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Publications

2013

 Thompson, R. A., & Newton, E. K. (2013).  Baby altruists?  Examining the complexity of prosocial motivation in young children.  Infancy, 18, 120-133.
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Raikes, H. A., Virmani, E. A., Thompson, R. A., & Hatton, H. (2013).  Declines in peer conflict from preschool through first grade: Influences from early attachment and social information processing.  Attachment & Human Development, 15, 65-82.
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Virmani, E. A., Masyn, K. E., Thompson, R. A., Conners-Burrow, N., & Whiteside-Mansell, L. (2013).  Early childhood mental health consultation: Promoting change in quality of teacher-child interactions.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 34, 156-172.
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2012

 Thompson, R. A. (2012).  Changing societies, changing childhood: Studying the impact of globalization on child development.  Child Development Perspectives, 6(2), 187-192.
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Thompson, R. A. (2012).  The neuroscience and development of child-caregiver relationships: Implications for the law and public policy.  Hastings Law Journal, 63(6), 1443-1468.
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Thompson, R. A. (2012).  Wither the preconventional child?  Toward a life-span moral development theory.  Child Development Perspectives, 6(4), 423-429.
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2011

 Hendrix, R., & Thompson, R. A. (2011).  Development of self-produced locomotion in the first year: Changes in parent perceptions and infant behavior.  Infant and Child Development, 20(3), 288-300.
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Thompson, R. A. (2011).  Attachment relationships in Early Head Start families.  Attachment & Human Development, 13(1), 91-98.
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Thompson, R. A. (2011).  Emotion and emotion regulation: Two sides of the developing coin.  Emotion Review, 3(1), 53-61.
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Thompson, R. A. (2011).  Methods and measures in developmental emotions research: Some assembly required.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (Special issue on Assessment of Emotion in Children and Adolescents), 110(2), 275-285.
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2010

 Thompson, R. A. (2010).  Attachment and life history theory: A rejoinder.  Child Development Perspectives, 4(2), 106-108
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Newton, E. K., & Thompson, R. A. (2010).  Parents' views of early social and emotional development: More and less than meets the eye.  Zero to Three Journal, 31(3), 10-15.
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Thompson, R. A. (2010).  Feeling and understanding through the prism of relationships.  In S. D. Calkins & M. A. Bell (Eds.), Child development at the intersection of emotion and cognition (pp. 75-95).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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Thompson, R. A., & Goodman, M. (2010).  Development of emotion regulation: More than meets the eye.  In A. Kring & D. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology (pp. 38-58).  New York: Guilford.
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Thompson, R. A., & Newton, E. K. (2010).  Emotion in early conscience.  In W. Arsenio & E. Lemerise (Eds.), Emotion, aggression, and morality: Bridging development and psychopathology (pp. 6-32).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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2009

Thompson, R. A. & Virmani, E. (2009).  Self and personality.  In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of cultural developmental science (pp. 175-187).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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Thompson, R. A. (2009).  Doing what doesn't come naturally: The development of self-regulation.  Zero to Three Journal, 30(2), 33-39.
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Thompson, R. A. (2009).  Early foundations: Conscience and the development of moral character.  In D. Narvaez & D. Lapsley (Eds.), Personality, identity, and character: Explorations in moral psychology (pp. 159-184).  New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Thompson, R. A., & Goodman, M. (2009).  Development of self, relationships, and socioemotional competence: Foundations for early school success.  In O. A. Barbarin & B. Wasik (Eds.), Handbook of child development and early education: Research to practice (pp. 147-171).  New York: Guilford.
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2008

Ontai, L. L., & Thompson, R. A. (2008). Attachment, parent-child discourse, and theory of mind development. Social Development, 17, 47-60.
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Thompson, R. A. (2008).  Making the most of small effects.  Social Development, 18(1), 247-251.
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Thompson, R. A. (2008).  The psychologist in the baby.  Zero to Three Journal, 28(5), 5-12.
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2006

