At the core of our teaching and cutting-edge research, our research labs have contributed to the program’s growing national and international recognition. The labs are fundamental part of the program’s substantial contribution to knowledge development in both basic and applied areas. They provide hands-on experience for undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about research in the Department of Psychology, see Psychology Expertise.


Our faculty are accomplished in securing funding for their research.

  • National Institutes of Health

    ABCD-FIU: Pathways and mechanisms to addiction in Latino youth of South Florida
    (Co-PI: Dick / 1U01DA041156-01 / 2015-2020 /$12,689,357 total costs)

    Biosignatures of executive function and emotion regulation in young children with ADHD
    (Co-PI: Dick / 1R01MH112588-01A1 / 2017-2021 / $2,626,213 total costs)

    Biosignatures of executive function and emotion regulation in young children with ADHD Administrative Supplement
    (Co-PIs: Öztekin, Dick / 2019-2020 / $147,500 total costs)

    Early childhood behavioral and neurobiological profiles in the prediction of obesity: The role of self-regulation and the caregiving environment
    (Co-PI: Dick / 1R01DK119814 / 2018-2023 / $2,735,305 total costs)

    Individual differences in development of spatial skills: Role of hippocampal function and structure
    (Co-PIs: Pruden, Reeb-Sutherland / 1R01HD098152-01 / 2019-2024 / $1,975,458 total costs)

    Infant motor skill trajectories and language outcomes
    (PI: Nelson / 1R03HD097419-01 / 2019-2022 / $146,500 total costs)

    Intersensory processing, developmental trajectories, and longitudinal outcomes
    (PI: Bahrick / R01HD053776-11 / 2013-2024 / $616,908 total costs)

    Multisensory development: New measures and a collaborative database
    (PI: Bahrick / R01HD094803 / 2019-2024 / $638,966 total costs)

  • National Science Foundation

    Prenatal maternal determinants of neonatal social development
    (PI: Lickliter / BCS-1525371 / 2015-2019 / $575,000 total costs)

    RAPID: Leveraging the ABCD study to examine the effects of Hurricane Irma exposure: The Disaster and Youth, Neural, and Affective Maturation in Context (DYNAMIC) Study
    (Co-PI: Dick / BCS-1805645 / 2018-2019 / $180,000 total costs)

    RAPID: COVID-19 and sexual cyberviolence: Impact on general users and vulnerable populations
    (PI: Eaton / SaTC-2035686 / 2020-2021/ $194,360 total costs)

  • Other Funders

    Possible selves in midlife women: Toward a more diverse understanding of social and contextual factors related risk for disorder eating
    (PI: Frazier / 2022-2023 / $25,000 total costs)

    Undergraduate Internships in Nuclear Physics at FIU
    (Evaluator: Stephens / Department of Energy / 2021-2022 / $205,000 total costs)


  • 2023

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Barberena, S., Peguero, H., & Stephens, D. (2023). Physical and Mental Health Concerns of Emerging LatinE Gender Diverse Adults in South Florida. FIU Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(1), 6. 

    Bagner, D. M., Berkovits, M. D., Coxe, S., Frech, N., Garcia, D., Golik, A., ... & Comer, J. S. (2023). Telehealth Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children With Developmental Delay: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA pediatrics.

    Edgar, E. V., Todd, J. T., & Bahrick, L. E. (2023). Intersensory processing of faces and voices at 6 months predicts language outcomes at 18, 24, and 36 months of age. Infancy

    Lickliter, R., Bahrick, L. E., & Vaillant‐Mekras, J. (2023). The role of task difficulty in directing selective attention in bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) neonates: A developmental test of the intersensory redundancy hypothesis. Developmental Psychobiology, 65(3), e22381.

    Moore, D. S., & Lickliter, R. (2023). Development as explanation: Understanding phenotypic stability and variability after the failure of genetic determinism. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology

    Sibley, M. H., Bickman, L., Atkins, D., Tanana, M., Coxe, S., Ortiz, M., ... & Chawla, V. (2023). Developing an Implementation Model for ADHD Intervention in Community Clinics: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technology. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice

    Sibley, M. H., Graziano, P. A., Coxe, S. J., Bickman, L., Martin, P., & Flores, S. (2023). A Randomized Community-Based Trial of Behavior Therapy vs. Usual Care for Adolescent ADHD: Secondary Outcomes and Effects on Comorbidity. Behavior Therapy

    Sollenberger, N.A., Kimbler, A., Cummings, L.R., Pettit, J.W., Hayes, T. et al. Sleep fails to depotentiate amygdala-reactivity to negative emotional stimuli in youth with elevated symptoms of anxiety. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci (2023).

    Zhao, X., Hayes, T., Timmons, A.C. et al. Unpacking Inequities in ADHD Diagnosis: Examining Individual-Level Race/Ethnicity and State-Level Online Information-Seeking Patterns. Adm Policy Ment Health (2023). 

  • 2022

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Barney, S., Sibley, M.H., Coxe, S.J., Meinzer, M.C., Pelham, W.E. (2022). High versus Low Intensity Summer Adolescent ADHD Treatment Effects on Internalizing, Social, and Self-Esteem Problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

    Coccia, C., Lovan, P., Macchi, A., Coto, J., Dick, A.S., & Graziano, P. (2022). How much and what: Using a buffet to detect self-regulation of food intake among young school-age children. Physiology & Behavior, 249, 113745.

