Human Development and Family Studies


Blankson, A. N., O'Brien, M., Leerkes, E. M, Marcovitch, S., & Calkins, S. D. (in press) Shyness and vocabulary: The role of executive functioning and home environmental stimulation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

Blankson, A. N., O'Brien, M., Leerkes, E. M., Marcovitch, S., & Calkins, S. D. (in press). Differentiating processes of control and understanding in early development of emotion and cognition.  Social Development

Marcovitch, S., Leigh, J., Calkins, S. D., O'Brien, M., Leerkes, E. M., & Blankson, A. N. (in press). Moderate vagal withdrawal in 3.5-year-old children is associated with optimal performance on executive function tasks. Developmental Psychobiology.

Calkins, S.D. (in press). The emergence of self-regulation: biological and behavioral control mechanisms supporting toddler competencies. Chapter to appear in C. Brownell & C. Kopp, Transitions in Early Socioemotional Development:  The Toddler Years.  Guilford Press.

Calkins, S.D. (in press). Regulatory competence and early disruptive behavior problems: The role of physiological regulation. Chapter to appear in S. Olson & A. Sameroff, Regulatory Processes in the Development of Behavior Problems: Biological, Behavioral, and Social-Ecological Interactions. Cambridge University Press.

Calkins, S.D., Blandon, A.Y., Williford, A.P., & Keane, S.P. (in press). Biological, behavioral, and relational levels of resilience in the context of risk for early childhood behavior problems. Development & Psychopathology.

O'Brien, M., Miner Weaver, J., Nelson, J. A., Calkins, S. D., Leerkes, E. M. & Marcovitch, S. (2010). Longitudinal associations between children's understanding of emotions and theory of mind. Cognition & Emotion, doi:10.1080/02699931.2010.518417

Blandon, A., Calkins, S.D., Grimm, K., Keane, S.P. & O’Brien, M.  (2010).  Testing a developmental cascades model of emotional and social competence and early peer acceptance.  Development & Psychopathology, 22, 737-748.

Blandon, A. Y., Calkins, S. D., Keane, S. P., & O’Brien, M.  (2010). Contributions of child physiology and maternal behavior to children’s trajectories of children’s temperamental reactivity.   Developmental Psychology, 46, 119-1103.

Blandon, A. Y., Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2010). Predicting emotional and social competence during early childhood from toddler risk and maternal behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 119-132

Calkins, S.D. (2010).  Psychobiological models of adolescent risk:  Implications for intervention and prevention.  Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 213-215.

Calkins, S.D. (2010).  Conceptual and methodological challenges to the study of
emotion regulation and psychopathology.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 92-95.

Graziano, P., Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2010). Toddler self-regulation skills predict risk for pediatric obesity. International Journal of Obesity.

Graziano, P., Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2010).  Maternal behavior and children’s early emotion regulation skills differentially predict development of children’s reactive control and later effortful control.  Infant & Child Development, 19, 333-352.

Mokrova, I., O’Brien, M., Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2010). Parental ADHD symptomology and ineffective parenting: The connecting link of home chaos. Parenting: Science and Practice, 10, 119-135.

Reavis, R., Keane, S. P., & Calkins, S. D. (2010). Trajectories of peer victimization: The role of multiple relationships. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 303-332.

Topor, D., Keane, S., Shelton, T., & Calkins, S. (2010).  Parent involvement and student academic performance:  A multiple meditational analysis.  Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 38, 183-197.

Calkins, S. D. & Bell, M.A., (Eds.) (2009).  Child Development at the Intersection of Emotion and Cognition.  Washington, D.C.:  APA Books.

Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2009). Developmental origins of early antisocial behavior. Development & Psychopathology, 21(4), 1095-1109.

Mills-Koonce, W. R., Propper, C. B., Barnett, M., Gariépy, J.-L., Moore, G., Calkins, S., Cox, M. (2009). Psychobiological Support for Sensitive Parenting: Interactions between of the HPA and Vagal Systems. Developmental Psychobiology, 8, 650-661.

Moore, G., Propper, C., Hill, A., Calkins,, S.D., Mills-Koonce, R. & Cox, M..  (2009).  Mother-Infant Vagal Regulation in the Face-to-Face Still-Face Paradigm is Moderated by Maternal Sensitivity.  Child Development, 80, 209-223.

Nelson, J., O’Brien, M., Blankson, N., Calkins, S., Keane, S. (2009). Family stress and parental responses to children's negative emotions: Tests of the spillover, crossover, and compensatory hypotheses.  Journal of Family Psychology 23(5), 671-679.

Calkins, S.D., Graziano, P. & Keane, S.P. (2007). Cardiac vagal regulation differentiates among children at risk for behavior problems .  Biological Psychology, 74, 144-153 . PDF

Calkins, S.D. & Hill, A.  (2007). Caregiver influences on emerging emotion regulation: Biological and environmental transactions in early development. Chapter to appear in  J. Gross & R. Thompson, The Handbook of Emotion Regulation.

Graziano, P., Reavis, R., Keane, S., Calkins (2007).  The role of emotion regulation and the student-teacher relationship in children’s academic success. Journal of School Psychology. PDF

Williford, A. P., Calkins, S.D., & Keane, S.P. (2007).  Predicting change in  parenting stress across early childhood:  Child and maternal factors.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 251-263. PDF

Hill, A., Degnan, K., Calkins, S.D. & Keane, S.P. (2006).  Profiles of externalizing behavior problems for boys and girls across preschool: The roles of emotion regulation and inattention.  Developmental Psychology, 42, 913-928 . PDF

Smith, C.L., Calkins, S.D. & Keane, S. P. (2006).  The relation of maternal behavior and attachment security to toddlers' emotions and emotion regulation. Human Development,3, 21-31.

Calkins, S.D., Dedmon, S., & Hungerford, A. (2004).  Mothers’ interactions with temperamentally frustrated infants.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 25, 219-239. PDF

Calkins, S.D. & Keane, S.P. (2004).  Cardiac vagal regulation across the preschool period: Stability, continuity, and implications for childhood adjustment.  Developmental Psychobiology, 45, 101-112. PDF

Keane, S.P., & Calkins, S.D., (2004).  Predicting kindergarten peer social status from toddler and preschool problem behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 409-423. PDF

Moore, G., & Calkins, S.D. (2004)  Infants' vagal regulation in the still-face paradigm is related to dyadic coordination of mother-infant interaction. Developmental Psychology, 40, 1068-1080. PDF

Smith, C., Calkins, S., Keane, S.P., Anastopoulos, A., & Shelton, T., (2004).  Predicting stability and change in toddler behavior problems:  Contributions of maternal behavior and child gender.  Developmental Psychology, 40, 29-42. PDF