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John D. Coie

Professor Emeritus of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences
Psychology & Neuroscience
Box 90085, Durham, NC 27708-0085
317 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


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

The Importance of Context for Multi-informant Assessment of Peer Victimization

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · July 1, 2022 Peer victimization has been assessed by using various methods, with little attention to methodological variance. Peer victimization assessments of 238 girls (M age = 9.77 years; 50% Black, 50% White) made by peers, teachers, and self in school, and peers a ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Importance of Context for Multi-informant Assessment of Peer Victimization

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · July 1, 2022 Peer victimization has been assessed by using various methods, with little attention to methodological variance. Peer victimization assessments of 238 girls (M age = 9.77 years; 50% Black, 50% White) made by peers, teachers, and self in school, and peers a ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Service use patterns for adolescents with ADHD and comorbid conduct disorder

Journal Article Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research · 2008 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

Overt and Relational Aggression and Victimization: Multiple Perspectives within the School Setting.

Journal Article Journal of school psychology · October 2007 The current study involved a comprehensive comparative examination of overt and relational aggression and victimization across multiple perspectives in the school setting (peers, teachers, observers in the lunchroom, self-report). Patterns of results invol ... 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

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

Girl talk: Gossip, friendship, and sociometric status

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · January 1, 2007 This study examined the characteristics of gossip among fourth-grade girls and their close friends. Sixty friendship dyads were videotaped as they engaged in conversation, and their gossip was coded. Analyses revealed gossip to be a dominant feature of the ... 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

Family instability and child maladjustment trajectories during elementary school

Journal Article Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology · 2006 Cite

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

Journal Article Archives of General Psychiatry · 2006 Cite

Perceptions of friendship quality and observed behaviors with friends: How do sociometrically rejected, average, and popular girls differ?

Journal Article Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · January 1, 2006 This study examined associations between sociometric status and friendship quality using observational and questionnaire data from 139 fourth-grade girls and their friends. Multivariate analyses of covariance (controlling for ethnicity and socioeconomic st ... Full text Cite

Predicting the persistence of aggressive offending of African American males from adolescence into young adulthood: The importance of peer relations, aggressive behavior, and ADHD symptoms

Journal Article Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders · January 1, 2005 This study examined the predictors of aggressive offending that persisted from adolescence into young adulthood in an initial sample of 622 African American youth who were interviewed every 2 years between the ages of 12 and 22. Participants were classifie ... 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

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

The best friendships of aggressive boys: relationship quality, conflict management, and rule-breaking behavior.

Journal Article Journal of experimental child psychology · May 2004 The current study examined the best friendships of aggressive and nonaggressive boys (N = 96 boys, 48 dyads, mean age = 10.6 years). Friends completed self-report measures of friendship quality, and their interactions were observed in situations that requi ... 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

Risk factors for adolescent pregnancy reports among African American males

Journal Article Journal of Research on Adolescence · January 1, 2004 This study examined childhood and adolescent risk factors for males' reports of getting someone pregnant during adolescence. These questions were examined in an urban sample of 335 African American males involved in a prospective, longitudinal study. Child ... Full text Cite

Peer Social Structure and Risk-Taking Behaviors among African American Early Adolescents

Journal Article Journal of Youth and Adolescence · October 1, 2003 This study investigated associations between peer status, peer group social influences, and risk-taking behaviors in an urban sample of 647 African American seventh-grade students. The highest rates of problem behaviors were seen in the controversial peer ... 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

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

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

Marginal Mean Models for Dynamic Regime

Journal Article Journal of the American Statistical Association · 2001 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

Peer clique participation and social status in preadolescence

Conference Merrill-Palmer Quarterly · April 1, 2000 A method is described to identify peer cliques based on a consensus of group members; it provides quantitative measures of preadolescents' involvement in cliques and their association with peers who often get in trouble. Of primary interest was the relatio ... 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

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

A developmental perspective on peer rejection: mechanisms of stability and change.

