (this issue) proposed that consideration of concepts and methods from moral domain model ... Full text Cite

Divorce and Child Behavior Problems: Applying Latent Change Score Models to Life Event Data.

Journal Article Structural equation modeling : a multidisciplinary journal · July 2004 Effects of parents' divorce on children's adjustment have been studied extensively. This article applies new advances in trajectory modeling to the problem of disentangling the effects of divorce on children's adjustment from related factors such as the ch ... Full text Cite

Ethnic differences in the link between physical discipline and later adolescent externalizing behaviors.

Journal Article Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines · May 2004 BackgroundParents' use of physical discipline has generated controversy related to concerns that its use is associated with adjustment problems such as aggression and delinquency in children. However, recent evidence suggests that there are ethnic ... Full text Cite

Cultural differences in the effects of physical punishment

Chapter · January 1, 2004 The predictors of violence and delinquency in childhood and adolescence include attributes of the child (e.g., temperament, intelligence), the home environment (e.g., harsh parenting, maltreatment, domestic violence, family size and structure, parent menta ... Full text Cite

Identifying at-risk children at school entry: The usefulness of multibehavioral problems profiles

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology · 2004 Cite

The study designed by a committee: Design of the Multisite Violence Prevention Project

Journal Article American Journal of Preventive Medicine · 2004 Cite

The Durham Family Initiative: a preventive system of care.

Journal Article Child Welfare · 2004 This article describes the Durham Family Initiative (DFI), an innovative effort to bring together child welfare and juvenile justice systems to reach DFI's goal of reducing the child abuse rate in Durham, North Carolina, by 50% within the next 10 years. DF ... Link to item Cite

Community-Based multiple family groups to prevent and reduce violent and aggressive behavior: the GREAT Families Program.

Journal Article American journal of preventive medicine · January 2004 This paper describes the targeted intervention component of GREAT Schools and Families. The intervention-GREAT Families-is composed of 15 weekly multiple family group meetings (e.g., 4-6 families per group) and addresses parenting practices (discipline, mo ... Full text Cite

The Multisite Violence Prevention Project: Background and overview

Journal Article American Journal of Preventive Medicine · January 2004 Cite

The development of attitudes about physical punishment: an 8-year longitudinal study.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · September 2003 We examined young adolescents' endorsement of parental use of corporal punishment to elucidate processes underlying the intergenerational transmission of discipline strategies. The community sample was ethnically and socioeconomically diverse. Mothers comp ... Full text Cite

Change in parents' monitoring knowledge: Links with parenting, relationship quality, adolescent beliefs, and antisocial behavior

Journal Article Social Development · August 21, 2003 A longitudinal prospective design was used to examine antisocial behavior, two aspects of the parent-child relationship, inept parenting, and adolescents 'beliefs in the appropriateness of monitoring as predictors of parents' monitoring and change in monit ... Full text Cite

Differential risks of covarying and pure components in mother and teacher reports of externalizing and internalizing behavior across ages 5 to 14.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · June 2003 In a sample of 585 children assessed in kindergarten through 8th grade, we fit a confirmatory factor model to both mother- and teacher-reported symptoms on the Achenbach checklists (CBCL, TRF) and determined that a covariation factor of externalizing and i ... Full text Cite

Does father absence place daughters at special risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy?

Journal Article Child development · May 2003 The impact of father absence on early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy was investigated in longitudinal studies in the United States (N = 242) and New Zealand (N = 520), in which community samples of girls were followed prospectively from early in lif ... Full text Cite

Parents' monitoring-relevant knowledge and adolescents' delinquent behavior: evidence of correlated developmental changes and reciprocal influences.

Journal Article Child development · May 2003 Links between parental knowledge and adolescent delinquent behavior were tested for correlated rates of developmental change and reciprocal associations. For 4 years beginning at age 14, adolescents (N = 396) reported on their delinquent behavior and on th ... Full text Cite

Friendship Quality, Peer Group Affiliation, and Peer Antisocial Behavior as Moderators of the Link Between Negative Parenting and Adolescent Externalizing Behavior.

Journal Article Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence · May 2003 Quality of peer relationships and perceived peer antisocial behavior were examined as moderators of the link between negative parenting and externalizing behavior problems in school from middle childhood to early adolescence. Data on negative parenting (i. ... Full text Cite

Neighborhood structure, parenting processes, and the development of youths' externalizing behaviors: a multilevel analysis.

Journal Article American journal of community psychology · March 2003 Associations among neighborhood structure, parenting processes, and the development of externalizing behavior problems were investigated in a longitudinal sample of early adolescents (from age 11 to 13). Mothers' reports of parental monitoring (at age 11), ... Full text Cite

Developmental trajectories of childhood disruptive behaviors and adolescent delinquency: a six-site, cross-national study.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2003 This study used data from 6 sites and 3 countries to examine the developmental course of physical aggression in childhood and to analyze its linkage to violent and nonviolent offending outcomes in adolescence. The results indicate that among boys there is ... Full text Cite

Peer rejection and social information-processing factors in the development of aggressive behavior problems in children.

