Kelli Hill Hunt “Predicting psychosocial adjustment: A longitudinal study of
toddlers with birth defects.” Defended 7/99.
Christine Butler “Parenting a child who has a birth defect: The relation of mothers’ expressed emotion and synchrony with toddler attachment patterns.”
Shari Kidwell “Attachment and vagal tone as predictors of self-regulation among low-income, African American children: A multivariate, longitudinal approach.” Defended 10/30/00.
Elizabeth Robins “Evaluation of Youth Violence Prevention Program”
Melissa Clements “Effectiveness of the Michigan School Readiness Program on school success from kindergarten through third grade.” Defended 10/3/01
Lilly Jacobson “Psychological predictors of children’s competency as witnesses in sexual abuse trials.” Defended 12/01
Jeffrey Wendt “A longitudinal study of the stability of attachment in a low- income urban sample.” Defended 3/02
Jennifer Gramzow “The self in low-income urban, African American preschoolers: Longitudinal and concurrent relationships with attachment parenting and school functioning.” Defended 9/02
Rashmi Bhandari “Parenting and socio-emotional development: A longitudinal study of African American children.” Defended 9/02
Heather L. Chruscial “Physical activity, mood & self-esteem: A mediational model of maternal self-efficacy and energy” Defended 11/02
Michael Behen “Development and validation of the pervasive developmental disorders checklist.” Defended 2/04
Meliksah Demir “How many friends are optimal for happiness?”
Defended 4/07, Co-chair Valerie Simon
Emanuel van Bolden “Economic stress, parenting, and child outcomes.” Defended 6/07
Ami Smith “Verbal and social functioning among boys in the criminal justice system” Defended 7/08
Julie E. Braciszewski “Trajectories of emotion regulation in middle childhood: An investigation of attachment, temperament, and language “
Defended May 2010
Hema Masen “Nonresident fathers parenting and child and adolescent development” Defended May 2011
Lesley A. Hetterscheidt (Weitekamp) “Parent adherence to psychologist
recommendations: The role of expressed emotion about child and reaction to diagnosis. Defended June 2011
Jackie Issner “Motivating adolescents to chat for health (MATCH): Promoting healthy changes in at-risk youth.” Defended July 2012
Alicia January “Tell me more about it: An inquiry into intelligence scores and their relations with achievement and problem behavior.” Defended July 2012
Eamonn Arble “An analysis of the self: The development and assessment of a measure of selfobject needs.” Defended July 2014
Angela Fedawa (Peeper) “Identifying and understanding non-suicidal self-injury among college students.” Defended July 2014
Brittany Kohlberger “Health-related behaviors in low-income, minority youth: The role of motivation, basic needs, mental health, and environmental barriers.” Defended October 2014. Co-advisor with Dr. Simon
Doctoral Thesis Committee Service:
Jacqueline Avery ’d12; Jessica Beatty ’d09; Sheretta Butler Barnes ’d07; Eric Beshears ‘d05; Ron Boardway ‘d94; Lisa Boesky ‘d94; Kimberly Brisebois (SW’d12); Crisovao Carreira (ED’d13); Malasri Chaudhery-Malgeri (ED’d13); Casey Dexter, ‘d13; Patrick Fowler, ’d08; Marilyn Franklin ‘ p10; Carol Freedman-Doan ‘d94; Patricia Johnson ‘d98; Mary Heaton (CSPP) ’d98; Judy Horvath (ed) ’d04; Ayna Johanson ’d08; Linda Knowles (ed) ‘d09; Bernadette Starr Kovach (ed) ‘d02; Elissa (Fronczak) Lund ‘d03; Cathrine Lutz ‘d97; Mila Kil ’p08; Caitlin M. McLear, d15; Lisa Merlo ’d05; Jeremy Novak ‘d02; Lynn Phillips; Greg Proulx ‘d99; Alison Radcliffe ’d09; Maureen Rashwan ’d08; Jill Schram ’d04; Julia Simonds Hithcingham ‘d00; Maureen Rashwan ’d07; Katherine Roeser (ED ’d13); Amy Veenstra ’d13; Paul Ward (ED, ’d08); Michael Webber ‘d99; Alison Willett (ed) ‘d00; Richard Wooten (ED d’13); Courtney Yapchai (Jade Boyd) ’d04; Chie Yumoto ’d07; Amy Zelidman (ed)’d14; Leslie Ziegenhorn ’d97; Danijela Zletevski ’d10;
Lilly Glancy “Mediators of the effects of sexual abuse on children: Perceived social support, parental support and family relationships.” Defended 11/95.
David Modders “Relations among empathy, attachment, and prosocial behavior
in an inner city, African American, preschool population.” Defended 9/95.
