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

Education:

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Gurdal, S; Liu, Q; Long, Q; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Steinberg, L; Bornstein, MH (2023). The Intergenerational Transmission of Maladaptive Parenting and its Impact on Child Mental Health: Examining Cross-Cultural Mediating Pathways and Moderating Protective Factors.. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 54(3), 870-890. [doi]  [abs]

  2. Kapetanovic, S; Zietz, S; Lansford, JE; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Gurdal, S; Oburu, P; Junla, D; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Steinberg, L; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM (2023). Parenting, Adolescent Sensation Seeking, and Subsequent Substance Use: Moderation by Adolescent Temperament.. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52(6), 1235-1254. [doi]  [abs]

  3. Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Godwin, JW; Dodge, KA; Copeland, WE; Odgers, CL; McMahon, RJ; Goulter, N; Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, (2023). Intergenerational effects of the Fast Track intervention on the home environment: A┬árandomized control trial.. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 64(5), 820-830. [doi]  [abs]

  4. Rothenberg, WA; Sorbring, E; Lansford, JE; Pe├▒a Alampay, L; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Giunta, LD; Dodge, KA; Gurdal, S; Liu, Q; Long, Q; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Tapanya, S; Steinberg, L; Maria Uribe Tirado, L; Yotanyamaneewong, S (2023). Predicting child aggression: The role of parent and child endorsement of reactive aggression across 13 cultural groups in 9 nations.. Aggressive Behavior, 49(3), 183-197. [doi]  [abs]

  5. Rothenberg, WA; Bizzego, A; Esposito, G; Lansford, JE; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Gurdal, S; Liu, Q; Long, Q; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Steinberg, L; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Alampay, LP (2023). Predicting Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Across Cultures: A Machine Learning Approach.. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. [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