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Publications by Jelena Obradović and Colleagues

(* = trainee authors)

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For a list of presentations, please see Dr. Obradović's CV.


*Finch, J. E., & Obradović, J. (in press). Unique effects of socioeconomic and emotional parental challenges on children’s executive functions. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. Accepted pending minor revisions.

Obradović, J., *Sulik, M., *Finch, J.E., & *Tirado-Strayer, N. (2017). Assessing executive functions in the classroom: Validating a scalable group-based procedure. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2017.03.003

Obradović, J., *Portilla, X. A., *Tirado-Strayer, N., Rasheed, M. A., Siyal, S., & Yousafzai, A. K. (2017). Maternal scaffolding in a disadvantaged global context: The role of maternal cognitive capacities. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(2), 139-149. doi: 10.1037/fam0000279

Tarullo, A. R., Obradović, J., Keehn, B., Rasheed, M. A., Nelson, C. A., & Yousafzai, A. K. (2017). Gamma power in rural Pakistani children: Links to executive function and verbal ability. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.03.007

*Finch, J.E., & Obradović, J. (2017). Independent and compensatory contributions of executive functions and challenge preference for students’ adaptive classroom behaviors. Learning and Individual Differences, 55, 182-192. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2017.03.002

Shaffer, A., & Obradović, J. (2017). Unique contributions of emotion regulation and executive functions in predicting the quality of parent-child interaction behaviors. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(2), 150-159. doi: 10.1037/fam0000269

*Bardack, S., Herbers, J. E., & Obradović, J. (2017). Unique contributions of dynamic versus global measures of parenting predicting children’s adjustment to school. Journal of Family Psychology. 1-10. doi: 10.1037/fam0000296

Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., & Leu, J. (2017). Self-construal, family context, and the cortisol awakening response in first- and second-generation Asian American college students. Emerging Adulthood. 1-14. doi: 10.1177/2167696817706039

*Bardack, S., & Obradović, J. (2017) Emotional behavior problems, parent emotion socialization and gender as determinants of teacher-child closeness. Early Education and Development, 28(5) 507-524. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2017.1279530

Brown, N., *Finch, J. E., Obradović, J. & Yousafzai, A. K. (2017). Maternal care mediates the effects of nutrition and responsive stimulation interventions on young children’s growth. Child: Care, Health & Development. 1-11. doi: 10.1111/cch.12466

Rasheed, M. A., Pham, S., Memon, U., Siyal, S., Obradović, J. & Yousafzai, A. K. (2017). Adaptation of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-III and lessons learned for evaluating intelligence in a low income setting. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. 1-11. doi: 10.1080/21683603.2017.1302851


Obradović, J., *Portilla, X. A., *Ballard, P. J. (2016). Biological sensitivity to family income: Differential effects on early executive functioning. Child Development, 87(2), 374-384. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12475 [PDF]

Obradović, J., & *Finch. J. E. (2016). Linking executive function skills and physiological challenge response: Piecewise latent growth curve modeling. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12476 [PDF]

Obradović, J., Yousafzai, A.K., *Finch, J. E., & Rasheed, M. (2016). Maternal scaffolding and home stimulation as key mediators of early intervention effects on children’s cognitive development. Developmental Psychology, 52(9), 1409-1421. doi: 10.1037/dev0000182 [PDF]

Obradović, J. (2016). Physiological responsivity and executive functioning: Implications for adaptation and resilience in early childhood. Child Development Perspectives, 10(1), 65-70. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12164 [PDF]

Yousafzai, A.K., Obradović, J., Rasheed. M.A., Rizvi, A., Siyal, S., *Portilla, X., *Tirado-Strayer, N., S., Siyal, S., & Hasan-Habib, Z. (2016). The effects of responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions on children’s development and growth at 4 years in a disadvantaged population in Pakistan: Longitudinal follow-up of a cluster-randomised factorial effectiveness trial. The Lancet Global Health, 4(8), e548-e558. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30100-0 [PDF]

Anagnostaki, L., Pavlopoulos, V., Obradović, J., Masten, A., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2016). Academic resilience of immigrant youth in Greek schools: Personal and family resources. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(3), 377-393. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1168738 [PDF]


*Portilla, X. A., *Ballard, P. J., Adler, N. E., Boyce. W. T., & Obradović, J. (2014). An integrative view of school functioning: Transactions between self-regulation, school engagement and teacher-child relationship quality. Child Development, 85(5), 1915-1931. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12259 [PDF]

Masten, A. S., Cutuli, J. J., Herbers, J. E., Hinz, E., Obradović, J., Wenzel, A. J. (2014). Academic risk and resilience in the context of homelessness. Child Development Perspectives, 8(4), 201-206. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12088 [PDF]

Quas, J.A., Yim, I.S., Oberlander, T.F., Nordstokke, D., Essex, M.J., Armstrong, J.M., Bush, N., Obradović, J., & Boyce, W.T. (2014). The symphonic structure of childhood stress reactivity: Patterns of sympathetic, parasympathetic and adrenocortical responses to psychological challenge. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4), 963-982. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414000480 [PDF]