Journal Article Child development · July 1999 This study examines factors associated with the relative stability of peer rejection among elementary school-aged children. Forty-four initially rejected children (some of whom improved their social status while others remained rejected over a 2-year perio ... 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

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

Relationship between Childhood Peer Rejection and Aggression and Adolescent Delinquency Severity and Type among African American Youth

Journal Article Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders · January 1, 1999 This prospective, longitudinal study examined peer rejection and aggression in childhood as predictors of the severity and type of delinquency during adolescence. Sociometric surveys were completed at third grade for a predominantly low-socioeconomic statu ... Full text Cite

Motherhood during the teen years: a developmental perspective on risk factors for childbearing.

Journal Article Development and psychopathology · January 1999 The role of peer relations in childhood and behavioral and family characteristics in early adolescence as risk factors for adolescent childbearing was investigated. Sociometric surveys across third, fourth, and fifth grade and parent and child measures of ... Full text 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

Comorbidity of conduct and depressive problems at sixth grade: substance use outcomes across adolescence.

Journal Article Journal of abnormal child psychology · June 1998 The comorbidity of conduct and depressive problems and substance use outcomes were examined in a community-based sample of 340 African American males and females. Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use were examined at Grades 6, 8, and 10 based on the followi ... Full text Cite

Erratum: Childhood peer rejection and aggression as predictors of stable patterns of adolescent disorder: (Development and Psychopathology (1995) 7(4) (697-713) (10.1017/s0954579400006799))

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · January 1, 1998 The following paragraphs were missing from the original article published in 1995. Beginning with the last paragraph on page 706, the text to the end of the section is here reprinted. We regret the omission and any problems it may have caused. © 1998, Camb ... 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

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

Childhood peer sociometric status and aggression as predictors of adolescent childbearing

Journal Article Journal of Research on Adolescence · December 1, 1996 This prospective, longitudinal investigation examined the predictive relation among childhood sociometric status, aggression, and subsequent adolescent childbearing. Peer sociometric data were collected for 285 female participants from five schools in 1979 ... Cite

A comparison of aggressive-rejected and nonaggressive-rejected children's interpretations of self-directed and other-directed rejection.

Journal Article Child development · June 1996 The hypothesis that aggressive-rejected children are unaware of their social status because they are self-protective when processing negative peer feedback was tested in 3 studies. In Study 1, fourth-grade girls and boys were asked to name peers they liked ... 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

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

Childhood peer rejection and aggression as predictors of stable patterns of adolescent disorder

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · January 1, 1995 The significance of childhood peer rejection and aggression as predictors of adolescent disorder was tested on 1147 children who were followed longitudinally from Grade 3 through Grade 10. Growth curve analyses of parent- and self-reported problems suggest ... Full text Cite

Screening of child behavior problems for prevention programs at school entry

Journal Article Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology · 1995 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

The development of antisocial individuals.

Journal Article Progress in experimental personality & psychopathology research · January 1994 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

Effectiveness of a social relations intervention program for aggressive and nonaggressive, rejected children.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · December 1993 A sample of 52 Black aggressive, rejected and nonaggressive, rejected children were randomly assigned to receive a social relations intervention or to be in a nonintervention control group. The school-based intervention for fourth-grade children focused on ... Full text Cite

The science of prevention. A conceptual framework and some directions for a national research program.

Journal Article The American psychologist · October 1993 A conceptual framework for studying the prevention of human dysfunction is offered. On the basis of recent advances in research on the development of psychological disorders and methods of preventive intervention, generalizations about the relation of risk ... Full text Cite

Peer Rejection: Origins and Effects on Children's Development

Journal Article Current Directions in Psychological Science · January 1, 1993 Full text Cite

The role of social context in the prevention of conduct disorder

Journal Article Development and Psychopathology · January 1, 1993 Two major transitions ” initial school entry and transition to middle school ” are emphasized as the points in development most amenable to preventing conduct disorder. As a complement to Reid's analysis of the child and family foci for prevention efforts, ... 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

Predicting early adolescent disorder from childhood aggression and peer rejection.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 1992 Two large cohorts of Black 3rd-grade children from low-income families were followed into early adolescence. Adjustment at the end of the 1st year of middle school was assessed by teacher and parent ratings and by adolescent self-reports. Childhood peer so ... Full text Cite

Display rules for anger and aggression in school-age children.