    Clifford, C., Paulk, E., Lin, Q., Cadwallader, J., Lubbers, K. & Frazier, L.D. (2022). Relationships among adult playfulness, stress, and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current Psychology.

    Conroy, K., Greif Green, J., Phillips, K., Poznanski, B., Coxe, S., Kendall, P. C., & Comer, J. S. (2022). School-based accommodations and supports for anxious youth: Benchmarking reported practices against expert perspectives. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 51, 419-427.

    Dankoor, K., Stephens, D. & Bogt, T.T. (2022). Drip Too Hard? Commercial Rap Music and Perceived Masculinity Ideals and Actual Self-Evaluations among Black U.S. and Dutch Adolescent Men. Sexuality & Culture. 

    Dick, A. S., Ralph, Y., Farrant, K., Reeb‐Sutherland, B., Pruden, S., & Mattfeld, A. T. (2022). Volumetric development of hippocampal subfields and hippocampal white matter connectivity: Relationship with episodic memory. Developmental Psychobiology, 64(8), e22333.

    Dickens, D.D., Hall, N.M., Watson-Singleton, N.N., Mitchell, C., Thomas, Z. (2022). Initial Construction and Validation of the Identity Shifting for Black Women Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 

    Eaton, A.A., Ramjee, D., & Saunders, J.F. (2022). The Relationship between Sextortion during COVID-19 and Pre-pandemic Intimate Partner Violence: A Large Study of Victimization among Diverse U.S Men and Women, Victims & Offenders.

    Edgar, E. V. (2022). Analysing infant data at the group- or individual-level: The impact of measurement error on sophisticated analysesInfant and Child Development, e2335.

    Edgar, E. V., Todd, J. T., & Bahrick, L. E. (2022). Intersensory matching of faces and voices in infancy predicts language outcomes in young children. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.

    Eschman, B., Todd, J. T., Sarafraz, A., Edgar, E., Petrulla, V., McNew, M., Gomez, W., & Bahrick, L. E. (2022). Remote data collection during a pandemic: A new approach for assessing and coding multisensory attention skills in infants and young children. Frontiers in Psychology12, 731618.

    Garcia, N. L., Dick, A. S., & Pruden, S. M. (2022). Contributions of executive function to spatial thinking in young childrenInfant and Child Development, e2317.

    Georgiadis, C., Bose, D., Wolenski, R., Javadi, N., Coxe, S., Pettit, J. W., & Comer, J. S. (2022). How flexible are treatments for youth internalizing disorders? Examining modification guidelines included across supported treatments. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 51(5), 593-609.

    Gonzalez, M. R., Brown, S. A., Pelham III, W. E., Bodison, S. C., McCabe, C., Baker, F. C., Baskin-Sommers, A., Dick, A.S. ... & Tapert, S. F. (2022). Family Well‐Being During the COVID‐19 Pandemic: The Risks of Financial Insecurity and Coping. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

    Guillaume, M., Toomarian, E.Y., Van Rinsveld, A., Baskin-Sommers, A., Dick, A.S. ... & McCandliss, B.D. (2022). Negative impacts of pandemic induced at-home remote learning can be mitigated by parental involvement. Frontiers in Education.   

    Hare, M.M., Dick, A.S., & Graziano, P.A. (2022). Adverse childhood experiences predict neurite density differences in young children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Developmental Psychobiology, 64, e22234. 

    Helpingstine, C.E., Stephens, D.P., & Madhivanan, P. (2022). Anti-human Trafficking Service Professionals in India: Challenges and Barriers to Service Provision, Journal of Human Trafficking. 

    Hernandez, M.L., Spiegel, J.A., Coxe, S., Dick, A.S., & Graziano, P.A. (2022). Individual Differences in Germ Spreading Behaviors Among Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: The Role of Executive Functioning, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, jsac056.

    Kiplagat, S., Khan, A., Sheehan, D. M., Jaykrishna, P., Ravi, K., Trepka, M. J., Bursac, Z., Stephens, D., Krupp, K., & Madhivanan, P. (2022). Evaluating the moderating role of Accredited Social Health Activists on adverse birth outcomes in rural India. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 100787.

    Kiplagat, S., Ravi, K., Sheehan, D.M., Srinivas, V., Khan, A., Trepka, M., Bursac, Z., Stephens, D.P., Krupp, K., & Madhivanan, P. (2022). Sociodemographic patterns of preterm birth and low birth weight among pregnant women in rural Mysore district, India: A latent class analysis. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-15.

    Kuchynka, S.L., Eaton, A., & Rivera, L.M. (2022). Understanding and addressing gender-based inequities in STEM: Research synthesis and recommendations for U.S. K-12 education. Social Issues and Policy Reviews, 1-37.

    Merrill, B. M., Raiker, J. S., Mattfeld, A. T., Macphee, F. L., Ramos, M. C., Zhao, X., Altszuler, A. R., Schooler, J. W., Coxe, S., Gnagy, E. M., Greiner, A. R., Coles, E. K., & Pelham Jr., W. E. (2022). Mind-wandering among children with ADHD: experimental manipulations across laboratory and naturalistic settings. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

    Montes, F., Guerra, A.M., Higuera-Mendieta, D., De La Vega-Taboadaet al. (2022). Our Voice in a rural community: empowering Colombian adolescents to advocate for school community well-being through citizen science. BMC Public Health 22, 2411. 

