Nancy L McElwain

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Recent Publications

Chen, X., McElwain, N. L., & Lansford, J. E. (2019). Interactive Contributions of Attribution Biases and Emotional Intensity to Child–Friend Interaction Quality During Preadolescence. Child development, 90(1), e114-e131. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13012

Ravindran, N., McElwain, N. L., Berry, D., & Kramer, L. (2018). Mothers' dispositional distress reactivity as a predictor of maternal support following momentary fluctuations in children's aversive behavior. Developmental psychology, 54(2), 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000418

Wong, M. S., Chen, X., & McElwain, N. L. (Accepted/In press). Emotion understanding and maternal sensitivity as protective factors against hostile attribution bias in anger-prone children. Social Development. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12336

McElwain, N. L., Ogolsky, B. G., Engle, J. M., Holland, A. S., & Mitchell, E. T. (2016). Child-child similarity on attachment and temperament as predictors of positive interaction during acquaintanceship at age 3. Developmental Psychology, 52(9), 1394-1408. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000190

Jessee, A., McElwain, N. L., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2016). Maternal Supportive Behavior, Cognitive Talk, and Desire/Emotion Talk at 24 Months: Distinct Factors and Differential Antecedents. Parenting, 16(2), 63-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295192.2016.1134988

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