Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Social Learning Center

Active Research Projects

Primary Research and Clinical Interests

Primary research interests include: individual, social and contextual influences on the development of psychopathology and substance use from childhood through adulthood, particularly intergenerational influences on risk and substance use; life-span antisocial and associated behaviors, including early childhood risk, child and adolescent development, delinquent and criminal behavior, health-risking sexual behavior, use of alcohol and other substances, violence, depression, and fatherhood; and adjustment of couples, including interaction patterns and aggression, stress, and effects of relationship factors on health. Additional interests include longitudinal developmental modeling and study design, and observational assessment techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., & Tiberio, S. S. (in press). The Oregon Youth Study – Three Generational Study: A review of design, theory, and findings. V. Eichelsheim, S. van de Weijer & C. Bijleveld (Eds.), Intergenerational continuity of criminal or antisocial behaviour. Routledge.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., & Tiberio, S. S. (2017). Intergenerational associations in sexual onset: Mediating influences of parental and peer sexual teasing and youth substance use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61, 342-347. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.03.003

  • Roos, L. E., Beauchamp, K. G., Pears, K. P., Fisher, P. A., Berkman, E. T., & Capaldi, D. M. (2016). Effects of prenatal substance exposure on neurocognitive correlates of inhibitory control success and failure. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 6, 269-280. doi:10.1080/21622965.2016.1159561

  • Tiberio, S. S., Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., Bertrand, M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2016). Parenting and the development of effortful control from early childhood to early adolescence: A transactional developmental model. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 837-853. doi:10.1017/S0954579416000341

  • Washburn, I. J., & Capaldi D. M. (2015). Heterogeneity in men’s marijuana use in the 20s: Adolescent antecedents and consequences in the 30s. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 279-291. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000686

  • Capaldi, D. M., & Kim, H. K. (2014). Comorbidity of depression and conduct disorder. In C. S. Richards & M. W. O’Hara (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of depression and comorbidity (186-199). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Washburn, I. J., & Capaldi, D. M. (2014). Influences on boys’ marijuana use in high school: A two-part random intercept growth model. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24, 117-130.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Feingold, A., Kim, H. K., Yoerger, K., & Washburn, I. J. (2013). Heterogeneity in growth and desistance of alcohol use for men in their 20s: Prediction from early risk factors and association with treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37(Suppl s1), E347-E355.

  • Capaldi, D. M., Knoble, N. B., Shortt, J. W., & Kim, H. K. (2012). A systematic review of risk factors for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 3, 231-280.

Recent Publications

  • Shortt, J. W., Capaldi, D. M., & Tiberio, S. S. (in press). Sexual assault. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Eddy, J. M., Schumer, J., Shortt, J. W., Capaldi, D. M., Tiberio, S. S., & Low, S. (in press). A life course model for the development of intimate partner violence. In A. T. Vazsonyi, D. J. Flannery, & M. DeLisi (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of violent behavior and aggression (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

  • Kerr, D. C. R., & Capaldi, D. M. (in press). Intergenerational transmission of parenting. M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of parenting.

  • Wiesner, M., Yoerger, K., & Capaldi, D. M. (2018). Patterns and correlates of offender versatility and specialization across a 23-year span for at-risk young men. Victims and Offenders, 13, 28-47. doi:10.1080/15564886.2016.1250691

  • Capaldi, D. M., Shortt, J. W., Tiberio, S. S., & Low, S. (2018). Violence begets violence: Addressing the dual nature of partner violence in adolescent and young adult relationships. In D. A. Wolfe & J. R. Temple (Eds.), Adolescent dating violence: Theory, research, and prevention (pp. 341-364). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.