Advanced Developmental Psychology (PSY 620P), spring 2017

Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, FLP 402

Department of Psychology, University of Miami

Daniel Messinger, Ph.D.,

FLP 308, (305) 284-8443

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:30 - 2:30, and by appointment

Course Description: Multiple topics in developmental psychology organized into four sections: 1) Developmental theories, methodologies and conceptualizations of the biological and cultural processes that jointly influence development; 2) specific domains of development (perceptual, cognitive, social/emotional); 3) socialization processes with an emphasis on parent, peer, school, and community influences on development; 4) emerging adulthood, parenting, and aging. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms underlying continuity and change over the lifespan.


Required Readings: Journal articles representative of current empirical work in the field will be linked to this syllabus. In addition, Bornstein, M. H., & Lamb, M. E. (2011) (Developmental Science: An Advanced Textbook, 6th Edition) will be available through the library and BlackBoard. An article (and occasional chapter) will be assigned for each class (if there are two, you get to choose), though exam questions may involve additional articles on the syllabus.


Facilitating Discussion: Students will be responsible for presenting an article and facilitating class discussion approximately 2 times during the semester. To do so, please familiarize yourself with the online slides as you will use them to present your article. As needed, please edit the slides and create new slides. If you create a new slide, please consider putting your last name in the footer section of the slide. The new slides—only send the slide you will be presenting please—will be due by email 12 hours before class. Your presentations should cover integrative themes across the readings (particularly for that day), the pros and cons of different research methods for addressing the topic, and ideas regarding potential future directions/applications of the findings. The presentation/discussions are 30% of your final grade and will be based on the clarity of your presentation and understanding of the article, and the thoughtfulness of your presentation and the ensuing discussion.


Participation: 10% of your final grade will be assigned based on your level of engagement and participation in classroom discussions. Participation may include your written responses to in-class queries. Attendance is mandatory.


Exams: Students will complete two cumulative take-home exams (DUE March 9, and April 27. Exams will be short essay format and will require students to reflect upon and integrate the readings and class discussions. Each exam will have three required questions. Each question will be answered with a one page, single spaced with spaces between paragraphs response (1” margins, 12 point font) Together the exams are 60% of your final grade. Exams will be submitted through BlackBoard SafeAssign. They are governed by the Honor code: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received any aid on this exam/paper, etc.” Please review the graduate honor code here.


Schedule of Classes, Readings, and Exams


January 17. Introduction to Class; History and Systems in Developmental Psychology (ppt1)


Merging with previous History and Systems in Developmental Psychology (ppt2)

Spencer, J. P., Perone, S., & Buss, A. T. (2011). Twenty years and going strong: A dynamic systems revolution in motor and cognitive development. Child Development Perspectives, 5, 260-266. 


Bornstein, M. H., Putnick, D. L., & Esposito, G. (2017). Continuity and Stability in Development. Child Development Perspectives, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12221



Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 1. Lerner, R. M., Lewin-Bizan, S., & Alberts Warren, A. E. (2011). Concepts and theories of Human Development.


January 19. Culture in Development (ppt3)


Otto, H. W. R., Schuitmaker, N., Lamm, B., Abels, M., Serdtse, Y., Yovsi, R., & Tomlinson, M. (2016). Infants’ Social Experiences in Three African Sociocultural Contexts. Child Development, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12661 Kate_n1




Wang L. & Mesman J. (2015), Child development in the face of rural-to-urban migration in China: A meta-analytic review, Perspectives on Psychological Science 10(6): 813-831. 


Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 2. Cole, M., & Packer, M. (2011). Culture in development.

Wörmann, V., Holodynski, M., Kärtner, J., & Keller, H. (2014). The emergence of social smiling: The interplay of maternal and infant imitation during the first three months in cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45(3), 339-361. doi: 10.1177/0022022113509134 

January 24. Culture in Development (ppt4).


Lansford, J. E., Chang, L., Dodge, K. A., Malone, P. S., Oburu, P., Palmerus, K., Bacchini, D., Pastorelli, C., Bombi, A. S., Zelli, A., Tapanya, S., Chaudhary, N., Deater- Deckard, K., Manke, B., & Quinn, N. (2005). Physical discipline and children’s adjustment: Cultural normativeness as a moderator. Child Development, 76, 1234. Estefany1(n)



More recent lansford

Chen, X., Chen, H., Li, D., & Wang, L. (2009). Early childhood behavioral inhibition and social and school adjustment in Chinese children: A 5-year longitudinal study. Child Development, 80, 1692-1704.


Chen, X. (2012). Culture, peer interaction, and socioemotional development. Child Development Perspectives.