Journal Article Child development · March 2003 The relation between social rejection and growth in antisocial behavior was investigated. In Study 1,259 boys and girls (34% African American) were followed from Grades 1 to 3 (ages 6-8 years) to Grades 5 to 7 (ages 10-12 years). Early peer rejection predi ... Full text Open Access Cite

A biopsychosocial model of the development of chronic conduct problems in adolescence.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2003 A biopsychosocial model of the development of adolescent chronic conduct problems is presented and supported through a review of empirical findings. This model posits that biological dispositions and sociocultural contexts place certain children at risk in ... Full text Cite

Violent children: bridging development, intervention, and public policy.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 2003 Childhood violence is a major public health and social policy concern in the United States. Scientists and policymakers alike have increasingly turned their attention to the causes of childhood violence and the extent to which its course can be modified th ... Full text Cite

Issues in the Economic Evaluation of Prevention Programs

Journal Article Applied Developmental Science · 2003 Cite

Harsh Parenting in Relation to Child Emotion Regulation and Aggression

Journal Article Journal of Family Psychology · 2003 Cite

A 12-year prospective study of the long-term effects of early child physical maltreatment on psychological, behavioral, and academic problems in adolescence.

Journal Article Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine · August 2002 ObjectiveTo determine whether child physical maltreatment early in life has long-term effects on psychological, behavioral, and academic problems independent of other characteristics associated with maltreatment.DesignProspective longitud ... Full text Cite

Family adversity, positive peer relationships, and children's externalizing behavior: a longitudinal perspective on risk and resilience.

Journal Article Child development · July 2002 Peer acceptance and friendships were examined as moderators in the link between family adversity and child externalizing behavioral problems. Data on family adversity (i.e., ecological disadvantage, violent marital conflict, and harsh discipline) and child ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of the first 3 years of the Fast Track prevention trial with children at high risk for adolescent conduct problems.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · February 2002 Fast Track is a conduct-problem prevention trial that derives its intervention from longitudinal research on how serious and chronic adolescent problem behaviors develop. Over 9,000 kindergarten children at 4 sites in 3 cohorts were screened, and 891 were ... Full text Cite

Predictor variables associated with positive Fast Track outcomes at the end of third grade.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · February 2002 Progress has been made in understanding the outcome effects of preventive interventions and treatments designed to reduce children's conduct problems. However, limited research has explored the factors that may affect the degree to which an intervention is ... Cite

The implementation of the Fast Track program: an example of a large-scale prevention science efficacy trial.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · February 2002 In 1990, the Fast Track Project was initiated to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive, multicomponent prevention program targeting children at risk for conduct disorders in four demographically diverse American communities (Conduct ... Cite

Predictors and Consequences of Aggressive-Withdrawn Problem Profiles in Early Grade School

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology · 2002 Cite

Response decision processes and externalizing behavior problems in adolescents.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2002 Externalizing behavior problems of 124 adolescents were assessed across Grades 7-11. In Grade 9, participants were also assessed across social-cognitive domains after imagining themselves as the object of provocations portrayed in six videotaped vignettes. ... Full text Open Access Cite

Peer Rejection and Aggression and Early Starter Models of Conduct Disorder

Journal Article Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology · 2002 Cite

Using the Fast Track randomized prevention trial to test the early-starter model of the development of serious conduct problems.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2002 The Fast Track prevention trial was used to test hypotheses from the Early-Starter Model of the development of chronic conduct problems. We randomly assigned 891 high-risk first-grade boys and girls (51% African American) to receive the long-term Fast Trac ... Full text Cite

Cumulative Risk and Continuity in Nonparental Care from Infancy to Early Adolescence.

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press) · April 2001 Variations in amounts of nonparental care across infancy, preschool, early elementary school, and early adolescence were examined in a longitudinal sample (N = 438). Of interest was (a) continuity in use of the different arrangements, (b) whether the arran ... Full text Cite

Antecedents and behavior-problem outcomes of parental monitoring and psychological control in early adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · March 2001 The early childhood antecedents and behavior-problem correlates of monitoring and psychological control were examined in this prospective, longitudinal, multi-informant study. Parenting data were collected during home visit interviews with 440 mothers and ... Full text Cite

The dyadic nature of social information processing in boys' reactive and proactive aggression.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · February 2001 The correlation between boys' social cognitions and their aggressive behavior toward peers was examined as being actor driven, partner driven, or dyadic relationship driven. Eleven groups of 6 familiar boys each (N = 165 dyads) met for 5 consecutive days t ... Full text Cite

The timing of child physical maltreatment: a cross-domain growth analysis of impact on adolescent externalizing and internalizing problems.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2001 In a sample of 578 children assessed in kindergarten through the eighth grade, we used growth modeling to determine the basic developmental trajectories of mother-reported and teacher-reported externalizing and internalizing behaviors for three physical ma ... Cite

The science of youth violence prevention. Progressing from developmental epidemiology to efficacy to effectiveness to public policy.

