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Selected Publications 

Fields, K., Ciciolla, L., Addante, S. et al. Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Perceived Stress During Pregnancy: The Role of Personality. Journ Child Adol Trauma (2023).


Ciciolla, L., *Addante, S., & Shreffler, K.M. (2023). Effect of a mindfulness-based pilot intervention on prenatal distress via maternal-fetal bonding. Journal of Women’s Health, 4:1, 78-83.


*Fields, K., Shreffler, K.M., Ciciolla, L., Baraldi, A.N., & Anderson, M. (2023). Maternal childhood adversity and prenatal depression: The protective role of father support. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 26(1), 89– 97.


*Walters, C., *Komakech, J., Rakotomanana, H., Kabahenda, M., Joyce, J., Hildebrand, D., Ciciolla, L., & Stoecker, B. (2022). Perinatal depression and breastfeeding: A mixed methods study among South Sudanese refugees in the West Nile Region in Uganda. Current Developments in Nutrition, 6, 613.


*Erato, G., *Addante, *Quigley, A., Ciciolla, L., & Shreffler, K.M. (2022). Maternal childhood adversity, pregnancy intentions, and pregnancy happiness. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, published online.


Shreffler, K.M., Joachims, C., Ciciolla, L., Croff, J.M., & *Machelle, A. (2022). Maternal adverse and protective childhood experiences and prenatal smoking. Health Behavior Research, Vol. 5, No. 4.


Ciciolla, L., *Addante, S., *Quigley, A., *Erato, G., & *Fields, K. (2022). Infant sleep and negative reactivity: The role of maternal adversity and perinatal sleep. Infant Behavior and Development, 66, 101664.


*Erato, G., Ciciolla, L., Greil, L., & Shreffler, K. (2022). Changes in importance of motherhood following pregnancy loss. Journal of Family Issues, 43, 741-751.


Ciciolla, L., Tiemeyer, S., & Shreffler, K. (2021). Maternal childhood adversity as a risk for perinatal complications and NICU hospitalization. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 46, Invited Special Issue on Young Children, 801-813.


*Keirns, N.G., *Stout, M.E., *Smith, C.E. *Layman, H.M., Cole, K.L., Ciciolla, L., Hawkins, M.A.W. (2021). Mindful acceptance, not awareness, associated with lower food susceptibility. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity.


Kent, M., Mardian, A.S., Regalado-Hustead, M.L., Gress-Smith, J.L., Ciciolla, L., Kim, J.L., & Scott, B.A. (2021). Adaptive homeostatic strategies of resilient intrinsic self-regulation in extremes (RISE): A randomized controlled trial of a novel behavioral treatment for chronic pain. Frontiers in Psychology,


Hawkins, M.A.W., *Layman, H., Ganson, K.T., Tabler, J., Ciciolla, L., *Tsotsoros, C., & Nagata, J.M. (2021). Adverse childhood events and cognitive function among young adults: Prospective results from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Child Abuse & Neglect, 115:105008.


Luthar, S.S., Ciciolla, L., & Suh, B. (2021). ACEs among a newly identified “at-risk” group: Youth at high achieving schools. American Psychologist Special Issue: Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translating Research to Action, 76, 300-313.


Hays-Grudo, J., Morris, A.S., Shreffler, K., Croff, J., Ciciolla, L., & Beasley, L. (2021). Integrating and synthesizing adversity and resilience knowledge and action: The ICARE model. American Psychologist, 76, 203-215.


Beasley, L.O., Ciciolla, L., *Jespersen, J.E., *Chiaf, A.L., Schmidt, M., Shreffler, K.M., Breslin, F.J., Bakhireva, L.N., Sanjuan, P.M., Stephen, J.M., Coles, C.D., Chambers, C.D., Kable, J.A., Leeman, L., Singer, L.T., Zellner, J., Morris, A.S., & Croff, J.M. (2020). Best practices for engaging pregnant and postpartum women at risk of substance use in longitudinal research studies: a qualitative examination of participant preferences. Adversity and Resilience Science, 1, 235-246.


*Armans, M.A., *Addante, S., Ciciolla, L., Shreffler, K., & Tiemeyer, S. (2020). Resilience during pregnancy: How early life experiences are associated with pregnancy-specific stress. Adversity and Resilience Science, 1, 295-305.


Hawkins, M.A.W., Ciciolla, L., Colaizzi, J., *Keirns, N., *Smith, C., *Stout, M.E., *Addante, S.M., *Armans, M., & *Erato, G. (2020). Adverse childhood experiences and cognitive function among adults with excess adiposity. Obesity Science and Practice, 6(1), 47–56. doi: 10.1002/osp4.385


*Cherry, K.E., Gerstein, E.D., & Ciciolla, L. (2019). Parenting stress and children’s behavior: Transactional family models during Early Head Start. Family Psychology, 33(8), 916-926. doi: 10.1037/fam0000574


Shreffler, K.M., Tiemeyer, S., Ciciolla, L., & Croff, J. (2019). Effect of a mindfulness-based pilot intervention on maternal-fetal bonding. 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, 81, 467-486. doi: 10.1007/s11199-018-1001-x


*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 well-educated mothers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 38(4), 494-513. 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, 30(1), 315-335. doi: 10.1017/S0954579417000645


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, 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):143-54. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000062


Luthar, S.S., & Ciciolla, L. (2015). Who mothers Mommy? Factors that contribute to mothers’ well-being. Developmental Psychology, 51(12), 1812-23. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000051


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, 751-764, DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2013.812038


Newland, R.P., Ciciolla, L., & Crnic, K.A. (2014). Crossover effects among parental hostility and parent-child relationships during the preschool period. Journal of Child and Family Studies, published online, 1-15, DOI: 10.1007/s10826-014-0012-7


Jackson, C.L., Ciciolla, L., Crnic, K.A., Luecken, L.J., Gonzales, N.A., & Coonrod, D.V. (2014). Intimate partner violence before and during pregnancy: Related demographic and psychosocial factors, and postpartum depressive symptoms among Mexican American Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, published online, 1-21, 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: Science and Practice, 13, 178-195, DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2013.756354


Plesa-Skwerer, D., Ammerman, E., André, M-C, Ciciolla, L., Fine, A.B., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2011). A multi- measure approach to investigating the social phenotype in Williams Syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 3, 325-334. DOI:10.1007/s11689-011-9100-94


Plesa Skwerer, D., Borum, L., Verbalis, A., Schofield, C., Crawford, N., Ciciolla, L., & Tager-Flusberg, H. (2009). Autonomic responses to dynamic displays of facial expressions in adolescents and adults with Williams syndrome. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 93-100. DOI:10.1093/scan/nsn041


Wink, P., Ciciolla, L, Dillon, M., & Tracy, A. (2007). Religiousness, spiritual seeking, and personality: Findings from a longitudinal study. Journal of Personality, 75(5), 1051-1070. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2007.00466.x

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