Elizabeth Robins “The relation between levelling-sharpending functioning and
symptoms in children who have been sexually abused.” Defended 5/97.
Linda W. Chew “Borderline personality disorder and its implied relationship
with attachment theory.” Completed 12/97.
Jill Kofender “-Vagal tone, attachment, and emotional and behavioral regulation among
toddlers with birth defects.” Defended 9/99.
Emanuel van Bolden “The relation between marital discord and children’s internal representations of relationships.” Defended 11/99
Elissa Lund “Attachment, community violence, and adjustment among
African American urban youth.” Defended 12/99
Melissa Clements “Correlates of attachment among toddlers with a birth defect.”
Heather L. Chruscial “Determinants of parenting in an at-risk population.” Defended 5/00
Michelle Hunt Bruner “Influence of self-esteem, perceived competence and perceived control on career-related future orientation of university public school sixth graders.” Defended 12/11/00
Michael Behen “The role of defensive functioning as a mediator of outcome in a sample of
Lisa Merlo “Does parenting influence reading acquisition among low-income children?”
Sara Chase “The influence of families on children’s behaviors following child sexual abuse: A longitudinal study. Defended 4/03
Sheretta Butler “Parent and Peer Correlates of Academic Achievement Among African American Youth” Defended March 2004
Kristina Dunigan “Risks of Adolescent Parenting: Implications for Intervention”
Completed April 2004
Susan Dodd “Attachment: a psychobiological buffering process. Completed April 2004
Richard B. Rey “Are children’s perceptions of the teacher-child relationship associated with school-related adjustment among urban youth?” Defended October 2004
Rebecca L. Thompson “How parents’ stress, attributions and mental health relate to their reactions to their child’s disability” Defended November 2006
Julie E. Braciszewski “Intelligence, language, and behavior across the transition to reading among low-income, urban, African American youngsters” Defended 7/07
Lesley Weitekamp / (Hetterscheidt) “Is parental expressed emotion associated with mental health among child victims of sexual abuse? Defended December 2008
Lilia Mucka “Life factors and attendance rates for women enrolled in a parenting
program.” Defended September 2013.
Patricia Richardson “Psychological health and wellbeing in urban youth: The protective nature of attachment relationships.” Defended December 2014.
Matthew Carroll “Assessing resiliency among urban adolescents using the thematic apperception method.” Proposed December 2013.
Kelsey Sala-Hamrick “Psychological well-being of at-risk urban adolescents: The relative contributions of psychosocial need satisfaction, need satisfaction, attachment, and stress exposure.” Defended April 2015
Master’s Thesis Committee Service:
Jessica Beatty ‘04, Ellen Barrett ’09; Eric Beshers, Michelle Provenzano Beechler ’09, Nicholas R. Bergeron ’10, Linda Bourbeau ‘97, Roger Cleaver ‘95, Patrick Fowler ’05, Marilyn Franklin ’09, Tangenilla Fry ‘98, Goodlett ’12; Pamela Guthre ‘01, Jennifer Gramzow, Jaclyn Heller, 08; Jeannine Krupinski ‘96, Qing Luo, Cathy Lutz ‘95, Dana Navidal ’08, Erin Mason ’13; Gretchen Moran ‘00, Lynn Neely ‘01, Laura Northerner, ‘d13; Jill Norvilitis, Angelique Outlaw ‘97, Jennifer Raiter, Sarah Shair ’12, Jan Slater ‘02, Courtney Yapchai ‘99, Brian Yochim ‘01, Chie Yumoto ’03; Danijela Zlatevski p‘06,
Undergraduate Honors Theses:
Wilbert Morris “The effects of parenting on child self-esteem.” Completed 4/1995.
Brook Eddy “The influence of relationship with perpetrator on
the adjustment of sexually abused children.” Completed 4/1996.
Stephanie Gagne “The relation between community violence, hopelessness, and depression
among inner-city pre-teens.” Completed 4/1996.
Jewel Hall “The effects of exposure to chronic community violence on the perception of danger in young children.” Completed 4/1997.
Maureen Tracy “Social support sources and their relation to coping skills.”
Aryn Dotterer “Do parenting styles predict adolescents’ representations and perceptions
of social support? Completed 10/1999
Kenya Urcuyo Murphy “Attachment to primary caregiver and social competence: A comparison
of African Mercian and Caucasian preschoolers.” Completed 11/1999
Abby Jaskot “Preschooler-mother attachments and interpersonal problem solving: A study of low-income urban African American preschool-aged boys” Completed 8/2000
Lilia Mucka “Understanding barriers to parental adherence to psychological recommendations” Completed 12/2010
Supervision of Undergraduate Directed Study and Volunteer Student Research: 150+ Students
Funded Grant & Contract Activity as PI or PD:
Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (Federal HRSA)
Title: Integrated health services for Detroit
Dates: July 2014 – June 2016
Total Funds: 373,743
Agency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Title: Continuation of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Integrated Care Program
Dates: April 2014 – April 2016
Total Funds: $170,342
Agency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Title: An interdisciplinary approach to optimizing outcomes for foster
Date: 1/97 - 1/99
Total Funds: $3,500
Publications, Edited Works:
Barnett, D. (Ed.). (1997). Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children. The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Ratner, H. H., & Barnett, D. (Eds.), (1997). Special issue: Integration of cognition and emotion in development. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67, 303-447.