Journal Article American journal of preventive medicine · January 2001 Public policy in the United States has historically considered youth violence as a moral problem to be punished after the fact, but growing scientific evidence supports a public health perspective on violent behavior as an interaction between cultural forc ... Full text Cite

Marginal Mean Models for Dynamic Regime

Journal Article Journal of the American Statistical Association · 2001 Cite

Peer rejection in childhood, involvement with antisocial peers in early adolescence, and the development of externalizing behavior problems.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 2001 A longitudinal, prospective design was used to examine the roles of peer rejection in middle childhood and antisocial peer involvement in early adolescence in the development of adolescent externalizing behavior problems. Both early starter and late starte ... Full text Cite

Merging universal and indicated prevention programs: the Fast Track model. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Addictive behaviors · November 2000 Fast Track is a multisite, multicomponent preventive intervention for young children at high risk for long-term antisocial behavior. Based on a comprehensive developmental model, this intervention includes a universal-level classroom program plus social-sk ... Full text Cite

Friendship as a moderating factor in the pathway between early harsh home environment and later victimization in the peer group. The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · September 2000 Two prospective investigations of the moderating role of dyadic friendship in the developmental pathway to peer victimization are reported. In Study 1, the preschool home environments (i.e., harsh discipline, marital conflict, stress, abuse, and maternal h ... Full text Cite

Discipline responses: influences of parents' socioeconomic status, ethnicity, beliefs about parenting, stress, and cognitive-emotional processes.

Journal Article Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) · September 2000 Direct and indirect precursors to parents' harsh discipline responses to hypothetical vignettes about child misbehavior were studied with data from 978 parents (59% mothers; 82% European American and 16% African American) of 585 kindergarten-aged children. ... Full text Cite

A cross-domain growth analysis: externalizing and internalizing behaviors during 8 years of childhood.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · April 2000 In a sample of 405 children assessed in kindergarten through the seventh grade, we determined the basic developmental trajectories of mother-reported and teacher-reported externalizing and internalizing behaviors using cross-domain latent growth modeling t ... Full text Cite

Early attention problems and children's reading achievement: A longitudinal investigation

Journal Article Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry · 2000 Cite

Parenting Practices and Child Disruptive Behavior Problems in Early Elementary School

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child Psychology · 2000 Cite

Friendship as a moderating factor in the pathway between early harsh home environment and later victimization in the peer group. The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · 2000 Two prospective investigations of the moderating role of dyadic friendship in the developmental pathway to peer victimization are reported. In Study 1, the preschool home environments (i.e., harsh discipline, marital conflict, stress, abuse, and maternal h ... Cite

Closing the gaps: developmental psychopathology as a training model for clinical child psychology.

Journal Article Journal of clinical child psychology · December 1999 Espouses developmental psychopathology as a framework for training our future leaders due to its emphasis on an ecological, transactional lifespan perspective, as well as interdisciplinary bridging and policy focus. This perspective, used as a framework fo ... Full text Cite

Cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for child aggression: First, is there effectiveness? Comment on Shechtman and Ben-David (1999)

Journal Article Group Dynamics · December 1, 1999 Prevention programs and interventions to reduce aggression in children can be evaluated in terms of costs of treatment versus long-term economic and social benefits. The group psychotherapy approach by Shechtman and Ben-David is quite brief and seems to de ... Full text Cite

Best Friendships, Group Relationships, and Antisocial Behavior in Early Adolescence.

Journal Article The Journal of early adolescence · November 1999 Correlations between adolescents' own antisocial behavior and adolescents' perceptions of the antisocial behavior of their best friends and friendship groups were examined in this study. The strength of those correlations was expected to vary as a function ... Full text Cite

Initial impact of the Fast Track prevention trial for conduct problems: I. The high-risk sample. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 1999 Fast Track is a multisite, multicomponent preventive intervention for young children at high risk for long-term antisocial behavior. Based on a comprehensive developmental model, intervention included a universal-level classroom program plus social skills ... Cite

Initial impact of the Fast Track prevention trial for conduct problems: II. Classroom effects. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 1999 This study examined the effectiveness of the universal component of the Fast Track prevention model: the PATHS (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) curriculum and teacher consultation. This randomized clinical trial involved 198 intervention and 180 ... Cite

It takes two to fight: a test of relational factors and a method for assessing aggressive dyads.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · September 1999 Observations of aggressive interactions in boys' laboratory play groups were used to evaluate the relative importance of relational and individual factors in accounting for aggressive acts. A classroom peer-rating method for identifying mutually aggressive ... Full text Cite

Quality of early family relationships and individual differences in the timing of pubertal maturation in girls: a longitudinal test of an evolutionary model.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · August 1999 In an 8-year prospective study of 173 girls and their families, the authors tested predictions from J. Belsky, L. Steinberg, and P. Draper's (1991) evolutionary model of individual differences in pubertal timing. This model suggests that more negative-coer ... Full text Cite

The relation between mothers' hostile attribution tendencies and children's externalizing behavior problems: the mediating role of mothers' harsh discipline practices.

