Journal Articles

  • “A gradient of self-control predicts health, wealth and public safety”, Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences, vol. 108, p. 2693-2698, 2011
  • Adolescents Let Sufficient Evidence Accumulate Before Making a Decision When Large Incentives are at Stake.  Teslovich et. Al., 2014.
  • “Association Between Sleep-Wake Consolidation and Language Development in Early Childhood:  A Longitudinal Twin Study”, Sleep, vol. 37, p. 987-995, 2011
  • Authoritative Parenting:  Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development; R. Lazelere, A. Sheffield, A. Harrist (Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2013, p. 11-34)
  • “Authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting practices:  development of a new measure”, Psychological Reports, vol. 77, p. 819-830, 1995
  • Beyond Simple Models of Adolescence to an Integrated Circuit Based Account:  A Commentary.  Dvelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 17, p. 128-130, Feb. 2016.
  • “Changes in childrens sleep duration on food intake, weight, leptin”, Pediatrics, vol. 132, p. e1473-1480, 2013
  • “Childhood behavior problems predict young adults BMI and Obesity”, Obesity, vol. 17, p. 761-766, 2009
  • “Childhood conscientiousness relates to objectively measured adult physical health four decades later”, Health Psychology, vol. 32, p. 925-928, 2013
  • Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine on the Recommended Amount of Sleep for Children:  Methodology and Discussion
  • “Defining the developmental parameters of temper loss in early childhood:  Implications for developmental psychopathology.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  August, 2012
  • Does High Self-Esteem Cause Better Performance, Interpersonal Success, Happiness, or Healthier Lifestyles.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Vol. 4, NO. 1, May 2003.  
  • Dopaminergic Reward Sensitivity Can Promote Adolescent Health:  A New Perspective on the Mechanism.  Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.  Vol. 17, pp. 57-67.  Feb. 2016.
  • Early Developmental Emergence of Human Amygdala-PFC Connectivity after Maternal Deprivation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Gee, D.G., et al.
  • “Early patterns of self-regulation as risk and promotive factors in development:  A longitudinal study from childhood to adulthood in a high risk sample”, International Journal of Behavioral Development, vol. 36, p. 293-302, 2012
  • Externalizing behavior in early childhood and body mass index from age 2 to 12”, BMC Pediatrics, vol. 10, 2010
  • “Energy and fat intake of children & adolescents in the U. S.”, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 72, p. 1343-1353, 2000
  • “The effect of non-cognitive traits on health behaviors in adolescence”, Health Economics, vol. 23, p. 1146-1158, 2014
  • From Fantasy to Action:  Mental Contrasting With Implementation Intentions (MCII) Improves Academic Performance in Children.  Social Psychological and Personality Science, 745-753.  (2013)
  • Geier et al., 2010.  Immaturities in Reward Processing and its Influence on Inhibitory Control in Adolescence.  
  • “Growing up before growing out:  secular trends in height, weight & obesity in 5-6 year old children born between 1970-2006”, Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 98, p. 269-273, 2013
  • Heritability of Personality: A meta-analysis of Behavior Genetic Studies.  Psychol Bull.  2015 Jul; 141(4): 769-85
  • Heritability of the Big Five Personality Dimensions and Their Facets.  Journal of Personality.  1996.  
  • Human Amygdala Development in the Absence of Species-Expected Caregiving.  Developmental Psychobiology, 54(6):598-611.
  • “Infant Sleep Predicts Attention Regulation and Behavior Problems at 3-4 Years of Age”, Developmental Neuropsychology, vol. 40, p. 122-137, 2015
  • “A longitudinal study of child sleep in high and low risk families:  Relationship to early maternal settling strategies and child psychological functioning”, Sleep Medicine, vol. 14, January, 2013
  • Lee et. al., 2014.  Adolescent Mental health:  An Opportunity and an Obligation.
  • “Lifelong impact of early self-control & childhood self-discipline predicts adult quality of life”, American Scientist, vol. 101, p. 352-359, 2013
  • Longitudinal Improvements of Self-regulation Through Practice:  Building Self-Control Strength Through Repeated Exercise.  Journal of Social Psychology, 139, 446-457.  (1999)
  • “Longitudinal Study of Sleep Behavior in Normal Infants during the First Year of Life”, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, vol. 10, 2016
  • Lyubomirsky, S.; The How of Happiness.  2007.
