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Jungmeen Kim-Spoon

Jungmeen Kim-Spoon

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Director, Developmental Science
Faculty/Consultant, Child Study Center
Director, JK Lifespan Development Lab


Background

  • 2016-present Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 2016-present Professor, Health Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2014-2016 Associate Professor, Health Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2011-2016 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 2005-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech
  • 2000-2005 Research Assistant Professor, Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 1998-2000 Postdoctoral Associate, Dept of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1993-1998 Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Interests

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Risk and protective processes for adolescent risk taking and psychopathology
  • Risk and protective factors in child maltreatment
  • Adolescent decision making and health risk behaviors
  • Religious and spiritual development during childhood and adolescence
  • Life-span developmental research methodology; quantitative methods for studying variability and change; analyses of developmental processes and life course transitions.
  • See http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/jklifespan for further information.

Courses Taught

  • 6944 - Risk and Resilience in Development
  • 4364 - Senior Seminar: Family and Peer Relations
  • 4034 - Advanced Developmental Psychology

Publications

  • ** Selected Publications
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Maciejewski, D., Lee, J., Deater-Deckard, K., & King-Casas (in press). Longitudinal associations among family environment, neural cognitive control, and social competence among adolescents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Deater-Deckard, K., Lauharatanahirun, N.,Farley, J. P., Chiu, P., Bickel, W. K., & King-Casas, B. (in press). Neural interaction between risk sensitivity and cognitive control predicting health risk behaviors among late adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
  • Holmes, C. J., & Kim-Spoon, J. (in press). Adolescents' religiousness and substance use are linked via afterlife beliefs and future orientation. Journal of Early Adolescence.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Kahn, R. E., Lauharatanahirun, N., Deater-Deckard, K., Bickel, W. K., Chiu, P. H., & King-Casas, B. (2017). Executive functioning and substance use in adolescence: Neurobiological and behavioral perspectives. Neuropsychologia, 100, 79-92.
  • Brieant, A., Holmes, C. H., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2017). Household chaos as a context for intergenerational transmission of executive functioning. Journal of Adolescence, 58, 40-48.
  • Farley, J. P., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2017). Parenting and adolescent self-regulation mediates between economic hardship and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Early Adolescence, 37, 502-524.
  • Longo, G. S., Bray, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2017). Profiles of adolescent religiousness using latent profile analysis: Implications for psychopathology. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1, 91-105.
  • Kahn, R. E., Deater-Deckard, K., King-Casas, B., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2016). Intergenerational similarity in callous-unemotional traits: Contributions of hostile parenting and household chaos during adolescence. Psychiatry Research, 240, 815-820.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Deater-Deckard, K., Holmes, C. J., Lee, J. I., Chiu, P. H., & King-Casas, B. (2016). Behavioral and neural inhibitory control moderates the effects of reward sensitivity on adolescent substance use. Neuropsychologia, 91, 318-326.
  • Kim-Spoon, J. & Grimm, K. J. (2016). Latent growth modeling and developmental psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Development and Psychopathology (3rd ed): Volume I Theory and Method. (pp. 986-1041). John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Kahn, R. E., Deater-Deckard, K., Chiu, P. H., Steinberg, L., & King-Casas, B. (2016). Risky decision making in a laboratory driving task is associated with health risk behaviors during late adolescence but not adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 40, 58-63.
  • Holmes, C. J., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2016). Positive and negative associations between adolescents’ religiousness and health behaviors via self-regulation. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 6, 188-206.
  • Holmes, C. J., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2016). Why are religiousness and spirituality associated with externalizing psychopathology? A literature review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 19, 1-20.
  • Holmes, C., Kim-Spoon, J., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2016). Executive function and social interaction: The role of peer stress. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 31-42.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Holmes, C., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2015). Attention regulates anger and fear to predict adolescent risk-taking behaviors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56, 756-765.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., McCullough, M. E., Bickel, W. K., Farley, J. P., & Longo, G. S. (2015). Longitudinal associations among adolescent religiosity, delay discounting, and substance use behaviors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 36-43.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Longo, G., & Holmes, C. (2015). Bifactor modeling of general vs. specific factors of religiousness predicting adolescent substance use. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 15-19.
  • Kahn, R. E., Holmes, C., Farley, J. P., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2015). Delay discounting mediates parent-adolescent communication and risky sexual behavior for low self-control adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1674-1687.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Farley, J. P., Holmes, C. J., & Longo, G. S. (2014). Religiousness Moderate Links Between Harsh Parenting and Adolescent Substance Use? Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 739-748.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Farley, J. P., Holmes, C. J., Longo, G. S., & McCullough, M. E. (2014). Processes linking parents’ and adolescents’ religiousness and adolescent substance use: Monitoring behaviors and self-regulation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 745-756.
  • Farley, J. P., & Kim-Spoon, J. (2014). The development of adolescent self-regulation: The role of parent, peer, friend, and romantic relationships. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 433-440.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Cicchetti, D., & Rogosch, F. A. (2013). A longitudinal study of emotion regulation, negative emotionality, and internalizing symptomatology in maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Development, 84, 512-527.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Longo, G., & McCullough, M. E. (2012). Adolescents who are less religious than their parents are at risk for externalizing and internalizing symptoms: The mediating role for parent-adolescent relationship quality. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 636-641.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Longo, G., & McCullough, M. E. (2012). Parent-Adolescent Relationship Quality as a Moderator for the Influences of Parents’ Religiousness on Adolescents’ Religiousness and Adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41, 1576-1587.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Ollendick, T., & Seligman, L. (2012). Perceived competence and depressive symptoms among adolescents: The moderating role of attributional style. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43, 612-630.
  • Kim-Spoon, J., Haskett, M., Longo, G., & Nice, R. (2012). Longitudinal study of self-regulation, positive parenting, and adjustment problems among physically abused children. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36, 95-107.
  • Kim, J., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2011). Dynamic changes in anger linking to developmental trajectories of internalizing and externalizing problems: The moderating role of attention. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 156-166.
  • Kim, J, Mullineaux, P. Y., Allen, B., & Deater-Deckard, K. (2010). Longitudinal studies of stability in attention span and anger: Context and informant effects. Journal of Personality, 2, 419-440.
  • Kim, J. & Cicchetti, D. (2010). Longitudinal pathways linking child abuse and neglect, emotion regulation, peer rejection, and psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 706-716.
  • Kim, J, Deater-Deckard, K., Mullineaux, P. Y., & Beekman, C. R (2010). Testing context specificity and informant variation in longitudinal stability of children’s hyper-impulsivity. European Journal of Personality, 24, 656-674.
  • Kim, J., & Cicchetti, D. (2009). Mean-level change and intraindividual variability in self-esteem and depression among high-risk children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 202-214.
  • Kim, J., McCullough, M. E., & Cicchetti, D. (2009). Parents' and children's religiosity and child psychopathology among maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18, 594-605.
  • Kim, J., Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F. A., & Manly, J. T. (2009). Child maltreatment and trajectories of personality and behavioral functioning: Implications for the development of personality disorder. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 889-912.
  • Kim, J. (2008). The protective effects of religiosity on maladjustment among maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 711-720.
  • Kim, J., & Cicchetti, D. (2006). Longitudinal trajectories of self-system processes and depressive symptoms among maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Child Development, 77, 624-639.

    Jungmeen Kim-Spoon


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