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Bruce, J., Pears, K. C., McDermott, J. M., Fox, N. A., & Fisher, P. A. (in press). Effects of a school readiness intervention on electrophysiological indices of external response monitoring in children in foster care. Development and Psychopathology.

Capaldi, D. M., Tiberio, S. S., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., & Owen, L. D. (2019). Intergenerational associations in physical maltreatment: Examination of mediation by delinquency and substance use, and moderated mediation by anger. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 73-82. doi:10.1017/S0954579418001529

Pears, K. C., & Kim, H. K. (2019). School readiness in children in out-of-home care. In P. McNamara, C. Montserrat, & S. Wise (Eds.), Education in out-of-home care: International perspectives on policy, practice and research (Vol. 22, pp. 105-116). Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Graham, A. M., Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., & Fisher, P. A. (2018). Effects of a school readiness intervention on hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis functioning and school adjustment for children in foster care. Development and Psychopathology, 30(2), 651-664. doi:10.1017/S0954579417001171

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Brown, K. L. (2018). Factors affecting the educational trajectories and outcomes of youth in foster care. In E. Trejos-Castillo & N. Trevino-Schafer (Eds.), Handbook of foster youth (pp. 208-222). New York: Routledge.

McDermott, J. M., Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Kim, H. K., Roos, L. E., Yoerger, K., & Fisher, P. A. (2018). Improving kindergarten readiness in children with developmental disabilities: Changes in neural correlates of response monitoring. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 7, 187-199. doi:10.1080/21622965.2017.1286239

Mashburn, A. J., LoCasale-Crouch, J., & Pears, K. C. (Eds.). (2018). Kindergarten transition and readiness: Promoting cognitive, social-emotional, and self-regulatory development. New York: Springer.

Pears, K. C., & Peterson, E. (2018). Recognizing and addressing the effects of early adversity on children’s transitions to kindergarten. In A. J. Mashburn, J. LoCasale-Crouch, & K. C. Pears (Eds.), Kindergarten transition and readiness: Promoting cognitive, social-emotional, and self-regulatory development (pp. 163-183). New York: Springer.

Pears, K. C., Carpenter, L., Kim, H. K., Peterson, E., & Fisher, P. A. (2018). The kids in transition to school program. In A. J. Mashburn, J. LoCasale-Crouch, & K. C. Pears (Eds.), Kindergarten transition and readiness: Promoting cognitive, social-emotional, and self-regulatory development (pp. 283-302). New York: Springer.

Lynch, F. L., Dickerson, J. F., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2017). Cost effectiveness of a school readiness intervention for foster children. Children and Youth Services Review, 81, 63-71. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.07.011

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2016). Decreasing risk factors for later alcohol use and antisocial behaviors in children in foster care by increasing early promotive factors. Children and Youth Services Review, 65, 156-165. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.04.005

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

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Fisher, P., & Yoerger, K. (2016). Increasing pre-kindergarten early literacy skills in children with developmental disabilities and delays. Journal of School Psychology, 57, 15-27. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2016.05.004

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

McClelland, M. M., Leve, L. D., & Pears, K. C. (2016). Preschool executive functions in the context of family risk. In J. A. Griffin, P. McCardle, & L. S. Freund (Eds.), Executive function in preschool age children: Integrating measurement, neurodevelopment and translational research (pp. 241-257). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Capaldi, D. M., Tiberio, S. S., Kerr, D. C. R., & Pears, K. C. (2016). The relationships of parental alcohol versus tobacco and marijuana use with early adolescent onset of alcohol use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77(1), 95-103.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Buchanan, R., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Adverse consequences of school mobility for maltreated children in foster care: A prospective longitudinal study. Child Development, 86(4), 1210-1226.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Healey, C. V., Yoerger, K., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Improving child self-regulation and parenting in families of pre-kindergarten children with developmental disabilities and behavioral difficulties. Prevention Science, 16, 222-232. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0482-2.

Roos, L. E., Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2015). Impulsivity and the association between the feedback-related negativity and accuracy on an inhibitory control task in young at-risk children. Psychophysiology, 52, 704-713. doi:10.1111/psyp.12389

McCormack, K., Howell, B. R., Guzman, D., Villongco, C., Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Gunnar, M. R., & Sanchez, M. M. (2015). The development of an instrument to measure global dimensions of maternal care in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology, 77, 20-33.

Pears, K. C., Healey, C. V., Fisher, P. A., Braun, D., Gill, C., Conte, H. M., Newman, J., & Ticer, S. (2014). Immediate effects of a program to promote school readiness in low-income children: Results of a pilot study. Education and Treatment of Children, 37(3), 431-460. doi:10.1353/etc.2014.0021

Lipscomb, S. T., Schmitt, S. A., Pratt, M., Acock, A., & Pears, K. C. (2014). Living in non-parental care moderates effects of prekindergarten experiences on externalizing behavior problems in school. Children and Youth Services Review, 40, 41-50.