Raikes, H. A., & Thompson, R. A. (2006). Family emotional climate, attachment security, and young childrens emotion understanding in a high-risk sample. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, 89-104.
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Thompson, R. A. (2006). Conversation and developing understanding: Introduction to the special issue. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 52, 1-16.
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Thompson, R. A. (2006). Nurturing developing brains, minds, and hearts. In R. Lally & P. Mangione (Eds.), Concepts of care: 20 essays on infant/toddler development and learning (pp. 47-52). Sausalito, CA: WestEd.
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Thompson, R. A. (2006). The development of the person: Social understanding, relationships, self, conscience. In W. Damon & R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of child psychology (6th Ed.), Vol. 3. Social, emotional, and personality development (N. Eisenberg, Vol. Ed.) (pp. 24-98). New York: Wiley.
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Thompson, R. A., & Lagatutta, K. (2006). Feeling and understanding: Early emotional development. In K. McCartney & D. Phillips (Ed.), The Blackwell handbook of early childhood development (pp. 317-337). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
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Thompson, R. A., Goodvin, R., & Meyer, S. (2006). Social development: Psychological understanding, self understanding, and relationships. In J. Luby (Ed.), Handbook of preschool mental health: Development, disorders and treatment (pp. 3-22). New York: Guilford.
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Thompson, R. A., Meyer, S., & McGinley, M. (2006). Understanding values in relationship: The development of conscience. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (pp. 267-297). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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2005

Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Thompson, R. A. (2005). Combating conflicting messages of values: A closer look at parental strategies. Social Development, 14, 305-323.
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Padilla-Walker, L. M., Zamboanga, B. L., Thompson, R. A., & Schmersal, L. A. (2005). Extra credit as incentive for voluntary research participation. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 150-154.
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Raikes, H. A., & Thompson, R. A. (2005). Efficacy and social support as predictors of parenting stress among families in poverty. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26, 177-190.
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Raikes, H. A., & Thompson, R. A. (2005). Links between risk and attachment security: Models of influence. Applied Developmental Psychology, 26, 440-455.
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Thompson, R. A. (2005). Multiple attachments multiply considered. Human Development, 48, 102-107.
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Thompson, R. A., & Goodvin, R. (2005). The individual child: Temperament, emotion, self, and personality. In M. H. Bornstein & M. E. Lamb (Eds.), Developmental science: An advanced textbook (5th Ed.) (pp. 391-428). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
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Thompson, R. A., Braun, K., Grossmann, K. E., Gunnar, M. R., Heinrichs, M., Keller, H., O'Connor, T. G., Spangler, G., Voland, E., & Wang, S. (2005). Early social attachment and its consequences: The dynamics of a developing relationship. In C. S. Carter, L. Ahnert, K. E. Grossmann, M. Lamb, S. Porges, & N. Sachser (Eds.), Attachment and bonding: A new synthesis (Dahlem Workshop report 92) (pp. 349-383). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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2004

Thompson, R. A. (2004). Shaping the brains of tomorrow: What developmental science teaches about the importance of investing early in children. American Prospect, 15, A16-A18.
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Thompson, R. A., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2004). Academic aptitude and prior knowledge as predictors of student achievement in Introduction to Psychology. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96, 778-784.
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2003

Kumru, A., & Thompson, R. A. (2003). Ego identity status and self-monitoring behavior in adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18, 481-495.
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Thompson, R. A. & Raikes, H. A. (2003). Toward the next quarter-century: Conceptual and methodological challenges for attachment theory. Development and Psychopathology, 15, 691-718.
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Thompson, R. A., & Raikes, H. A. (2003). Children and welfare reform: Exploring the intersection of social research and policymaking. In R. A. Gordon & H. J. Walberg (Eds.), Changing welfare (pp. 159-177). New York: Kluwer.
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Thompson, R. A., & Zamboanga, B. L. (2003). Prior knowledge and its relevance to student achievement in Introduction to Psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 96-101.
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Thompson, R. A., Laible, D. J., & Ontai, L. L. (2003). Early understanding of emotion, morality, and the self: Developing a working model. In R.V. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 31 (pp.137-171). San Diego: Academic.
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2002

