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  1. Stern, J. A., Bailey, N. A., Costello, M. A., Hellwig, A. F., Mitchell, J., & Allen, J. P. (2024). Empathy across three generations: From maternal and peer support in adolescence to adult parenting and child outcomes. Child Development.

  2. Stern, J. A., Bailey, N. B., Costello, M. A., Hazelwood, O. A., & Allen, J. P. (2024). Fathers’ contributions to attachment in adolescence and adulthood: The moderating role of race, gender, income, and residential status. Attachment & Human Development.

  3. Stern, J. A., Kelsey, C. M., Yancey, H., & Grossmann, T. (2024). Love on the developing brain: Maternal sensitivity and infants’ neural responses to emotion in the dlPFC. Developmental Science, e13497.

  4. Stern, J. A., Coard, S. I., Barbarin, O. A., & Cassidy, J. (2024). What attachment researchers can learn from research on Black family resilience. Child Development Perspectives, 18, 10–18.

  5. Stern, J. A. & Cassidy, J. (in press). Mattering in childhood: A developmental attachment perspective. In A. W. Kruglanski, I. Prilleltensky, & A. Raviv (Eds.), International Handbook of Human Significance and Mattering​. Routledge.

  6. Stern, J. A., & Grossmann, T. (2024). The neuroscience of social relationships in early development. In M. A. Bell (Ed.), Child development at the intersection of emotion and cognition (2nd ed., pp. 11–30). American Psychological Association.

  7. Lin, J., Stern, J. A., Coan, J. A., & Allen, J. P. (2024). Does attachment in adolescence predict neural responses to handholding in adulthood? A fMRI study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

  8. Allen, J. P., Costello, M. A., Hellwig, A. F., & Stern, J. A. (2024). Pathways from adolescent close friendship struggles to adult negative affectivity. Development and Psychopathology.

  9. Allen, J. P. Costello, M. A., Pettit, C., Bailey, N. A., & Stern, J. A. (2024). Unique roles of adolescents’ friends and fathers in predicting verbal aggression in future adult romantic relationships. Development and Psychopathology.

  10. Allen, J. P., Costello, M. A., Stern, J. A., & Bailey, N. A. (in press). Beyond delinquency and drug use: Links of peer pressure to long-term adolescent psychosocial development. Development and Psychopathology.

  11. Allen, J. P., Pettit, C., Costello, M. A., Hunt, G. L., & Stern, J. A. (2024) A social-development model of the evolution of depressive symptoms from age 13 to 30. Development & Psychopathology, 36, 280–290.

  12. Bailey, N. A., Costello, M. A., Stern, J. A., Davis, A. & Allen, J. (2024). Adolescent responses to paternal verbal aggression: Assessing spillover and compensatory processes using random intercept cross-lagged panel models. Journal of Adolescence.

  13. Costello, M.A., Bailey, N.A., Stern, J.A., & Allen, J.P. (2024). Vulnerable self-disclosure co-develops in adolescent friendships: Developmental foundations of emotional intimacy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

  14. Dugan, K. A., Fraley, R. C., Jones, J. D., Stern, J. A., Shaver, P. R., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. (in press). Coordination of parent and adolescent attachment across time. Developmental Psychology.

  15. Jones, J. D., Fraley, R. C., Stern, J. A., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. (2024). Developmental trajectories of adolescent internalizing symptoms and parental responses to distress. Development and Psychopathology.

  16. Vlasceanu, M., Doell, K. C., Bak Coleman, J. B., Todorova, B., Berkebile-Weinberg, M. M., Grayson, S. J., Patel, Y., Goldwert, D., Pei, Y., Chakroff, A., … & Van Bavel, J. J. (2024). Addressing climate change with behavioral science: A global intervention tournament in 63 countries. Science Advances, 10, eadj5778.

  17. Stern, J. A., Dunbar, A. S., & Cassidy, J. (2023). Pathways to emotion regulation in young Black children: An attachment perspective. In C. S. Tamis-LeMonda & J. J. Lockman (volume eds.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 64: Developmental Cascades, 163–188.

