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.
Dr. Booker is recruiting one student in Developmental Psychology in Fall 2020.
PSYCH 2410 - Developmental Psychology
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2020.1716048
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. 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. 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., 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