ZLab Research Topics and Publications

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2020-2021 publications:

  1. Rudolph, J. I., Walsh, K., Shanley, D. C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2022, in press). Child sexual abuse prevention: Parental discussion, protective practices and attitudes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Accepted Dec 2021.
  2. Swan, K., Shanley, D. C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021). Development and validation of the professional sense of competence scale (ProSOCS) for practitioners who treat disruptive behaviours in children. Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-08-2021-0167
  3. Masters#, M. R., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Farrell, L. J., & Modecki, K. L. (2021, in press) Coping and emotion regulation in response to social stress tasks among young adolescents with and without social anxiety. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2021.1990060
  4. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., Kerin, J., & Bohadana-Brown, G. (2021, in press). Parent emotional regulation: A meta-analytic review of its association with parenting and child adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/01650254211051086
  5. Titova#, S., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Mendez, N., Zimmermann, G., & Van Petegem, S. (2021, in press) Adolescent coping with peer exclusion: A person-centered analog approach. Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-02060-9
  6. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., Polak, E.-J., Swan, K., Hawes, T., Campbell, S. M., & Webb, H. J. (2021, in press). 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
  7. 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
  8. 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01184-9
  9. 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12377
  10. 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
  11. Bradley, G. Ferguson, S., Duffy, A., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021). Connection, engagement, and achievement: Social relations as predictors of adolescent academic attainment. In R. Dimitrova & N. Wiium (Eds.), Handbook of positive youth development. Springer Series of Child and Family Studies. Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030702618
  12. Gardner, A. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Skinner, E. A. (2021). Coping skills. In A. Epperson (Section Editor), B. Halpern-Felsher (Editor). The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health: Cognitive and Psychosocial Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818872-9.00029-7.
  13. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2021). Coping flexibility: Variability, fit, and associations with efficacy, emotion regulation, decentering, and responses to stress. Stress and Health, 37(5), 846-861. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3043
  14. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Clear, S. J., & Campbell, S. M. (2021). Peer relationships and stress: Indirect associations of dispositional mindfulness with loneliness, social anxiety and depression via ways of coping. Journal of Adolescence, 93 (Dec), 177-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2021.11.003
  15. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Rudolph, J., Webb, H. J., Henderson, L., & Hawes, T. (2021). Face-to-face and cyber-victimization: A longitudinal study of offline appearance anxiety and online appearance preoccupation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50(12), 2311–2323. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01367-y
  16. Duncan#, N., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Gardner, A. A., & Modecki, K. M. (2021). 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
  17. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Webb, H. J., Kerin, J., Farrell, L. J., & Waters, A. M. (2021). Risk factors and temporal patterns of disordered eating differ in adolescent boys and girls: Testing gender-specific appearance anxiety models.Development and Psychopathology, 33(3), 856-867. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000188
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Zimmer-Gembeck, 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. Allen#, L. M., Roberts, C., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Farrell, L. J. (2021). Exploring the relationship between self-compassion and body dysmorphic symptoms in adolescents. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 25, Article 100535. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100535
  26. Gardner#, A. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Modecki, K. L. (2020). A longitudinal model of rejection sensitivity and internalizing symptoms: Testing emotion regulation deficits as a mechanism and outcome of symptoms. Journal of Personality, 88, 1045-1057.doi:10.1111/jopy.12549
  27. McKenzie#, M. L., Donovan, C. L., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Waters, A. M., Mathieu, S. L., & Farrell, L. J. (2020). Examining parental perception of children’s emotion regulation in paediatric OCD: Associations with child symptoms, parental distress, and family accommodation. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Article 100508. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2020.100508
  28. Hawes, T., Campbell, S. M., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Unique associations of social media use and online appearance preoccupation with depression, anxiety, and appearance rejection sensitivity. Body Image, 33, 66-76. doi:10.1016/jbodyim.2020.02.010
  29. Farrell, L. J., Lavell, C., Baras, E., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Waters, A. M. (2020). Clinical expression and treatment response among children with comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 266, 585-594. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.144
  30. Clear#, S. J., Gardner, A. A., Webb, H. J., Rowe, S. L., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Common and distinct correlates of depression, anxiety and aggression: Attachment and emotion regulation of sadness and anger. Journal of Adult Development. doi:10.1007/s10804-019-09333-0
  31. Uhlmann#, L., Donovan, C., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Beyond the thin ideal: Development and validation of the Fit Ideal Internalization Test (FIIT) for women. Psychological Assessment, 32, 140-153. doi:10.1037/pas0000773
  32. Gardner#, A. A., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Campbell, S. M. (2020). Attachment and emotion regulation: A person-centered examination and relations with coping with rejection, friendship closeness, and emotional adjustment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 38, 125-143. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12310
  33. Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Introduction to the special section: Mindfulness in me and in you – Measurement, development, and implications for adolescents’ emotional and academic resilience. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 44, 1-4. doi:10.1177/0165025419885029
  34. Clear#, S. J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Duffy, A. L., & Barber, B. L. (2020). Internalizing symptoms and loneliness: Direct effects of mindfulness and protection against the negative effects of peer victimization and exclusion. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 44, 51-61. doi:10.1177/0165025419876358
  35. Skinner, E. A., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). The development of coping during infancy and early childhood. In J. B. Benson (Ed.). Encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development (2nd edition. vol. 1, pp. 417–429). New York: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.23778-4
  36. Duffy, A., & Gardner, A., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Peer rejection and victimization. To appear in S. Hupp, J. Jewell, & R. Galliher (Series Eds.) and M. J. Zimmer-Gembeck & A. M. Waters (Volume Eds.), The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development: Vol. 4 Emotion in childhood (pp. 1-13). New York: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781119171492
  37. Cyranowski, J. M., Andersen, B. L., Glowacka, M., Vannier, S. A., Rosen, N. O., O’Sullivan, L. F., Meyer-Bahlburg, H. F. L., McKeague, I., Rendina, H. J., Parsons, J. T., Snell, W. E., Jr., Kilimnik, C. D., Widman, L., McNulty, J. K., Zeanah, P. D., Schwarz, J. C., Skakoon-Sparling, S., & Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J. (2020). Self-concept and self-esteem. In R. R. Milhausen, J. K. Sakaluk, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, & W. L. Yarber (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (pp. 532–565). Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2020-07994-023

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