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Children's and Adolescents' Development Publications

Dr. Lorna Bourke

Davies, S.J., & Bourke, L.J (In press). Using visual methods in a cross-cultural context for teaching and research; Why a postcard is worth a 1000 words. In Teaching Visual Methods in the Social Sciences S. Watt & C. Wakefield (Eds). London: Routledge

Bourke, L., Davies, S.J., Sumner, E., & Green, C. (2014). Individual differences in the development of early writing skills: testing the unique contribution of visuo-spatial working memory. Reading and Writing, 27(2), 315-335 DOI 10.1007/s11145-013-9446-3


Dr. Belén López-Pérez

López-Pérez, B., Gummerum, M., Wilson, E., & Dellaria, G. (2016). Studying children’s intrapersonal emotion regulation from the Process Model of Emotion Regulation. Journal of Genetic Psychology14, 1-16.

López-Pérez, B., Wilson, E., Dellaria, G., & Gummerum, M. (2016). Developmental differences in children’s interpersonal emotion regulation. Motivation and Emotion. doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9569-3

Magai, C. & López-Pérez, B. (2016). Developmental Theories of Emotion. In E. Stocks (2016). Foundations of Psychology. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2016. Gale Researcher.

Gummerum, M., López-Pérez, B., Ambrona, T., Rodriguez-Cano, S., Dellaria, G., Smith, G., & Wilson, E. (2016) Children’s moral emotion attribution in the Happy Victimizer Task: the role of response format. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 177, 1-16.

López-Pérez, B., & Wilson, E.L. (2015). Parent-children discrepancies in the assessment of children’s and adolescents’ happiness. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology139, 249-255.

López-Perez, B., Sánchez, J. & Gummerum, M. (2015). Children’s and Adolescents’ conceptions of happiness. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.10007/s10902-015-9701-1

López-Pérez, B., Gummerum, M., Keller, M., Filippova, E., & Gordillo, M.V. (2015). Sociomoral reasoning in children and adolescents from two collectivistic cultures. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12, 204-219.

López-Pérez, B., Ambrona, T. & Márquez-González, M. (2014). TECA-NA: Cognitive and Affective Empathy Questionnaire for Children and Teenagers. Behavioral Psychology, 22, 5-18.


Dr. Zoi Nikiforidou

Nikiforidou, Z. (2017). Risk literacy: concepts and pedagogical implications for Early Childhood Education, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood 18 (3) (forthcoming)

Nikiforidou, Z. (2017). ‘It is riskier’: preschoolers’ reasoning of risky situations, EECERJ 25 (4) (forthcoming)

Nikiforidou, Z. (2017). The cotton wool child. In Owen (Eds). Childhood Today, London: SAGE (forthcoming)

Nikiforidou, Z., Anderson A. (2016) Working together to safeguard children. In Palaiologou, I., (Ed) Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice (3rd ed), London: SAGE.

Nikiforidou Z, Pange, J. (2015). Fairness through mathematical problem solving in preschool education. In Gellert, U., Gimenez Rodriguez, J., Hahn, C., Kafoussi, S. (Eds.) Educational Paths to Mathematics (pp. 161‐171). DOI 10.1007/978‐3‐319‐15410‐ 7_9

Nikiforidou, Z., Miles, Z., Luff, P. (2015). Bat Conservation in the Foundation Stage: An Early Start to Education for Sustainability. TEESnet Conference Proceedings, pp.68‐76


Dr. Antonio Zuffiano

Sette, S., Zuffianò, A., Lucidi, F., Laghi, F., Lonigro, A., & Baumgartner, E. (2016). Evaluating the student-teacher relationship scale in Italian preschoolers: An exploratory structural equation modeling approach. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi:10.1177/0734282916674601

Malti, T., Ongley, S.F., Chaparro, M.P., Peplak, J.P., & Buchmann, M., Zuffianò, A., Cui, L. (2016). Children’s moral emotions and moral reasoning in the development of helping, cooperation, and sharing: A six-year longitudinal study. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12632

Colasante, T., Zuffianò, A., & Malti, T. (2016). Daily deviations in anger, guilt, and sympathy: A developmental diary study of children’s aggression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0143-y

Malti, T., Colasante, T., Zuffianò, A., & de Bruyne, M. (2016). The physiological correlates of children’s emotions in context of moral transgressions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.017

