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Research Group

Social Development and Family Processes

Selected Publications

In Press

Kim, E. B., Chen, C., Smetana, J. G., & Greenberger, E. (in press). Does children's moral compass waver under social pressure? Using the conformity paradigm to test preschoolers' moral and social-conventional judgments. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Villalobos-Solis, M., Smetana, J. G., & Tasopoulos-Chan, M. (in press). Evaluations of conflicts between Latino values and autonomy desires among Puerto Rican adolescents. Child Development.

Ball, C., Smetana, J. G., & Sturge-Apple, M. (in press). Following my head and my heart: Integrating preschoolers' empathy, false belief understanding, and moral judgments. Child Development.

Smetana, J. G., Ball, C., Yau, J., & Wong, M. (in press). Effects of maternal control on American and Chinese children's evaluations of personal domain events. Social Development.

2016

Rote, W. M., & Smetana, J. G. (2016). Patterns of mother-adolescent discrepancies across family constructs. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Smetana, J. G., Ahmad, I., & Wray-Lake, L. (2016). Beliefs about parental authority legitimacy among refugee youth in Jordan: Between-and within-person variations. Developmental Psychology, 52, 484-495.

Rote, W. M., & Smetana, J. G. (2016). Beliefs about parents' right to know: Domain distinctions and associations with change in concealment. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26, 334-344.

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., Smetana, J. G., & Killen, M. (2016). Morality, context, and development. In L. Balter & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.) Child Psychology: A Handbook of contemporary Issues, 3rd edition (pp. 285-304). New York: Psychology Press.

2015

Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2015). Origins and development of morality. In M. Lamb (Ed.), Handbook of child psychology, Vol. 3, Social and emotional development (pp. 701-749. (7th Ed., R. M. Lerner, Series Ed.). New York: Wiley/Blackwell Publishers.

Smetana, J. G., Robinson, J., & Rote, W. (2015). Socialization in adolescence. In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of socialization: Theory and Research, 2nd Ed. (pp. 60-84). New York: Guilford Press.

Rote, W., & Smetana, J. G. (2014). Identity and parenting. In K. McLean & M. Syed (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Identity (pp. 437-453). New York: Oxford University Press.

Smetana, J. G., Jambon, M., & Ball, C. (2014). The social domain approach to children's moral and social judgments. In M. Killen & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development, 2nd Edition (pp. 23-45). New York: Psychology Press.

Smetana, J. G., Ahmad, I., & Wray-Lake, L. (2015). Iraqi, Syrian, and Palestinian refugee adolescents' beliefs about parental authority legitimacy and its correlates. Child Development, 86, 2017-2033.

Rote, W. M., & Smetana, J. G. (2015). Acceptability of information management strategies: Adolescents' and parents' judgments and links with adjustment and relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 490-505.

Ahmad, I., Smetana, J. G., & Klimstra, T. (2015). Maternal monitoring, adolescent disclosure, and adolescent adjustment among Palestinian refugee youth in Jordan. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 403-411.

Villalobos, M., Smetana, J. G., & Comer, J. (2015). Associations among solicitation, relationship quality, and adolescents' disclosure and secrecy with mothers and best friends. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 193-205.

Smetana, J. G., & Rote, W. (2015). What do mothers want to know about adolescents' activities? Levels, trajectories and correlates. Journal of Adolescence, 38, 5-15.

Smetana, J. G. (2015). Goals, goal pursuit, and adolescent-parent relationships. In P. Gollwitzer & G. Oetingen (Eds.), Self Regulation in Adolescence (pp. 243-265). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Daddis, C., & Smetana, J. G. (2014). Adolescent-parent relationships. In L. M. Scheier & W. Hansen (Eds.), Parenting and Teen Drug Use (pp. 110-126). New York: Oxford University Press.

Jambon, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2015). Theories of moral development. In J.D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed, Vol. 15 (pp. 788-795). Oxford: Elsevier.

2014

Killen, M. & Smetana, J. G. (Eds., 2014). Handbook of Moral Development, 2nd Edition. New York: Psychology Press.

Shaw, L. A., Wainryb, C., & Smetana, J. G. (2014). Early and middle adolescents' reasoning about moral and personal concerns in opposite sex interactions. Social Development, 23, 784-802.

Dozier, M., Kaufman, J., Kobak, R. R., O'Connor, T. G., Sagi-Schwartz, A., Scott, S., Shauffer, C., Smetana, J., van Ijzendoorn, M., & Zeanah, C. H. (2014). Consensus statement on group care for children and adolescents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 84, 219-225.

Nucci, L., Smetana, J. G., Araki, N., Nakaue, M., & Comer, J. (2014). Japanese adolescents' disclosure and information management with parents. Child Development, 85, 901-907.

Smetana, J. G., Wong, M., Ball, C., & Yau, J. (2014). American and Chinese children's evaluations of personal domain events and resistance to parental authority.  Child Development, 85, 626-642.

Jambon, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2014). Moral complexity in middle childhood: Children's evaluations of necessary harm. Developmental Psychology, 50, 22-33.