January 26. Developmental Design, Measurement, & Analysis (


Adolph, K. E., S. R. Robinson, et al. (2008). "What is the shape of developmental change?" Psychological Review 115(3): 527-543. McKenzie1



Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 3. Hartmann, D. P. & Pelzel, K. E., & Abbott, C. B. (2011). Design, Measurement, and Analysis in Developmental Research.


. Design, Measurement, & Analysis (ppt6)

January 31. The biological basis of behavior and development (ppt8)


Naumova, O. Y., Hein, S., Suderman, M., Barbot, B., Lee, M., Raefski, A., Dobrynin, P. V., Brown, P. J., Szyf, M., Luthar, S. S., & Grigorenko, E. L. (2016). Epigenetic Patterns Modulate the Connection Between Developmental Dynamics of Parenting and Offspring Psychosocial Adjustment. Child Dev, 87(1), 98-110. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12485 Caitlin1




Szyf, M. and J. Bick (2012). "DNA Methylation: A Mechanism for Embedding Early Life Experiences in the Genome." Child Development.


Champagne, F. A., & Mashoodh, R. (2009). Genes in Context Gene–Environment Interplay and the Origins of Individual Differences in Behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(3), 127-131.


February 2. The biological basis of behavior and development (ppt7)


Bernier, A., Calkins, S. D., & Bell, M. A. (2016). Longitudinal Associations Between the Quality of Mother–Infant Interactions and Brain Development Across Infancy. Child Development, 87(4), 1159-1174. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12518 Aurelie1

Hazlett, H. C., Gu, H., Munsell, B. C., Kim, S. H., Styner, M., Wolff, J. J., Elison, J. T., Swanson, M. R., Zhu, H., Botteron, K. N., Collins, D. L., Constantino, J. N., Dager, S. R., Estes, A. M., Evans, A. C., Fonov, V. S., Gerig, G., Kostopoulos, P., McKinstry, R. C., Pandey, J., Paterson, S., Pruett, J. R., Schultz, R. T., Shaw, D. W., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., & The, I. N. (2017). Early brain development in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Nature, 542(7641), 348-351. doi: 10.1038/nature21369



Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 4. Johnson, M. H. (2011). Developmental neuroscience, psychophysiology, and genetics.


Burgaleta, M., Johnson, W., Waber, D. P., Colom, R., & Karama, S. (2014). Cognitive ability changes and dynamics of cortical thickness development in healthy children and adolescents. Neuroimage, 84(0), 810-819. doi:


Uddin, L. Q., Supekar, K., & Menon, V. (2013). Reconceptualizing functional brain connectivity in autism from a developmental perspective. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00458


Chen, E., Cohen, S., & Miller, G. E. (2010). How low socioeconomic status affects 2-year hormonal trajectories in children. Psychological Science, 21, 31-37.


Shaw, P., Greenstein, D., Lerch, J., Clasen, L., Lenroot, R., Gogtay, N., Evans, A., Rapoport, J., & Giedd, J. (2006). Intellectual ability and cortical development in children and adolescents. Nature, 440, 676-679.


February 7. (Guest Lecture)  Perceptual Development (ppt9)

Jakobsen, K., Umstead, L., & Simpson, E. (2015). Efficient human face detection in infancy. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(1), 129-136. Ana1


Deen, B., Richardson, H., Dilks, D. D., Takahashi, A., Keil, B., Wald, L. L., Kanwisher, N., & Saxe, R. (2017). Organization of high-level visual cortex in human infants. Nature Communications, 8, 13995. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13995



Simpson, E. A., Jakobsen, K. V., Damon, F., Suomi, S. J., Ferrari, P. F., & Paukner, A. (2016). Face Detection and the Development of Own-Species Bias in Infant Macaques. Child Development, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12565


Alternate Simpson:

#Simpson, E. A., *#Maloney, G., Ferrari, P. F., Suomi, S. J., & Paukner, A. (in press). Neonatal imitation and early social experience predict gaze following abilities in infant macaques. Scientific Reports

Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 6. Bornstein, M. H., Arterberry, M. E., & Mash, C. (2011). Perceptual development.


Smith, I. T., Townsend, L. B., Huh, R., Zhu, H., & Smith, S. L. (2017). Stream-dependent development of higher visual cortical areas. Nat Neurosci, advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/nn.4469


February 9. Perceptual Development (ppt10).


Hadley, H., Pickron, C. B., & Scott, L. S. (2015). The lasting effects of processspecific versus stimulusspecific learning during infancy. Developmental Science, 18(5), 842-852. Vanesa1



Vogel, M., Monesson, A., & Scott, L. S. (2012). Building biases in infancy: The influence of race on face and voice emotion matching. Developmental Science, 15, 359-372.