Journal Article Child development · July 1999 This study examined relations among mothers' hostile attribution tendencies regarding their children's ambiguous problem behaviors, mothers' harsh discipline practices, and children's externalizing behavior problems. A community sample of 277 families (19% ... Full text Cite

The distinction between beliefs legitimizing aggression and deviant processing of social cues: testing measurement validity and the hypothesis that biased processing mediates the effects of beliefs on aggression. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · July 1999 In 2 studies the authors examined knowledge and social information-processing mechanisms as 2 distinct sources of influence on child aggression. Data were collected from 387 boys and girls of diverse ethnicity in 3 successive years. In Study 1, confirmator ... Full text Cite

Early behavior problems as a predictor of later peer group victimization: moderators and mediators in the pathways of social risk.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · June 1999 This study is a prospective investigation of the predictive association between early behavior problems (internalizing, externalizing, hyperactivity-impulsiveness, immaturity-dependency) and later victimization in the peer group. Teacher ratings of the beh ... Full text Cite

Internal representational models of peers: implications for the development of problematic behavior.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · May 1999 The authors investigated the relation between children's knowledge structures for peers and externalizing behavior problems. Initial levels of aggression were evaluated in 135 boys and 124 girls (Grades 1-3; 40% African American, 60% Caucasian) in Year 1 a ... Full text Cite

The impact of after-school peer contact on early adolescent externalizing problems is moderated by parental monitoring, perceived neighborhood safety, and prior adjustment.

Journal Article Child development · May 1999 Unsupervised peer contact in the after-school hours was examined as a risk factor in the development of externalizing problems in a longitudinal sample of early adolescents. Parental monitoring, neighborhood safety, and adolescents' preexisting behavioral ... Full text Cite

Predicting developmental outcomes at school entry using a multiple-risk model: four American communities. The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · March 1999 The contributions of different risk factors in predicting children's psychological and academic outcomes at the end of 1st grade were examined. Using a regression model, levels of ecobehavioral risk were assessed in the following order: specific demographi ... Full text Cite

Knowledge structures, social information processing, and children's aggressive behavior

Journal Article Social Development · January 1, 1999 Although a multitude of factors may be involved in the development of children's violent behavior, the actual aggressive act is preceded by a decision-making process that serves as the proximal control mechanism. The primary goal of this longitudinal study ... Full text Cite

Cost-Effectiveness of Psychotherapy for Child Agression: First is There Effectiveness?

Journal Article Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice · 1999 Cite

Coming of age: The department of education

Journal Article Phi Delta Kappan · January 1, 1999 The Duke University Education Leadership Summit in February 2002 provided an opportunity to view the evolution of the U.S. Department of Education through the eyes of those who have served as secretaries of education. In this special section, five of the p ... Full text Open Access Cite

Social-cognitive and behavioral correlates of aggression and victimization in boys' play groups.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · December 1998 A contrived play group procedure was utilized to examine the behavioral and social-cognitive correlates of reactive aggression, proactive aggression, and victimization via peers. Eleven play groups, each of which consisted of six familiar African-American ... Full text Cite

Interaction of temperamental resistance to control and restrictive parenting in the development of externalizing behavior.

Journal Article Developmental psychology · September 1998 Child temperament and parental control were studied as interacting predictors of behavior outcomes in 2 longitudinal samples. In Sample 1, data were ratings of resistant temperament and observed restrictive control in infancy-toddlerhood and ratings of ext ... Full text Cite

Multiple risk factors in the development of externalizing behavior problems: group and individual differences.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 1998 The aim of this study was to test whether individual risk factors as well as the number of risk factors (cumulative risk) predicted children's externalizing behaviors over middle childhood. A sample of 466 European American and 100 African American boys an ... Full text Cite

The social ecology of school-age child care

Journal Article Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology · 1998 Cite

Distorted perceptions in dyadic interactions of aggressive and nonaggressive boys: effects of prior expectations, context, and boys' age.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 1998 This study examined distorted self- and peer perceptions in aggressive and nonaggressive boys at preadolescent and early adolescent age levels. Subjects completed semantic differential ratings of themselves and of their peer partners following two brief dy ... Full text Cite

Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 1998 This study reports a short-term prospective investigation of the role of peer group victimization in the development of children's behavior problems, at home and in school. Sociometric interviews were utilized to assess aggression, victimization by peers, ... Full text Cite

The social ecology of school-age child care

Journal Article Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1998 The goal of this longitudinal study was to examine variations in school-age child care arrangements across the elementary school years as a function of child, family, and contextual factors. Pre-kindergarten family background measures were collected throug ... Full text Cite

Implementing a comprehensive program for the prevention of conduct problems in rural communities: the Fast Track experience. The Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article American journal of community psychology · August 1997 Childhood conduct problems are predictive of a number of serious long-term difficulties (e.g., school failure, delinquent behavior, and mental health problems), making the design of effective prevention programs a priority. The Fast Track Program is a demo ... Full text Cite

The early socialization of aggressive victims of bullying.