Journal Article Child development · April 1992 2 related studies addressed the development of display rules for anger and the relation between use of display rules for anger and aggressiveness as rated by school peers. Third, fifth, and seventh graders (ages 8.4, 10.9, and 12.8, respectively) gave hypo ... Full text 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

A Comparison of Methods for Defining Sociometric Status Among Children

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1991 Four of the most commonly used procedures for classifying children into social status groups were compared on such psychometric properties as temporal stability and discriminant validity. The degree of concordance in assigning subjects to status groups by ... Full text Cite

Preadolescent peer status, aggression, and school adjustment as predictors of externalizing problems in adolescence.

Journal Article Child development · October 1990 The comparative effectiveness of preadolescent aggressive behavior, peer rejection, and school functioning were evaluated in the prediction of adolescent delinquency and school maladjustment. Fifth-grade children (n = 112, 69% white, 53% male, M = 11 years ... 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

Effect of Expectancy Inductions on Rejected Children's Acceptance by Unfamiliar Peers

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · January 1, 1989 Examined the role of interpersonal expectations in rejected children's social difficulties by inducing a positive expectancy prior to their joining unfamiliar peers and assessing whether this influenced their group entry behavior and the opinions that new ... Full text 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

"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

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

Maternal reactions to problem behaviors and ordinal position of child.

Journal Article Journal of personality · December 1981 Mothers' reactions to problem behavior patterns were contrasted in a sample of mothers of first-born and later-born boys. Mothers of 8- and 14-year-old boys were presented with six hypothetical cases. Mothers of first-born boys described themselves as more ... Cite

Behavioral determinants of mental illness concerns: a comparison of community subcultures.

Journal Article American journal of community psychology · October 1980 A stratified sample (race, sex, and social class) of 469 laymen from two North Carolina communities responded to a 190-item MMPI-based questionnaire with the degree of mental illness concern evoked by each item. The results reflected systematic race and so ... Full text Cite

A survey instrument for the assessment of popular conceptions of mental illness.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · December 1976 Full text Cite

Children's perceptions of deviance and disorder.

Journal Article Child development · June 1976 First-, fourth-, seventh-, and eleventh-grade boys and girls were interviewed on the topic of deviant behavior among their peers. They were also asked to make deviance judgments on 2 story characters whose behaviors exemplified qualities that typically evo ... Full text Cite

Behavioral determinants of mental illness concerns: a comparison of "gatekeeper" professions.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · October 1975 Full text Cite

Effects of situational stress and sex roles on the attribution of psychological disorder.

Journal Article Journal of consulting and clinical psychology · August 1974 Full text Cite

An evaluation of the cross‐situational stability of children's curiosity

Journal Article Journal of Personality · January 1, 1974 Full text Cite

Specific transitions in the development of spatial perspective-taking ability

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · September 1, 1973 90 5-11 yr olds were tested on 2 variations of Piaget's spatial perspective task. The predominance of each of 4 kinds of spatial errors (interposition, aspect, distance, and right-left) was found to be differentially related both to age and overall task pe ... Full text Cite

Sex differences in the intellectual structure of social interaction skills

Journal Article Developmental Psychology · February 1, 1973 Studied sex-related differences in the linkage between verbal and analytic intelligence and performance on tasks of social interaction. 90 boys and girls from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades served as Ss. Analytic intelligence was a good predictor of communicatio ... 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