Jessica Dollar

  • Research Scientist
  • Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG

I am interested in how emotional and self-regulatory development are related to psychological, social, and physical well-being from childhood through emerging adulthood. I am an Investigator on collaborative research projects that follow children and their families across childhood, adolescence, and into early adulthood to better understand development. Education: B.A. Psychology (2003), The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; 2008), The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; 2011), The Pennsylvania State University.

There are 9 included publications by Jessica Dollar :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Approach and temperamental positive emotionality in toddlerhood predict early childhood behavior problems 2014 8 The aim of the study was to examine the moderating role of positive affect on the relation between approach behaviors and adjustment outcomes. One hundred eleven toddlers participated in a laboratory assessment of approach and positive affect at 24 m...
A biopsychosocial perspective on maternal psychopathology and the development of child emotion regulation 2014 8 In this commentary, the authors note that Gratz and colleagues (2014) have made an important step in understanding the effect of maternal borderline personality (BP) pathology on children's developing emotion regulation. The emphasis on mechanisms of...
Developmental cascade and transactional associations among infant biological and behavioral indicators of temperament and maternal behavior 2017 6 An empirical model of temperament that assessed transactional and cascade associations between respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), negative affectivity, and the caregiving environment (i.e., maternal intrusiveness) across three time points during inf...
Exuberant and inhibited children: Person-centered profiles and links to social adjustment 2017 7 The current study aimed to substantiate and extend our understanding regarding the existence and developmental pathways of 3 distinct temperament profiles—exuberant, inhibited, and average approach—in a sample of 3.5-year-old children (n = 121). The ...
Longitudinal associations between emotion regulation and adiposity in late adolescence: Indirect effects through eating behaviors 2019 75 The prevalence of obesity among U.S. youth continues to increase, with many adolescents engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors. Increasingly, research points to the role of self-regulation in obesity development, yet existing work has largely focused...
Rationale, design and methods for the RIGHT Track Health Study; pathways from childhood self- regulation to cardiovascular risk in adolescence 2016 64 Background: Cardiovascular risk factors during adolescence—including obesity, elevated lipids, altered glucose metabolism, hypertension, and elevated low-grade inflammation—is cause for serious concern and potentially impacts subsequent morbidity and...
Temperament and emotion regulation: The role of autonomic nervous system reactivity 2010 8 The aim of the present study was to examine the moderating role of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system functioning on the relationship between child temperament and emotion regulation. Sixty-two 4.5-year olds (31 females) were rated by the...
Temperamental surgency and emotion regulation as predictors of childhood social competence 2012 8 The primary aims of the current study were to longitudinally examine the direct relationship between children’s temperamental surgency and social behaviors as well as the moderating role of children’s emotion regulation. A total of 90 4.5-year-old ch...
Temperamental vulnerability to emotion dysregulation and risk for mental and physical health challenges 2019 148 Emotion dysregulation characterizes many forms of psychopathology. Patterns of dysregulation occur as a function of a developmental process in which normative and adaptive emotion regulation skills fail to become part of the child's behavioral repert...