University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Jamie Abaied

Developmental Psychology

Jamie Abaied

Jamie Abaied
Assistant Professor

  • B.A. Hamilton College, 2004
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
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Affiliated Faculty, Developmental Psychopathology Concentration


My research investigates the complex processes through which parents contribute to children's development, with a particular focus on parents' contributions to children's stress reactivity, coping, and psychopathology. Drawing from the theoretical framework of developmental psychopathology, my research seeks to account for why children who are exposed to similar parenting experiences follow diverse developmental pathways. I am also interested in the factors that contribute to parenting styles and behaviors over time. I primarily explore these topics in the context of children's exposure to stressful life events, such as peer victimization.

In my laboratory at UVM, I plan to investigate:

  • cognitive, affective, and behavioral mechanisms through which parent socialization contributes to children's responses to stress and psychopathology.
  • parents' contributions to physiological reactivity to stress.
  • ways that characteristics of the child, parent, and context predict parenting behaviors, such as socialization of coping.

Representative Publications

  • Abaied, J. L, & Rudolph, K. D. (2011). Maternal contributions to youth responses to peer stress. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1776-1785.
  • Rudolph, K. D., Abaied, J. L, Flynn, M., Sugimura, N., & Agoston, M. (2011). Developing relationships, being cool, and not looking like a loser: Social goal orientation predicts children's responses to peer aggression. Child Development.
  • Abaied, J. L. & Rudolph, K. D. (2010). Contributions of maternal adult attachment to socialization of coping. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 637-657.
  • Abaied, J. L. & Rudolph, K. D. (2010). Mothers as a resource in times of stress: Interactive contributions of socialization of coping and stress to youth psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 273-289.
  • Abaied, J. L. & Rudolph, K. D. (2009a). Suicide. In R.A. Shweder, T.R. Bidell, A.C. Dailey, S.D. Dixon, P.J. Miller & J. Modell (Eds.), The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Rudolph, K. D., Flynn, M., Abaied, J. L., Groot, A. G., & Thompson, R. D. (2009). Why is past depression the best predictor of future depression? Stress generation as a mechanism of depression continuity in girls. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 473-485.
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