Papageorgiou, K. A., Smith, T. J., Wu, R., Johnson, M. H., Kirkham, N. Z., & Ronald, A. (2014). Individual Differences in Infant Fixation Duration Relate to Attention and Behavioral Control in Childhood. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797614531295


Jones, W., & Klin, A. (2013). Attention to eyes is present but in decline in 2-6-month-old infants later diagnosed with autism. Nature, 504(7480), 427-431. doi: 10.1038/nature12715


Maurer, D., Mondloch, C. J., & Lewis, T. L. (2007). Sleeper effects. Developmental Science, 10, 40-47. 


Maurer, D., & Werker, J. Perceptual narrowing during infancy: A comparison of language and faces. Developmental Psychobiology, 2014, 56, 154-178.


Peterson, D. (2016). The Baby Factory: Difficult Research Objects, Disciplinary Standards, and the Production of Statistical Significance. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 2. doi: 10.1177/2378023115625071


February 14. Cognitive Development (ppt11)


Yu, C., & Smith, L. B. (2016). The Social Origins of Sustained Attention in One-Year-Old Human Infants. Curr Biol, 26(9), 1235-1240. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.026  Christina1


Lauer, J. E., & Lourenco, S. F. (2016). Spatial Processing in Infancy Predicts Both Spatial and Mathematical Aptitude in Childhood. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797616655977


Simpson, E. A., Murray, L., Paukner, A., & Ferrari, P. F. (2014). The mirror neuron system as revealed through neonatal imitation: Presence from birth, predictive power, and evidence of plasticity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369(1644), 1-12.



Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 7. Birney, D. P., & Sternberg, R. J. (2011). The development of cognitive abilities.


Nisbett, R.E., Aronson. J., Blair, C., Dickens, W., Flynn, J., Halpern, D., & Turkheimer, E. (2012). Intelligence: New findings and theoretical developments. American Psychologist, 67, 130-159


 Remove Nisbett and replace with Liz Simpson (child development?)


February 16. Cognitive Development (ppt12)


Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Bates, T. C. (2015). Large Cross-National Differences in Gene × Socioeconomic Status Interaction on Intelligence. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797615612727 Travis1



Byrge, L., Sporns, O. & Smith, L. B. (in press) Developmental process emerges from extended brain-body-behavior networks. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.04.010 short


Tucker-Drob, E. M., Rhemtulla, M., Harden, K. P., Turkheimer, E., & Fask, D. (2010). Emergence of a Gene × Socioeconomic Status Interaction on Infant Mental Ability Between 10 Months and 2 Years. Psychological Science, 22(1), 125-133.


February 21. Language Development (ppt13)


Warlaumont, A. S., Richards., J. A., Gilkerson, J., & Oller, D. K. (2014). A social feedback loop for speech development and its reduction in autism. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1314–1324. Kaitlyn1 doi: 10.1177/0956797614531023 [supplemental materials, Akhtar et al., commentary on Warlaumont, Warlaumont et al. response to Akhtar]



Oller DK, Niyogi P, Gray S, Richards JA, Gilkerson J, Xu D, Yapanel U, Warren SF: Automated vocal analysis of naturalistic recordings from children with autism, language delay, and typical development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2010, 107:13354-13359.


Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 8. MacWhinney, B. (2011). Language Development.


Perry, L.K., Perlman, M., & Lupyan, G. (2015) Iconicity in English and Spanish and its relation to lexical category and age of acquisition. PLoS ONE.


February 23. Language Development (ppt14)


Hirsh-Pasek, K., Adamson, L. B., Bakeman, R., Owen, M. T., Golinkoff, R. M., Pace, A., Yust, P. K., & Suma, K. (2015). The Contribution of Early Communication Quality to Low-Income Children's Language Success. Psychol Sci, 26(7), 1071-1083. doi: 10.1177/0956797615581493 Sara1



Hoff, E. (2013). Interpreting the early language trajectories of children from low SES and language minority homes: Implications for closing achievement gaps. Developmental Psychology, 49, 4-14. DOI: 10.1037/a0027238


Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., Song, L., Kuchirko, Y., & Luo, R. (2014). Children’s

Language Growth in Spanish and English across Early Development and Associations with School Readiness. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39 (2), 69-87.


Hoff, E. (2003). The Specificity of Environmental Influence: Socioeconomic Status Affects Early Vocabulary Development Via Maternal Speech. Child Development, 74(5), 1368–1378.