Journal Article Child development · August 1997 This study reports the first prospective investigation of the early family experiences of boys who later emerged as both aggressive and bullied (i.e., aggressive victims) during their middle childhood years. It was hypothesized that a history of violent vi ... Full text Cite

Patterns of after-school care in middle childhood: Risk factors and developmental outcomes

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · July 1, 1997 Investigated was the extent to which children's involvement in differing types of after-school care (ASC) in Grades 1, 3, and 5 predicted behavioral adjustment and academic performance in Grade 6. Interviews with 466 mothers provided information about chil ... Cite

Subtypes of social withdrawal in early childhood: sociometric status and social-cognitive differences across four years.

Journal Article Child development · April 1997 From a sample of 567 kindergartners observed during free play, 150 children were classified as socially withdrawn and followed over 4 years. A cluster analysis involving teacher ratings was used to identify subtypes of withdrawn children. Four clusters wer ... Full text Cite

Reactive and proactive aggression in school children and psychiatrically impaired chronically assaultive youth.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · February 1997 The authors proposed that reactively aggressive and proactively aggressive types of antisocial youth would differ in developmental histories, concurrent adjustment, and social information-processing patterns. In Study 1, 585 boys and girls classified into ... Full text Cite

Supportive Parenting, Ecological Context, and Children's Adjustment: A Seven-Year Longitudinal Study

Journal Article Child Development · January 1, 1997 Two major questions regarding the possible impact of early supportive parenting (SP) on children's school adjustment were addressed: (1) Does SP assessed prekindergarten predict grade 6 adjustment after controlling for early harsh parenting (HP)? (2) Does ... Full text Cite

Children's friends and behavioral similarity in two social contexts

Journal Article Social Development · January 1, 1997 The general purpose of this study was to examine similarity between friends with respect to behavior. The specific goals were to consider; 1) different sources of evaluation (peer ratings and direct observations); 2) different social contexts (classroom an ... Full text Cite

Patterns of change in early childhood aggressive-disruptive behavior: gender differences in predictions from early coercive and affectionate mother-child interactions.

Journal Article Child development · October 1996 The present study focused on mother-child interaction predictors of initial levels and change in child aggressive and disruptive behavior at school from kindergarten to third grade. Aggression-disruption was measured via annual reports from teachers and pe ... Full text Cite

Social information-processing mechanisms in reactive and proactive aggression.

Journal Article Child development · June 1996 Theories of aggressive behavior and ethological observations in animals and children suggest the existence of distinct forms of reactive (hostile) and proactive (instrumental) aggression. Toward the validation of this distinction, groups of reactive aggres ... Full text Cite

Stability and change in peer-rejected status: The role of child behavior, parenting, and family ecology

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · April 1, 1996 Antecedents and correlates of peer rejection in kindergarten and first grade were examined. Interviews with 585 mothers provided data on parenting and family ecology. Child behavior was indexed by peer and teacher ratings. Children were classified as socio ... Cite

Physical discipline among African American and European American mothers: Links to children's externalizing behaviors

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1996 The aim of this study was to test whether the relation between physical discipline and child aggression was moderated by ethnic-group status. A sample of 466 European American and 100 African American children from a broad range of socioeconomic levels wer ... Full text Cite

Transdisciplinary collaboration among school researchers: The consortium on the school-based promotion of social competence

Journal Article Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation · January 1, 1996 A common problem faced by professionals involved in implementing and researching intervention programs is identifying where they can turn for consultation and support in addressing the complex challenges of their work. The professional literature often doe ... Full text Cite

The quality of sibling relationships and the development of social competence and behavioral control in aggressive children

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1996 To understand the relations between sibling interactions and the social adjustment of children with behavior problems, 53 aggressive 1st- and 2nd-grade children, their mothers, and their siblings were interviewed about positive and negative aspects of the ... Full text Cite

Social information-processing patterns partially mediate the effect of early physical abuse on later conduct problems.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · November 1995 The authors tested the hypothesis that early physical abuse is associated with later externalizing behavior outcomes and that this relation is mediated by the intervening development of biased social information-processing patterns. They assessed 584 rando ... Full text Cite

