Recent Publications 

(Representation selected from over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications)

^Denotes a current or former trainee in the UB Social Development Lab
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Coyne, S. M., & Ostrov, J. M. (Co-Editors; 2018). The Development of Relational Aggression. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-049182-6.

Peer Reviewed Publications

^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., & Ostrov, J. M. (in press). The influence of friendships on aggressive behavior in early childhood: Examining the interdependence of aggression. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. doi: 10.1007/s10578-018-0857-x

^Perry, K. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2019). The reciprocal relations between male and female play partners and aggression in early childhood.  Child Development, 90, 127-135. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13178

Ostrov, J. M., ^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., ^Blakely-McClure, S. M., ^Perry, K. J., & Mutignani, L. (in press). Prospective associations between aggression/bullying and adjustment in preschool: Is general aggression different from bullying behavior?  Journal of Child and Family Studies. (Special issue on Bullying and Global Health). doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1055-y

^Perry, K. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2018). Testing a bifactor model of relational and physical aggression in early childhoodJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 93-106. doi: 10.1007/s10862-017-9623-9

^Blakely-McClure, S. J. & Ostrov, J. M. (2018). Examining co-occuring and pure relational and physical victimization in early childhoodJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 1-16. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2017.07.011

^Perry, K.J., & Ostrov, J.M. (2018). Testing a Higher Order Model of Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior- The Role of Aggression SubtypesChild Psychiatry & Human Development, 49, 20-32. doi:10.10007/s10578-017-0725-0 

^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., & Ostrov, J. M. (2017).Prospective associations between peer victimization and social-psychological adjustment problems in early childhoodAggressive Behavior, 43, 471-482. doi:10.1002/ab.21705

^Blakely-McClure, S. J. & Ostrov, J. M. (2016). Relational aggression, victimization and self-concept: Understanding pathways that lead to low self-concept. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 376-390. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0357-2

Ostrov, J.M., ^Godleski, S. A., ^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., ^Blakely-McClure, S. J., & Celenza, L. (2015).Replication and Extension of the Early Childhood Friendship Project- Effects on Physical and Relational Bullying School Psychology Review, 44, 4, 445-463. (Special Issue: Bullying Research from a Social-Ecological Perspective)

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Kamper, K. E. (2015).Future directions for research on the development of relational and physical peer victimization. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 509-519. (Special issue: “Peer Victimization”). doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1012723

^Godleski, S. A., ^Kamper, K. E., Ostrov, J. M., ^Hart, E. J., & ^Blakley-McClure, S. J. (2015). Peer victimization and peer rejection during early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 380-392. (Special issue: Peer Victimization). doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.940622

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Guzzo, J. L. (2015). Prospective associations between prosocial behavior and social dominance in early childhood: Are sharers the best leaders? Journal of Genetic Psychology, 176, 130-138. doi: 10.180/00221325.2015.1018860

Ostrov, J. M., ^Kamper, K. E., ^Godleski, S. A., ^Hart, E. J., & ^Blakley-McClure, S. J. (2014). A gender-balanced approach to the study of peer victimization and aggression subtypes in early childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 575-587. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414000248

^Kamper, K. E., & Ostrov, J. M. (2013). Relational aggression in middle childhood predicting adolescent adjutment outcomes: The role of friendship quality. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42, 855-862. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.844595

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Godleski, S. A. (2013). Relational aggression, victimization, and adjustment during middle childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 801-815. doi: 10.1017/S0954579413000187

Ostrov, J. M., Murray-Close, D., ^Godleski, S. A., & ^Hart, E. J. (2013).Prospective associations between forms and functions of aggression and social and affective proesses in early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 19-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2012.12.009

^Hart, E. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2013). Functions of aggressive behavior and future impairment. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 28, 683-691. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.05.005

Ostrov, J. M., Gentile, D. A., & ^Mullins, A. D. (2013). Evaluating the effect of educational media exposure on aggression in early childhood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 34, 38-44. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2012.09.005.

Ostrov, J. M. (2010). Prospective associations between peer victimization and aggression. Child Development, 81, 1670-1677.

Ostrov, J. M. & ^Godleski, S. A. (2010).  Toward an integrated gender-linked model of aggression subtypes in early and middle childhood. Psychological Review, 117, 233-242.

^Godleski, S. A., & Ostrov, J. M. (2010). Relational aggresion and hostile attribution bias: Categorical versus dimensional approaches of data analysis using the Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) data.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 447-458.

Murray-Close, D., & Ostrov, J. M. (2009).  A Longitudinal Study of Forms and Functions of Aggressive Behavior in Early Childhood.  Child Development, 80, 828-842.

Ostrov, J. M., Massetti, G. M., ^Stauffacher, K., ^Godleski, S. A., Hart, K. C., Karch, K. M., ^Mullins, A. D., & ^Ries, E. E. (2009). An intervention for relational and physical aggression in early childhood: A preliminary Study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 24, 15-28.  doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2008.08.002

^Bailey, C. A., & Ostrov, J. M. (2008). Differentiating forms and functions of aggression in emerging adults: Associations with hostile attribution biases and normative beliefs.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 713-722.

Research Brief

Replication and Extension of the Early Childhood Friendship Project- Effects on Physical and Relational Bullying

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