    Moore, D. S., Witherington, D. C., Narvaez, D., Vandiver, T. I., & Lickliter, R. (2022). How deep do we have to go to rehabilitate evolutionary psychology? Reply to Bjorklund et al. (2022). American Psychologist, 77(6), 784–785.

    Nelson E.L. (2022) Developmental cascades as a framework for primate handedness. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 16:1063348. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.1063348

    Nelson E.L. (2022). Insights Into Human and Nonhuman Primate Handedness From Measuring Both Hands. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31(2):154-161. 

    Nelson, E.L., Alvarez, J., Jimenez, B., & Padron, K. (2022). State of the field: Developmental primate cognition. In B.L. Schwartz & M.J. Beran (Eds.), Primate Cognitive Studies (pp. 88-114). New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Öztekin, I., Garic, D., Bayat, M., Hernandez, M. L., Finlayson, M. A., Graziano, P. A., & Dick, A. S. (2022). Structural and diffusion‐weighted brain imaging predictors of attention deficit‐hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its symptomology in very young (4–7‐year‐old) children. European Journal of Neuroscience.

    Pelham, W.E., Tapert, S.F., Gonzalez, M.R., Guillaume., M., Dick, A.S. et al. (2022). Parental Knowledge/Monitoring and Depressive Symptoms During Adolescence: Protective Factor or Spurious Association?. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 

    Pelham, W. E. III, Tapert, S. F., Gonzalez, M. R., Wade, N. E., Lisdahl, K. M., Guillaume, M., Marshall, A. T., Van Rinsveld, A., Dick, A. S., et al. (2022). Parental knowledge/monitoring and adolescent substance use: A causal relationship? Health Psychology. Advance online publication.

    Ruvalcaba, Y., Rodriguez, A.L.,  Eaton, A.A., Stephens, D.P., & Madhivanan, P. (2022). The effectiveness of American college sexual assault interventions in highly masculine settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 101760. 

    Sanchez, A. L., Jent, J., Aggarwal, N., Chavira, D., Coxe, S., Garcia, D., LaRoche, M. & Comer, J. S. (2022). Person-centered cultural assessment can improve child mental health service engagement and outcomes. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 51, 1 – 22.

    Sibley, M. H., Coxe, S. J., Page, T. F., Pelham, W. E., Yeguez, C. E., LaCount, P. A., & Barney, S. (2022). Four-Year follow-up of high versus low intensity summer treatment for adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 51(5), 750-763.

    Sibley, M. H., Coxe, S., Stein, M.A., Meinzer, M. C., Valente, M. (2022). Predictors of Treatment Engagement and Response among Adolescents with ADHD: An Integrative Data Analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent and Psychiatry, 61, 66-79.

    Sibley, M.H., Coxe, S.J., Zulauf-McCurdy, C.A., & Zhao, X. (2022). Mediators of Psychosocial Treatment for Adolescent ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 90, 545.

    Stephens, D., Pierre, J., & Helpingstine, C. (2022). Black Mothers' Perceptions of Barriers and Motivators for Initiating Adolescent Dating Violence Discussions with Daughters. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships 9(1), 91-120. doi:10.1353/bsr.2022.0014.

    Thomas, Z., Banks, J., Eaton, A.A., & Ward, L.M. (2022). 25 years of psychology research on the "strong black woman". Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

    Wang, L. A. L., Petrulla, V., Zampella, C. J., Waller, R., & Schultz, R. T. (2022). Gross motor impairment and its relation to social skills in autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and two meta-analyses. Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication.

    Yankowitz, L.D., Petrulla, V., Plate, S. et al. (2022). Infants later diagnosed with autism have lower canonical babbling ratios in the first year of life. Molecular Autism 13(28). 

    Zhao, X., Coxe, S., Sibley, M. J., Zulauf-McCurdy, C.A., & Pettit, J. (2022). Harmonizing Depression Measures Across Studies: A Tutorial for Data Harmonization. Prevention Science.

    Zhao, X., Coxe, S., Timmons, A., & Frazier, S. L. (2022). Mental Health Information-Seeking Online: A Google Trends Analysis of ADHD. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 49, 357 - 373.

  • 2021

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Barton, A., Novoa, O., Sanchez, M., Romano, E., & Cano, M. (2021). Impact of pre-migration assets and pre-migration trauma on acculturative stress among recent Latinx immigrant young adults. Ethnicity & Health, 1-18.

    Burdette, E. T., Timpano, K. R., Novotny, S. E., Yepes, B. E., Reeb-Sutherland, B. C., & Britton, J. C. (2021). Repetitive negative thinking and depressive symptoms are differentially related to response inhibition: The influence of non-emotional, socio-emotional, and self-referential stimuli. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103989.

    Cano, M.Á., Marsiglia, F.F., Meca, A., De La Rosa, M., Ramírez‐Ortiz, D., Sánchez, M., Colón Burgos, J.F., Alamilla, S.G., Wuyke, G., Parras, D., Ali, S.Z., Forney, D.J., Varas‐Rodríguez, E., Ruvalcaba, Y., Contreras, A., Ahmed, S., Vega‐Luna, B., Ochoa, L.G., Cuadra, R. and Domínguez García, M.J. (2021), Psychosocial stress, bicultural identity integration, and bicultural self‐efficacy among Hispanic emerging adults. Stress and Health, 37: 392-398.

