|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...