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What attachment scholars can learn from research on Black family resilience

Stern, J. A., Coard, S. I., Barbarin, O. A., & Cassidy, J.

Child Development Perspectives

Pathways to emotion regulation in young Black children: An attachment perspective

Stern, J. A., Dunbar, A. S., & Cassidy, J.

Advances in Child Development & Behavior, Vol. 64: Developmental Cascades

Mothers’ attachment style predicts responding to child distress: The role of maternal emotions and attributions

Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., Brett, B. E., & Cassidy, J.

Journal of Child & Family Studies

Exploring the benefits of psychoeducation on college students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Savell, S., Lee, J., Stern, J. A., & Wilson, M. N.

Journal of American College Health

Adolescent caregiving success as a predictor of social functioning from age 13 to 33

Allen, J. P., Costello, M. A., Hellwig, A. F., Pettit, C., Stern, J. A., & Uchino, B.

Child Development


Maternal recognition of positive emotion predicts sensitive parenting in infancy 

Stern, J. A., Kelsey, C. M., Krol, K. M., & Grossmann, T.


Pathways linking attachment and depressive symptoms for Black and White adolescents: Do race and neighborhood racism matter?

Stern, J. A., Jones, J. D., Nortey, B., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. 

Attachment & Human Development

Maternal depressive symptoms and child behavior problems: Attachment security as a protective factor

Whittenburg,* P., Stern,* J. A., Brett, B. E., Straske, M. D., & Cassidy, J.

*Joint first authorship with student mentee

Development and Psychopathology

Examining the role of socioeconomic status and maternal sensitivity on functional brain network connectivity in 5-month-old infants 

Chajes, J. R., Stern, J. A., Kelsey, C. M., & Grossmann, T.

Frontiers in Neuroscience 

Mothers’ attachment representations and children’s brain structure

Fitter, M. H., Stern, J. A., Straske, M. D., Allard, T., Cassidy, J., & Riggins, T. R.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Sexual experiences and attachment styles in online and offline dating contexts 

Coffey, J. K., Bond, D. K., Stern, J. A., & Van Why, N.

International Journal of Sexual Health

Characterizing emotional support development: From adolescent best friendships to young adult romantic relationships 

Costello, M. A., Allen, J. P., Womack, S., Loeb, E. L., Stern, J. A., & Pettit, C.

Journal of Research on Adolescence

A social-development model of the evolution of depressive symptoms from age 13 to 30 

Allen, J. P., Pettit, C., Costello, M. A., Hunt, G. L., & Stern, J. A.

Development & Psychopathology


Here for you: Attachment and the growth of empathic support for friends in adolescence

Stern, J. A., Costello, M. A., Kansky, J., Fowler, C., Loeb, E., & Allen, J. P.

Child Development

Mentalization and empathy among parents of school-aged children: Charting the space between

Borelli, J. L., Stern, J. A., Smiley, P. A., Marvin, M. J., Pettit, C., & Samudio, M.


Attachment and attitudes toward children: effects of security priming in parents and non-parents

Jones, J. D., Stern, J. A., Fitter, M. H., Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J.

Attachment & Human Development

With(out) a little help from my friends: Insecure attachment in adolescence, support-seeking, and adult negativity and hostility

Loeb, E., Stern, J. A., Costello, M. A., & Allen, J. P.

Attachment & Human Development


Beyond early adversity: Parenting predicts infants’ physical health in a community sample

Stern, J. A., Beijers, R., Ehrlich, K. B., Cassidy, J., & de Weerth, C.

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Maternal depressive symptoms and preschoolers’ helping, sharing, and comforting: The moderating role of child attachment

Brett, B. E., Stern, J. A., Gross, J. T., & Cassidy, J.

Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology


Empathy and hippocampal volume in young children

Stern, J. A., Botdorf, M., Cassidy, J., & Riggins, T.

Developmental Psychology 

A preliminary investigation of attachment style and inflammation in African American young adults

Ehrlich, K B., Stern, J. A., Eccles, J. S., Dinh, J. V., Hopper, E. A., Kemeny, M. E., Adam, E. K., & Cassidy, J.

Attachment & Human Development

Helping, sharing, and comforting in young children:
Links to individual differences in attachment

Beier, J. S., Gross, J. T., Brett, B. E., Stern, J. A., Martin, D. R., & Cassidy, J.

Child Development


Developmental processes across the first two years of parenthood: Stability and change in adult attachment style

Stern, J. A., Fraley, R. C., Jones, J. D., Gross, J. T., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J.

Developmental Psychology

Influences on care for others: Attachment security, personal suffering, and care recipient characteristics

Cassidy, J., Stern, J. A., Mikulincer, M., Martin, D. R., & Shaver, P. R. 

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Stability of attachment style in adolescence: An empirical test of alternative developmental processes

Jones, J. D., Fraley, R. C., Ehrlich, K. B., Stern, J. A., Lejuez, C. W., Shaver, P. R.,
& Cassidy, J.

Child Development


The multifaceted nature of prosocial behavior in children:
Links with attachment theory and research

Gross, J., Stern, J. A., Brett, B., & Cassidy, J.

Social Development

Circle of Security—Parenting: A randomized controlled trial in Head Start

Cassidy, J., Brett, B. E., Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., Martin, D. R., Mohr, J.,
& Woodhouse, S. S.

Development & Psychopathology 


A lifespan perspective on attachment and care for others: Empathy, altruism, and prosocial behavior

Shaver, P. R., Mikulincer, M., Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., & Cassidy, J.

Handbook of attachment: Theory, research and clinical applications (3rd ed.)

J. Cassidy & P. Shaver, Eds. New York: Guilford Press.


Assessing parental empathy: A role for empathy in child attachment

Stern, J. A., Borelli, J. L., & Smiley, P. A.

Attachment & Human Development

Examining the relationship between parental anxiety and treatment response in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety

Reaven, J., Washington, L., Moody, E., Stern, J. A., Hepburn, S., & Blakeley-Smith, A.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Improving transportability of a CBT intervention for anxiety in youth with ASD: Results from a US–Canada collaboration

Reaven, J., Blakeley-Smith, A., Beattie, T. L., Sullivan, A. Moody, E. J., Stern, J. A., Hepburn, S. L., & Smith, I.



Psychometric properties of the SCARED in youth with autism spectrum disorder

Stern, J. A., Gadgil, M. J., Blakeley-Smith, A., Reaven, J., & Hepburn, S. L.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Complex psychiatric comorbidity of treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety symptoms

Hepburn, S. L., Stern, J. A., Blakeley-Smith, A., Kimel, L. K., & Reaven, J.

Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities


Deceived and distorted: Game outcome retrospectively determines the reported time of action

Isham, E. A., Banks, W. P., Ekstrom, A. D., & Stern, J. A.

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance

"One generation of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world."

-Dr. Charles Raison

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