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Cindy Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Primary Academic Interests
- Young children’s social and emotional development
- Parent-child interactions
- Factors associated with parenting behaviors (e.g., parent personality, marital relations, and family stress)
Eisenberg, N., Smith, C.L., & Spinrad, T.L. (2011). Effortful control: Relations with emotion regulation, adjustments, and socialization in childhood. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications (2nd ed., pp. 263-283). New York: Guilford Press.
Jarrott, S. E., & Smith, C. L. (2011). The complement of research and theory in practice: Contact theory at work in non-familial intergenerational programs. The Gerontologist, 51, 112-121.
Smith, C. L. (2010). Multiple determinants of parenting: Predicting individual differences in maternal parenting behavior with toddlers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 10, 1-17.
Smith, C. L., & Bell, M. A. (2010). Stability in infant frontal asymmetry as a predictor of toddlerhood internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology, 52, 158-167.
Jarrott, S. E., Smith, C. L., & Weintraub, A. P. C. (2008). Development of a standardized tool for intergenerational programming: The Intergenerational Observation Scale. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 6, 433-447.
Popp, T. K., Spinrad, T. L., & Smith, C. L. (2008). The relation of cumulative demographic risk to mothers’ responsivity and control: Examining the role of toddler temperament. Infancy, 13, 496-518.
Smith, C. L., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Payne, T., K., Gaertner, B. M., & Maxon, E. (2007). Maternal personality: Longitudinal relations to parenting behavior and maternal emotional expressions toward toddlers. Parenting: Science and Practice, 7, 305-329.
Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Gaertner, B., Popp, T., Smith, C.L., Kupfer, A., Greving, K., Liew , J., & Hofer, C. (2007). Relations of maternal socialization and toddlers’ effortful control to the children’s adjustment and social competence. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1170-1186.
Smith, C. L., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Grieving, K., Liew, J., & Eggum, N. D. (2007). Anger and anger regulation in infancy. In E. I. Clausen (Ed.), Anger in psychology (pp. 107-122). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Smith, C. L., Calkins, S. D., & Keane, S. P. (2006). The relation of maternal behavior and attachment security to toddler’s emotionality and emotion regulation. Research in Human Development, 3, 21-31.
Smith, C. L., Eisenberg, N., & Spinrad, T. L., Chassin, L., Morris, A. S., Kupfer, A., Liew, J., Cumberland, A., Valiente, C., & Kwok, O. (2006). Children’s coping strategies and coping efficacy: Relations to parent socialization, child adjustment, and familial alcoholism. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 445-469.
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