Dr. Booker's research focuses broadly on aspects of emotional, personality, and identity development as they relate to well-being and resilience for children, teens, and younger adults. This includes considering parent-child socialization during interactions, forms of autobiographical reminiscing, and responses to face-to-face and hypothetical social scenarios.
Dr. Booker is currently conducting multi-phase studies of mother-adolescent reminiscing and emerging adult reminiscing, addressing the ways autobiographical reminiscing is related to social support, personality, and identity development.
Dr. Booker is not currently recruiting graduate students.
PSYCH 2410 - Developmental Psychology
PSYCH 3880/BLSTU 3100 - African American Psychology
Booker, J. A., Dunsmore, J. C., Fivush, R. (2021). Adjustment factors of attachment, hope, and motivation in emerging adult well-being. Manuscript in press at Journal of Happiness Studies.
Booker, J. A., Ispa, J. M., Im, J., Maiya, S., Roos, J., & Carlo, G. (2020). African American mothers talk to their preadolescents about honesty and Lying. Manuscript in press at Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology.
Booker, J. A., Wesley, R., & Pierre, N. (2020). Agency, well-being, and identity development among Midwestern college adults. Manuscript in press at Journal of College Student Development.
Merrill, N., Booker, J. A., & Fivush, R. (2019). Frequency and function of intergenerational narratives told by young people. Topics in Cognitive Science, 11, 752-773. https://doi.org/10.1111/tops.12356
Booker, J. A. (2019). Patterns of growth and distancing in emerging adults’ narratives of challenging experiences. Social Development, 28, 802-819. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12354
Booker, J. A., Capriola-Hall, N. C., & Ollendick, T. H. (2018). Parental influences and child internalizing outcomes across multiple generations. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 2217-2231. doi: 10.1007/s10826-018-1067-7
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). Affective social competence in adolescence: Current findings and future directions.Social Development, 26, 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12193