Jennifer Lansford

Research Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parents' discipline strategies and children's behavior problems.

Her work at the Center includes the projects Childhood Risk Factors and Young Adult Competence, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Intergenerational Transmission of Treatment Effects; and Optimizing Prevention of Costly Adult Outcomes.

Research Interests:

  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Peer Influence
  • Parenting

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 2000
  • M.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - 1997
  • B.A. Duke University - 1995

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Tirado, LMU; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Alampay, LP; Al-Hassan, SM (2020) Cross-cultural effects of parent warmth and control on aggression and rule-breaking from ages 8 to 13. Aggressive Behavior, 46, 327-340, [doi], [abs]
  • Kapetanovic, S; Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Gurdal, S; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Uribe Tirado, LM; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Peña Alampay, L; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D (2020) Cross-Cultural Examination of Links between Parent-Adolescent Communication and Adolescent Psychological Problems in 12 Cultural Groups. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 1225-1244, [doi], [abs]
  • Senese, VP; Miranda, MC; Lansford, JE; Bacchini, D; Nasti, C; Rohner, RP (2020) Psychological maladjustment mediates the relation between recollections of parental rejection in childhood and adults’ fear of intimacy in Italy Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 1968-1990, [doi], [abs]
  • Lin, H; Harrist, AW; Lansford, JE; Pettit, GS; Bates, JE; Dodge, KA (2020) Adolescent social withdrawal, parental psychological control, and parental knowledge across seven years: A developmental cascade model. Journal of Adolescence, 81, 124-134, [doi], [abs]
  • Rothenberg, WA; Lansford, JE; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Dodge, KA; Malone, PS; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Steinberg, L; Tapanya, S; Maria Uribe Tirado, L; Yotanyamaneewong, S; Peña Alampay, L (2020) Examining effects of parent warmth and control on internalizing behavior clusters from age 8 to 12 in 12 cultural groups in nine countries. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 61, 436-446, [doi], [abs]