Jordan Booker

Jordan Booker
Assistant Professor
213 McAlester Hall
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Dr. Booker's research focuses broadly on aspects of emotional competence, identity development, 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 responses to face-to-face and hypothetical social 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, personality, and identity development. 


PSYCH 2410 - Developmental Psychology

Selected Publications: 

Booker, J. A., & Perlin, J. (2020). Using multiple character strengths to inform young adults’ self-compassion: The potential of hope and forgiveness. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Booker, J. A., & Dunsmore, J. D. (2019). Testing direct and indirect ties of self-compassion with subjective well-being. Manuscript in press at Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10902-018-0011-2

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.

Booker, J. A. (2019). Patterns of growth and distancing in emerging adults’ narratives of challenging experiences. Social Development, 28, 802-819.

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., 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.

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). Affective social competence in adolescence: Current findings and future directions.Social Development26, 3-20.