Selected Publications 

Cherry, K.E., Gerstein, E.D., & Ciciolla, L. (in press). Parenting stress and children’s behavior: Transactional family models during Early Head Start. Family Psychology.

Ciciolla, L., *Addante, S. *Armans, M., & *Erato, G. (in press). Infant Mortality. In J.B. Benson, S.P. Johnson, L.M. Oakes, C. Zeanah, C. Brownell, & H.E. Fitzgerald, The encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development, 2nd Edition.


Shreffler, K.M., Tiemeyer, S., Ciciolla, L., & Croff, J. (2019). Improving prenatal attachment among women with unintended pregnancies. International Journal of Women’s Health, 11, 377-380. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S203836

Ciciolla, L. & Luthar, S.S. (2019). Invisible household labor and ramifications for adjustment: Mothers as captains of households. Sex Roles published early online. doi: 10.1007/s11199-018-1001-x

Spierling, T.N., Ciciolla, L., Tiemeyer, S., & Shreffler, K. (2019). Laying the groundwork for social and emotional development: Prenatal attachment, childbirth experiences, and neonatal attachment. In A.S. Morris & A.C. Williamson (Eds.), Building Early Social and Emotional Relationships in Infants and Toddlers. New York: Springer.

Ciciolla, L., *Armans, M., *Addante, S., & *Huffer, A. (2019). Racial disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes. In H.E. Fitzgerald, D.J. Johnson, D.B. Qin, F.A. Villarruel, & Norder, J. (Eds.), Handbook on children and prejudice: Integrating research, practice, and policy, New York: Springer Press.

Wyatt, T., Shreffler, K., & Ciciolla, L. (2019). Neonatal intensive care unit admission and maternal postpartum depression. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37, 267-276. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2018.1548756


Hawkins, M.A.W., Vrany, E.A., Cyders, M.A., Ciciolla, L., Wells, T.T., & Stewart, J.C. (2018). Association between depressive symptom clusters and food attentional bias. Eating Behavior, published early online. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.07.002

Ciciolla, L., Curlee, A. S., & Luthar, S. S. (2017). What Women Want: Employment Preference and Adjustment Among Mothers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10834-017-9534-7


Luthar, S. S., Small, P. J., & Ciciolla, L. (2017). Adolescents from upper middle class communities: Substance misuse and addiction across early adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 1-21.


Ciciolla, L., Curlee, A. S., Karageorge, J., & Luthar, S. S. (2017). When mothers and fathers are seen as disproportionately valuing achievements: implications for adjustment among upper middle class youth. Journal of youth and adolescence, 46(5), 1057-1075. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-016-0596-x


Luthar, S. S., & Ciciolla, L. (2016). What it feels like to be a mother: Variations by children’s developmental stages. Developmental psychology, 52(1), 143.


Luthar, S. S., & Ciciolla, L. (2015). Who mothers mommy? Factors that contribute to mothers’ well-being. Developmental psychology, 51(12), 1812.


Ciciolla, L., Gerstein, E. D., & Crnic, K. A. (2014). Reciprocity among maternal distress, child behavior, and parenting: transactional processes and early childhood risk. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43(5), 751-764. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2013.812038


Newland, R. P., Ciciolla, L., & Crnic, K. A. (2015). Crossover effects among parental hostility and parent–child relationships during the preschool period. Journal of child and family studies, 24(7), 2107-2119. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0012-7


Jackson, C. L., Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K. A., Luecken, L. J., Gonzales, N. A., & Coonrod, D. V. (2015). Intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy: related demographic and psychosocial factors and postpartum depressive symptoms among Mexican American women. Journal of interpersonal violence, 30(4), 659-679. DOI: 10.1177/0886260514535262


Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K. A., & West, S. G. (2013). Determinants of change in maternal sensitivity: Contributions of context, temperament, and developmental risk. Parenting, 13(3), 178-195. DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2013.756354


Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K., Flamini, L., Morrison, D., & Logsdon, M. C. (2011). Emotional availability of mothers to children across the developmental period. In Maternal Sensitivity: A Scientific Foundation for Practice. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579411000708


Plesa-Skwerer, D. P., Ammerman, E., André, M. C., Ciciolla, L., Fine, A. B., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2011). A multimeasure approach to investigating affective appraisal of social information in Williams syndrome. Journal of neurodevelopmental disorders, 3(4), 325. DOI: 10.1007/s11689-011-9100-9










Brosh, S. B., Hartman, C. A., Armans, M., Ciciolla, L., & Luthar, S. S. (2017). Parental attachment and body image pressure in adolescents. Poster presented at Oklahoma Psychological Society Annual 2017 Conference, Edmond, Ok.


Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K.A., Luecken, L.J., & Gonzales, N.A. (May, 2016) The emergence of social-emotional competencies and problems in relation to infant temperament and parenting. Symposium presented at the 2016 Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.


Ciciolla, L., West, S.G., Keller, B. & Crnic, K. (September, 2014). Measurement invariance for behavioral observational measures: An illustration of the use of regression discontinuity design and pattern matching. 2014 Special Topic Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development: Developmental Methodologies, San Diego, CA.


Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K.A., Luecken, L.J., & Gonzales, N.A. (July, 2014). The longitudinal influence of perceived stress and depressive symptoms on infant development: Parenting as a mechanism. Symposium presented at the International Society for Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.


Ciciolla, L., Holly, L.E., Crnic, K.A., Luecken, L.J., & Gonzales, N.A. (April, 2013). The interplay of stress and culture on parenting in postpartum Mexican-American women. Symposium presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting for the Society on Research for Child Development, Seattle, WA.


Ciciolla, L., Panza, K.E., Crnic, K.A., Luecken, L., & Gonzales, N. (April, 2013). History of childhood trauma and postpartum functioning: Affective, biological, and psychosocial associations. Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting for the Society on Research for Child Development, Seattle, WA.


Newland, R., Ciciolla, L., & Crnic, K.A. (April, 2013). Crossover effects among parental hostility and parentchild relationships during the preschool period. Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting for the Society on Research for Child Development, Seattle, WA.


Kellison, J.G., & Ciciolla, L. (April, 2013). The effects of discrimination: Risk factors for parental stress and depression of lesbian and gay parents. Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting for the Society on Research for Child Development, Seattle, WA.


Selected Presentations

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