Vondra, J.I., & Barnett, D. (Eds). (1999). Atypical patterns of attachment in infancy and early childhood among children at developmental risk. Monographs for the Society for Research in Child Development, 64, (no. 3, serial no. 258).
Book Chapters (most were peer review):
Carlson, V., Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., & Braunwald, K. (1989). Finding order in disorganization: Lessons from research in maltreated infants’ attachments to their caregivers. In D. Cicchetti & V. Carlson (Eds.), Child Maltreatment: Theory and research on the causes and consequences of child abuse and neglect (pp. 494-528). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Cicchetti, D., Ganiban, J., & Barnett, D. (1991). Contributions from the study of high-risk populations to understanding the development of emotion regulation. In J. Garber & K. Dodge (Eds.), The Development of emotion regulation (pp. 15-48). New York: Cambridge University Press.
Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1991). Toward the development of a scientific nosology of child maltreatment. In W. Grove & D. Cicchetti (Eds.), Thinking clearly about psychology: Essays in the honor of Paul E. Meehl (pp. 346-377). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., Rabideau, G.J., & Toth, S. (1991). Toward the development of a transactional model of risk-taking and self-regulation (pp. 165-198). In L. Lipsitt & L. Mitnick (Eds.), Risk taking and self-regulatory behavior. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
Barnett, D., Manly, J., & Cicchetti, D. (1993). Defining child maltreatment: The interface between policy and research. In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.), Child abuse, child development, and social policy (pp. 7-73). Norwood, NJ: Ablex
Barnett, D. (1997). The effects of early intervention on maltreating parents and their children. In M.J. Guralnick (Ed.), The effectiveness of early intervention (pp. 143 - 173). Baltimore, MD: Brookes.
Barnett, D. (1997). Comprehensive school-linked interventions: The hows and whys. In D. Barnett (Ed.), Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children (pp. I1-I32). The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Barnett, D. (1997). The never-ending evolution of schools. In D. Barnett (Ed.), Helping children learn: Comprehensive school-based interventions for urban children (pp. VI1-6). The Skillman Center for Children, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Barnett, D., Hill Hunt, K., Butler, C. McCaskill, J., Estrin-Kaplan, M., & Pipp-Siegel, S., (1999). Indices of attachment disorganization among toddlers with neurological and non-neurological problems. In J. Solomon & C. George (Eds.), Attachment disorganization (pp. 189-212). New York: Guilford.
Barnett, D., Kaplan-Estrin, M., Braciszewski, J., Hetterscheidt, L. Issner, J., & Butler, C. M. (2011). Maternal solicitousness and attachment disorganization among toddlers with a congenital anomaly. In J. Solomon & C. George (Eds.)., Disorganized attachment and caregiving, (pp. 245-266). New York: Guilford.
Peer Review Journals:
Vondra, J., Barnett, D., & Cicchetti, D. (1989). Perceived and actual competence among maltreated and comparison school children. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 237-255.
Carlson, V., Cicchetti, D., Barnett, D., & Braunwald, K. (1989). Disorganized/disoriented attachment relationships in maltreated infants. Developmental Psychology, 25, 525-531.
Vondra, J., Barnett, D., & Cicchetti, D. (1990). Self-concept, motivation, and competence among preschoolers from maltreating and comparison families. Child Abuse and Neglect, 14, 535-540.
Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1991). Attachment organization in maltreated preschoolers. Development and Psychopathology, 4, 397-411.
Barnett, D., Manly, J., & Cicchetti, D. (1991). Continuing toward an operational definition of psychological maltreatment. Development and Psychopathology, 3, 19-29.
Manly, J. T., Cicchetti, D., & Barnett, D. (1994). The impact of subtype, severity, chronicity, and frequency of child maltreatment on social competence and behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 6, 121-143.
Barnett, D., Vondra, J.I., & Shonk, S. (1996). Relations among self-perceptions, motivation, and school functioning of low-income maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 20, 397-410.
Barnett, D. (1997). “Parenting” teenage parents. Family Relations, 46, 186-189.
Barnett, D., & Ratner, H.H. (1997). The organization and integration of cognition and emotion in development. Journal of Child Experimental Psychology, 67, 303-316.