Children’s Social, Emotional, and Physical Development

This line of work examines the mental and physical health, emotions, self-perceptions, attitudes and academic performance of children ranging from elementary school-age through adolescence. In particular, they ask how development in these areas might be influenced by the primary social contexts in which children grow: peer relationships and the family.

Bai, S., Robles, T.F., Reynolds, B.M., Repetti, R.L. (2020). Daily mood reactivity to stress during childhood predicts internalizing problems three years laterJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 1063-1075.

Kuhlman, K. R., Robles, T. F., Dickenson, L., Reynolds, B. & Repetti, R. L. (2019). Stability of diurnal cortisol measures across days, weeks, and years across middle childhood and early adolescence: Exploring the role of age, pubertal development, and sex. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 100, 67-74.

Sperling, J. & Repetti, R. (2018). Understanding emotion socialization through naturalistic observations of parent-child interactions. Family Relations, 67, 325-338.

Bai, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2018). Negative and positive emotion responses to daily school problems: Links to internalizing and externalizing problemsJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology46, 423-435.

Repetti, R. L. & Bai, S. (2018). Health and development in the context of family relationships / family stress. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 1032-1033). Los Angeles: Sage.

Robles, T. F., Repetti, R. L., Reynolds, B. M., Chung, P. J., Arevalo, J. M. G., Cole, S. (2018). Family environments and leukocyte transcriptome indicators of a pro-inflammatory phenotype in children and parents. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 235-253.

Kuhlman, K.R., Repetti, R.L., Reynolds, B.M. & Robles, T.F. (2016). Change in parent-child conflict and the HPA-axis: Where should we be looking and for how long? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 68, 74-81.

Robles, T.F., Carroll, J.E., Bai, S., Reynolds, B. M., Esquivel, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2016). Emotions and family interactions in childhood: Associations with leukocyte telomere length. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 63, 343-350.

Repetti, R. L., Sears, M. S., & Bai, S. (2015). Social and emotional development in the context of the family. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Ed, Vol 22) (pp. 156-161). Oxford: Elsevier.

Bai, S. & Repetti, R.L. (2015). Short-term resilience processes in the family. Family Relations, 64, 108-119.

Repetti, R. L., Robles, T. F., & Reynolds, B. M. (2015). Biological and psychological processes linking chronic family stress to substance abuse and obesity. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds), Handbook of Socialization (2nd Ed) (pp. 398-418). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Repetti, R., Robles, T., & Reynolds, B. (2011). Allostatic processes in the familyDevelopment and Psychopathology, 23, 921-938.

Repetti, R., Flook, L., & Sperling, J. (2011). Family influences on development across the life span. In K.L. Fingerman, C. A. Berg, J. Smith, & T.C. Antonucci (Eds), Handbook of Life-Span Development (pp. 745-775). New York: Springer Publishing.

Reynolds, B.M. & Repetti, R.L. (2010). Teenage girls’ perceptions of the functions of relationally aggressive behaviorsPsychology in the Schools, 47(3), 282-296.

Saxbe, D. & Repetti, R.L. (2009). Fathers’ and mothers’ marital relationship predicts daughters’ pubertal development two years laterJournal of Adolescence, 32(2), 415-423.

Reynolds, B. M., & Repetti. R. L. (2008). Contextual variations in negative mood and state self-esteem: What role do peers play? Journal of Early Adolescence, 28(3), 405-427.

Klima, T., & Repetti, R. L. (2008). Children’s peer relations and their psychological adjustment: Differences between close friendships and the larger peer groupMerill-Palmer Quarterly, 54(2), 151-178.

Lehman, B. J., & Repetti, R. L. (2007). Bad days don’t end when the school bell rings: The lingering effects of negative school events on children’s mood, self-esteem, and perception of parent-child interactionSocial Development, 16(3), 596-618.

Repetti, R. L., Taylor, S. E., & Saxbe, D. (2007). The influence of early socialization experiences on the development of biological systems. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds), Handbook of Socialization (pp. 124-152). New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Reynolds, B., & Repetti, R.L. (2006). Adolescent girls’ health in the context of peer and community relationships. In J. Worrell & C. Goodheart (Eds.) Handbook of girls’ and women’s psychological health: Gender and well-being across the life span (pp. 292-300). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Flook, L., Repetti, R.L., & Ullman, J.B. (2005). Classroom social experiences as predictors of academic performanceDevelopmental Psychology, 41(2), 319-327.

Wood, J.J., Repetti, R. L., & Roesch, S.C. (2004). Divorce and children’s adjustment problems at home and school: The role of depressive/withdrawn parentingChild Psychiatry and Human Development, 35(2), 121-142.

Repetti,R.L., Taylor, S.E., & Seeman, T.E. (2002). Risky families: Family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspringPsychological Bulletin, 128 (2), 330-366.

McGrath, E., & Repetti, R. (2002). A longitudinal study of children’s depressive symptoms, self-perceptions, and cognitive distortions about the selfJournal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(1), 77-87.

McGrath, E. & Repetti, R. L. (2000). Mothers’ and fathers’ attitudes toward their children’s academic performance and children’s perceptions of their academic competenceJournal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 713-723.

Repetti, R.L., McGrath, E.P., & Ishikawa, S.S. (1999). Daily stress and coping in childhood and adolescence. In A.J. Goreczny & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology (pp. 343-360). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Jaycox, L.H., and Repetti, R.L. (1993). Conflict in families and the psychological adjustment of preadolescent childrenJournal of Family Psychology, 7(3), 344-355.

Repetti, R.L. (1984). Determinants of children’s sex stereotyping: Parental sex-role traits and television viewing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 10(3), 457-468.