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Philip R. Costanzo, Professor Emeritus

Philip R. Costanzo
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Ph.D.University of Florida1967

Clinical Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Research Interests: Social Development, Personality, and Child Clinical

Research interests include (1) The development of children's ideas and beliefs about the social environment. This includes an interest in the underlying socialization processes that mediate the development of moral emotions , moral cognition and susceptibility to peer pressures (2) The relationships between values, motivations and depressive states in both adolescents and adults. Also, how social-cognitive biases pertinent to affective disorders as well as risky decisions develop and are socialized by parental norms and peer influences. (3) Psychological and social concomitants of obesity and eating disorders . (4) Prevention research on adolescent and adult problems of alcohol and drug abuse

Curriculum Vitae
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  1. Peairs, KF; Sheppard, CS; Putallaz, M; Costanzo, PR (2019). Leader of the Pack: Academic Giftedness and Leadership in Early Adolescence. Journal of Advanced Academics, 30(4), 416-440. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Hussong, AM; Langley, HA; Rothenberg, WA; Coffman, JL; Halberstadt, AG; Costanzo, PR; Mokrova, I (2019). Raising grateful children one day at a time. Applied Developmental Science, 23(4), 371-384. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Peairs, KF; Putallaz, M; Costanzo, PR (2019). From A (Aggression) to V (Victimization): Peer Status and Adjustment Among Academically Gifted Students in Early Adolescence. Gifted Child Quarterly, 63(3), 185-200. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Hussong, AM; Langley, HA; Thomas, T; Coffman, J; Halberstadt, A; Costanzo, P; Rothenberg, WA (2019). Measuring Gratitude in Children.. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 14(5), 563-575. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Golonka, MM; Peairs, KF; Malone, PS; Grimes, CL; Costanzo, PR (2017). Natural Peer Leaders as Substance Use Prevention Agents: the Teens' Life Choice Project.. Prevention Science : the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research, 18(5), 555-566. [doi]  [abs]

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