Obradović, J., *Tirado-Strayer, N., & Leu, J. (2013). The importance of family and friend relationships for the mental health of Asian immigrant young adults and their non-immigrant peers. Research in Human Development, 10(2), 163-183. doi: 10.1080/15427609.2013.786559 [PDF]

Lloyd, J.E.V., Obradović, J., Carpiano, R.M., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (2013) Multiple imputation of missing multilevel, longitudinal data: A case when practical considerations trump best practices? Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 12(1), 261-275. [PDF]

*Portilla, X. A., & Obradović, J. (2013). The role of physiological reactivity in understanding resilience processes in children’s development. In Tremblay, R. E., Boivin, M., & Peters R. Dev. (Eds.), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (pp. 1-6). Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development.

Burt, K. B., & Obradović, J. (2013). The construct of psychophysiological reactivity: Statistical and psychometric issues. Developmental Review, 33(1), 29-57. doi: 10.1016/j.dr.2012.10.002 [PDF]


Obradović, J. (2012). How can the study of physiological reactivity contribute to our understanding of adversity and resilience processes in development? Development and Psychopathology, 24(2), 371-387. doi: 10.1017/S0954579412000053 [PDF]

Obradović, J., & Boyce, W. T. (2012). Developmental psychophysiology of emotion processes. Monographs of the Society in Child Development, 77(2), 120-128. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011.00670.x

Obradović, J., *Portilla, X. A., & Boyce, W. T. (2012). Executive functioning and developmental neuroscience: Current progress and implications for early childhood education. In R. C. Pianta, L. Justice, S. Barnett, & S. Sheridan (Eds.), The Handbook of Early Education (pp. 324-351). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Obradović, J., Shaffer, A. E., & Masten, A. S. (2012). Adversity and risk in developmental psychopathology: Progress and future directions. In L. C. Mayes & M. Lewis (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development (pp. 35-37). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Obradović, J., & Boyce, W. T. (2012). The role of stress reactivity for child development: Indices, correlates and future directions. In L. C. Mayes & M. Lewis (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Environment in Human Development (pp. 655-681). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Boyce, W. T., Obradović, J., Bush, N. R., Stamperdahl, J., Kim, Y. S., & Adler, N. (2012). Social stratification, classroom climate, and the behavioral adaptation of kindergarten children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(Suppl 2), 17168-17173. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1201730109 [PDF]

Leu, J., Schroth, C., Obradović, J. & Cruz, R. A. (2012). Family assistance attitudes and family cultural conflict: A comparative study of second-generation Asian American and native-born European American emerging adults. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 3(3), 133-144. doi: 10.1037/a0029636 [PDF]


Obradović, J., Bush, N. R., & Boyce, W. T. (2011). The interactive effect of marital conflict and stress reactivity on externalizing and internalizing symptoms: The role of laboratory stressors. Development and Psychopathology, 23(1), 101-114. doi: 10.1017/S0954579410000672 [PDF]

Bush, N., Obradović, J., Adler, N. & Boyce, W. T. (2011). Kindergarten stressors and cumulative adrenocortical activation: the "first straws" of allostatic load? Development and Psychopathology, 23(4), 1089-1106. doi: 10.1017/S0954579411000514 [PDF]

Bush, N. R., Alkon, A., Obradović, J., Stamperdahl, J., & Boyce, W. T. (2011). Differentiating challenge reactivity from psychomotor activity in studies of children’s psychophysiology: Considerations for theory and measurement. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 110(1), 62-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2011.03.004 [PDF]

Kroenke, C., Epel, E., Adler, N., Bush, N., Obradović , J., Lin, J., Blackburn, E., Stamperdahl, J. L., & Boyce, W. T. (2011). Autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity and buccal cell telomere length in kindergarten children. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73(7), 533-540. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e318229acfc [PDF]

Herbers, J. E., Cutuli, J. J., Lafavor, T. L., Vrieze, D., Leibel, C., Obradović, J., & Masten, A. S. (2011). Direct and indirect effects of parenting on academic functioning of young homeless children. Early Education and Development, 22(1), 77-104. doi: 10.1080/10409280903507261 [PDF]


Obradović, J. (2010). Effortful control and adaptive functioning of homeless children: Variable- and person-focused analyses. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 31(2), 109-117. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2009.09.004 [PDF]

Obradović, J., Bush, N. R., Stamperdahl, J., Adler, N. A., & Boyce, W. T. (2010). Biological sensitivity to context: The interactive effects of stress reactivity and family adversity on socio-emotional behavior and school readiness. Child Development, 81(1), 270-289. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01394.x [PDF]

Obradović, J., Burt, K. B., & Masten, A. S. (2010). Testing a dual cascade model linking competence and symptoms over 20 years from childhood to adulthood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(1), 90-102. doi: 10.1080/15374410903401120 [PDF]