Goldstein, M. H., & Schwade, J. A. (2008). Social Feedback to Infants' Babbling Facilitates Rapid Phonological Learning. Psychological Science, 19(5), 515-523. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02117.x


Cruz, I., Quittner, A. L., Marker, C., DesJardin, J. L., & the, C. I. T. (2013). Identification of Effective Strategies to Promote Language in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants. Child Development, 84(2), 543-559. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01863.x


T Tardif, P Fletcher, W Liang, Z Zhang, N Kaciroti, VA Marchman (2008). Baby's first 10 words. Developmental Psychology 44 (4), 929


Werker, J. F., Yeung, H. H., & Yoshida, K. A. (2012).How Do Infants Become Experts at Native-Speech Perception? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(4), 221-226.doi: 10.1177/0963721412449459


February 28. Temperament and Emotion (ppt15)


Mattson, W. I., Cohn, J. F., Mahoor, M. H., Gangi, D. N., & Messinger, D. S. (2013). Darwin’s Duchenne: Eye constriction during infant joy and distressPLOS ONE, 8(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080161 Ben1




Cole, P. M., & Moore, G. A. (2015). About face! Infant facial expression of emotion. 7, 116-120. doi: 10.1177/1754073914554786


Somerville, L.H., Jones, R.M., Ruberry, E.J., Dyke, J.P., Glover, G., & Casey, B.J.(2013). The medial prefrontal cortex and the emergence of self-conscious emotion in adolescence. Psychological Science, 24, 1554-1562.


Camras, L. A. (2011). Differentiation, Dynamical Integration and Functional Emotional Development. Emotion Review, 3(2), 138-146. doi: 10.1177/1754073910387944


Fraley, R. C., Griffin, B. N., Belsky, J., & Roisman, G. I.  (2013). Developmental antecedents of political ideology:  A longitudinal investigation from birth to age 18.  Psychological Science, 23, 1425-1431


March 2. Temperament and Emotion (ppt16)

Exam 1 Distributed.


Casey, B. J., Somerville, L. H., Gotlib, I. H., Ayduk, O., Franklin, N. T., Askren, M. K., Jonides, J., Berman, M. G., Wilson, N. L., Teslovich, T., Glover, G., Zayas, V., Mischel, W., & Shoda, Y. (2011). Behavioral and neural correlates of delay of gratification 40 years later. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(36), 14998-15003. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108561108 Marissa1  



Heller, A.S., Casey, B.J., (2016). The neurodynamics of emotion: delineating typical and atypical emotional processes during adolescence. Developmental Science, 19, 3-18.


Degnan, K. A., Hane, A. A., Henderson, H. A., Moas, O. L., Reeb-Sutherland, B. C., & Fox, N. A. (2010) Longitudinal stability of temperamental exuberance and social-emotional outcomes in early childhood. Developmental Psychology.


Moffitt, T. E., Aresneault, L., Belsky, D., Dickson, N., Hancox, R. J., Harrington, H., Houts, R., Poulton, R., Roberts, B. W., Ross, S., Sears, M. R., Thomson, W. M., & Caspi, A. (2011). A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety. PNAS, 108, 2693-2698.


Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 9. Thompson, R. A., Winer, A. C., & Goodvin, R. (2011). The individual child: Temperament, emotion, self, and personality.


March 7. Socialization Experiences I. Parent-child relationships (ppt17) 

Expand ppt17 & 18 to 3 ppts [move Feldman kangaroo care here.].


Weisman, O., et al. (2012). "Oxytocin administration to parent enhances infant physiological and behavioral readiness for social engagement." Biological Psychiatry 72(12): 982 989. Niza1



Atzil, S., Touroutoglou, A., Rudy, T., Salcedo, S., Feldman, R., Hooker, J. M., Dickerson, B. C., Catana, C., & Barrett, L. F. (2017). Dopamine in the medial amygdala network mediates human bonding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612233114


Mesman, J., M. H. van Ijzendoorn, et al. (2009). "The many faces of the Still-Face Paradigm: A review and meta-analysis." Developmental Review 29(2): 120-162.


Beebe, B., D. Messinger, L. E. Bahrick, A. Margolis, K. A. Buck, & H. Chen (2016). A Systems View of Mother-Infant Face-to-Face Communication. Developmental Psychology. NIHMSID 759139.


Hane, A. A., & Fox, N. A. (2006). Ordinary variations in maternal caregiving of human infants influence stress reactivity. Psychological Science, 17, 550-556. 


Sheridan, M. A., N. A. Fox, et al. (2012). "Variation in neural development as a result of exposure to institutionalization early in childhood." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Ruvolo, P., Messinger, D., & Movellan, J. (2015). Infants time their smiles to make their moms smile. PLOS ONE, 10(9), e0136492. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136492.


Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., Levitt, P., & Fox, N.A. (2012). The predictive nature of individual differences in early associative learning and emerging social behavior. PLoS ONE; 7: e30511. PDF


van IJzendoorn, M. H., Belsky, J., & Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J. (2012). Serotonin transporter genotype 5HTTLPR as a marker of differential susceptibility? A meta-analysis of child and adolescent gene-by-environment studies. Transl Psychiatry, 2, e147. doi: 10.1038/tp.2012.73


Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 10. Lamb, M. E., & Lewis, C. (2011). The role of parent-child relationships in child development.


