Jennifer E. Lansford

About the author:

My program of research is directed toward understanding how cultural contexts moderate the influence of socializing agents (e.g., parents, peers) on trajectories of social and behavioural development from childhood to adulthood. My work integrates longitudinal methods of developmental psychology with theories from social cognition and developmental psychopathology.

What I want to achieve:

I want my research to advance understanding of children’s development within broader family and cultural contexts. I then want to be able to use these research findings to inform parenting interventions and family policies to reduce children’s behaviour problems and promote children’s well-being.

My previous positions:

Chair of U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Chair of U.S. National Institutes of Health Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention Study Section.

Consultant, UNICEF, Standards of Parenting Programs.

Awards & accomplishments:

Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Principal Investigator of the Parenting Across Cultures Project.

Other information:

Jennifer E. Lansford has published several books, including:

Lansford, J. E., & Banati, P. (Eds.). (2018). Handbook of adolescent development research and its impact on global policy. New York: Oxford University Press.
Lansford, J. E., Ben Brik, A., & Badahdah, A. M. (Eds.). (in press). Families and social change in the Gulf region. New York: Routledge.
Lansford, J. E., French, D., & Gauvain, M. (in press). Child and adolescent development in diverse cultures. Washington, DC: APA Books.
Lansford, J. E., Rothenberg, W. A., & Bornstein, M. H. (Eds.). (in press). Parenting across cultures across development: Parenting from childhood to adolescence in nine countries. New York: Routledge.
Sorbring, E., & Lansford, J. E. (Eds.). (2019). School systems, parent behavior, and academic achievement: An international perspective. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

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