Individual-group behavioral similarity and peer status in experimental play groups of boys: the social misfit revisited.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · August 1995 This study evaluated individual-group similarity and dissimilarity hypotheses generally stipulating that the behavioral correlates of status are moderated by the peer group context in which they are displayed. Thirty play groups of 5 or 6 unacquainted same ... Full text Cite

Mother-child interaction quality as a partial mediator of the roles of maternal depressive symptomatology and socioeconomic status in the development of child behavior problems. Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Child development · June 1995 This investigation examined the relation between maternal depressive symptomatology and the development of externalizing behavior problems in children by incorporating mother-child interaction quality into a series of models. A representative sample of 376 ... Full text Cite

Models of internalizing outcomes of early rejection

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · 1995 Cite

Screening of child behavior problems for prevention programs at school entry

Journal Article Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology · 1995 Cite

Mother-child interaction quality as a partial mediator of the roles of maternal depressive symptomatology and socioeconomic status in the development of child behavior problems.Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group.

Journal Article Child development · 1995 This investigation examined the relation between maternal depressive symptomatology and the development of externalizing behavior problems in children by incorporating mother-child interaction quality into a series of models. A representative sample of 376 ... Cite

On the relation between social information processing and socially competent behavior in early school-aged children.

Journal Article Child development · October 1994 This article tested the hypotheses that (1) children's behavioral competence is a function of patterns of social information processing; (2) processing correlates of behavior occur at each of 5 steps of processing within each of 3 social situations; (3) me ... Full text Cite

Group social context and children's aggressive behavior.

Journal Article Child development · August 1994 Very little is known about the influence of the social-psychological context on children's aggressive behavior. The purpose of this research was to examine the interrelations of group contextual factors and the occurrence of aggressive behavior in 22 exper ... Full text Cite

Socialization mediators of the relation between socioeconomic status and child conduct problems.

Journal Article Child development · April 1994 The goal was to examine processes in socialization that might account for an observed relation between early socioeconomic status and later child behavior problems. A representative sample of 585 children (n = 51 from the lowest socioeconomic class) was fo ... Full text Cite

Social-cognitive processes of severely violent, moderately aggressive, and nonaggressive boys.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · April 1994 This study examined social-cognitive processes of aggressive and nonaggressive boys at preadolescent and early adolescent age levels. The social-cognitive variables included processing of cues, attributions, social problem solving, affect labeling, outcome ... Full text Cite

A review and reformulation of social information-processing mechanisms in children's social adjustment

Journal Article Psychological Bulletin · January 1, 1994 Research on the relation between social information processing and social adjustment in childhood is reviewed and interpreted within the framework of a reformulated model of human performance and social exchange. This reformulation proves to assimilate alm ... Cite

Child-Care History and Kindergarten Adjustment

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1994 Parents gave histories of 589 children just before kindergarten. Children were later assessed with teacher, peer, and observer measures of social adjustment in school. Children with higher day-care amounts in each of 3 eras (0-1, 1-4, and 4-5 years) scored ... Full text Cite

Effects of physical maltreatment on the development of peer relations

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · 1994 Cite

Socialization mediators of the relation between socioeconomic status and child conduct problems.

Journal Article Child development · 1994 The goal was to examine processes in socialization that might account for an observed relation between early socioeconomic status and later child behavior problems. A representative sample of 585 children (n = 51 from the lowest socioeconomic class) was fo ... Cite

The emergence of chronic peer victimization in boys' play groups.

Journal Article Child development · December 1993 This investigation utilized a contrived play group procedure to examine the behavioral patterns leading to chronic victimization by peers in middle childhood. 30 play groups, each of which consisted of 6 unacquainted African-American 6-year-old or 8-year-o ... Full text Cite

The future of research on the treatment of conduct disorder

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · January 1, 1993 The thesis of this paper is that a reciprocal relation must develop between basic research on the developmental psychopathology of conduct disorder and applied treatment studies. Basic research can guide treatment design, and treatment outcomes can test de ... Full text Cite

New wrinkles in the person versus situation debate

Journal Article Psychological Inquiry · 1993 Cite

The future of research on the treatment of conduct disorder

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · 1993 Cite

Social information processing in aggressive and depressed children.

Journal Article Child development · December 1992 Social information processing patterns of children who were identified as being aggressive or depressed, both, or neither were compared in order to address the issue of specificity and to explore whether children who are comorbid show a unique processing s ... Full text Cite

Some consequences of early harsh discipline: child aggression and a maladaptive social information processing style.

Journal Article Child development · December 1992 Although a number of studies have reported a relation between abusive parental behavior and later aggressive behavior in the victim, many of these investigations have had methodological limitations that make precise interpretation of their results problema ... Full text Cite

A developmental and clinical model for the prevention of conduct disorder: The FAST Track Program

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · October 1, 1992 This paper presents a developmental and a clinical model for the treatment of conduct disorder through the strategy of preventive intervention. The theoretical principles and clinical strategies utilized in the FAST Track (Families and Schools Together) Pr ... Full text Cite

Youth violence

Journal Article Tennessee Teacher · 1992 Cite

The role of aggression in peer relations: an analysis of aggression episodes in boys' play groups.

