|Early Attachment Security: Relations with Cognitive Skills and Academic Achievement
||This study examined the role of attachment security in the development of children's cognitive skills and academic achievement. Of particular interest was whether these associations were moderated by gender, parenting stress, SES, and child IQ. The c...
|Maternal socialization of emotion : child, maternal, and relational factors
||"Previous research has implicated maternal emotion socialization as an important predictor of children's future social competence and behavior. However, the factors related to emotion socialization strategies have yet to be explored. This study exami...
|The role of emotion regulation in children's coping with environmental stress
||The goal of this study was to examine whether the ability to effectively regulate emotions would moderate how children respond to environmental stress. It was hypothesized that children who exhibited greater emotion regulation and less reactivity at ...
|Co-occurring, externalizing, and internalizing symptoms in early childhood: child and contextual factors
||The goal of this study was to examine patterns of co-occurring, externalizing, and internalizing symptoms across early childhood. These constructs, along with child emotionality, maternal emotion socialization (ES), and child emotion expression were ...
|Predicting children's emotion regulation behaviors from maternal emotion socialization and vagal suppression
||The relation between early maternal emotion socialization and children's emotion regulation behaviors were examined across a short-term longitudinal study. Participants were 196 children with data collected at age 3.5 and 4.5-years-old. It was hypoth...
|Emotion regulation and executive functioning as predictors of theory of mind competence during early childhood.
||The linkage between emotion regulation (ER) skills and executive functioning (EF) abilities as predictors of theory of mind skills (ToM) was examined. 263 3.5-year-old children that participated in an on-going longitudinal study were administered var...
|Physical discipline and externalizing behavior problems: moderating factors
||Growth curve modeling was used to examine the influence of physical punishment (PP) on the trajectory of externalizing behavior problems in a community sample of children across the ages of 5 to 10. In addition, negative affect (NA), emotional climat...
|Parental marital conflict and youth maladjustment
||Linkages between parental reports of marital conflict and youth maladjustment have been established, but less is known about the role of youth's own perceptions of and their involvement in parental marital conflict. Drawing on family systems and soci...
|Maternal sensitivity and physiological processes as predictors of infant emotion regulation
||The current study examined the way in which regulatory processes of the central and parasympathetic nervous system are associated with one another, and linked to behavioral regulation, during both mild and moderate frustration. To gain a more compreh...
|The socialization of emotion regulation in late childhood: the influence of friendship
||The role of caregivers in the development of emotion regulation (ER) in infancy and early childhood has been established; however, friendships may serve an important role in socializing the ongoing development of regulatory processes starting in late...
|The effects of family stress and negative parenting on externalizing behavior problems in children
||The relations among family stress, negative parenting, and externalizing behavior problems were examined in a cross-sectional sample of 357 ten year-olds. To assess family stress, a composite of mother-reported strain from parenting, romantic partner...
|Longitudinal changes in visual attention and EEG coherence: implications for the development of attention networks
||Theoretical models of attention development have emphasized the role of neural networks in the emergence of attentional control towards the end of the first year of life. The current study aimed to assess the relation between neural network maturatio...
|Biopsychosocial analysis of task engagement among preschool-age children
||The relation between physiological regulation, caregiver emotional support, and task engagement was examined among a diverse sample of 4-year old children (N = 244). It was predicted that physiological regulation and caregiver emotional support would...
|Socio-cognitive, physiological, and behavioral predictors of preadolescent physical and relational aggression
||Historically, aggression has received much attention in the field of psychology, because of the immediate consequences and long-lasting implications of aggressive behavior for both the victim (e.g. Card, 2003) and the perpetrator (e.g. Coie & Dodge, ...