Jennifer Lansford

Research Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Affiliate, 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 projects Childhood Risk Factors and Young Adult Competence, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Intergenerational Transmission of Treatment Effects; and Optimizing Prevention of Costly Adult Outcomes.

Research Interests:
Youth Violence Prevention, Peer Influence, Parenting


Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McWood, LM; Erath, SA; Pettit, GS; Bates, JE; Dodge, KA; Lansford, JE (2021). Organized Activity Involvement Predicts Internalizing and Externalizing Problems in Adolescence.. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(11), 2181-2193. [doi]  [abs]

  2. Schwab-Reese, LM; Cash, SJ; Lambert, NJ; Lansford, JE (2021). "They Aren't Going to Do Jack Shit": Text-Based Crisis Service Users' Perceptions of Seeking Child Maltreatment-Related Support From Formal Systems.. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 8862605211043577. [doi]  [abs]

  3. Hussong, AM; Benner, AD; Erdem, G; Lansford, JE; Makila, LM; Petrie, RC; SRA COVID-19 Response Team, (2021). Adolescence Amid a Pandemic: Short- and Long-Term Implications.. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(3), 820-835. [doi]  [abs]

  4. Chang, L; Liu, YY; Lu, HJ; Lansford, JE; Bornstein, MH; Steinberg, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Rothenberg, WA; Skinner, AT; Dodge, KA (2021). Slow Life History Strategies and Increases in Externalizing and Internalizing Problems During the COVID-19 Pandemic.. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(3), 595-607. [doi]  [abs]

  5. Lansford, JE; Goulter, N; Godwin, J; Crowley, M; McMahon, RJ; Bates, JE; Pettit, GS; Greenberg, M; Lochman, JE; Dodge, KA (2021). Development of individuals' own and perceptions of peers' substance use from early adolescence to adulthood.. Addictive Behaviors, 120, 106958. [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Lansford

Jennifer Lansford
Phone: (217) 722-0965
Fax: (919) 684-3731
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Mailing Address:
Duke Box 90545, Durham, NC 27708-0545

Research Interests: (from Specialties)
Youth Violence Prevention, Peer Influence, Parenting Specialties:

Youth Violence Prevention
Peer Influence