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Schermerhorn, A.C., Hudson, K., Weldon, H., Woolfolk, H.C., & Stickle, T.R. (accepted). Positivity and negativity in interparental conflict: Links with children’s evaluations and appraisals. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Weldon, H., Schermerhorn, A.C., & Stickle, T.R. (accepted). Children’s affective and arousal responses to live interparental conflict: Links with appraisals. Journal of Family Psychology.

Schermerhorn, A.C. (2019). Associations of child emotion recognition with interparental conflict and shy child temperament traits. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36, 1343-1366.

Schermerhorn, A.C. (2018). Children’s appraisals of interparental conflict predict event-related potential components. Developmental Neuropsychology, 1-21. doi:10.1080/87565641.2018.1428327.

Ji, L., Chow, S.-M., Schermerhorn, A.C., Jacobson, N. C., & Cummings, E. M. (2018). Handling missing data in the modeling of intensive longitudinal data. Structural Equation Modeling, 1-22. doi:10.1080/10705511.2017.1417046.

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
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Science
University of Vermont
John Dewey Hall, Room 362
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0134
P: 802-656-4058
F: 802-656-8783