Belsky, J. & Pluess, M. (2009). Beyond diathesis-stress: Differential susceptibility to environmental influences. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 885-908.


Drury, S.S., Theall, K.P., Gleason, M.M., Smyke, A.T., Devivo, I., Wong, J.Y.Y., Fox, N.A., Zeanah, C.H., & Nelson, C.A. (2012). Telomere length and early severe social deprivation: Linking early adversity and cellular aging. Molecular Psychiatry, 17(7), 719-727. PMID: 21577215.


March 9. Socialization Experiences I. Parent-child relationships. (ppt18

Exam 1 Due


Groh, A. M., Narayan, A. J., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., Roisman, G. I., Vaughn, B. E., Fearon, R. M. P., & van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Attachment and Temperament in the Early Life Course: A Meta-Analytic Review. Child Development, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12677 Jessica1



Raby, K. L., Cicchetti, D., Carlson, E. A., Cutuli, J. J., Englund, M. M., & Egeland, B. (2012). Genetic and Caregiving-Based Contributions to Infant Attachment. Psychological Science, 23(9), 1016-1023. doi: 10.1177/0956797612438265


Groh, A. M., Fearon, R. M. P., van Ijzendoorn, M. H., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & Roisman, G. I. (2017). Attachment in the Early Life Course: Meta-Analytic Evidence for Its Role in Socioemotional Development. Child Development Perspectives, 11(1), 70-76. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12213


Raby, K. L., Roisman, G. I., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2015). Genetic moderation of stability in attachment security from early childhood to age 18 years: A replication study. Dev Psychol, 51(11), 1645-1649. doi: 10.1037/dev0000053


Raby, K. L., Roisman, G. I., Fraley, R. C., & Simpson, J. A. (2014). The Enduring Predictive Significance of Early Maternal Sensitivity: Social and Academic Competence through Age 32 Years. Child Development, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12325 


Beijersbergen, M. D., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2012). Remaining or becoming secure: Parental sensitive support predicts attachment continuity from infancy to adolescence in a longitudinal adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1277-1282. doi: 10.1037/a0027442 


Sung, S., Simpson, J. A., Griskevicius, V., Kuo, S. I.-C., Schlomer, G. L., & Belsky, J. (2016). Secure Infant-Mother Attachment Buffers the Effect of Early-Life Stress on Age of Menarche. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797616631958



March 14 / 16. No Class—Spring Break!


March 21. Socialization Experiences I. Parent-child relationships (ppt19)


MacKenzie, M. J., Nicklas, E., Waldfogel, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2013). Spanking and Child Development Across the First Decade of Life. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1227 (Karin1)


Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Andrew Grogan-Kaylor. Spanking and Child Outcomes: Old Controversies and New Meta-Analyses. Journal of Family Psychology, 2016; DOI: 10.1037/fam0000191 (Sara2)




Ispa, J. M., Fine, M. A., Halgunseth, L. C., Harper, S., Robinson, J., Boyce, L., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Brady-Smith, C. (2004). Maternal intrusiveness, maternal warmth, and mother-toddler relationship outcomes: Variations across low-income ethnic and acculturation groups. Child Development, 75, 1613.


Kochanska, G., & Kim, S. (2013). Early attachment organization with both parents and future behavior problems: From infancy to middle childhood. Child Development, 84(1), 283-296. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01852.x


Huston, A. C., & Aronson, S. R. (2005). Mothers’ time with infant and time in employment as predictors of mother-child relationships and children’s early development. Child Development, 76, 467.


Beijersbergen, M. D., Juffer, F., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M. J., & van Ijzendoorn, M. H. (2012). Remaining or becoming secure: Parental sensitive support predicts attachment continuity from infancy to adolescence in a longitudinal adoption study. Developmental Psychology, 48(5), 1277-1282. doi: 10.1037/a0027442


March 23. Socialization Experiences I. Parent-child relationships (ppt20).

  Mitchell, C., Hobcraft, J., McLanahan, S. S., Siegel, S. R., Berg, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., Garfinkel, I., & Notterman, D. (2014). Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16), 5944-5949. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404293111


Golombok, S., Blake, L., Slutsky, J., Raffanello, E., Roman, G. D., & Ehrhardt, A. (2017). Parenting and the Adjustment of Children Born to Gay Fathers through Surrogacy. Child Development, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12728 Aurelie2


Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J. (2013). Coparenting Among Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Couples: Associations With Adopted Children's Outcomes. Child Development, 84(4), 1226-1240. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12046 (Kate_n2)



Lansford, J. E. (2009). Parental divorce and children’s adjustment. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 140-152.