  18. Stern, J. A., Kelsey, C. M., Krol, K. M., & Grossmann, T. (2023). Maternal recognition of positive emotion predicts sensitive parenting in infancy. Emotion, 23, 1506–1512.

  19. Whittenburg,* P., Stern,* J. A., Brett, B. E., Straske, M. D., & Cassidy, J. (2023). Maternal depressive symptoms and child behavior problems: Attachment security as a protective factor. Development and Psychopathology, 35, 678–688.
    *Joint first author with student mentee

  20. Allen, J. P., Costello, M. A., Hellwig, A. F., Pettit, C., Stern, J. A., & Uchino, B. (2023). Adolescent caregiving success as a predictor of social functioning from age 13 to 33. Child Development, 94, 1610–1624.

  21. Costello, M. A., Allen, J. P., Womack, S., Loeb, E. L., Stern, J. A., & Pettit, C. (2023). Characterizing emotional support development: From adolescent best friendships to young adult romantic relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 33, 389–403.

  22. Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., Brett, B. E., & Cassidy, J. (2023). Mothers’ attachment style predicts responding to child distress: The role of maternal emotions and attributions. Journal of Child & Family Studies, 32, 876–891.

  23. Savell, S., Lee, J., Stern, J. A., & Wilson, M. N. (2023). Exploring the benefits of psychoeducation on college students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of American College Health.

  24. Stern, J. A., Barbarin, O., & Cassidy, J. (Guest Eds.) (2022). Attachment perspectives on race, prejudice, and antiracism: Introduction to the Special Issue. Attachment & Human Development, 24(3), 253–259.

  25. Stern, J. A., Barbarin, O. A., & Cassidy, J. (2022). Working toward anti-racist perspectives in attachment theory, research, and practice [Special issue]. Attachment & Human Development, 24(3), 392–422.

  26. Stern, J. A., Jones, J. D., Nortey, B., Lejuez, C. W., & Cassidy, J. (2022). Pathways linking attachment and depressive symptoms for Black and White adolescents: Do race and neighborhood racism matter? [Special issue]. Attachment & Human Development, 24(3), 304–321.

  27. Brett, B. E., Stern, J. A., Gross, J. T., & Cassidy, J. (2022). Maternal depressive symptoms and preschoolers’ helping, sharing, and comforting: The moderating role of child attachment. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 51, 623-636.

  28. Chajes, J. R., Stern, J. A., Kelsey, C. M., & Grossmann, T. (2022). Examining the role of socioeconomic status and maternal sensitivity in functional brain network connectivity in 5-month-old infants. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16, 892482.

  29. Fitter, M. H., Stern, J. A., Straske, M. D., Allard, T., Cassidy, J., & Riggins, T. R. (2022). Mothers’ attachment representations and children’s brain structure. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16, 740195.

  30. Jones, J. D., Stern, J. A., Fitter, M. H., Mikulincer, M., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J. (2022). Attachment and attitudes toward children: Effects of security priming in parents and non-parents. Attachment & Human Development, 24, 147–168.

  31. Szwedo, D. E., Stern, J. A., Kansky, J., Lis, E., & Allen, J. P. (2022). Parent and romantic partner behaviors during adolescence as predictors of young adult positive personality, relational competence, and functional independence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51, 1926–1943.

  32. Coffey, J. K., Bond, D. K., Stern, J. A., & Van Why, N. (2022). Sexual experiences and attachment styles in online and offline dating contexts. International Journal of Sexual Health, 34(4), 665-678.

  33. Stern, J. A., Costello, M. A., Kansky, J., Fowler, C., Loeb, E., & Allen, J. P. (2021). Here for you: Attachment and the growth of empathic support for friends in adolescence. Child Development, 92, e1326–e1341.

  34. Borelli, J. L., Stern, J. A., Smiley, P. A., Marvin, M. J., Pettit, C., & Samudio, M. (2021). Mentalization and empathy among parents of school-aged children: Charting the space between. Emotion, 21, 783–800.

  35. Loeb, E., Stern, J. A., Costello, M. A., & Allen, J. P. (2021). With(out) a little help from my friends: Insecure attachment in adolescence, support-seeking, and adult negativity and hostility. Attachment & Human Development, 23, 624–642.