2013

Smetana, J. G. (2013). Moral development: The social domain theory view. In P. Zelazo (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Volume 1, pp. 832-866. New York: Oxford University Press.

Smetana, J. G. (2013). Studying adolescent-parent relationships: A personal history. In J. Brooks-Gunn, R. M. Lerner, A. C. Peterson, & R. K. Silbereisen (Eds.), The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography (pp. 471-481). New York: Psychology Press.

Smetana, J. G. (2013). Young children's moral and conventional understanding. In M. Benaji & S. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the social world: What infants, children and other species can teach us (pp. 352-355). New York: Oxford University Press.

2012

Villalobos, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2012). Puerto Rican adolescents' disclosure and lying to parents about peer and risky activities: Associations with teens' perceptions of Latino values. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 875-885.

Smetana, J. G., Jambon, M., Conry-Murray, C., & Sturge-Apple, M. (2012). Reciprocal associations between young children's developing moral judgments and theory of mind. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1144-1155.

Rote, W. M., Smetana, J. G., Campione-Barr, N., Villalobos, M., & Tasopoulos-Chan, M. (2012). Associations between observed parent-child interactions and adolescents' information management. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 206-214.

Smetana, J. G., Rote, W. M., Jambon, M., Tasopoulos-Chan, M., Villalobos, M., & Comer, J. (2012). Developmental changes and individual differences in young children's moral judgments. Child Development, 83, 683-696.

Jambon, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2012). College students' moral evaluations of illegal music downloading. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 33, 31-39.

2011

Smetana, J. G. (2011). Adolescents, families, and social development: How adolescents construct their worlds. West Sussex, England: Wiley-Blackwell, Inc.

Amsel, E., & Smetana, J. G. (Eds.,) (2011). Adolescent vulnerabilities and opportunities: Constructivist and developmental perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Assadi, S., Smetana, J.G., Shahmansouri, N., & Mohammadi, M.R. (2011). Beliefs about parental authority, parenting styles, and adolescent-parent conflict among Iranian mothers of middle adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 424-431.

Smetana, J. G. (2011). Parenting beliefs, parenting, and parent-adolescent communication in African American families. In N. E. Hill, T. Mann, & H. Fitzgerald (Eds.), African American children's mental health: Development and context. Vol. 1 (pp. 173-197). New York: Praeger Press.

Rote, W., & Smetana, J. G. (2011). Social cognition. In B. B. Brown & M. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Oxford, England: Elsevier.

Smetana, J. G. (2011). Adolescents' social reasoning and relationships with parents: Conflicts and coordinations within and across domains. In E. Amsel & J. G. Smetana, (Eds.), Adolescent vulnerabilities and opportunities: Constructivist and developmental perspectives. (pp. 139-158). New York: Cambridge University Press.

2010

Campione-Barr, N., & Smetana, J. G. (2010). "Who said you could wear my sweater?" Adolescent-sibling conflict and associations with relationship quality. Child Development, 81, 463-471.

Smetana, J. G., Villalobos, M., Rogge, R. D., & Tasopoulos-Chan, M. (2010). Keeping secrets from parents: Daily variations among poor, urban adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 321-331.

Metzger, A., & Smetana, J. G. (2010). Social cognitive approaches to civic engagement. In L. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta, & C. Flanagan (Eds.), Handbook of research on civic engagement in youth. Wiley-Blackwell.

Smetana, J. G. (2010). The role of trust in adolescent-parent relationships: To trust you is to tell you. In K. Rotenberg (Eds.), Trust and trustworthiness during childhood and adolescence (pp. 223-246). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

2009

Metzger, A., & Smetana, J. G. (2009). Civic and political engagement in late adolescence: Domain-specific judgments and behaviors. Child Development, 80, 433-441.

Smetana, J. G., Tasopoulos-Chan, M., Villalobos, M., Gettman, D. C., & Campione-Barr, N. (2009). Adolescents' and parents' evaluations of helping vs. fulfilling personal desires. Child Development, 80, 280-294.

Yau, J. Y., Smetana, J. G., & Metzger, A. (2009). Young Chinese children's authority concepts. Social Development, 18, 210-229.

Yau, J. Y., Tasopoulos-Chan, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2009). Disclosure to parents about everyday activities among American adolescents from Mexican, Chinese, and European backgrounds. Child Development, 80, 1481-1498.

Tasopoulos-Chan, M., Smetana, J. G., & Yau, J. Y. (2009). How much do I tell thee? Strategic management of information with parents among American adolescents from Mexican, Chinese, and European backgrounds. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 364-374.

Smetana, J. G., Villalobos, M., Tasopoulos-Chan, M., Gettman, D. C., & Campione-Barr, N. (2009). Early and middle adolescents' disclosure to parents about their activities in different domains. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 693-713.

Smetana, J. G., & Villalobos, M. (2009). Social-cognitive development during adolescence. In R. L. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.) Handbook of adolescent psychology, 3rd Ed., Vol. 1 (pp. 187-208). New York: Wiley.

