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Location: B117  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Thanks for your interest in our preconference. We are thrilled to continue to organize this preconference. Parents are essential influences on the development of the ways we interact with others, as well as our own personalities. This preconference will discuss current research on several aspects of parenting, including parental control, personality and emotional development, child maltreatment, psychopathology, resilience, as well as methods of parenting research.


8:00-8:05 So Young Choe - Welcome: Growth of this preconference and vision for it
Symposium #1: Parental control and personality/social development
8:05-8:35 Judith Smetana - Parental psychological control from a social-cognitive domain perspective
8:35-9:05 Robert D. Laird - Psychological control and depression: Is the link accounted for by adolescents' psychological reactance or negative emotional responses?
9:05-9:35 So Young Choe - Parental psychological control, self, and empathy from adolescence to emerging adulthood
9:35-10:05 Liliana Lengua - Relations of specific aspects of parental control with preschool-age children’s temperament and adjustment
Break: 10:05-10:20
Symposium #2: Diverse methods in parenting and family research
10:20-10:50 Darby Saxbe - Multimodal perspectives on the development psychology of parents
10:50-11:32 Brian P. Flaherty - Introduction to latent class models (an R session will follow.)
11:33-12:15 Kevin M. King - Principles and recommendations for modeling change over time (an R session will follow.)
Lunch and Posters: 12:15-1:15
Symposium #3: Parent-child interactions and children’s emotions
1:15-1:45 Eric A. Walle - Children's understanding of discrete emotions
1:45-1:15 Audun Dahl - Early moral development through everyday social interactions
2:15-2:45 Alexandra Main - Parents' empathic responses to adolescent disclosures across adolescence
Break: 2:45-3:00
Symposium #4: Trauma, adversity, and psychopathology
3:00-3:30 Bharathi J. Zvara - Enduring effects of mothers' childhood trauma: Maternal factors and child outcomes
3:30-4:00 Jennifer C. Ablow - Fingerprints of adversity: Intergenerational implications of mother prenatal adverse experiences on infant postnatal development
4:00-4:30 Jennifer Tackett - Downstream consequences of personality pathology: The impact of personality disorder two generations later
4:30: Group photo :)
Our talk spots are full, so we do not accept an application for a talk.


  • Jones-Gordils, H., Sturge-Apple, M. L., Martin, M., Li, Z., & Davies, P. T. – Mothers’ and fathers’ self-regulation capacity and hostile parenting during early adolescence: A process-oriented approach. 
  • Manzi, C., Venturella, I., Paderi, F., Milano, V., Cagalli, M., & Balconi, M. – Intrusive Parenting alters offspring's experience of social exclusion: A fNIRS investigation.
  • Umemoto, S. K., O'Neill, A. D., Denning, E., Mohr, C. D., & Hammer, L. B. – Perceived partner responsiveness among military parent dyads: Effects on parenting behaviors.
  • Cheon, J. E., Rice, K. G., & Kim, Y. H. – The interaction effect of parents' and children's perfectionistic concerns on children's depression.
  • Foster, R. A., Whiting, A. A., & & Masten, A. S. – Parent meta-emotion philosophy and observed emotion socialization in families experiencing homelessness.
  • Bishara, L., Houltberg, B.J., & Schnitker, S.A. – The role of emotion regulation in the link between parenting behaviors and adolescent virtue.
  • Nel, I. Q., & Saxbe, D. E. – Prolactin and paternal investment across the transition to fatherhood.
  • Eller, J., Nakamura, M., Rholes, W. S., & Simpson, J. A. – Stepping-up at the wrong time: When fathers’ provide more support than usual at childbirth both partners suffer long-term.
  • Cardenas, SI., Corner, G., Khaled, M., Morris, A., Barbee, N., & Saxbe, D. – Roles of paternal perinatal stress and coping strategies on maternal experience of childbirth.
  • Holloway, K. & Varner, F. – Risk seeking attitudes: The moderating role of father closeness.
  • Barton, J. M., Gershoff, E. T., & Jacobvitz, D. Parental self-efficacy and child body mass index: The mediating role of how and what children eat
  • Smith, J., Stearns, M., & McKinney, C. – Parent and child ADHD problems: Similarity-fit hypothesis in emerging adulthood.
  • Casados, A. T. & Connelly, R. – Understanding parents' judgments of childhood mental illness: Development of the Perceptions of Psychological Symptoms Scale.
  • McNeil, G. D. & Repetti, R. L. – Naturalistic expressions of compassion and gratitude in parent-child interactions.
  • Aviles, A.I., Hazen, N., & Jacobvitz, D. – Marital relationship quality during pregnancy and relations with parent-child role reversal.
  • Capannola, A., & Johnson, E. I. – Exploring family relationship experiences of first-generation college students.
  • Lima, R., Hernandez, B., Adams, A., & Connor, C.M. – The effect of screen time on children's self-regulation and reading in single and dual parent homes.
  • Tulagan, N. & Eccles, J. S. – Addressing adolescent-related academic expectations and negative experiences: Contextualizing parental socialization within socio-demographically diverse African-American families.


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