Obradović, J., & Hipwell, A. (2010). Psychopathology and social competence during transition to adolescence: The role of family adversity and pubertal development. Development and Psychopathology, 22(3), 621-634. doi: 10.1017/S0954579410000325 [PDF]

Yates, T. M., Obradović, J., & Egeland, B. (2010). Transactional relations across contextual strain, parenting quality, and early childhood regulation and adaptation in a high-risk sample. Development and Psychopathology, 22(3), 539-555. doi: 10.1017/S095457941000026X [PDF]


Shaffer, A., Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., Herbers, J. E. & Masten, A. S. (2009). Intergenerational continuity in parenting quality: The mediating role of social competence. Developmental Psychology, 45(5), 1227-1240. doi: 10.1037/a0015361 [PDF]

Obradović, J. & Boyce, W. T. (2009). Individual differences in behavioral, physiological, and genetic sensitivities to contexts: Implications for development and adaptation. Developmental Neuroscience, 31(4), 300-308. doi: 10.1159/000216541 [PDF]

Obradović, J., Long, J. D., Cutuli, J. J., Chan, A., Hinz, E., Heistad, D., & Masten, A. S. (2009). Academic achievement of homeless and highly mobile children in an urban school district: Longitudinal evidence on risk, growth, and resilience. Development and Psychopathology, 21(2), 493-518. doi: 10.1017/S0954579409000273 [PDF]

Tarullo, A. R., Obradović, J., & Gunnar, M. R. (2009). Self-control and the developing brain. Zero To Three, 29(3), 31-37. [PDF]


Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., Long, J. D., & Masten, A. S. (2008). The interplay of social competence and psychopathology over 20 years: Testing transactional and cascade models. Child Development, 79(2), 359-374. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01130.x [PDF]

Masten, A. S., & Obradović, J. (2008). Disaster preparation and recovery: Lessons from research on resilience in human development. Ecology and Society, 13(1): 9. [PDF]

Motti-Stefanidi, F., Pavlopoulos, V., Obradović, J., & Masten A. S. (2008). Acculturation and adaptation of immigrant adolescents in Greek urban schools. International Journal of Psychology, 43(1), 45-58. doi: 10.1080/00207590701804412 [PDF]

Motti-Stefanidi, F., Pavlopoulos, V., Obradović, J., Dalla, M., Takis, N., Papathanasiou A. C., & Masten A. S. (2008). Immigration as a risk factor for adolescent adaptation in Greek urban schools. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 5(2), 235-261. doi: 10.1080/17405620701556417 [PDF]

Masten, A. S., Heistad, D., Cutuli, J. J., Herbers, J. E. Obradović, J., Chan, A., Hinz, E., & Long, J. D. (2008). School success in motion: Protective factors for academic achievement in homeless and highly mobile children in Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Reporter, 38(2), 3-12.


Obradović, J., Pardini, D., Long, J. D., & Loeber, R. (2007). Measuring interpersonal callousness in boys from childhood to adolescence: An examination of longitudinal invariance and temporal stability. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(3), 276–292. doi: 10.1080/15374410701441633 [PDF]

Obradović, J., & Masten, A. S. (2007). Developmental antecedents of young adult civic engagement. Applied Developmental Science, 11(1), 2-19. doi: 10.1080/10888690709336720 [PDF]


Obradović, J., van Dulmen, M., Yates, T., Carlson, E. & Egeland, B. (2006). Developmental assessment of competence from early childhood to middle adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 29(6), 857-889. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2006.04.009 [PDF]

Obradović, J., Burt, K. B., & Masten, A. S. (2006). Pathways of adaptation from adolescence to young adulthood: Antecedents and correlates. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 340-344. doi: 10.1196/annals.1376.046 [PDF]

Masten, A. S., & Obradović, J. (2006). Competence and resilience in development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 13-27. doi: 10.1196/annals.1376.003 [PDF]

Pardini, D., Obradović, J., & Loeber, R. (2006). Interpersonal callousness, hyperactivity/impulsivity, inattention, and conduct problems as precursors to delinquency persistence in boys: A comparison of three grade-based cohorts. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35(1), 46-59. doi: 10.1207/s15374424jccp3501_5 [PDF]

Masten, A. S., Obradović, J., & Burt, K. B. (2006). Resilience in emerging adulthood: Developmental perspectives on continuity and transformation. In J. J. Arnett & J. L. Tanner (Eds.), Emerging adults in America: Coming of age in the 21st century (pp. 173-190). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.


Masten, A. S., Long, J. D., Roisman, G. I., Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., Roberts, J. M., et al. (2005). Developmental cascades: Linking academic achievement, externalizing and internalizing symptoms over 20 years. Developmental Psychology, 41(5), 733-746. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.41.5.733 [PDF]


Masten, A. S., Burt, K. B., Roisman, G. I., Obradović, J., Long, J. D., & Tellegen, A. (2004). Resources and resilience in the transition to adulthood: Continuity and change. Development and Psychopathology, 16(4), 1071-1094. doi: 10.1017/S0954579404040143 [PDF]