Journal Article Child development · August 1991 Although aggression is frequently cited as a major cause of peer social rejection, no more than half of all aggressive children are rejected. Aggressive episode data from experimental play groups of 7- and 9-year-old black males were coded to examine wheth ... Full text Cite

Family interaction, social cognition and children's subsequent relations with peers at kindergarten

Journal Article Journal of Social and Personal Relationships · January 1, 1991 This study examined relations among family interaction qualities and children's social cognitions and subsequent social competence with peers. Thirty five-year-old children (fifteen boys) and their families were observed in their homes and the children wer ... Full text Cite

Family interaction, social cognition, and children's subsequent relations

Journal Article Journal of Social and Personal Relationships · 1991 Cite

Mechanisms in the cycle of violence.

Journal Article Science (New York, N.Y.) · December 1990 Two questions concerning the effect of physical abuse in early childhood on the child's development of aggressive behavior are the focus of this article. The first is whether abuse per se has deleterious effects. In earlier studies, in which samples were n ... Full text Cite

Hostile attributional biases in severely aggressive adolescents.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · November 1990 Adolescent boys (N = 128) from a maximum security prison for juvenile offenders were administered a task to assess hostile attributional biases. As hypothesized, these biases were positively correlated with undersocialized aggressive conduct disorder (as i ... Full text Cite

Peer status and aggression in boys' groups: developmental and contextual analyses.

Journal Article Child development · October 1990 The social transactions of popular, rejected, neglected, and average first- and third-grade boys were examined during their initial encounters with peers. 23 groups of 5 or 6 boys each were observed for 45-min free-play sessions conducted on 5 consecutive ... Full text Cite

The Emergence of Social Dominance in Young Boys' Play Groups: Developmental Differences and Behavioral Correlates

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1990 This study examined relations among dominance, sociometric preference, and social behavior in groups of 1st- and 3rd-grade boys. Twenty groups of 6 unacquainted boys met for five 45-min semistructured play sessions on consecutive days. Sociometric intervie ... Full text Cite

Nature Versus Nurture in Childhood Conduct Disorder: It Is Time to Ask a Different Question

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1990 Lytton (1990, this issue) offers a lucid review of factors in the development of conduct disorder in children that focuses on the question of the "relative strength" of child effects versus environmental effects. This question ignores the fact that such es ... Full text Cite

The social information processing bases of aggressive behavior in children

Journal Article Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin · 1990 Cite

Support for school-based social competence promotion

Journal Article American Psychologist · 1990 Cite

Developmental Psychopathology in Children of Depressed Mothers

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1990 It is suggested that the tripartite model by Parke, MacDonald, Beitel, and Bhavnagri (1988) of the ways that parents influence their child's social development might be used to organize the study of abnormal development in children of depressed mothers. Pa ... Full text Cite

Reactive and proactive aggression in childhood: relations to peer status and social context dimensions.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · August 1989 Although there has been an accumulation of evidence to suggest a link between peer-directed aggression and social rejection, little attention has been given to the relations between specific subtypes of aggressive behavior and social rejection. The purpose ... Full text Cite

The Cook-Medley hostility scale: item content and ability to predict survival.

Journal Article Psychosom Med · 1989 Previous studies have identified the MMPI-based Cook and Medley hostility scale (Ho) as a predictor of health outcomes. To achieve a better understanding of the construct measured by this scale, Ho items were classified on an a priori basis. Six subsets we ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coordinating Responses to Aversive Stimuli: Introduction to a Special Section on the Development of Emotion Regulation

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1989 Introduces special section and provides an overview of research on infant and child emotion regulation, beginning with consideration of emotion as a set of responses to particular stimuli, such as aversive events. Emotional responding is noted as occurring ... Full text Cite

TYPES OF AGGRESSIVE RELATIONSHIPS, PEER REJECTION, AND DEVELOPMENTAL CONSEQUENCES

Conference SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE · January 1, 1989 Link to item Cite

Multiple sources of data on social behavior and social status in the school: a cross-age comparison.

Journal Article Child development · June 1988 Behavioral data relating to peer social status were collected from peers, teachers, and observers on both first- and third-grade boys (ages 6-7 and 8-9 years, respectively). Peer and teacher ratings had greater intermethod agreement than observer data, alt ... Full text Cite

Social-information-processing factors in reactive and proactive aggression in children's peer groups.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · December 1987 We examined social-information-processing mechanisms (e.g., hostile attributional biases and intention-cue detection deficits) in chronic reactive and proactive aggressive behavior in children's peer groups. In Study 1, a teacher-rating instrument was deve ... Full text Cite

Social information processing and sociometric status: sex, age, and situational effects.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · June 1987 Theoretically based measures of social information-processing patterns in specific situations were developed and administered to popular, average, socially rejected, and socially neglected girls and boys in the first, third, and fifth grades (total n = 95) ... Full text Cite

Hostile attributional biases among aggressive boys are exacerbated under conditions of threats to the self.