Tiberio, S. S., Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kim, H., & Nowicka, P. (2014). Parental monitoring of children’s media consumption: The long-term influences on body mass index in children. JAMA Pediatrics, 168, 414-421.

Bruce, J., Gunnar, M. R., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2013). Early adverse care, stress neurobiology, and prevention science: Lessons learned. Prevention Science, 14, 247-256.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Fisher, P. A., & Yoerger, K. (2013). Early school engagement and late elementary outcomes for maltreated children in foster care. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2201-2211.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., Kerr, D. C. R., & Fisher, P. A. (2013). Father-child transmission of school adjustment: A prospective intergenerational study. Developmental Psychology, 49(4), 792-803.

Kim, H. K., Tiberio, S., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Washburn, I. J. (2013). Growth of men’s alcohol use in early adulthood: Intimate partners’ influence. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1167-1174.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., Healey, C. V., & Yoerger, K. (2013). Immediate effects of a school readiness intervention for children in foster care. Early Education and Development, 24, 771-791.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Leve, L. D., Chamberlain, P., & Smith, D. K. (2013). Intervention effects on health-risking sexual behavior among girls in foster care: The role of placement disruption and tobacco and marijuana use.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 22, 370-387.

Lipscomb, S. T., Pratt, M., Schmitt, S. A., Pears, K. C., & Kim, H. K. (2013). School readiness in children living in non-parental care: Impacts of Head Start. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 34, 28-37.

Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2012). Cumulative effects of prenatal substance exposure and early adversity on foster children's HPA-axis reactivity during a psychosocial stressor. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(1), 29-35.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). Effects of a school readiness intervention for children in foster care on oppositional and aggressive behavior in kindergarten. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2361-2366.

Graham, A. M., Yockelson, M. B., Kim, H. K., Bruce, J., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). Effects of maltreatment and early intervention on diurnal cortisol across the start of school: A pilot study. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 666-670. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.07.006

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Leve, L. D. (2012). Girls in foster care: Risk and promotive factors for school adjustment across the transition to middle school. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 234-243.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., & Kim, H. K. (2012). Growth in externalizing and internalizing problems in childhood: A prospective study of psychopathology across three generations. Child Development, 83, 1945-1959.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2012). Intergenerational influences on early alcohol use: Independence from the problem behavior pathway. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 889-906.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Kerr, D. C. R. (2012). The Oregon Youth Study Three-Generational Study: Theory, design, and findings. Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD),2(62), 29-33.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2012). The placement history chart: A tool for understanding the longitudinal pattern of foster children's placements. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(8), 1459-1464.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Owen, L. D., Wiesner, M., & Pears, K. C. (2011). Changes in at-risk American men’s crime and substance use trajectories following fatherhood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 73, 1101-1116.

Lipscomb, S. T., & Pears, K. C. (2011). Patterns and predictors of early care and education for children in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 2303-2311.

Pears, K. C., Heywood, C. V., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2011). Prereading deficits in children in foster care. School Psychology Review, 40(1), 140-148.

Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., Abdullaev, Y., Mannering, A. M., & Pears, K. C. (2011). The effects of early adversity on the development of inhibitory control: Implications for the design of preventive interventions and the potential recovery of function In M. T. Bardo, D. H. Fishbein & R. Milich (Eds.), Inhibitory control and abuse prevention: From research to translation (pp. 229-249). New York: Springer.

Tininenko, J. R., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2010). Associations between sleep and inattentive/hyperactive problem behavior among foster and community children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31(8), 666-674.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., Kim, H., & Yoerger, K. (2010). Early elementary school adjustment of maltreated children in foster care: The roles of inhibitory control and caregiver involvement. Child Development, 81(5), 1550-1564.

Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., & Kim, H. K. (2010). Indiscriminate friendliness in maltreated foster children. Child Maltreatment, 15, 64-75.

Pears, K. C., Bruce, J., & Fisher, P. A. (2010). Neurobiological, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of child maltreatment. In R. Nass & Y. Frank (Eds.), Cognitive and behavioral abnormalities of pediatric diseases (pp. 635-646). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tininenko, J. R., Fisher, P. A., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2010). Sleep disruption in young foster children, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41, 409-424.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Connelly, C. D., & Landsverk, J. A. (2010). Trajectories of maternal harsh parenting in the first 3 years of life. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(12), 897-906.

Kerr, D. C. R., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., & Owen, L. D. (2009). A prospective three generational study of fathers' constructive parenting: Influences from family of origin, adolescent adjustment, and offspring temperament. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1257-1275.

Fisher, P. A., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2009). Effects of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care for Preschoolers (MTFC-P) on reducing permanent placement failures among children with placement instability. Child and Youth Services Review, 31, 541-546.

Kim, H. K., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2009). Emotion dysregulation in the intergenerational transmission of romantic relationship conflict. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 585-595.

Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., & Owen, L. D. (2009). Intergenerational transmission of internalising and externalising behaviors across three generations: Gender specific pathways. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19, 125-141.