    Eaton, A. A., Grzanka, P.R., Schlehofer, M.M., & Silka, L. (2021). Public Psychology: Introduction to the Special Issue. American Psychologist.

    Eaton, A. A., Stephens, D. P.,Ruvalcaba, Y., Banks, J., & Sundari Foundation Inc. (2021). A culture of care: How Lotus House Women's Shelter heals program participants through genuineness, space, high expectations, dignity, individualized attention, and community. Journal of Community Psychology

    Eaton, A., & Warner, L. R. (2021). Social justice burnout: Engaging in self-care while doing diversity work. In M. E. Kite, K. A. Case, & W. R. Williams (Eds.), Navigating difficult moments in teaching diversity and social justice (pp. 31–43). American Psychological Association.

    Frazier, L.D., Schwartz, B.L. & Metcalfe, J. The MAPS model of self-regulation: Integrating metacognition, agency, and possible selves. Metacognition Learning 16, 297–318 (2021).

    Garcia, N.L., Dick, A.S., Hayes, T., & Pruden, S.M. (Accepted). Direct and indirect effects of mother spatial ability on child spatial ability: What role does the home environment play? Developmental Science Stage 1 Registered Report. 

    Gonzalez, S.L.,Nelson, E.L. (2021). Factor analysis of the Home Handedness Questionnaire: Unimanual and role differentiated bimanual manipulation as separate dimensions of handedness. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 28(2), 173-184. 

    Harshaw, C., Ford, C. B., & Lickliter, R. (2021). Hearing Better with the Right Eye? The Lateralization of Multisensory Processing Affects Auditory Learning in Northern Bobwhite Quail (Colinus Virginianus) Chicks. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 105274.

    Helpingstine, C., Kenny, M.C., & Canfield, B. (2021). Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Experiences Working in Service Organizations, Journal of Human Trafficking.

    Helpingstine, C., Kenny, M.C., & Malik, F. (2021). Vicarious Traumatization and Burnout among Service Providers for Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

    Helpingstine, C.E., Stephens, D.P., Kenny, M.C., & Eaton, A.A. (2021). Adolescent girls with a history of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE): Perceptions and characteristics of social networks. Child Abuse & Neglect, 115, 105015.

    Kenny, M. C., & Helpingstine, C. (2021). The collaborative efforts of a multidisciplinary community-based team to address victims of commercial sexual exploitation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication.

    Lickliter, R. (2021). Opinion: Advancing Embodiment Research From a Developmental Point of View. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience15

    Narvaez, D., Moore, D. S., Witherington, D. C., Vandiver, T. I., & Lickliter, R. (2021). Evolving evolutionary psychology. American Psychologist. Advance online publication.

    Needham, A.W., Nelson, E.L., Short, A.D., Daunhauer, L.A., & Fidler, D.J. (13 Oct 2021). The emergence of fine motor skills in children with Down syndrome. To appear in R.M. Hodapp & D.J. Fidler (Eds.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities. Elsevier.

    Sante, D. R. L., Eaton, A. A., & Viswesvaran, C. (2021). How Contextual Performance Influences Perceptions of Personality and Leadership Potential. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology , Ahead of print.

    Siegel, J.A., Calogero, R.M., Eaton, A.A., & Roberts, T-A. (October 2021). Identifying Gaps and Building Bridges Between Feminist Psychology and Open Science. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

  • 2020

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Alvarez-Vargas, D., Abad, C. & Pruden, S.M. (2020). Spatial anxiety mediates the sex difference in adult mental rotation test performance. Cogn. Research 5, 31.

    Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Todd, J.T. (2020). The development of multisensory attention skills: Individual differences, developmental outcomes, and applications.  In: J. Lockman  & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Infant Development (pp. 303-339). Cambridge University Press.

    Barton, A., McLaney, S. & Stephens, D. P. (2020). Targeted Interventions for Violence among Latinx Youth: A Systematic Review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. doi 10.1016/j.avb.2020.101434

    Boeving, E.R., Rodrigues, M.A., & Nelson, E.L. (2020). Network analysis as a tool to understand social development in spider monkeys. Am J Primatol. e23182.

    Boyd, B.,Stephens, D.P., Eaton, A., & Bruk-Lee, V. (2020). Exploring Partner Scarcity: Highly Educated Black Women and Dating Compromise. Sex Res Soc Policy.

    Dajani, D. R., Odriozola, P., Winters, M., Voorhies, W., Marcano, S., Baez, A., Gates, K. M., Dick, A. S., & Uddin, L. Q. (2020). Cognitive flexibility: From task validity to individual connectome mapping. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Deschamps, I., Courson, M., Dick, A.S., & Tremblay, P. (2020). The phonological loop: is speech special?. Exp Brain Res.

    Eaton, A. A., & McGlynn, C. (accepted for publication). The psychology of nonconsensual porn: Understanding and addressing a growing form of sexual violence. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

    Eaton, A. A., Noori, S., Bonomi, A., Stephens, D., & Gillum, T. (2020).  Nonconsensual porn as a form of intimate partner violence: Using the Power and Control Wheel to understand nonconsensual porn perpetration in intimate relationshipsTrauma, Violence, & Abuse.

    Eaton, A. A., & Stephens, D. (2020). Reproductive justice: Moving the margins to the center in social issues researchJournal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12384

    Gonzalez, S.L., Campbell, J.M., Marcinowski, E.C., Michel, G.F., Coxe, S., & Nelson, E.L. (2020). Preschool language ability is predicted by toddler hand preference trajectories.  Developmental Psychology, 56(4), 699-709. Advance online publication.

