My research focuses broadly on aspects of emotional competence, identity, and personal character as they relate to well-being and resilience across late childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. This includes considering parent-child socialization during interactions, forms of autobiographical reminiscing, and social responses to face-to-face and hypothetical interpersonal scenarios.
Recent work has involved basic questions of narrative meaning-making and well-being among college- and community-recruited adults, as well as more applied questions involving ties between the organization of community adults' trauma narratives and longitudinal posttraumatic and depressive symptoms. I am currently planning a multi-phase study to address psychological well-being during the college transition and ways emotional competence and one's broader life story may be tied to adjustment during this transition. In the coming months, I am planning to begin data collection with families jointly reminiscing over emotionally-salient topics, considering ties between socialization, identity, and well-being.
PSYCH 2410 - Developmental Psychology
Booker, J. A. (2018). Patterns of growth and distancing in emerging adults’ narratives of challenging experiences. Social Development. doi: 10.1111/sode.12354
Booker, J.A., Capriola-Hall, N. N., Greene, R. W., & Ollendick, T. H. (2018). The parent-relationship and post-treatment child outcomes across two treatments for oppositional defiant disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2018.1555761
Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. D. (2018). Testing direct and indirect ties of self-compassion with subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-0011-2
Merrill, N., Booker, J. A., & Fivush, R. (2018). Frequency and function of intergenerational narratives told by young people. Manuscript in press at Topics in Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12356
Booker, J. A., Capriola-Hall, N. C., & Ollendick, T. H. (2018). Parental influences and child internalizing outcomes across multiple generations. Manuscript in press at Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1067-7
Booker, J.A., Capriola-Hall, N. C., Dunsmore, J. C., Greene, R. G., & Ollendick, T. H. (2018). Change in maternal stress for families in treatment for their children with oppositional defiant disorder. Manuscript in press at Journal of Child and Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1089-1
Fivush, R., Booker, J. A., & Graci, M. E. (2017). Ongoing narrative meaning-making within events and across the lifespan. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 37, 127-152. https://doi.org/10.1177/0276236617733824
Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2017). Expressive writing and emotional well-being during the transition to college: Comparison of therapeutic and gratitude-focused writing. Manuscript in press at Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 580-606. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2017.36.7.580
Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2016). Profiles of wisdom among emerging adults: Associations with empathy, gratitude, and forgiveness.Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 315-325. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2015.1081970
Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2016). Affective social competence in adolescence: Current findings and future directions.Social Development, 26, 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12193
Dunsmore, J. C., Booker, J. A., & Ollendick, T. H., Greene, R. W. (2016). Emotion socialization in the context of risk and psychopathology: Maternal emotion coaching predicts better treatment outcomes for emotionally labile children with oppositional defiant disorder: Emotion coaching and treatment outcomes for ODD. Social Development, 25, 8-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12109