ZLab Research Topics and Publications

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2021 publications:

  1. Titova, S., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Mendez, N., Zimmermann, G., & Van Petegem, S. (2021) Adolescent coping with peer exclusion: A person-centered analog approach. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Accepted July 2021.
  2. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., Polak, E.-J., Swan, K., Hawes, T., Campbell, S. M., & Webb, H. J. Circle of Security: A randomized controlled trial of a low intensity psychoeducation program with high-risk parents. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2021.07.003
  3. Lloyd, O., Ownsworth, T., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Fleming, J., & Shum, D. H. K. (2021, in press) Measuring domain-specific deficits in self-awareness in children and adolescents with acquired brain injury: Component analysis of the Paediatric Awareness Questionnaire. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2021.1926290
  4. Waters, A. M., Sluis, R. A….Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Spence, S. H. (2021, in press). Examining the process of implementing a three-step mental health and wellbeing system of care for children and adolescents across multiple community settings. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01184-9
  5. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., & Pariz, J. (2021, in press). A cascade of rejection and appearance preoccupation: Adolescents’ body dysmorphic symptoms and appearance rejection sensitivity over 4 years. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12377
  6. Duncan, N., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Gardner, A. A., & Modecki, K. M. (2021, in press). The measurement and benefit of decentering for coping self-efficacy, flexibility, and ways of coping with interpersonal stress. Personality and Individual Differences, 179, 110932. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110932
  7. Clear, S. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hawes, T., Duffy, A. L., & Barber, B. L. (2021, in press). Mindfulness, rejection and recovery of positive mood and friendliness: A Cyberball study. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000987
  8. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021, in press). Coping flexibility: Variability, fit, and associations with efficacy, emotion regulation, decentering, and responses to stress. Stress and Health. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3043
  9. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., Webb, H. J., Henderson, L., & Hawes, T. (2021, in press). Face-to-face and cyber-victimization: A longitudinal study of offline appearance anxiety and online appearance preoccupation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (special issue). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01367-y
  10. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Webb, H. J., Kerin, J., Farrell, L. J., & Waters, A. M. (2021, in press). Risk factors and temporal patterns of disordered eating differ in adolescent boys and girls: Testing gender-specific appearance anxiety models.Development and Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000188
  11. Campbell, S. M., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Duffy, A. (2021) At the junction of clinical and developmental science: Associations of borderline identity disturbance with identity formation processes in adolescence. Journal of Personality Disorders, 35(Supplement B), 8-28. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2020_34_484
  12. Lloyd, O., Ownsworth, T. Fleming, J., Jackson, M., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. (2021). Impaired self-awareness after pediatric traumatic brain injury: Protective factor or liability? Journal of Neurotrauma, 38(5), 615-627. https://doi.org/10.1089/neu.2020.7191
  13. Webb, H. J., Kerin, J., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021). Increases in emotional eating during early adolescence and associations with appearance teasing by parents and peers, peer victimization, depression and social anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence, 41(5), 754-777. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431620950469
  14. , M. J., Gardner, A. A., Hawes, T., Masters, M. R., Waters, A. M., & Farrell, L. J. (2021). Rejection sensitivity and the development of social anxiety symptoms during adolescence: A five-year longitudinal study. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45(3), 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025421995921
  15. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Hawes, T., & Pariz, J. (2021). A closer look at appearance and social media: Measuring activity, self-presentation, and social comparison and their associations with emotional adjustment. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(1), 74-86. https://doi.org/.1037/ppm0000277. Awarded #2 top article of 2020 across all 86 American Psychological Association journal articles. See https://www.apa.org/monitor/2021/01/top-journal-articles
  16. Dowell, T., Waters, A. M., Usher, W., Farrell, L. J., Donovan, C. L., Modecki, K. L., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J.,…,& Hinchey, J. (2021). Tackling mental health in youth sporting programs: A pilot study of a holistic program. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 52(1), 15-29. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-020-00984-9
  17. Gardner, A. A., Hawes, T., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Webb, H. J., Waters, A. M., & Nesdale, D. (2021). Emotion regulation and support from others: Buffering of body dysmorphic symptoms in adolescent and young adult men but not women. Journal of Adolescence, 86(January), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.11.008.

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