    Hackney, K., Daniels, S., Paustian-Underdahl, S., Perrewe, P., Mandeville, A., & Eaton, A. A. (2020). Examining the effects of perceived pregnancy discrimination on mother and baby healthJournal of Applied Psychology. doi:10.1037/apl0000788

    Hawes, S. W., Waller, R., Byrd, A. L., Bjork, J. M., Dick, A. S., Sutherland, M. T., Riedel, M. C., Tobia, M. J., Thomson, N., Laird, A. R., & Gonzalez, R. (2020). Reward processing among children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Callous-Unemotional Traits in the ABCD Study. American Journal of Psychiatry

    Lee, J. C., Dick, A. S., & Tomblin, J. B. (2020). Altered brain structures in the dorsal and ventral language pathways in individuals with and without Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).  Brain Imaging and Behavior.

    Lickliter, R., & Honeycutt, H. (2020). Epigenesis without preformationism: Taking development seriously.  In: M. Mascolo & T. Bidell (Eds.), Handbook of integrative psychological development: Essays in honor of Kurt W. Fischer (pp. 191-207).  Routledge.

    Nelson, E.L., & Gonzalez, S.L. (2020). Measuring infant handedness reliably from reaching: A systematic review. Laterality. Advance online publication.

    Rodriguez, A.,Stephens, D. P., Brewe, E., & Madhivanan, P. (2020).  A Network Analysis of Domestic Violence beliefs among young adults in IndiaJournal of Interpersonal Violence.

    Ruvalcaba, Y.,Stephens, D. P., Eaton, A. A., & Boyd, B. (2020). Hispanic women’s perceptions of teenage sexting: Qualitative analyses using a sexual scripting framework. Culture, Health and Sexuality.

    Stephens, D., & Eaton, A. A. (2020). Cultural factors in young adult Indian women’s beliefs about disclosing domestic violence victimizationJournal of Social Issues. doi:10.1111/josi.12385

    Saunders, J. F., Eaton, A. A., & Aguilar, S. (2020). From self(ie)-objectification to self-empowerment: The meaning of selfies on social media in eating disorder recoveryComputers in Human Behavior.

    Vieites, V.,Pruden, S.M. & Reeb-Sutherland, B.C. (2020). Childhood wayfinding experience explains sex and individual differences in adult wayfinding strategy and anxiety.  Cogn. Research  5,  12.

    Vieites, V.,Pruden, S.M., Shusterman, A., & Reeb-Sutherland, B. (2020). Using hippocampal-dependent eyeblink conditioning to predict individual differences in spatial reorientation strategies in 3- to 6-year-olds.  Developmental Science, 23.

    *Waller, R., *Hawes, S.W., Byrd, A.L.,  Dick, A.S., Sutherland, M.T., Riedel, M.C., Tobia, M.J., Bottenhorn, K.L., Laird, A.R., & Gonzalez, R. (2020). Conduct problems, callous-unemotional traits, and regional gray matter volume in the ABCD study.   Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. *authors contributed equally to this manuscript

  • 2019

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Bahrick, L.,McNew, M.,Pruden, S.M., & Castellanos, I. (2019). Intersensory redundancy promotes infant detection of prosodic changes in infant-directed speech. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (JECP), 183, 295-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.02.008

    Bartley, J.E., Riedel, M.C., Salo, T., Boeving, E.R., Bottenhorn, K.L., Bravo, E.I, Odean, R., Nazareth, A., Laird, R.W., Sutherland, M.T., Pruden, S.M., Brewe, E., & Laird, A.R. (2019). Brain activity links performance in science reasoning with conceptual approach. Nature Partner Journal (NPJ) – Science of Learning, 4, 20. DOI: 10.1038/s41539-019-0059-8.

    Bechor, M., Ramos M., Crowley, M.J., Silverman, W.K., Pettit, J.W., & Reeb-Sutherland, B.C. (2019). Neural correlates of attentional processing of threat in youth with and without anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 119-129. DOI: 10.1007/s10802-018-0424-8

    Belnap, S.C., Currea, J.P.,Lickliter, R. (2019).  Prenatal incubation temperature affects neonatal precocial birds’ locomotor behavior. Physiology & Behavior, 206, 51-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.03.002

    Belnap, S.C., & Lickliter, R. (2019). Prenatal light exposure influences gait performance and body composition in bobwhite quail chicks. Physiology & Behavior, 212. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112706.

    Broce, I., Bernal, B., Altman, N., Bradley, C., Baez, N., Cabrera, L., Hernandez, G., De Feria, A., & Dick, A. S. (2019). Fiber pathways supporting early literacy development in 5-8-year-old childrenBrain and Cognition.

    Cadet, G., Coudray, M., Stephens, D. P., Siddaiah, A., & Madhivanan, P. (2019). Knowledge, Gender and Guidance: Factors influencing Indian Mothers Responses to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Indian Journal of Health & Well- Being, 20(7), 195- 200.

    Comer, J. S., del Busto, C., Dick, A. S., Furr, J. M., & Puliafico, A. C. (in press). Adapting PCIT to treat anxiety problems in young children: The CALM Program. In L. Niec (Ed.), Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy: Innovations and applications for research and practice. New York: Springer.

