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Adapting the Cups Task (ACT) Study

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Bruce, Ph.D.

This 2-year study involved collecting behavioral and ERP data with 150 children and adolescents during a decision-making task.

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Child Exposure to Family Violence (CEV)

Principal Investigator: Joann Wu Shortt, Ph.D.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a complex and significant public health problem with adverse physical and mental health consequences not only for the adults involved but also for the children who are exposed to IPV. However, the impact of IPV exposure on children’s adjustment has shown substantial variability. Child Exposure to Family Violence (CEV) draws […]

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Cognitive Training Study (CTrain)

Principal Investigator: Richard Bryck, Ph.D.

A study examining the effects of cognitive training in at-risk children.

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Competing Models of Socialization Study

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Identifying and detailing the processes that contribute to social development during childhood.

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Couples

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

A life-span perspective of young men’s romantic partner selection.

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Early Experience, Stress Neurobiology, and Prevention Science

Principal Investigator: Megan Gunnar (University of Minnesota) ; Philip Fisher, Ph.D.

A grant that funded a network of scientists studying the effects of stressful early environments on the developing brain and interventions that can remediate these effects.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Health

Principal Investigator: Jody Ganiban, PhD (George Washington University)

A nationwide study of important developments in understanding the relationship between heredity and family environment in child physical growth and health.

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Early Growth and Development Study: NIMH

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D. ;

This study examined the interplay between genetic, prenatal, and postnatal environmental influences on early pathways to conduct, anxiety, and depressive behaviors by interviewing parents about child behavior and symptoms between ages 6 and 8 years.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Phase I

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

A nationwide study of the relationship between heredity and family environment on child development.

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Early Growth and Development Study: Phase II

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

A nationwide study on understanding the relationship between heredity, the prenatal environment, and family environment in child development.

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fMRI Study of Inhibitory Control

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Bruce, Ph.D.

fMRI Study of Inhibitory Control is designed to examine children’s behavioral performance and brain activation during an inhibitory control task.

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Oregon Divorced Fathers Study

Principal Investigator: David S. DeGarmo, Ph.D.

A study utilizing reliable data on fathers’ parenting behaviors giving expression to fathers’ views, investigating their behavior, support, and adjustment processes.

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Oregon Youth Study

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

A longitudinal study of the etiology of antisocial behaviors in boys.

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Oregon Youth Study 2

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

Study examining the persistence and desistance of use of alcohol and other substances in early midadulthood for men from at-risk backgrounds.

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Origins

Principal Investigator: Leslie Leve, Ph.D.

An examination of the ways parents deal with the normal ups and downs of childhood.

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Practical Significance of Effects from Growth Modeling of Alcohol Use Data

Principal Investigator: Alan Feingold, Ph.D.

The major goals for this project were to (1) formulate equations for new effect sizes for GMA and GMM hypothesis tests, (2) conduct a secondary analysis study of alcohol use data from both the current and previous National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, (3) illustrate the use of new statistics in meta-analysis and (4) publish tutorial […]

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Process of Fathering: Effects on His Child’s Competence

Principal Investigator: Philip Fisher, Ph.D.

A study that examined the differences in family-types on the parenting of young children.

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Studying Adolescent Regulation (StAR) Project

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Bruce, Ph.D.

This study is designed to investigate the effects of early adverse experiences and the cognitive processes underlying behavioral regulation on early-onset alcohol use in maltreated adolescents.

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Three Generational Study (3GS)

Principal Investigator: Deborah Capaldi, Ph.D.

A study of the parenting practices of the young parents, and the association of the father’s parenting style to that of his own parents; and examination of child characteristics such as temperament, attachment, behavior problems and cognitive ability.

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Women’s Substance Use and Intimate Partner Violence

Principal Investigator: Alan Feingold, Ph.D.

Study that examined the association of substance use and IPV for a sample of 160 women.

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