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Publications by Jelena Obradović and Colleagues (* = student authors)

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In Press

Obradović, J. (in press). Physiological responsivity and executive functioning: Implications for adaptation and resilience in early childhood. Child Development Perspectives. [pdf]

Obradović, J., *Portilla, X. A., *Ballard, P. J. (2015). Biological sensitivity to family income: Differential effects on early executive functioning. Child Development. [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. **The co-authors, listed in alphabetical order, contributed equally to this article. [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. [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. [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, 163-183. [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, 261-275. [pdf]

Burt, K. B., & Obradović, J. (2013). The construct of psychophysiological reactivity: Statistical and psychometric issues. Developmental Review, 33, 29-57. [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. 1-5). Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.


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, 371-387. [pdf]

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.

Obradović, J. & Boyce, W. T. (2012). Developmental psychophysiology of emotion processes. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77, 120-128.

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, 17168-17173. [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, 133-144. [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, 101-114. [pdf]

Bush, N., Obradović, J., Adler, N. & Boyce, W. T. (2011). Developmental markers of allostatic load: Examining the evidence in a longitudinal sample of kindergarten children. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 1089-1106. [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, 62-79. [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, 533-540. [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, 77-104. [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, 270-289. [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, 621-634. [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, 539-555. [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, 109-117. [pdf]

Obradović, J. (2010). Effortful control and adaptive functioning of homeless children: Variable- and person-focused analyses. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 39, 90-102. [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, 493-518. [pdf]

Obradović, J. & Boyce, W. T. (2009). Individual differences in behavioral, physiological, and genetic sensitivities to contexts: Implications for development and adaptation. Developmental Neuroscience, 300-308. [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, 1227-1240. [pdf]

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


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. [pdf]

Obradović, J., & Masten, A. S. (2007). Developmental antecedents of young adult civic engagement. Applied Developmental Science, 11(1), 2-19. [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. [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. [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. [link]

Masten, A. S., & Obradović, J. (2006). Competence and resilience in development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 13-27. [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. [pdf]


Masten, A. S., Long, J. D., Roisman, G. I., Burt, K. B., Obradović, J., Roberts, J. M., Boelcke, K., & Tellegen, A. (2005). Developmental cascades: Linking academic achievement, externalizing and internalizing symptoms over 20 years. Developmental Psychology, 41(5), 733-746. [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. [pdf]


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