Journal Article Child development · February 1987 Previous studies have found a tendency for aggressive boys to display hostile attributional biases and social cue interpretation deficits. It was hypothesized that these biases and deficits would be exaggerated under conditions of social anxiety and threat ... Full text Cite

Identifying children who are rejected by their peers

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · 1986 Recent research indicates the importance of distinguishing between sociometrically neglected children and sociometrically rejected children. Overall, rejected children exhibit more serious adjustment problems in childhood and in later life. However, making ... Cite

The identification of socially rejected children

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · 1986 Cite

Situational approach to the assessment of social competence in children.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · June 1985 Full text Cite

Social information processing in child psychiatric populations.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · September 1984 This study examined three kinds of social information-processing deficits in child psychiatric populations. The deficits studied were response decision biases, hostile attributional biases, and cue-utilization deficiencies. Subjects were diagnosed as hyper ... Full text Cite

The assessment of intention-cue detection skills in children: implications for developmental psychopathology.

Journal Article Child development · February 1984 A reliable measure of children's skills in discriminating intention cues in others was developed for this investigation in order to test the hypothesis that intention-cue detection skill is related to social competence in children. Videotapes were prepared ... Full text Cite

"Dimensions and Types of Social Status: A Cross-Age Perspective": Correction

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · March 1, 1983 Reports and error in the original article by J. D. Coie et al (Developmental Psychology, 1982[Jul], Vol 18[4], 557-570). One of the five social status groups was incorrectly described. The correct description of the average group in the second to last para ... Full text Cite

Continuity of children's social status: A five-year longitudinal study

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · 1983 Cite

Must we dilute child psychology?

Journal Article Contemporary Psychology · 1983 Cite

Promoting social competence in children

Journal Article Schools and Teaching · 1983 Cite

Attributional bias in aggressive adolescent boys and girls

Journal Article Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology · 1983 Cite

Behavioral antecedents of peer social status

Journal Article Child Development · 1983 Cite

CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN CHILDRENS SOCIAL-STATUS - A 5-YEAR LONGITUDINAL-STUDY

Journal Article MERRILL-PALMER QUARTERLY-JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY · January 1, 1983 Link to item Cite

Behavior patterns of socially rejected and neglected preadolescents: the roles of social approach and aggression.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · September 1982 Sociometric nominations were used to select groups of popular, average, rejected, and neglected third- and fifth-grade children. In two studies, the peer interactive behaviors of these children were naturalistically observed in their classrooms and on the ... Full text Cite

Dimensions and types of social status: A cross-age perspective

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · July 1, 1982 In Exp I, peer perceptual correlates of social preference (SP) and social impact (SI) were investigated with 311 3rd, 5th, and 8th graders. SP was highly positively related to cooperativeness, supportiveness, and physical attractiveness and negatively rela ... Full text Cite

Social cognitive biases and deficits in aggressive boys.

Journal Article Child development · June 1982 3 studies are reported which assess the nature and limits of a known bias on the part of aggressive boys to overattribute hostile intentions to peers. The first study determined that this bias is restricted to attributions of a peer's behavior toward an ag ... Full text Cite

Social maladjustment and problem solving in school-aged children.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · April 1982 Full text Cite

Biased decision-making processes in aggressive boys.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal psychology · August 1981 Full text Cite

Social cognition and children's aggressive behavior.

Journal Article Child development · March 1980 Full text Cite

Effects of confirmations and disconfirmations on stereotype-based attributions

Journal Article Journal of Personality and Social Psychology · July 1, 1977 Examines the effects of evidence that confirmed or disconfirmed a stereotype on Ss' use of that stereotype in forming impressions of a member of the stereotyped group. In a study with 130 female undergraduates, Ss learned about typical behaviors of 3 frien ... Full text Cite

Adults' evaluations of a child as a function of sex of adult and sex of child.

Journal Article Journal of personality and social psychology · November 1975 Male and female college students watched a videotape of a 3-year-old child who was identified as either a girl or a boy; they then rated the child on a number of personaltiy and ability measures. Males' ratings on many of the measures were more favorable f ... Full text Cite

How does the Fast Track intervention prevent adverse outcomes in young adulthood?

Journal Article Child Development Numerous studies have shown that childhood interventions can foster improved outcomes in adulthood. Less well understood is precisely how – that is, through which developmental pathways – these interventions work. This study assesses mechanisms by which th ... Cite

Externalizing and Internalizing in the Transition to Adolescence: Multiple Risks, One World?

Journal Article The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines Cite