Faculty, Department of Psychology
Affiliated Faculty, Clinical Science
Faculty, Developmental Science
Faculty/Consultant, Child Study Center
Director, Social Development Lab
- 1994 Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC
- 1994-1996 NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Dept., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
- 1992 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC
- 1990 B.A., Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Parents’ emotion socialization (e.g., parents’ variation in emotional expression, positive emotional expression, and beliefs about emotions) and its influence on children’s developing social cognition, affective social competence, and prosocial behavior
- 6944 - Emotional Development
- 6944 - Developmental Perspectives on Motivation
- 5554 - Social Development
- 4364 - Children's Social and Emotional Development
- 2034 - Developmental Psychology
- Dunsmore, J.C., Booker, J.A., Ollendick, T.H., & Greene, R.W. (2015). Emotion socialization in the context of risk and psychopathology: Maternal emotion coaching predicts better treatment outcomes for emotionally labile children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Social Development. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/sode.12109
- 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 & Development, 26, 167 – 188. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2015.975034
- Dunsmore, J.C. (2015). Effects of person- and process-focused feedback on prosocial behavior in middle childhood. Social Development, 24, 57 – 75. doi: 10.1111/sode.12082
- Halberstadt, A.G., Dunsmore, J.C., Bryant, A.J., Parker, A.E., Beale, K.S. & Thompson, J.A. (2013). Development and validation of the Parents’ Beliefs about Children’s Emotions questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1195 - 1210. doi: 10.1037/a0033695
- Dunsmore, J.C., Booker, J.A., & Ollendick, T.H. (2013). Parental emotion coaching and child emotion regulation as protective factors for children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Social Development, 22, 444 – 466.
- Her, P., Dunsmore, J.C., & Stelter, R.K. (2012). Parents’ beliefs about emotions and children’s self-construals in African American, European American, and Lumbee American Indian families. Global Studies of Childhood, 2, 129 – 243.
- Parker, A.E., Halberstadt, A.G., Dunsmore, J.C., Townley, G., Bryant, A., Thompson, J.A. & Beale, K.S. (2012). “Emotions are a window into one’s heart”: A qualitative analysis of parental beliefs about children’s emotions across three ethnic groups. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77, vii-i, 1 – 134.
- Her, P. & Dunsmore, J.C. (2011). Parental beliefs about emotions are associated with early adolescents’ independent and interdependent self-construals. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 317 – 328.
- Perez-Rivera, M.B. & Dunsmore, J.C. (2011). Mothers’ acculturation and beliefs about emotions, mother-child emotion discourse, and children’s emotion understanding in Latino families. Early Education and Development, 22, 324 - 354.
- Dunsmore, J.C., Her, P., Halberstadt, A.G., & Perez-Rivera, M.B. (2009). Parents’ beliefs about emotions and childrens’ recognition of parents’ emotions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 33, 121-140.
- Dunsmore, J.C., Bradburn, I.S., Costanzo, P.R., & Fredrickson, B.L. (2009). Mothers’ expressive style and emotional responses to children’s behavior predict children’s prosocial and achievement-related self-ratings. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 253-264.
- Garner, P.W., Dunsmore, J.C., & Southam-Gerow, M. (2008). Mother-child conversations about emotions: Linkages to child aggression and prosocial behavior. Social Development, 17, 259-277.