Golombok, S., L. Mellish, S. Jennings, P. Casey, F. Tasker and M. E. Lamb (2014). "Adoptive Gay Father Families: Parent–Child Relationships and Children's Psychological Adjustment." Child Development 85(2): 456-468.


Wainright, J. L., Russell, S. T., & Patterson, C. J. (2004). Psychosocial adjustment, school outcomes, and romantic relationships of adolescents with same-sex parents. Child Development, 75, 1886.


Martin, A., Ryan, R. M., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2010). When fathers' supportiveness matters most: Maternal and paternal parenting and school readiness. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 145-155.


March 28. Socialization Experiences II. Peer relationships (ppt21)


Hartl, A. C., Laursen, B., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2015). A Survival Analysis of Adolescent Friendships: The Downside of Dissimilarity. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797615588751 Kaitlyn2


Schwartz, D., Lansford, J. E., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2015). Peer Victimization During Middle Childhood as a Lead Indicator of Internalizing Problems and Diagnostic Outcomes in Late Adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(3), 393-404. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.881293 Ana2


Rudolph, K. D., Lansford, J. E., Agoston, A. M., Sugimura, N., Schwartz, D., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2014). Peer Victimization and Social Alienation: Predicting Deviant Peer Affiliation in Middle School. Child Development, 85(1), 124-139. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12112



Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 11. Rubin, K. H., Coplan, R. J., Chen, X., Bowker, J., & McDonald, K. L. (2011). Peer relationships in childhood.



March 30. Socialization Experiences II. Peer relationships (ppt22)


Chein, J., Albert, D., O’Brien, L., Uckert, K., & Steinberg, L. (2011). Peers increase adolescent risk taking by enhancing activity in the brain’s reward circuitry. Developmental Science, 14, F1-F10. Vanesa2


Silva, K., Chein, J., & Steinberg, L. (2016). Adolescents in Peer Groups Make More Prudent Decisions When a Slightly Older Adult Is Present. Psychological Science, 27(3), 322-330. doi: doi:10.1177/0956797615620379 Ben2


Degnan, K. A., Almas, A. N., Henderson, H. A., Hane, A. A., Walker, O. L., & Fox, N. A. (2014). Longitudinal trajectories of social reticence with unfamiliar peers across early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 50(10), 2311-2323. doi: 10.1037/a0037751



Murray-Close, D., & Ostrov, J. M. (2009). A longitudinal study of forms and functions of aggressive behavior in early childhood. Child Development, 80, 828-842.


Haun, D. B. M., Rekers, Y., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Children Conform to the Behavior of Peers; Other Great Apes Stick With What They Know. Psychological Science, 25(12), 2160-2167. doi: 10.1177/0956797614553235


Coplan, R. J., Prakash, K., O’Neil, K., & Armer, M. (2004). Do you “want” to play? Distinguishing between conflicted shyness and social disinterest in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 40, 244-258.


Coplan, R. J., Rose-Krasnor, L., Weeks, M., Kingsbury, A., Kingsbury, M., & Bullock, A. (2013). Alone is a crowd: social motivations, social withdrawal, and socioemotional functioning in later childhood. Dev Psychol, 49(5), 861-875. doi: 10.1037/a0028861


April 4. Socialization Experiences III - School and Community (ppt23)

Schaefer, D. R., Light, J. M., Fabes, R. A., Hanish, L. D., & Martin, C. L.. Fundamental principles of network formation among preschool children. Social Networks (2010). Niza2


Paluck, E. L., Shepherd, H., & Aronow, P. M. (2016). Changing climates of conflict: A social network experiment in 56 schools. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514483113 Mckenzie2



Torrens, P. M., & Griffin, W. A. (2013). Exploring the Micro-Social Geography of Children’s Interactions in Preschool. Environment and Behavior, 45(5), 584-614. doi: doi:10.1177/0013916512438885


Lynn Martin, C., Fabes, R. A., Hanish, L. D., & Hollenstein, T. (2005). Social dynamics in the preschool. Developmental Review, 25(3–4), 299-327. doi:


Bornstein & Lamb: Chapter 12 Eccles, J. S., & Roeser, R. W. (2011). School and community influences on human development.


April 6: SRCD No Class.


