Friendships and psychosocial adjustment in adolescence
The purpose of this study is to better understand how adolescents interact with their friends when discussing emotional experiences, and how this relates to socio-emotional competence and mental health.
Behavioral health for emerging adults in Appalachia
In collaboration with Dr. Manik Ahuja in the Public Health Department at ETSU, this study examines how familial, social, and community factors correspond to mental health and substance use for emerging adults in Appalachia.
Emotion socialization by parents and friends in adolescence
Youth rely on a number of figures for emotional support, such as parents and friends, during adolescence. This study examines the differences in how parents and friends respond to adolescents' emotions, and how this corresponds to adolescent emotion regulation and internalizing symptoms.
Miller-Slough, R. L., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2018). Longitudinal patterns of parent and friend emotion socialization: Associations with adolescent emotion regulation. Journal of Research in Adolescence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jora.12434
Miller-Slough, R. L., Dunsmore, J. C., Zeman, J., Sanders, W., & Poon, J. (2017). Maternal and paternal reactions to child sadness predict child internalizing and externalizing symptoms: An interactive approach. Social Development, 27, 495-509. doi: 10.1111/sode.12244
Poon, J., Zeman, J., Miller-Slough, R. L., Sanders, W., & Crespo, L. (2017). “Good enough” maternal and paternal support of children's sadness: Links to psychological and social functioning. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 48, 287-305. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2016.11.005
Miller-Slough, R. L., Zeman, J., Poon, J., & Sanders, W. (2016). Children’s maternal support-seeking: Relations to maternal emotion socialization responses and children’s emotion management. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 3009-3021. doi: 10.1007/s10826-016-0465-y
Miller-Slough, R. L., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2016). Parent and friend emotion socialization in adolescence: Associations with psychological adjustment. Adolescent Research Review, 1, 287-305. doi: 10.1007/s40894-016-0026-z
Miller-Slough, R. L., Dunsmore, J. C., Ollendick, T. H., & Greene, R. W. (2016). Parent-child synchrony and treatment outcomes in children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 1880-1888. doi: 10.1007/s10826-015-0356-7
Miller, R. L., Dunsmore, J. C., & Smith, C. L. (2015). Effortful control and parents' emotion socialization patterns predict children's positive social behavior: A person-centered approach. Early Education and Development, 26, 167-188. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2015.975034
Sanders, W., Zeman, J., Poon, J., & Miller, R. L. (2015). Child regulation of negative emotions and depressive symptoms: The moderating role of parental emotion socialization. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 402-415.doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9850-y