Bruce, J., Fisher, P. A., Pears, K. C., & Levine, S. (2009). Morning cortisol levels in preschool-aged foster children: Differential effects of maltreatment type. Developmental Psychobiology, 51, 14-23.

Capaldi, D. M., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2009). The association between partner violence and child maltreatment: A common conceptual framework. In D. Whitaker & J. Lutzker (Eds.), Preventing partner violence: Research and evidence-based intervention strategies (pp. 93-111). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hulette, A. C., Freyd, J. J., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & Becker-Blease, K. A. (2008). Dissociation and post-traumatic symptomatology in maltreated preschool children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1(2), 93-108.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Kerr, D. C. R., & Owen, L. D. (2008). Intergenerational and partner influences on fathers’ negative discipline. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 347-358.

Kerr, D. C. R., Owen, L. D., Pears, K. C., & Capaldi, D. M. (2008). Prevalence of suicidal ideation among boys and men assessed annually from ages 9 to 29 years. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38, 390-402.

Pears, K. C., Kim, H. K., & Fisher, P. A. (2008). Psychosocial and cognitive functioning of children with specific profiles of maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 958-971.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & Bronz, K. D. (2007). An intervention to promote school readiness in foster children: Preliminary outcomes from a pilot study. School Psychology Review, 36(4), 665-673.

Smith, D. K., Johnson, A. B., Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2007). Child maltreatment and foster care: Unpacking the effects of prenatal and postnatal parental substance use, Child Maltreatment, 12, 150-160.

Pears, K. C., Fisher, P. A., Heywood, C. V., & Bronz, K. D. (2007). Promoting school readiness in foster children. In B. Spodek & O. Saracho (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on social development and social learning in early childhood education (pp. 173-198). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2007). Substance use risk across three generations: The roles of parent discipline practices and inhibitory control. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 373-386.

Fisher, P. A., Gunnar, M., Dozier, M., Bruce, J., & Pears, K. C. (2006). Effects of a therapeutic intervention for foster children on behavior problems, caregiver attachment, and stress regulatory neural systems. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 215-225.

Fisher, P. A., Burraston, B., & Pears, K. C. (2006). Permanency in foster care: Conceptual and methodological issues. Child Maltreatment, 11, 92-94.

Cromer, L. D., Stevens, C., DePrince, A. P., & Pears, K. C. (2006). The relationship between executive attention and dissociation in children. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7, 135-153.

Leve, L. D., Kim, H. K., & Pears, K. C. (2005). Childhood temperament and family environment as predictors of internalizing and externalizing trajectories from ages 5 to 17. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 505-520.

Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. (2005). Developmental, cognitive, and neuropsychological functioning in preschool-aged foster children: Associations with prior maltreatment and placement history. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 26, 112-122.

Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2005). Emotion understanding and theory of mind among children in foster care: Evidence of pervasive deficits. Development and Psychopathology 17, 47-65.

Fisher, P. A., Burraston, B., & Pears, K. C. (2005). The Early Intervention Foster Care Program: Permanent placement outcomes from a randomized trial. Child Maltreatment, 10, 61-71.

Pears, K. C., Pierce, S., Kim, H. K., Capaldi, D. M., & Owen, L. D. (2005). The timing of entry into fatherhood in young, at-risk men. Journal of Marriage and Family, 64, 429-447.

Becker-Blease, K. A., Freyd, J. J., & Pears, K. C. (2004). Preschoolers' memory for threatening information depends on trauma history and attentional context: Implications for the development of dissociation. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 5, 113-131.

Capaldi, D. M., Pears, K. C., Patterson, G. R., & Owen, L. D. (2003). Continuity of parenting practices across generations in an at-risk sample: A prospective comparison of direct and mediated associations. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 31, 127-142.

Pears, K. C., & Moses, L. J. (2003). Demographics, parenting, and theory of mind in preschoolers. Social Development, 12, 1-20.

Leve, L. D., Pears, K. C., & Fisher, P. A. (2002). Competence in early development. In J. B. Reid, G. R. Patterson, & J. Snyder (Eds.), Antisocial behavior in children and adolescents: A developmental analysis and model for intervention (pp. 45-64). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Pears, K. C. & Capaldi, D. M. (2001). Intergenerational transmission of abuse: A two-generation, prospective study of an at-risk sample. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 25, 1439-1461.

Leve, L. D., & Pears, K. C. (2001). Male and female caregivers: Are children treated differently? [Infant Daycare Education Advocacy and Support Journal]. Interaction, CCCF/Fall Issue, 15-17.

Fagot, B. I., Pears, K. C., Capaldi, D. M., Crosby, L., & Leve, C. S. (1998). Becoming an adolescent father: Precursors and parenting. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1209-1219.

Fagot, B. I., & Pears, K. C. (1996). Changes in attachment during the third year: Consequences and predictions. Development and Psychopathology, 8, 325-344.