    Curtindale, L., Bahrick, L.E., Lickliter, R., & Colombo, J. (2019). Effects of multimodal synchrony on infant attention and heart rate during events with social and nonsocial stimuli. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 178, 283-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.10.006

    Degarege, A., Fennie, K, Li, T., Stephens, D. P., & Madhivanan, P. (2019). An integrative behavior theory derived model to assess factors affecting HPV vaccine acceptance using structural equation modeling. Vaccine. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.012.

    Dick, A.S.,Garcia, N.L.,Pruden, S.M., Thompson, W.K., Hawes, S.W., Sutherland, M.T., Riedel, M.C., Laird, A.R., & Gonzalez, R. (2019). No evidence for a bilingual executive function advantage in the nationally representative ABCD study. Nature Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0609-3.

    Dick, A.S.,Garic, D., Graziano, P., & Tremblay, P. (2019). The frontal aslant tract (FAT) and its role in speech, language, and executive function. Cortex, 111, 148-163. and DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.10.015.

    Eaton, A. A., Saunders, J., & Jacobson, R., & West, K. (2019). How gender and race stereotypes impact the advancement of scholars in STEM: Professors’ biased evaluations of physics and biology post-doctoral candidatesSex Roles. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-019-01052-w

    Garic, D., Broce, I., Graziano, P., Mattfeld, A. & Dick, A. S. (2019). Laterality of the frontal aslant tract (FAT) explains externalizing behaviors through its association with executive functionDevelopmental Science.

    Gonzalez, A., Bottenhorn, K.L., Bartley, J.E., Hayes, T., Riedel, M.C., Salo, T., Bravo, E.I, Odean, R.,Nazareth, A., Laird, R.W., Sutherland, M.T., Brewe, E., Pruden, S.M., & Laird, A.R. (2019). Sex differences in brain correlates of STEM anxiety. Nature Partner Journal (NPJ) – Science of Learning, 4, 18. DOI: 10.1038/s41539-019-0058-9.

    Gonzalez, S.L., Alvarez, V., & Nelson, E.L. (2019). Do gross and fine motor skills differentially contribute to language outcomes?: A systematic reviewFrontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02670.

    Hagler, D., Hatton, S. N., Makowski, C., Cornejo, D., Fair, D. A., Dick, A. S., Sutherland, M. T., Casey, B. J., Barch, D. M. et al., (2019). Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. NeuroImage.

    Marcinowski, E.C., Nelson, E.L., Campbell, J.M., & Michel, G.F. (2019). The development of object construction from infancy through toddlerhood. Infancy24(3), 368-391. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12284.

    Meca, A., Cobb, C. L., Schwartz, S. J., Szabo, A., Moise, R., Zamboanga, B. L., Lee, T. K., Klimstra, T. A., Soares, M. H., Ritchie, R. A., & Stephens, D. P. (2019). Exploring individual differences in the relationship between cultural identity processes and well-being. Emerging Adulthood. DOI: 10.1177/2167696818817168.

    Nazareth, A., Killick, R., Dick, A.S., & Pruden, S.M. (2019). Strategy selection versus flexibility: Using eye-trackers to investigate strategy use during mental rotation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (JEP: LMC), 45, 232-245DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000574.

    Nazareth, A., Odean, R., & Pruden, S.M. (2019). The use of eye tracking in spatial thinking research. In Early Childhood Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 588-609). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7507-8.ch029.

    Nelson, E.L., Gonzalez, S.L., El-Asmar, J.M., Ziade, M.F., & Abu-Rustum, R.S. (2019). The Home Handedness Questionnaire: Pilot data from preschoolersLaterality, 24(4), 482-503. DOI: 10.1080/1357650X.2018.1543313.

    Paustian-Underdahl, S., Eaton, A. A., Mandeville, A., & Little, L. (2019). Pushed out or opting out? Integrating perspectives on gender differences in withdrawal attitudes during pregnancyJournal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/apl0000394.

    Peguero, H., Stephens, D. P., Placek, C., & Madhivanan, P. (In Press). "Even an HIV infected person can live 100 years”: Perceptions of HIV among Hijras in Mysore, India. Journal of Global Health.

    Placek, C. D., Nishimura, H., Hudanick, N., Stephens, D., & Madhivanan, P. (2019). Reframing HIV stigma & fear: Considerations from social-ecological and evolutionary theories of reproduction. Human Nature. DOI: 10.1007/s12110-018-09335-z.

    Rodriguez, A.,Stephens, D. P., Brewe, E., & Madhivanan, P. (in press). A Network Analysis of Domestic Violence beliefs among young adults in India. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177%2F0886260519889923.

    Ruvalcaba, Y.,Eaton, A. A. (2019). Nonconsensual pornography among U.S. adults: A sexual scripts framework on victimization, perpetration, and health correlates for women and menPsychology of Violence. DOI: 10.1037/vio0000233

    Saunders, J., Eaton, A. A., & Fitzsimmons-Craft, E. (2019). Body-, eating-, and exercise-related comparisons during eating disorder recovery and validation of the BEECOM-RPsychology of Women Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/0361684319851718.

    Sibley, M., Ortiz, M., Graziano, P., Dick, A., S., & Estrada, E. (2019). Metacognitive and motivation deficits, exposure to trauma, and high parental demands characterize adolescents with late-onset ADHD. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 4, 537-548.

