Roger Mills-Koonce

There are 17 included publications by Roger Mills-Koonce :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Allostasis and Allostatic Load in the Context of Poverty in Early Childhood 2011 1176 This paper examined the relation of early environmental adversity associated with poverty to child resting or basal level of cortisol in a prospective longitudinal sample of 1135 children seen at 7, 15, 24, 35, and 48 months of age. We found main eff...
Association Between Maternal Sensitivity and Externalizing Behavior from Preschool to Preadolescence 2013 733 Using data from the longitudinal NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1364), this study examined the association between mothers' sensitivity and children's externalizing behavior from preschool to preadolescence. Externalizing ...
A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Parenting and Developmental Psychopathology 2013 1559 Although considerable research has examined the relations between parental behavior and a range of child developmental outcomes, much of this work has been conducted at a very broad level of behavioral analysis. A developmental psychopathology framew...
Chaos, Poverty, and Parenting: Predictors of Early Language Development 2012 1160 Studies have shown that distal family risk factors like poverty and maternal education are strongly related to children's early language development. Yet, few studies have examined these risk factors in combination with more proximal day-to-day exper...
Child Care and Cortisol Across Early Childhood: Context Matters 2014 1756 A considerable body of literature suggests that children’s child-care experiences may impact adrenocortical functioning in early childhood. Yet emerging findings also suggest that the magnitude and sometimes the direction of child-care effects on dev...
The Effects of Socioeconomic Status, Race, and Parenting on Language Development in Early Childhood 2009 2256 The authors examined the associations between socioeconomic status (SES), race, maternal sensitivity, and maternal negative-intrusive behaviors and language development in a sample selected to reduce the typical confound between race and SES (n = 146...
Evocative Gene-Parenting Correlations and Academic Performance at First Grade: An Exploratory Study 2012 872 Academic performance during the first years of school lays the groundwork for subsequent trajectories of academic success throughout childhood and adolescence. The current study tests a model according to which a gene–parenting correlation in the fir...
An Examination of the Parent Report Version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits in a Community Sample of First-Grade Children 2015 399 Background. The Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits is a self- and other report questionnaire of callous-unemotional behaviors that is increasingly widely used in research and clinical settings. Nonetheless, questions about the factor structure a...
The Family Model Stress and Maternal Psychological Symptoms: Mediated Pathways from Economic Hardship to Parenting 2013 1785 Although much of the extant research on low-income families has targeted parental depression as the predominant psychological response to economic hardship, the current study examined a range of maternal psychological symptoms that may mediate the re...
Father Contributions to Cortisol Responses in Infancy and Toddlerhood 2011 806 The current study is one of the first prospective examinations of longitudinal associations between observed father caregiving behaviors and child cortisol reactivity and regulation in response to emotional arousal. Observations of father and mother ...
The mediating role of parenting in the associations between household chaos and children’s representations of family dysfunction 2014 280 Children’s drawings are thought to reflect their mental representations of self and their interpersonal relations within families. Household chaos is believed to disrupt key proximal processes related to optimal development. The present study examine...
Observed parenting behaviors interact with a polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene to predict the emergence of oppositional defiant and callous–unemotional behaviors at age 3 years 2013 3428 Using the Durham Child Health and Development Study, this study (N = 171) tested whether observed parenting behaviors in infancy (6 and 12 months) and toddlerhood/preschool (24 and 36 months) interacted with a child polymorphism of the brain-derived ...
Parental Behaviors and Beliefs, Child Temperament, and Attachment Disorganization 2015 335 This research examined alternative mechanisms in the etiology of attachment disorganization. The authors hypothesized that negative intrusive parenting would significantly predict children's attachment disorganization at age 12 months within a divers...
Parenting Behaviors and Vagal Tone at Six Months Predict Attachment Disorganization at Twelve Months 2014 282 The authors investigated the relationships among parenting behaviors, infant vagal tone, and subsequent attachment classification. Vagal tone was assessed among 6-month olds (n?=?95) during the still-face paradigm (SFP) via respiratory sinus arrhythm...
Poor Infant Soothability and Later Insecure-ambivalent Attachment: Developmental Change in Phenotypic Markers of Risk or Two Measures of the Same Construct? 2012 772 Using data from the Durham Child Health and Development Study (n = 148), the current study examines the associations between child and parenting variables at 6 months and child attachment quality at 12 months of age and maternal report of child self ...
Systems Theory and Cascades in Developmental Psychopathology 2010 1398 In the wake of prominent theoreticians in developmental science, whose contributions we review in this article, many developmental psychologists came to endorse a systems approach to understanding how the individual, as it develops, establishes funct...
Trajectories of Intrusive Parenting During Infancy and Toddlerhood as Predictors of Rural, Low-Income African American Boys' School-Related Outcomes 2013 514 African American boys | African American mothers | child development | early childhood | infancy | toddlerhood | maternal intrusiveness | maternal negative regard | controlling parenting | effortful control