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1. Pathways to Antisocial Behavior

2. Temperament and Parenting

3. Evidence-based Assessments

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University of New Orleans
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New Orleans, LA 70148

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2. Major Lines of Research:
Interactions between the child's temperament and his or her family context in the development of

A critical component to a developmental psychopathology perspective is the recognition that any developmental outcome, be it adaptive or maladaptive, is rarely the result of a single factor.   Developmental outcomes are usually the result of multiple interacting factors, with some of the most interesting interactions being between individual differences within the child and influences within the child’s psychosocial context.  A continuing line of research in the lab is on understanding these interactions and how they contribute to a child’s risk for certain types of emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Kimonis, E.R., Centifanti, L.C.M., Allen, J.L., & Frick, P.J.  (2014).  Reciprocal influences between negative life events and callous-unemotional traits.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1287-1298.

Howard, A.L., Kimonis, E.R., Munoz, L.C., & Frick, P.J.  (2012). Violence exposure mediates the relation between callous-unemotional traits and offending patterns in adolescents.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1237-1247.

Munoz, L.C., Pakalniskiene,V.,  & Frick, P.J.   (2011).   Parental monitoring and youth behavior problems:  Moderation by callous-unemotional traits over time.   European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 20, 261-269.

Cornell, A. H. & Frick, P.J.  (2007).  The contribution of parenting styles and behavioral inhibition to the development of conscience in preschool childrenJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 305-318.

Aucoin, K.J., Frick, P.J., & Bodin, S.D.  (2006). Corporal punishment and child adjustmentJournal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 27, 527-541

Kimonis, E.R., Frick, P.J., Boris, N.W., Smyke, A.T., Zeanah, C.H., Cornell, A.H., & Farrell, J.M. (2006).  Callous-unemotional traits, behavioral inhibition, and parenting:   Independent predictors of aggression in a high risk pre-school sampleJournal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 745-756.

Wootton, J.M., Frick, P.J., Shelton, K.K., & Silverthorn, P. (1997). Ineffective parenting and childhood conduct problems: The moderating role of callous-unemotional traits. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 301-308.


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