Zuffianò, A., Eisenberg, N., Alessandri, G., Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Pastorelli, C., Milioni, M., & Caprara, G.V. (2016). The relation of prosociality to self-esteem: The mediational role of quality of friendships. Journal of Personality, 84, 59-70doi:10.1111/jopy.12137

Malti, T., Chaparro, M.P., Zuffianò, A., & Colasante, T. (2016). Evidence-based interventions to promote empathy in children and adolescents: A developmental analysis. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi:10.1080/15374416.2015.1121822

Alessandri, G., Zuffianò, A., Vecchione, M., D., Donnellan, B., Tisak, J. (2016). Evaluating the Temporal Structure and Correlates of daily self-esteem using a trait-state-error framework (TSE). Self & Identity. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2015.1137223

Colasante, T., Zuffianò, A., & Malti, T. (2015). Do moral emotions buffer the anger-aggression link in children’s and adolescents? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2015.06.001

Caprara, G.V., Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Zuffianò, A., Gerbino, M., & Pastorelli, C. (2015). Why and how to promote adolescents’ prosocial behaviors: Direct, mediated and moderated effects of the CEPIDEA school-based program. Journal of Youth and Adolescence44, 2211-2229. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0293-1

Malti, T., Averdijk, M., Zuffianò, A., Betts, L., Rotenberg, K., Ribeaud, D., & Eisner, M.P. (2015). Children’s trust and the development of prosocial behavior. International Journal of Behavioral Development. doi: 10.1177/0165025415584628

ZuffianòA., Colasante, T., Peplak, J. & Malti T. (2015). Sharing without caring? Respect for moral others compensates for low sympathy in children’s sharing. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 252-258doi:10.1111/bjdp.12084

Milioni, M., Alessandri, G., Eisenberg, N., Castellani, V., Zuffianò, A., Vecchione, M., & Caprara, G.V. (2015). Reciprocal relations between emotional self-efficacy beliefs and ego-resiliency across time. Journal of Personality83, 552-563. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12131

Colasante, T., Zuffianò, A., Bae, N.Y., & Malti, T. (2014). Inhibitory control and moral emotions: Relations to reparation in early and middle childhood. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 175, 511-527doi:10.1080/00221325.2014.976535

Alessandri, G., Luengo Kanacri, Eisenberg, N., Zuffianò, A., Milioni, M., & Caprara, G. V. (2104). Prosociality during the transition from late adolescence to young adulthood: The role of effortful control and ego-resiliency. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin40, 1451-65. doi: 10.1177/0146167214549321

Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Pastorelli, C., Zuffianò, A., Eisenberg, N., Ceravolo, R., & Caprara, G.V. (2014). Trajectories of prosocial behaviors conducive to civic outcomes during the transition to adulthood: The predictive role of family dynamics. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 1529-1539doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.07.002

Zuffianò, A., Alessandri, G., Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Pastorelli, C., Milioni, M., Ceravolo, R., Caprara, M.G., & Caprara, G.V. (2014). The relation between prosociality and self-esteem from middle adolescence to young adulthood. Personality and Individual Differences, 63, 24-29. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.01.041

Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Pastorelli, C., Eisenberg, N., Zuffianò, A., Castellani, V., & Caprara, G.V. (2014). Trajectories of prosocial behavior from adolescence to early adulthood: Associations with personality change. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 701-713. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2014.03.013

Caprara, G.V., Luengo Kanacri, B.P., Gerbino, M., Zuffianò, A., Alessandri, G., Vecchio, G., Pastorelli, C., & Bridgall, B. (2014). Positive effects of promoting prosocial behavior in early adolescents: Evidence from a school-based intervention. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 38, 386-396. doi: 10.1177/0165025414531464

Book Chapters 

Malti, T., Zuffianò, A., Cui, L., Colasante, T., Peplak, J., & Bae, N. Y. (in press). Peer inclusion and exclusion in intergroup contexts: Effects on children’s healthy social-emotional development. In C. Spiel, N. J. Cabrera, & B. Leyendecker (Eds.). Handbook of positive development of minority children. Netherlands: Springer.

Malti, T., Dys, S.P., & Zuffianò, A., (2015). The moral foundations of prosocial behaviour. In R.E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, & R. D. Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia on early childhood development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development.