Jennifer Lansford

Research Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow of the 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. JE Lansford, D Woodlief, PS Malone, P Oburu, C Pastorelli, AT Skinner, E Sorbring, S Tapanya, LM Tirado, A Zelli, SM Al-Hassan, LP Alampay, D Bacchini, AS Bombi, MH Bornstein, L Chang, K Deater-Deckard, L Di Giunta and KA Dodge (2014). A longitudinal examination of mothers' and fathers' social information processing biases and harsh discipline in nine countries.. Development and psychopathology, 26(3), 561-573. [doi]  [abs]

  2. JE Lansford, C Sharma, PS Malone, D Woodlief, KA Dodge, P Oburu, C Pastorelli, AT Skinner, E Sorbring, S Tapanya, LM Tirado, A Zelli, SM Al-Hassan, LP Alampay, D Bacchini, AS Bombi, MH Bornstein, L Chang, K Deater-Deckard and L Di Giunta (2014). Corporal punishment, maternal warmth, and child adjustment: a longitudinal study in eight countries.. Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 43(4), 670-685. [doi]  [abs]

  3. JE Lansford, K Deater-Deckard, MH Bornstein, DL Putnick and RH Bradley (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.. J Pediatr, 164(5), 1208-1213. [24412139], [doi]  [abs]

  4. JE Lansford, RD Laird, GS Pettit, JE Bates and KA Dodge (2014). Mothers' and fathers' autonomy-relevant parenting: longitudinal links with adolescents' externalizing and internalizing behavior.. J Youth Adolesc, 43(11), 1877-1889. [24337705], [doi]  [abs]

  5. JE Lansford, T Yu, GS Pettit, JE Bates and KA Dodge (2014). Pathways of Peer Relationships from Childhood to Young Adulthood.. Journal of applied developmental psychology, 35(2), 111-117. [doi]  [abs]

  6. JE Lansford, KA Dodge, RG Fontaine, JE Bates and GS Pettit (2014). Peer rejection, affiliation with deviant peers, delinquency, and risky sexual behavior.. Journal of youth and adolescence, 43(10), 1742-1751. [doi]  [abs]

  7. JE Lansford, AT Skinner, E Sorbring, LD Giunta, K Deater-Deckard, KA Dodge, PS Malone, P Oburu, C Pastorelli, S Tapanya, LMU Tirado, A Zelli, SM Al-Hassan, LP Alampay, D Bacchini, AS Bombi, MH Bornstein and L Chang (2012). Boys' and Girls' Relational and Physical Aggression in Nine Countries. Aggressive Behavior, 38(4), 298-308. [doi]  [abs]

  8. JE Lansford and K Deater-Deckard (2012). Childrearing discipline and violence in developing countries.. Child Dev, 83(1), 62-75. [22277007], [doi]  [abs]

  9. JE Lansford and MH Bornstein (2011). Parenting attributions and attitudes in diverse cultural contexts: Introduction to the special issue. Parenting, 11(2-3), 87-101. [doi]  [abs]

  10. JE Lansford, MM Criss, RD Laird, DS Shaw, GS Pettit, JE Bates and KA Dodge (2011). Reciprocal relations between parents' physical discipline and children's externalizing behavior during middle childhood and adolescence.. Dev Psychopathol, 23(1), 225-238. [21262050], [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer Lansford

Jennifer Lansford
Phone: (217) 722-0965
Fax: (919) 684-3731
E-mail:  lansford@duke.edu  send me a message

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
Parenting