    Tremblay, P., Deschamps, I., & Dick, A. S. (in press). Neurocognitive organization of articulatory and motor processes in speech. In M. Miozzo, G. de Zubicaray, & S. Schiller (Eds.). Oxford handbook of neurolinguistics. Oxford University Press.

    Tremblay, P. T., Perron, M., Deschamps, I., Kennedy-Higgins, D., Houde, J-C., Dick, A. S., & Descoteaux, M. (2019). A diffusion MRI study on the role of the arcuate and middle longitudinal fasciculi in the aging of speech perception in noiseHuman Brain Mapping, 40, 226-241.

    West, K., & Eaton, A. A. (2019). Prejudiced and unaware of it: Evidence for the Dunning-Kruger model in the domains of racism and sexismPersonality and Individual Differences. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.03.047.

  • 2018

    Bold denotes author is current or former Developmental Science graduate trainee. Underline denotes author is a Developmental Science faculty member. 

    Abad, C., Odean, R.,Pruden, S.M. (2018). Sex differences in gains among Hispanic pre-kindergartners’ mental rotation skills.  Frontiers in Psychology, section Developmental Psychology: Special Issue “Gendered paths into STEM, Disparities between females and males in STEM over the life-span.  DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02563

    Bahrick, L.E., Soska, K.C., & Todd, J.T. (2018). Assessing individual differences in the speed and accuracy of intersensory processing in young children: The Intersensory Processing Efficiency Protocol.  Developmental Psychology, 54, 2226-2239. DOI: 10.1037/ dev0000575

    Bahrick, L.E., Todd, J.T., & Soska, K.C. (2018). The Multisensory Attention Assessment Protocol (MAAP): Characterizing individual differences in multisensory attention skills in infants and children and relations with language and cognition.  Developmental Psychology, 54, 2207-2225. DOI: 10.1037/ dev0000594

    Barrantes, R., & Eaton, A. A. (2018).  Sexual orientation and leadership suitability: How being a gay man affects perceptions of fit in gender-stereotyped positionsSex Roles. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-018-0894-8

    Bartley, J.E., Boeving, E.R., Riedel, M.C., Bottenhorn, K.L., Salo, T., Eickhoff, S.B., Brewe, E., Sutherland, M.T., Laird, A.R. (2018). Meta-analytic evidence for a core problem solving network across multiple representational domains.  Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsDOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.06.009 

    Boeving, E.R., & Nelson, E.L. (2018).  Social risk dissociates social network structure across lateralized behaviors in spider monkeysSymmetry, 10(9). doi: 10.3390/sym10090390. Contribution to Special Issue:  Left Versus Right Asymmetries of Brain and Behaviour

    Bottenhorn, K.L., Flannery, J.S., Boeving, E.R., Riedel, M.C., Eickhoff, S.B., Sutherland, M.T., Laird, A.R (2018). Cooperating yet distinct brain networks engaged during naturalistic paradigms : A meta-analysis of functional MRI results . Network Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1162/netn_a_00050

    Brewe, E., Bartley, J.E., Riedel, M.C., Sawtelle, V., Salo, T., Boeving, E.R., Bravo, E.I., Odean, R., Nazareth, A., Bottenhorn, K.L., Laird, R.W., Sutherland, M.T., Pruden, S.M., Laird, A.R. (2018).  Toward a neurobiological basis for understanding learning in University Modeling Instruction physics courses.  Frontiers in Computer Technology & Education. DOI: 10.3389/fict.2018.0001

    Burns, V. L., Eaton, A. A., Long, H., & Zapp, Z. (2018). Exploring the role of race and gender on perceived bystander ability and intent: Findings before and after exposure to an online training program to combat sexual assault on campusViolence Against Women.  DOI: 10.1177/1077801218807089

    Casey, B.J., Cannonier, T., Conley, M., Cohen, A. O., Barch, D., Heitzig, M., Soules, M., Teslovich, T., Dellarco, D., Garavan, H., Orr, C., Wager, T., Banich, M., Speer, N., Sutherland, M., Riedel, M. C., Dick, A. S., Bjork, J., Burgess, G. C., Thomas, K. M., Charaani, B., Mejia, M. H., Hagler, D., Sicat, C. S., Harms, M., Dosenbach, N., Earl, E., Bartsch, H., Watts, R., Polimeni, J., Kuperman, J., Fair, D., & Dale, A. and the ABCD Imaging Acquisition Workgroup (2018). The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study: Functional imaging acquisition across sitesDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 32, 43-54

    Degarege, A., Krupp, K., Fennie, K, Li, T., Stephens, D. P., Marlow, L., Srinivas, V., Arun, A.,& Madhivanan, P. (2018).  Urban-rural inequities in the parental attitudes and beliefs towards Human papillomavirus infection, cervical cancer and HPV vaccine in Mysore, India.  Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (18), S1083-3188

    Dick, A. S. (2018). The ontogenesis of neural networks from a network science perspective. In A. S. Dick & U. Müller (Eds.)  Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

    Dick, A. S., & Müller, U. (2018). Introduction: Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and Method. In A. S. Dick & U. Müller (Eds.)  Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method. London: Routledge; Taylor and Francis Group.