April 11. Socialization Experiences III. School and Community (ppt24)


Vandell, D. L., Burchinal, M., & Pierce, K. M. (2016). Early Child Care and Adolescent Functi at the End of High School: Results From the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development. Marissa2


Campbell, F., Conti, G., Heckman, J. J., Moon, S. H., Pinto, R., Pungello, E., & Pan, Y. (2014). Early Childhood Investments Substantially Boost Adult Health. Science, 343(6178), 1478-1485. doi: 10.1126/science.1248429 Jessica2



Vandell, D. L., Belsky, J., Burchinal, M., Steinberg, L., & Vandergrift, N. (2010). Do effects of early child care extend to age 15 years? Results from the NICHD study of early child care and youth development. Child Dev, 81(3), 737-756. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01431.x


Saarento, S., & Salmivalli, C. (2015). The Role of Classroom Peer Ecology and Bystanders’ Responses in Bullying. Child Development Perspectives, 9(4), 201-205. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12140


Neel, C. G.-O., & Fuligni, A. (2013). A Longitudinal Study of School Belonging and Academic Motivation Across High School. Child Development, 84(2), 678-692. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01862.x


Del Giudice, M. (2014). Middle Childhood: An Evolutionary-Developmental Synthesis. Child Development Perspectives, 8(4), 193-200. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12084



April 13. Beyond Childhood: Socialization Experiences III. School and Community (ppt25)


Brody, G. H., Miller, G. E., Yu, T., Beach, S. R. H., & Chen, E. (2016). Supportive Family Environments Ameliorate the Link Between Racial Discrimination and Epigenetic Aging. Psychological Science, 27(4), 530-541. doi: doi:10.1177/0956797615626703 Caitlin2




Mitchell, C., Hobcraft, J., McLanahan, S. S., Siegel, S. R., Berg, A., Brooks-Gunn, J., Garfinkel, I., & Notterman, D. (2014). Social disadvantage, genetic sensitivity, and children’s telomere length. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(16), 5944-5949. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404293111


Evans, G. W., & Kutcher, R. (2011). Loosening the link between childhood poverty and adolescent smoking and obesity: The protective effects of social capital. Psychological Science, 22, 3-7.  


McKown, C. (2013). Social Equity Theory and Racial-Ethnic Achievement Gaps. Child Development, 84(4), 1120-1136. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12033


Brody, G. H., Miller, G. E., Yu, T., Beach, S. R. H., & Chen, E. (2016). Supportive Family Environments Ameliorate the Link Between Racial Discrimination and Epigenetic Aging: A Replication Across Two Longitudinal Cohorts. Psychological Science, 27(4), 530-541. doi: doi:10.1177/0956797615626703


Brody, G. H., Chen, Y-F., Murry, V. M., Ge, X., Simons, R. L., Gibbons, F. X., Gerrard, M., & Cutrona, C. E. (2006). Perceived discrimination and the adjustment of African American youths: A five-year longitudinal analysis with contextual moderation effects. Child Development, 77, 1170-1189.


Dezutter, J., Waterman, A. S., Schwartz, S. J., Luyckx, K., Meca, A., Kim, S. Y., Whitbourne, S. K., Zamboanga, B. L., Lee, R. M., Hardy, S. A., Forthun, L. F., Ritchie, R. A., Weisskirch, R. S., Brown, E. J., & Caraway, S. J. (2014). Meaning in life in emerging adulthood: A person-oriented approach. Journal of Personality, 82, 57-68. Download


Del Giudice, M., Gangestad, S. W., & Kaplan, H. S. (in press). Life history theory and evolutionary psychology. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), The handbook of evolutionary psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.


Rutter, M. (1989). Pathways from childhood to adult life. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 30, 23-51.


Masten, A. S., & Tellegen, A. (2012). Resilience in developmental psychopathology: Contributions of the Project Competence Longitudinal Study. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 345-361.


April 18. Beyond Childhood: Transition to parenthood (ppt26)


Abraham, E., Hendler, T., Shapira-Lichter, I., Kanat-Maymon, Y., Zagoory-Sharon, O., Feldman, R. (2014). Father’s brain is sensitive to childcare experiences. PNAS. Estefany2


Feldman, R., Rosenthal, Z., & Eidelman, A. I. (2014). Maternal-Preterm Skin-to-Skin Contact Enhances Child Physiologic Organization and Cognitive Control Across the First 10 Years of Life. Biological Psychiatry, 75(1), 56-64. doi: Christina2




Atzil, S., Touroutoglou, A., Rudy, T., Salcedo, S., Feldman, R., Hooker, J. M., Dickerson, B. C., Catana, C., & Barrett, L. F. (2017). Dopamine in the medial amygdala network mediates human bonding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612233114


Rilling, J. K., & Young, L. J. (2014). The biology of mammalian parenting and its effect on offspring social development. Science, 345(6198), 771-776. doi: 10.1126/science.1252723 


 Doss, B. D., Rhoades, G. K., Stanley, S. M., & Markman, H. J. (2009). The effect of the transition to parenthood on relationship quality: An 8-year prospective study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 601-619.