2008

Wainryb, C., Smetana, J. G., & Turiel, E. (Eds.), (2008). Social development, social inequalities, and social justice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Smetana, J. G., & Killen, M. (2008). Moral cognition, emotion, and neuroscience: An integrative developmental view. European Journal of Developmental Science, 2, 324-339.

Conry-Murray, C., & Smetana, J. G. (2008). Going out of your mind: Broadening the social in social reasoning. Human Development, 51, 136-142.

Smetana, J. G. (2008). "It's 10 o'clock: Do you know where your children are?" Recent advances in understanding parental monitoring and adolescents' information management. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 19-25.

Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2008). Moral judgment and moral neuroscience: Intersections, definitions, and issues. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 1-6.

Smetana, J. G., & Metzger, A. (2008). Don't ask, don't tell (your mother or father): Disclosure and nondisclosure in parent-adolescent relationships. In M. Kerr, H. Stattin, & R. Engels (Eds.), What can parents do: New insights into the role of parents in adolescent problem behavior (pp. 65-87). New York: Wiley.

2007

Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2007). The biology of morality: Human development and moral neuroscience. Human Development, 50, 241-243.

2006

Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2006). Handbook of moral development. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Smetana, J. G., Campione-Barr, N., & Metzger, A. (2006). Adolescent development in interpersonal and societal contexts. In Annual Review ofPsychology, Vol. 57 (pp. 255-284). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Review Press.

Smetana, J. G. (2006). Social domain theory: Consistencies and variations in children's moral and social judgments. In M. Killen & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development (pp. 119-154). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Smetana, J. G., & Gettman, D. C. (2006). Autonomy-relatedness with parents and romantic development in African-American adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1347-1351.

Smetana, J. G., Metzger, A., Gettman, D. C., & Campione-Barr, N. (2006). Disclosure and secrecy in adolescent-parent relationships. Child Development, 77, 201-217.

2005

Smetana, J. G. (Ed.), (2005). New directions for child development: Changing boundaries of parental authority during adolescence (No. 108). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Smetana, J. G., & Metzger, A. (2005). Family and religious antecedents of civic involvement in middle class African American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15, 325-352.

Daddis, C. & Smetana, J. (2005). Middle class African American families expectations for adolescents' behavioral autonomy. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29, 371-381.

Smetana, J. G., Crean, H. F., & Campione-Barr, N. (2005). Adolescents' and parents' changing conceptions of parental authority. In J. G. Smetana (Ed.), Changing Boundaries of Parental Authority; New Directions for Child Development, Vol.108 (pp. 31-46). San Francisco; Jossey-Bass.

Smetana, J. G. (2005). Adolescent-parent conflict: Resistance and subversion as developmental process. In L. Nucci (Ed). Conflict, Contradiction, and Contrarian Elements in Moral Development and Education (pp. 69-91). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

2004

Campione-Barr, N., & Smetana, J. G. (2004). In the eye of the beholder: Subjective and observer ratings of middle class African American mother-adolescent interactions. Developmental Psychology, 40, 927-934.

Smetana, J. G., Campione-Barr, N., & Daddis, C. (2004). Developmental and longitudinal antecedents of family decision-making: Defining health behavioral autonomy for African American adolescents. Child Development, 75, 1418-1434.

Smetana, J. G., Metzger, A., & Campione-Barr, N. (2004). African American adolescents' relationships with parents: Developmental transitions and longitudinal patterns. Child Development, 75, 932-947.

2003

Smetana, J. G., Daddis, C., & Chuang, S. S. (2003). "Clean your room!": A longitudinal investigation of adolescent-parent conflict in middle class African American families. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18, 631-650.

Smetana, J. G., & Yau, J. (2003). Conceptions of moral, social-conventional, and personal events among Chinese preschoolers in Hong Kong. Child Development, 74,647-658.

Smetana, J. G., & Turiel, E. (2003). Morality during adolescence. In G. R. Adams & M. Berzonsky (Eds.), The Blackwell handbook of adolescence (pp. 247-268). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Smetana, J., Campione-Barr, N., & Yell, N. (2003). Children's moral and affective judgments regarding provocation and retaliation. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 49, 309-336.

Yau, J., & Smetana, J. G. (2003). Adolescent-parent conflict in Hong Kong and Shenzhen: A comparison of youth in two cultural contexts. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 27, 201-211.

Smetana, J. G., & Campione, N. (2003). Parenting styles. In J. J. Ponzetti, Jr. (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Relationships, Vol. 3, 2nd Edition (pp. 1207-1213). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

2002

Smetana, J. G. (2002). Culture, autonomy, and personal jurisdiction in adolescent-parent relationships. In H. W. Reese and R. Kail (Eds.). Advances in child development and behavior, Vol. 29 (pp. 51-87). New York: Academic Press.

Smetana, J. G., Crean, H. F., & Daddis, C. (2002). Family processes and problem behaviors in middle class African American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 12, 275-304.

Smetana, J. G., & Daddis, C. (2002). Domain-specific antecedents of psychological control and parental monitoring: The role of parenting beliefs and practices. Child Development,73, 563-580.