    Dick, A. S., & Tremblay, P. (2018). Broca and Wernicke are dead: The new neurobiology of language.  Psychology Review. 10.1016/j.bandl.2016.08.004

    Flom, R., Bahrick, L. E., Pick, A. (2018). Infants discriminate the affective expressions of their peers: The roles of age and familiarization time.  Infancy, 23(5), 692-707. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12246

    Gonzalez, S.L.,Nelson, E.L. (2018).  Measuring Spanish comprehension in infants from mixed Hispanic communities using the IDHC: A preliminary study on 16-month-oldsBehavioral Sciences, 8(12), 117. DOI: 10.3390/bs8120117

    Kallschmidt, A., & Eaton. A. A. (2018).  Are lower social class origins stigmatized at work? A qualitative study of social class concealment and disclosure among White men employees who experienced upward mobilityJournal of Vocational Behavior. DOI: 0.1016/j.jvb.2018.08.010

    Lickliter, R. (2018). An intelligent guide to human intelligence: It’s all about development.  Human Development, 61, 126-129. DOI: 10.1159/000486465

    Lickliter, R. (2018). Biological processes and psychological development. In: A.S. Dick & U. Muller (Eds.),  Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and methods  (pp. 53-64). Psychology Press.

    Lickliter, R. (2018). The influence of prenatal experience on behavioral and social development: The benefits and limitations of an animal model.  Development and Psychopathology, 30, 871-880. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579418000640

    Michel, G.F., Babik, I., Nelson, E.L.,  Marcinowski, E.C., & Campbell, J.M. (2018).  Evolution and development of handedness: An evo-devo approach . In: G.S. Forrester, W.D. Hopkins, K. Hurdy, & A. Lindell, Eds.,  Progress in Brain Research (Vol. 238), Cerebral Lateralization and Cognition: Evolutionary and Developmental Investigations of Behavioral Biases  (pp. 347-376). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/bs.pbr.2018.06.007.

    Mindthoff, A., Stephens, D. P., & Madhivanan, P. (2018).  Using bystander programs to tackle college sexual violence: A critical evaluation of a meta-analysisJournal of American College Health. DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1467423

    Nelson, E.L., Berthier, N.E., & Konidaris, G.D. (2018). Handedness and reach-to-place kinematics in adults: Left-handers are not reversed right-handers.  Journal of Motor Behavior, 50 (4), 381-391. DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2017.1363698

    Nelson, E.L., & Kendall, G.A. (2018).  Goal-directed tail use in Colombian spider monkeys  (Ateles fusciceps rufiventris) is highly lateralized.   Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132(1), 40-47. doi: 10.1037/com0000094

    Nomi, J.S., Schettini, E., Broce, I.Dick, A. S., Uddin, L. Q. (2018). Structural connections of functionally-defined human insular subdivisionsCerebral Cortex28, 3445-3456

    Pierre- Victor, D., Stephens, D. P., Gabbidon, K., Jean- Baptist, N., Clarke, R., & Madhivanan, P. (2018). Conversations about Sexual Activity within Haitian Families: Implications for HPV Vaccine UptakeEthnicity & Health. DOI: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1539221

    Pierre-Victor, D., Stephens, D. P., Omondi, A., Clarke, R., Gabbidon, K., & Madhivanan, P. (2018).  Barriers to HPV Vaccination among Unvaccinated College Haitian-American WomenHealth Equity, 2, 90-97.

    Pierre-Victor, D., Trepka, M., Stephens, D. P., Li, T., Page, T., & Madhivanan, P. (2018).  Human Papillomavirus Infections in the Southern and Other United States Regions.  Journal of Health Disparities Research & Practice.

    Pruden, S.M., & Odean, R. (2018). Language development: Motion verb and spatial-relational term acquisition from a developmental systems perspective. In A. Dick & U. Müller (Eds.),  Advancing developmental science: Philosophy, theory, and method (pp.133-144). New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

    Reeb-Sutherland, B.C. (2018). What environmental factors contribute to the development of anxiety in temperamentally inhibited children? Insight from animal research models.  Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 5, 126-133. DOI: 10.1177/2372732217743990 

    Rodrigues, M.A. & Boeving, E.R. (2018). Comparative social grooming networks in captive chimpanzees and bonobos.  Primates. DOI: 10.1007/s10329-018-0670-y 

    Salo, V.C., Rowe, M.L., & Reeb-Sutherland, B.C. (2018). Exploring infant gesture and joint attention as related constructs and as predictors of later language.  Infancy, 23, 432-452. DOI: 10.1111/infa.12229

    Saunders, J.,Eaton, A. A. (2018).  Snaps, selfies, and shares: How three popular social media platforms contribute to the sociocultural model of disordered eating among young womenCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. DOI:  10.1089/cyber.2017.0713

    Saunders, J.,Eaton, A. A. (2018).  Social comparisons in eating disorder recovery: Using PhotoVoice to capture the sociocultural influences on women’s recovery.  International Journal of Eating Disorders.  doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.27372.00645

    Saunders, J., Eaton, A. A., & Frazier, S. (2018). Disordered society: Women in eating disorder recovery advise policymakers on changeAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.  doi:10.1007/s10488-018-0903-9

    Witherington, D.C., Overton, W.F., Lickliter, R., Marshall, P.T., & Narvaez, D. (2018). Metatheory and the primacy of conceptual analysis in developmental scienceHuman Development, 61, 181-198.

    Yanes, J. A., Riedel, M. C., Ray, K. L., Kirkland, A. E., Bird, R. T., Boeving, E. R., ... & Sutherland, M. T  (2018). Neuroimaging meta-analysis of cannabis use studies reveals convergent functional alterations in brain regions supporting cognitive control and reward processing.  Journal of Psychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1177/0269881117744995