Publications

This page covers a representative sample of peer-reviewed journal publications by the UB Social Development Lab. Please contact us to request a copy of any manuscript or measure not available.


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.


^ denotes a current or former trainee in the UB Social Development Lab. * denotes a current or former undergraduate


Peer-Reviewed Publications

2021

^Perhamus, G. R. & Ostrov, J. M. (2021). Inhibitory control in early childhood aggression subtypes: Mediation by irritability. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, Online First Article, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-012

^Perry, K. J., Ostrov, J. M., Murray-Close, D., ^Blakely-McClure, S. J., *Kiefer, J., *DeJesus-Rodriguez, A., & *Wesolowski, A. (2021). Measurement of aggressive behavior in early childhood: A critical analysis using five informants.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 209, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105180

^Perhamus, G. R.,  ^Perry, K. J., Murray-Close, D., & Ostrov, J. M. (2021). Stress reactivity and social cognition in pure and co-occurring early childhood relational bullying and victimizationDevelopment and Psychopathology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579421000298

^Perhamus, G. R., & Ostrov J. M. (2021). Emotions and cognitions in early childhood aggression: The role of irritability and hostile attribution biases. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 49, 63–75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00707-7


2020

^Hart, E. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2020). Relations between forms and functions of aggression and moral judgments of aggressive transgressions. Aggressive Behavior, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21883

^Godleski, S. A., & Ostrov, J. M. (2020). Parental influences on child report of relational attribution biases during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104775

^Perry, K. J., Meisel, S. N., Stotsky, M. T., & Ostrov, J. M (2020). Parsing apart affective dimensions of withdrawal: Longitudinal relations with peer victimization. Development and Psychopathology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579420000346


2019

^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., & Ostrov, J. M. (2019). The influence of friendships on aggressive behavior in early childhood: Examining the interdependence of aggressionChild Psychiatry & Human Development, 50, 520-531. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-018-0857-x

Ostrov, J. M., ^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., ^Blakely-McClure, S. M., ^Perry, K. J., & Mutignani, L. (2019). Prospective associations between aggression/bullying and adjustment in preschool: Is general aggression different from bullying behavior? [Special issue: Bully and Global Health].  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 2572-2585. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1055-y

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


2018

^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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.07.011

^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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-017-9623-9

^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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-017-0725-0


2017

^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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21705


2016

^Blakely-McClure, S. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2016). Relational aggression, victimization and self-concept: Testing pathways from middle childhood to adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 376-390. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0357-2


2015

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

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. [Special issue: Bullying Research from a Social-Ecological Perspective]. School Psychology Review, 44, 4, 445-463. https://doi.org/10.17105/spr-15-0048.1

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2015.1018860

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Kamper, K. E. (2015). Future directions for research on the development of relational and physical peer victimization. [Special issue: Peer Victimization]. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(3), 509-519. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2015.1012723


2014

Ostrov, J. M., ^Kamper, K. E., ^Godleski, S. A., ^Hart, E. J., & ^Blakely-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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579414000248


2013

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

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

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2012.09.005

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Godleski, S. A. (2013). Relational aggression, victimization, and adjustment during middle childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 801-815. https://doi.org/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 processes during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116(1), 19–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.12.009


2011

Ostrov, J. M., ^Hart, E. J., ^Kamper, K. E., & ^Godleski, S. A. (2011). Relational aggression in women during emerging adulthood: A social process model. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 29(5), 695–710. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsl.1002


2010

^Godleski, S. A., & Ostrov, J. M. (2010). Relational aggression and hostile attribution biases: Testing multiple statistical methods and models. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38(4), 447–458. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-010-9391-4

^Godleski, S. A., Ostrov, J. M., Houston, R. J., & Schlienz, N. J. (2010). Hostile attribution biases for relationally provocative situations and event-related potentials. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 76(1), 25–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2010.01.010

Ostrov, J. M. (2010). Prospective associations between peer victimization and aggression. Child Development, 81, 1670-1677. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01501.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0018070


2009

Murray-Close, D., & Ostrov, J. M. (2009).  A longitudinal study of forms and functions of aggressive behavior in early childhoodChild Development, 80, 828-842. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01300.x

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Godleski, S. A. (2009). Impulsivity-hyperactivity and subtypes of aggression in early childhood: An observational and short-term longitudinal study. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 18(8), 477–483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-009-0002-2

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2008.08.002


2008

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-007-9211-5

Ostrov, J. M. (2008). Forms of aggression and peer victimization during early childhood: A short-term longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36(3), 311–322. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-007-9179-3

Ostrov, J. M., & Bishop, C. M. (2008). Preschoolers’ aggression and parent–child conflict: A multiinformant and multimethod study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 99(4), 309–322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2008.01.001

Ostrov, J. M., & Houston, R. J. (2008). The utility of forms and functions of aggression in emerging adulthood: Association with personality disorder symptomatology. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37(9), 1147–1158. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-008-9289-4

Ostrov, J. M., Ries, E. E., ^Stauffacher, K., ^Godleski, S. A., & ^Mullins, A. D. (2008). Relational aggression, physical aggression and deception during early childhood: A multimethod, multi-informant short-term longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37(3), 664–675. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374410802148137


2007

Ostrov, J. M., & Crick, N. R. (2007). Forms and functions of aggression during early childhood: A short-term longitudinal study. School Psychology Review, 36(1), 22–43.

Ostrov, J. M., & ^Godleski, S. A. (2007). Relational aggression, victimization, and language development: Implications for practice. Topics in Language Disorders, 27(2), 146–166. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.TLD.0000269930.41751.bd


2006

Ostrov, J. M. (2006). Deception and subtypes of aggression during early childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 93(4), 322–336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2005.10.004

Ostrov, J. M., Crick, N. R., & ^Stauffacher, K. (2006). Relational aggression in sibling and peer relationships during early childhood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 27(3), 241–253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2006.02.005

Ostrov, J. M., Gentile, D. A., & Crick, N. R. (2006). Media exposure, aggression and prosocial behavior during early childhood: A longitudinal study. Social Development, 15(4), 612–627. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2006.00360.x

Ostrov, J. M., Pilat, M. M., & Crick, N. R. (2006). Assertion strategies and aggression during early childhood: A short-term longitudinal study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 21(4), 403–416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2006.10.001


2005

Ostrov, J. M., Crick, N. R., & Keating, C. F. (2005). Gender-biased perceptions of preschoolers’ behavior: How much is aggression and prosocial behavior in the eye of the beholder? Sex Roles, 52(5), 393–398. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-005-2681-6


2004

Ostrov, J. M., & Keating, C. F. (2004). Gender differences in preschool aggression during free play and structured interactions: An observational study. Social Development, 13(2), 255–277. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2004.000266.x

Ostrov, J. M., Woods, K. E., Jansen, E. A., Casas, J. F., & Crick, N. R. (2004). An observational study of delivered and received aggression, gender, and social-psychological adjustment in preschool: “This White Crayon Doesn’t Work …”. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 19(2), 355–371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2004.04.009


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

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