  • Making choices impairs subsequent self-control:  A limited resource account of decision making, self-regulation, and active initiative.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94(5), 883-898.  (2008)
  • “Meta-analysis of short sleep duration and obesity in children and adults”, Sleep, vol. 31, p. 619-626, 2008
  • McGonigal, K.; The Upside of Stress. 2016
  • Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success (New York: Ballantine 2007)
  • More Than Resisting Temptation:  Beneficial Habits Mediate the Relationship Between Self-Control and Positive Life Outcomes.  Journal of Personal Social Psychology.  (2015)
  • “Paradigm shift to the integrative Big Five trait taxonomy:  history, measurement, and conceptual issues”, Handbook of Personality & Theory & Research, Third Edition, J. Oliver and colleagues (New York: Guilford Press, 2008)
  • “Parent-child relationship quality directly & indirectly influences hooking up behavior reported in young adulthood through alcohol use in adolescence”, Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 42, p. 1463-1472, 2013
  • “Parental Influences on Children’s Self-Regulation of Energy Intake:  Insights from Developmental Literature on Emotion Regulation”, Journal of Obesity, November, 2012
  • Personal Philosophy and Personal Achievement:  Belief in Free Will Predicts Better Job Performance.  Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1(1), 43-50. (2010)
  • “Personality traits, education, physical exercise, and childhood neurological function as independent predictors of adult obesity”, PLOS One, November 8, 2013
  • Prosocial Benefits of Feeling Free:  Disbelief in Free Will Increases Aggression and Reduces Helpfulness.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35(2), 260-268.  (2009)
  • Risk and Protective Factors for Children’s and Adolescents Mental health:  Results of the BELLA study.  Eur. Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 17:133:147  (2008)
  • Self-Discipline Outdoes IQ In Predicting Academic Performance of Adolescents.  Psychological Science, 16(4), 939-944.  (2005).
  • Self-Regulation Strategies improve self-Discipline in Adolescents:  Benefits of Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions.  Educational Psychology, 31, 17-26.  (2011)
  • “Shorter sleep duration is associated with increased risk for being overweight at ages 9 to 12 years”, Pediatrics, vol. 120, p. 1020-1029, 2007
  • “Short sleep duration is associated with reduced leptin, elevated ghrelin, and increased body mass index”, PLOS Medicine, December 2004
  • “Sleep and Developmental Psychopathology”, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, vo. 46, p. 171-174, 2017
  • “Sleep and the epidemic of obesity in children and adults”, Europe Journal of Endocrinology, vol. 159, p. 559-566
  • “Sleep and Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers”, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, vol. 46, p. 236-246, 2017
  • “Sleep duration, restfulness, and screens in the sleep environment”, Pediatrics, vol. 135, p. 367-375, 2015
  • “Sleep Moderates the Association Between Response Inhibition and Self-Regulation in Early Childhood”, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, vol. 46, p. 222-235, 2017
  • “Sleep restriction worsens mood and emotion regulation in adolescents”, Journal of Clinical Psychology, February 2014, p. 180-190.
  • Somerville et al., 2011.  Frontostriatal Maturation Predicts Cognitive Control Failure to Appetitive Cues in Adolescents.
  • “The case for conscientiousness:  evidence and implications for a personality trait marker of health and longevity”, Annals of Behavior Medicine, vol. 45, p278-288, 2013
  • “The consolidation of infants’ nocturnal sleep across the first year of life”, Sleep Medicine, vol. 15, August, 2011
  • “The impact of parenting style on adolescent competence and substance abuse”, Journal of Early Adolescence, vol. 11, p. 56-95, 1991
  • “The power of personality:  the comparative validity of personality traits, socioeconomic status, and cognitive ability for predicting important life outcomes”, Perspectives on Psychological Sciences, vol. 2, p. 313-345, 2007
  • “The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity:  implications for prevention and treatment”, Nutrition Research Reviews, April 2016, p. 1-13
  • “The Science of Early Childhood Development:  Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do”, National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.  Harvard.  200
  • The secret to raising smart kids”, Scientific American Mind, vol. 18, p. 36-43, 2008.  Self-control relies on glucose as a limited energy source:  Willpower is more than a metaphor.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(2), 325-336.  (2007)
  • The value of believing in free will:  Encouraging a belief in determinism increases cheating.  Psychological Science, 19(1), 49-54.  (2008
  • “Time-restricted feeding without reducing caloric intake prevents metabolic diseases in mice fed a high fat diet”, Cell Metabolism, vol. 15, p. 848-860, 2012
  • “Time-restricted feeding is a preventative and therapeutic intervention against diverse nutritional challenges”, Cell Metabolism, vol. 20, p. 991-1005, 2014
  • “Timing of food intake predicts weight loss effectiveness”, International Journal of Obesity, vol. 37, p. 604-611, 2013
  • “Translating Personality Psychology to Help Personalize Preventive Medicine for Young Adult Patients,”  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, March 2014.
  • “Who does well in life?  Conscientious adults excel in both objective and subjective success”, Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 3, September 2012, article 356