Nelson, S. K., Kushlev, K., English, T., Dunn, E. W., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2013). In defense of parenthood: Children are associated with more joy than misery. Psychological Science, 24, 3-10.  


Lee, D., Brooks-Gunn, J., McLanahan, S. S., Notterman, D., & Garfinkel, I. (2013). The Great Recession, genetic sensitivity, and maternal harsh parenting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(34), 13780-13784. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312398110


April 20. Beyond Childhood: Adulthood (ppt27)

Exam 2 distributed.


Strohminger, N., & Nichols, S. (2015). Neurodegeneration and Identity. Psychol Sci, 26(9), 1469-1479. doi: 10.1177/0956797615592381 Travis2


Ritchie, S. J., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Cox, S. R., Corley, J., Dykiert, D., Redmond, P., Pattie, A., Taylor, A., Sibbett, R., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2016). Predictors of ageing-related decline across multiple cognitive functions. Intelligence, 59, 115-126Link (Open Access). Karin2



Hartshorne, J. K., & Germine, L. T. (2015). When does cognitive functioning peak? The asynchronous rise and fall of different cognitive abilities across the life span. Psychol Sci, 26(4), 433-443. doi: 10.1177/0956797614567339


Aichele, S., Rabbitt, P., & Ghisletta, P. (2016). Think Fast, Feel Fine, Live Long: A 29-Year Study of Cognition, Health, and Survival in Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/0956797615626906  


Whitbourne, S. K., Sneed, J. R., & Sayer, A. (2009). Psychosocial development from college through midlife: A 34-year sequential study. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1328-1340.


Waldinger, RJ., Vaillant, GE., and Orav, EJ. (2007) Childhood Sibling Relationships as a Predictor of Major Depression in Adulthood: A 30-Year Prospective Study.” American Journal of Psychiatry, 164:6, 949-954.


Urry, H. L., & Gross, J. J. (2010). Emotion regulation in older age. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 352-257. 


April 25


Joint attention


McGillion, M., Herbert, J. S., Pine, J., Vihman, M., dePaolis, R., Keren-Portnoy, T., & Matthews, D. (2017). What Paves the Way to Conventional Language? The Predictive Value of Babble, Pointing, and Socioeconomic Status. Child Development, 88(1), 156-166. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12671


Gangi, D. N., Messinger, D. S., Martin, E. R., & Cuccaro, M. L. (2016). Dopaminergic variants in siblings at high risk for autism: Associations with initiating joint attention. Autism Research, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/aur.1623


April 27

Exam 2 Due

Developmental psychopathology: Autism spectrum disorder [Blackboard].


Thomas, M. S. C., Davis, R., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Knowland, V. C. P., & Charman, T. (2015). The over-pruning hypothesis of autism. Developmental Science, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1111/desc.12303.


Messinger, D., Young, G. S., Ozonoff, S., Dobkins, K., Carter, A., Zwaigenbaum, L., Landa, R. J., Charman, T., Stone, W. L., Constantino, J. N., Hutman, T., Carver, L. J., Bryson, S., Iverson, J. M., Strauss, M. S., Rogers, S. J., & Sigman, M. (2013).  Beyond Autism: A Baby Sibling Research Consortium Study of High-Risk Children at Three Years of Age. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(3), 300-308. NIHMS 431543. PubMed 23452686.


Hazlett, H. C., Gu, H., Munsell, B. C., Kim, S. H., Styner, M., Wolff, J. J., Elison, J. T., Swanson, M. R., Zhu, H., Botteron, K. N., Collins, D. L., Constantino, J. N., Dager, S. R., Estes, A. M., Evans, A. C., Fonov, V. S., Gerig, G., Kostopoulos, P., McKinstry, R. C., Pandey, J., Paterson, S., Pruett, J. R., Schultz, R. T., Shaw, D. W., Zwaigenbaum, L., Piven, J., & The, I. N. (2017). Early brain development in infants at high risk for autism spectrum disorder. Nature, 542(7641), 348-351. doi: 10.1038/nature21369



Nomi, J. S., & Uddin, L. Q. (2015). Developmental changes in large-scale network connectivity in autism. NeuroImage: Clinical, 7, 732-741.



Exam 2 (final) Due: Thursday, May 4, 1:30 pm


Extra Material:

Cowell, J., & Decety, J. (2015). Precursors to morality in development as a complex interplay between neural, socio-environmental, and behavioral facets. PNAS, 112 (41), 12657-12662. 


Decety, J., & Michalska, K. J. (2010). Neurodevelopmental changes in the circuits underlying empathy and sympathy from childhood to adulthood. Dev Sci, 13(6), 886-899. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00940.x



 Babiesthe movie (multiple platforms) or (should play straight from link).