Jennifer E. Lansford

Research Professor, Social Science Research Institute and Faculty Fellow, Center for Child and Family Policy

Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parents' discipline strategies and children's behavior problems.

Her work at the Center includes the project Parenting, Adolescent Self-Regulation, and Risk-Taking Across Cultures, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Research Interests:
Youth Violence Prevention, Peer Influence, Parenting

Education:

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lansford, J. E., Woodlief, D., Malone, P. S., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., Al-Hassan, S. M., Alampay, L. P., Bacchini, D., Bombi, A. S., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., Dodge, K. A. (2014). A longitudinal examination of mothers’ and fathers’ social information processing biases and harsh discipline in nine countries. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 561-573.

  2. Lansford, J. E., Sharma, C., Malone, P. S., Woodlief, D., Dodge, K. A., Oburu, P., Pastorelli, C., Skinner, A. T., Sorbring, E., Tapanya, S., Uribe Tirado, L. M., Zelli, A., Al-Hassan, S. M., Alampay, L. P., Bacchini, D., Bombi, A. S., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Deater-Deckard, K., & Di Giunta, L. (2014). Corporal punishment, maternal warmth, and child adjustment: A longitudinal study in eight countries. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 670-685.

  3. Lansford, J. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Bornstein, M. H., Putnick, D. L., & Bradley, R. H. (2014). Attitudes justifying domestic violence predict endorsement of corporal punishment and physical and psychological aggression towards children: A study in 25 low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Pediatrics, 164, 1208-1213.

  4. Lansford, J. E., Laird, R. D., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., & Dodge, K. A. (2014). Mothers’ and fathers’ autonomy-relevant parenting: Longitudinal links with adolescents’ externalizing and internalizing behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1877-1889.

  5. Lansford, J. E., Yu, T., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., & Dodge, K. A. (2014). Pathways of peer relationships from childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 35, 111-117.

  6. Lansford, J. E., Dodge, K. A., Fontaine, R. G., Bates, J. E., & Pettit, G. S. (2014). Peer rejection, affiliation with deviant peers, delinquency, and risky sexual behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1742-1751.

  7. Lansford, J.E., Skinner, A.T., Sorbring, E., di Giunta, L., Deater-Deckard, K., Dodge, K.A., et al. (2012). Boys’ and girls’ relational and physical aggression in nine countries. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 298-308.

  8. Lansford, J. E., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2012). Childrearing discipline and violence in developing countries. Child Development, 83, 62-75.

  9. Lansford, J. E., & Bornstein, M. H. (2011). Parenting attributions and attitudes in diverse cultural contexts: Introduction to the Special Issue. Parenting: Science and Practice, 11, 87-101.

  10. Lansford, J. E., Criss, M. M., Laird, R. D., Shaw, D. S., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., & Dodge, K. A. (2011). Reciprocal relations between parents’ physical discipline and children’s externalizing behavior during middle childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 225-238. [doi]

Recent Presentations
  1. An international perspective on parenting and the development of children's behavior problems, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan, April 2014 J. E. Lansford
  2. An international perspective on parenting and the development of children's behavior problems, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, May 2014
  3. A randomised evaluation of the Better Parenting Programme in Jordan, Panelist in Bernard van Leer Foundation webinar Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence, July 2014
  4. Culture, parenting, and children’s adjustment, University of Michigan, Center for Human Growth and Development, Ann Arbor, MI, September 2014
  5. Harsh parenting in diverse international contexts: Implications for parenting interventions and policies, Valorization Workshop From Developmental Science to Practice, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, September 2014
  6. An international perspective on parenting and the development of children's behavior problems, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, November 2014
Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer E. Lansford

Jennifer E. Lansford
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Research Interests: (from Specialties)
Youth Violence Prevention, Peer Influence, Parenting Specialties:

Youth Violence Prevention
Peer Influence
Parenting