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Research Group

Social Development and Family Processes

Selected Publications

Adolescent-Parent Relationships

  • Villalobos-Solis, M., Smetana, J. G., & Tasopoulos-Chan, M. (2016). Evaluations of conflicts between Latino values and autonomy desires among Puerto Rican adolescents. Child Development. Available online. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12687
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smetana, J. G. (2015). Goals, goal pursuit, and adolescent-parent relationships. In P. Gollwitzer & G. Oettingen (Eds.), Self Regulation in Adolescence (pp. 243-265). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • 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., 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.
  • Rote, W. M., Smetana, J. G., Campione-Barr, N., Villalobos, M., & Tasopoulos-Chan, M. (2012). Associations between observed mother-adolescent interactions and adolescents’ information management. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 206-214.
  • Smetana, J. G. (2011). Adolescents, families, and social developmentHow 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.

Moral and Social Reasoning and Behavior

Parenting and Parenting Beliefs

  • Rote, W., & Smetana, J. G. (in press). Children’s and adolescents’ perceptions of maternal guilt induction: Variation by features of the inductive message. Developmental Psychology.
  • Smetana, J. G. (2017). Current research on parenting styles, opinions, and beliefs. Current Opinions in Psychology. Available online. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.02.012
  • Smetana, J. G., & Ahmad, I. (2017). Heterogeneity in perceptions of parenting among refugee youth in Jordan. Child Development. Available online. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12844
  • Smetana, J., 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.