Colman, R., & Thompson, R. A. (2002). Attachment status, adaptive functioning, and problem-solving interaction styles in mother-child dyads. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 48, 337-359.
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Laible, D. J., & Thompson, R. A. (2002). Mother-child conflict in the toddler years: Lessons in emotion, morality, and relationships. Child Development, 73, 1187-1203.
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Ontai, L. L., & Thompson, R. A. (2002). Patterns of attachment and maternal discourse effects on children's emotion understanding from 3- to 5-years of age. Social Development, 11, 433-450.
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2001

Thompson, R. A. (2001). Development in the first years of life. The Future of Children, 11(1), 20-33.
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Thompson, R. A., & Nelson, C. A. (2001). Developmental science and the media: Early brain development. American Psychologist, 56(1), 5-15.
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2000

Laible, D. L., & Thompson, R. A. (2000). Mother-child discourse, attachment security, shared positive affect, and early conscience development. Child Development, 71(5), 1424-1440.
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Thompson, R. A. & Ontai, L. (2000). Striving to do well what comes naturally: Social support, developmental psychopathology, and social policy. Development and Psychopathology, 12(4), 657-675.
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Thompson, R. A. (2000). The legacy of early attachments. Child Development, 71(1), 145-152.
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1999

Jackson, S., Thompson, R. A., Christiansen, E., Wyatt, J., Colman, R., Peterson, R., Wilcox, B., & Buckendahl, C. (1999). Predicting abuse-prone parental attitudes and discipline practices in a nationally representative sample. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23(1), 15-29.
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Thompson, R. A., & Wyatt, J. M. (1999). Current research on child maltreatment: Implications for educators. Educational Psychology Review, 11(3), 173-201.
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Thompson, R. A., Jackson, S., Christiansen, E., Colman, R., Wyatt, J., Buckendahl, C., Wilcox, B., & Peterson, R. (1999). Parental attitudes and discipline practices: Profiles and correlates in a nationally-representative sample. Child Maltreatment, 4(4), 316-330.
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1998

Laible, D. J., & Thompson, R. A. (1998). Attachment and emotional understanding in preschool children. Developmental Psychology, 34(5), 1038-1045.
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Thompson, R. A. & Jackson, S. (1998). Ethical dimensions of child memory research. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 12(2), 218-224.
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Thompson, R. A. (1998). Emotional competence and the development of self. Psychological Inquiry, 9(4), 308-309.
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1997

Kochanska, G., & Thompson, R. A. (1997). The emergence and development of conscience in toddlerhood and early childhood. In J. E. Grusec & L. Kuczynski (Eds.), Parenting and children's internalization of values (pp. 53-77). New York: Wiley.
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Lamb, M. E., Sternberg, K., & Thompson, R. A. (1997). The effects of divorce and custody arrangements on children's behavior, development, and adjustment. Expert Evidence, 5(1), 83-88.
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Thompson, R. A. (1997). Sensitivity and security: New lessons to ponder. Child Development, 68(4), 595-597.
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1995

Thompson, R. A., & Wilcox, B. L. (1995). Child maltreatment research: Federal support and policy issues. American Psychologist, 50(9), 789-793.
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1994

Thompson, R. A. (1994). Emotion regulation: A theme in search of definition. In N. A. Fox (Ed.), The development of emotion regulation and dysregulation: Biological and behavioral aspects. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 59 (2-3), 25-52 (Serial no. 240).
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1990

Thompson, R. A. (1990). Vulnerability in research: A developmental perspective on research risk. Child Development, 61(1), 1-16.
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1989

Thompson, R. A., Tinsley, B., Scalora, M., & Parke, R. (1989). Grandparents' visitation rights: Legalizing the ties that bind. American Psychologist, 44(9), 1217-1222.
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1988

Thompson, R. A., Connell, J. P., & Bridges, L. (1988). Temperament, emotion, and social interactive behavior in the Strange Situation: A component process analysis of attachment system functioning. Child Development, 59(4), 1102-1110.
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1987

Thompson, R. A. (1987). The development of children's inferences of the emotions of others. Developmental Psychology, 23(1), 124-131.
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