An asterisk (*) denotes a current or former graduate student advisee.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Leerkes, E.M., & *Zhou, N. (in press). Maternal sensitivity to distress and attachment outcomes: Interactions with sensitivity to non-distress and infant temperament. Journal of Family Psychology.
- *Su, J., *Augustine, M.E., & Leerkes, E.M. (in press). DRD4 interacts with adverse life events in predicting maternal sensitivity via emotion regulation. Journal of Family Psychology.
- *Augustine, M., Leerkes, E.M., & Calkins, S.D. (in press). Relations between early maternal sensitivity and toddler self-regulation: Exploring variation by oxytocin and dopamine D2 receptor genes. Developmental Psychobiology.
- *Qu, J. & Leerkes, E.M. (in press). The joint effect of infants’ vagal tone and distress in predicting behavior problems at preschool: A person-centered approach. Developmental Psychobiology.
- Swingler, M.M., *Isbell, E., *Zeytinoglu, S., Calkins, S. D., & Leerkes, E.M. (in press). Maternal Behavior Predicts Neural Underpinnings of Inhibitory Control in Preschoolers. Developmental Psychobiology.
- *Cao, H., *Zhou, N., *Qu, J. & Leerkes, E.M. (2018). Multiple domains of new mothers’ adaptation: Interrelations and roots in childhood maternal non-supportive emotion socialization. The Journal of Family Psychology, 32, 575-587.
- *Halliday, S. E., Calkins, S. D., & Leerkes, E. M. (2018). Measuring preschool learning engagement in the laboratory. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 167, 93-116.
- *Isbell, E., Calkins, S. D., Swingler, M. M., & Leerkes, E. M. (2018). Attentional fluctuations in preschoolers: Direct and indirect relations with task accuracy, academic readiness, and school performance. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 167, 388-403.
- *Norcross, P.L, *Zhou, N. & Leerkes, E.M. (2017). Examining pathways linking maternal depressive symptoms in infancy to children’s behavior problems: The role of maternal unresponsiveness and negative behaviors. Infant Behavior & Development, 238-247.
- *Zhou, N., *Cao, H., Leerkes, E.M. (2017). Interparental conflict and infants’ behavior problems: Direct effects and the differential mediating roles of maternal sensitivity in distress and nondistress contexts. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 464-474.
- Leerkes, E.M., *Gedaly, L.R., *Zhou, N., Calkins, S.D., Heinrich, V. & Smolen, A. (2017). Further evidence of the limited role of candidate genes in relation to infant-mother attachment outcomes. Attachment & Human Development, 19, 76-105.
- Leerkes, E.M., *Su, J., Calkins, S.D., A.J., Heinrich, V. & Smolen, A. (2017). Variation in mothers’ arginine vasopressin receptor 1a and dopamine receptor D4 predicts maternal sensitivity via social cognition. Genes, Brain & Behavior, 16, 233-240.
- *Zeytinoglu, S., Leerkes, E.M., Swingler, M. & Calkins, S.D. (2017). Pathways from maternal effortful control to child self regulation: The role of maternal emotional support. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 170 -180. (Special Section: Mind and Matter II: New Insights on the Role of Parental Cognitive and Neurobiological Functioning in Process Models of Parenting)
- *Dunbar, A. S., Leerkes, E. M., Coard, S., Supple, A. J., & Calkins, S. D. (2017). An integrative conceptual model of parental racial and emotion socialization and links to child development among African American families. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 16-22.
- Leerkes, E.M., *Su, J., Calkins, S.D., Supple, A.J., O’Brien, M. (2017). Maternal physiological arousal and regulation while caregiving pose risk for subsequent infant attachment disorganization and behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 245-257.
- *Gedaly, L.R. & Leerkes, E.M. (2016). The role of sociodemographic risk and maternal behavior in the prediction of infant attachment disorganization. Attachment & Human Development, 18, 554-569.
- Leerkes et al., *Su, J., Calkins, S.D., Supple, A.J., O’Brien, M. (2016). Pathways by which mothers’ physiological arousal and regulation while caregiving predict sensitivity to infant distress. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 769-779.
- *Qu, J., Leerkes, E.M., & *King, E. (2016). Mother-infant attachment predicts preschoolers’ emotion regulation behaviors two years later. Infant Behavior & Development, 44, 144-147.
- Leerkes, E.M. & *Bailes, L.G. (in press). Early emotional development in the family context. In V. LoBue, K. Perez-Edgar, & K. Buss (Eds.). Handbook of Emotional Development. Springer.
- Leerkes, E.M. & *Augustine, M. (in press). Parenting and Emotions. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed)., Handbook of Parenting, 3rd ed, Vol 3. Being and Becoming a Parent. Routledge.
- Leerkes, E.M. & *Qu, J. (in press). Families with infants and young children. In B. Fiese and K. Deater-Deckard (Eds), APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology, Vol 1: Foundation, Methods, and Changing Forms Across the Lifespan. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Leerkes, E.M., *Gedaly, L. & *Su, J. (2016). Parental sensitivity and infant attachment. In L. Balter & C.S. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds). Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues, 3rd edition. (pp. 21-41). New York: Psychology Press.
- Leerkes, E.M. & *Parade, S.H. (2015). A psychobiological perspective on emotional development within the family context. In S.D. Calkins (Ed). Handbook of infant development: Biopsychosocial perspectives (pp. 206-231). New York: Guilford.