Nicole Campione-Barr
212A McAlester Hall
Lab Information
Social Development Laboratories; 2nd Floor McReynolds
About the Lab

We conduct research on parent-adolescent and adolescent sibling relationships and their interplay within the broader family system as well as their impacts on adolescent adjustment.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on family relationships during adolescence and how multiple relationships impact one another as well as how they impact adolescent development and adjustment. My current areas of interest are: what adolescents disclose about to mothers, fathers, and siblings, the content of siblings' conflicts during adolescence and how they impact relationship quality and individual adjustment, the impact of sibling relationships and sibling ordinal status on adolescent autonomy, and interaction and communication differences between multiple parent-child dyads within the same family.


Dr. Campione-Barr currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Research and the Honors Capstone Program and has previously taught Psych 4441: Youth Close Relationships, Psych 3430: Social Development in Childhood, and Psych 8440: Social and Emotional Development. 

Dr. Campione-Barr also serves as the Director and PI of the NSF REU Site: Scientific Study of Interpersonal Relationships Across the Lifespan, an intensive summer research immersion program for undergraduates outside of MU. 

Dr. Campione-Barr holds student walk-in hours to discuss undergraduate research opportunities and/or preparation for graduate programs on Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m. in 212A McAlester during the academic year (Aug - May). 

Selected Publications

Campione-Barr, N., Skinner, A., Moeller, K., Kealy, C., Cui, L., & Cookston, J. (2024). The role of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents’ family relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 

Campione-Barr, N., Rote, W., Killoren, S.E., & Rose, A.J. (2021).  Adolescent adjustment during COVID-19: The role of close relationships and COVID-19 related stress. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31, 608-622. 

Campione-Barr, N., Lindell, A.K., & Giron, S.  (2020).  Developmental changes in parental authority legitimacy and over-time associations with adjustment: Differences in parent, first-born, and second-born perspectives.  Developmental Psychology, 56, 951-969. 

Campione-Barr, N. & Killoren, S.E. (2019).  Love them and hate them: The developmental appropriateness of ambivalence in the adolescent sibling relationship.  Child Development Perspectives, 13, 221-226. 

Campione-Barr, N.  & Smetana, J.G. (2019).  Families with Adolescents.  In B. Fiese (Ed.) APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology, Vol. 1 (pp. 593-610). 

Campione-Barr, N. (2017).  The changing nature of power, control, and influence in sibling relationships.  New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2017 (156), 7-14.