Jordan Booker

Jordan Booker
Assistant Professor
213 McAlester Hall
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Dr. Booker is considering prospective graduate students in Developmental Psychology in the 2019-2020 application cycle. Please email him if interested. 

Dr. Booker's research focuses broadly on aspects of emotional competence, identity, and personal character as they relate to well-being and resilience from late childhood to emerging adulthood. This includes considering parent-child socialization during interactions, forms of autobiographical reminiscing, and social responses to face-to-face and hypothetical interpersonal scenarios.

Dr. Booker's 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. 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 and socialization, personality, and identity. 


PSYCH 2410 - Developmental Psychology

Selected Publications: 

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

Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. D. (2018). Testing direct and indirect ties of self-compassion with subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Psychology36, 580-606.

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.

Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. C. (2016). Affective social competence in adolescence: Current findings and future directions.Social Development26, 3-20.

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