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Schermerhorn, A. C., Bates, J. E., Puce, A., & Molfese, D. L. (2017). Socio-emotionally significant experience and children's processing of irrelevant auditory stimuli. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 112, 52-63.

Schermerhorn, A. C., Bates, J. E., Puce, A., & Molfese, D. L. (2015). Neurophysiological correlates of children’s processing of interparental conflict cues Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 518-527.

Schermerhorn, A.C., Bates, J.E., Goodnight, J.A., Lansford, J.E., Dodge, K.A., & Pettit, G.S. (2013). Temperament moderates associations between exposure to stress and children’s externalizing problems. Child Development, 84, 1579-1593.

Schermerhorn, A.C., D'Onofrio, B.M., Slutske, W.S., Emery, R.E., Turkheimer, E., Harden, K.P., Heath, A.C., & Martin, N.G. (2012). Offspring ADHD as a risk factor for parental marital problems: Controls for genetic and environmental confounds. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 15, 700 - 713.

Goeke-Morey, M.C., Cairns, E., Merrilees, C.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Cummings, E.M. (2013). Maternal religiosity, family resources and stressors, and parent-child attachment security. Social Development, 22, 19-37.

Cummings, E.M., Merrilees, C.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2012). Political violence and child adjustment: Longitudinal tests of sectarian antisocial behavior, marital conflict and emotional security as explanatory mechanisms. Child Development, 83, 461-468.

Schermerhorn, A.C., D’Onofrio, B.M., Turkheimer, E., Ganiban, J.M., Spotts, E.L., Lichtenstein, P., Reiss, D., & Neiderhiser, J. (2011). A genetically informed study of associations between family functioning and child psychosocial adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 47, 707-725.

Taylor, L.K., Merrilees, C.E., Campbell, A., Shirlow, P., Cairns, E., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Cummings, E.M. (2011). Sectarian and nonsectarian violence: Mothers’ appraisals of political conflict in Northern Ireland. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 17, 343-366.

Merrilees, C. E., Cummings, E. M., Goeke-Morey, M. C., Schermerhorn, A. C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2011). Parenting control in contexts of political violence: Testing bidirectional relations between violence exposure and control in post-accord Belfast. Parenting: Science and Practice, 11, 308-325.

Faircloth, W.B., Schermerhorn, A.C., Mitchell, P.M., Cummings, J.S., & Cummings, E.M. (2011). Testing the long-term efficacy of a prevention program for improving marital conflict in community families. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 189-197.

Cummings, E.M., Merrilees, C.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2011). Longitudinal pathways between political violence and child adjustment: The role of emotional security about the community in Northern Ireland. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 213-224.

Merrilees, C.E., Cairns, E., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Schermerhorn, A.C., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E.M. (2011). The impact of mothers’ experience with the troubles in Northern Ireland on mothers’ and children’s psychological functioning. Journal of Community Psychology, 39, 60-75.

Schermerhorn, A.C., Chow, S-M., & Cummings, E.M. (2010). Dynamics of family influence processes during interparental conflict. Developmental Psychology, 46, 869-885.

Cummings, E.M., Schermerhorn, A.C., Merrilees, C.E., Goeke-Morey, M.C., & Cairns, E. (2010). Political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland: Testing pathways in a social ecological model for families and children. Developmental Psychology, 46, 827-841.

Cummings, E.M., Merrilees, C.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2010). Testing a social ecological model for relations between political violence and child adjustment in Northern Ireland. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 405-418.

Goeke-Morey, M.C., Cummings, E.M., Ellis, K., Merrilees, C.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., Shirlow, P., & Cairns, E. (2009). The differential impact on children of inter- and intra-community violence in Northern Ireland. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 15, 367-383.

Sturge-Apple, M.L., Davies, P.T., Winter, M.A., Cummings, E.M., & Schermerhorn, A.C. (2008). Interparental conflict and children’s school adjustment: The Mediating role of emotional security in direct and indirect pathways. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1678-1690.

Cummings, E.M., Schermerhorn, A.C., Keller, P.S., & Davies, P.T. (2008). Parental depressive symptoms, children’s representations of family relationships, and child adjustment. Social Development, 17, 278-305.

Schermerhorn, A.C., Cummings, E.M., & Davies, P.T. (2008). Children’s representations of multiple family relationships: Organizational structure and development in early childhood. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 89-101.

Cummings, E.M., Faircloth, W.B., Mitchell, P., Cummings, J.S., & Schermerhorn, A.C. (2008). Marital conflict, parenting, and children: A randomized prevention trial. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 193-202.

Schoppe-Sullivan, S.J., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Cummings, E.M. (2007). Marital conflict and children’s adjustment over time: Does parenting mediate? Journal of Marriage and Family, 69, 1118-1134.

Schermerhorn, A.C., Cummings, E.M., DeCarlo, C.A., & Davies, P.T. (2007). Children’s influence in the marital relationship. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 259-269.

Cummings, E.M., Schermerhorn, A.C., Davies, P.T., Goeke-Morey, M.C., & Cummings, J.S. (2006). Interparental discord and child adjustment: Prospective investigations of emotional security as an explanatory mechanism. Child Development, 77, 132-152.

Schermerhorn, A.C., Cummings, E.M., & Davies, P.T. (2005). Children’s perceived agency in the context of marital conflict: Relations with marital conflict over time. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 51, 121-144.

Papp, L.M., Cummings, E.M., & Schermerhorn, A.C. (2004). The impact of marital adjustment on mothers’ and fathers’ symptomatology: Implications for children’s functioning. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66, 368-364.

Invited Papers, Book Chapters, and Encyclopedia Entries

Schermerhorn, A.C., Bates, J.E. (2012). Temperament, parenting and implications for development. Rothbart, M.K. (Topic Ed.) In: Tremblay, R.E., Boivin, M., Peters, R.DeV., (Eds.) Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Child Development; 1-6. Available at: Encyclopedia for Early Childhood Development.

Bates, J.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Petersen, I.T. (2012). Temperament and family processes. Invited for publication in M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.), The Handbook of Temperament. The Guilford Press.

Bates, J.E., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Goodnight, J.A. (2010). Temperament and personality through the lifespan. In M.E. Lamb & A. Freund (Vol 2 Eds.). Handbook of Lifespan Development. (pp. 208-253). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Cummings, E.M., Goeke-Morey, M.C., Schermerhorn, A.C., Merrilees, C.E., & Cairns, E. (2009). Children and political violence from a social ecological perspective: Implications from research on children and families in Northern Ireland. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 12, 16-38.

Schermerhorn, A.C., & Cummings, E.M. (2008). Transactional family dynamics: A new framework for conceptualizing family influence processes. In R.V. Kail (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol 36, pp. 187-250. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press.

Schermerhorn, A.C. (2008). Resilience. In F.C. Power, R.J. Nuzzi, D. Narvaez, D.K. Lapsley, & T.C. Hunt (Eds.), Moral Education: A Handbook. (pp. 381-382). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Cummings, E.M. & Schermerhorn, A.C. (2003). A developmental perspective on children as agents in the family. In L. Kuczynski (Ed.), Handbook of Dynamics of Parent-Child Relations (pp. 91-108). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Contact Information

Alice Schermerhorn
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Vermont
John Dewey Hall, Room 362
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0134
P: 802-656-4058
F: 802-656-8783