  36. Stern, J. A., Beijers, R., Ehrlich, K. B., Cassidy, J., & de Weerth, C. (2020). Beyond early adversity: Parenting predicts infants’ physical health in a community sample. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 41, 452–460.

  37. Stern, J. A., Botdorf, M., Cassidy, J., & Riggins, T. (2019). Empathy and hippocampal volume in young children [Special issue]. Developmental Psychology, 55, 1908-1920.

  38. Ehrlich, K B., Stern, J. A., Eccles, J. S., Dinh, J. V., Hopper, E. A., Kemeny, M. E., Adam, E. K., & Cassidy, J. (2019). A preliminary investigation of attachment style and inflammation in African American young adults [Special issue]. Attachment & Human Development, 21, 57–69.

  39. Beier, J. S., Gross, J. T., Brett, B. E., Stern, J. A., Martin, D. R., & Cassidy, J. (2019). Helping, sharing, and comforting in young children: Links to individual differences in attachment. Child Development, 90, e273-e289.

  40. Stern, J. A., Fraley, R. C., Jones, J. D., Gross, J. T., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J. (2018). Developmental processes across the first two years of parenthood: Stability and change in adult attachment style. Developmental Psychology, 54, 975–988.

  41. Stern, J. A., & Cassidy, J. (2018). Empathy from infancy to adolescence: An attachment perspective on the development of individual differences. Developmental Review, 47, 1–22.

  42. Cassidy, J., Stern, J. A., Mikulincer, M., Martin, D. R., & Shaver, P. R. (2018). Influences on care for others: Attachment security, personal suffering, and care recipient characteristics. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 574–588.

  43. Jones, J. D., Fraley, R. C., Ehrlich, K. B., Stern, J. A., Lejuez, C. W., Shaver, P. R., & Cassidy, J. (2018). Stability of attachment style in adolescence: An empirical test of alternative developmental processes. Child Development, 89, 871–880.

  44. Gross, J., Stern, J. A., Brett, B., & Cassidy, J. (2017). The multifaceted nature of prosocial behavior in children: Links with attachment theory and research. Social Development, 26, 661-678.

  45. Cassidy, J., Brett, B. E., Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., Martin, D. R., Mohr, J., & Woodhouse, S. S. (2017). Circle of Security—Parenting: A randomized controlled trial in Head Start. Development & Psychopathology, 29, 651–673.

  46. Stern, J. A., Borelli, J. L., & Smiley, P. A. (2015). Assessing parental empathy: A role for empathy in child attachment. Attachment & Human Development, 17, 1–22.

  47. Shaver, P. R., Mikulincer, M., Gross, J. T., Stern, J. A., & Cassidy, J. (2016). A lifespan perspective on attachment and care for others: Empathy, altruism, and prosocial behavior. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of attachment: Theory, research and clinical applications (3rd ed., pp. 878–916). Guilford Press.

  48. Reaven, J., Washington, L., Moody, E. J., Stern, J. A., Hepburn, S. L., & Blakeley-Smith, A. (2015). Examining the relationship between parental anxiety and treatment response in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2464–2473.

  49. Reaven, J., Blakeley-Smith, A., Beattie, T. L., Sullivan, A. Moody, E. J., Stern, J. A., Hepburn, S. L., & Smith, I. M. (2015). Improving transportability of a CBT intervention for anxiety in youth with ASD: Results from a US–Canada collaboration. Autism, 19, 211–222.

  50. Stern, J. A., Gadgil, M. J., Blakeley-Smith, A., Reaven, J., & Hepburn, S. L. (2014). Psychometric properties of the SCARED in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 1225–1234.

  51. Hepburn, S. L., Stern, J. A., Blakeley-Smith, A., Kimel, L. K., & Reaven, J. (2014). Complex psychiatric comorbidity of treatment-seeking youth with autism spectrum disorder and anxiety symptoms. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 7, 359–378.

  52. Isham, E. A., Banks, W. P., Ekstrom, A. D., & Stern, J. A. (2011). Deceived and distorted: Game outcome retrospectively determines the reported time of action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1458–1469.

"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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