Nicole Campione-Barr
212A McAlester Hall
Tenured/Tenure Track
Lab Information
Social Development Laboratories; 2nd Floor McReynolds
About the Lab

We conduct research on parent-adolescent and adolescent sibling relationships and their interplay within the broader family system as well as their impacts on adolescent adjustment.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on family relationships during adolescence and how multiple relationships impact one another as well as how they impact adolescent development and adjustment. My current areas of interest are: what adolescents disclose about to mothers, fathers, and siblings, the content of siblings' conflicts during adolescence and how they impact relationship quality and individual adjustment, the impact of sibling relationships and sibling ordinal status on adolescent autonomy, and interaction and communication differences between multiple parent-child dyads within the same family.



Dr. Campione-Barr serves as the Director of Undergraduate Research and the Honors Capstone Program and typically teaches some combination of Psych 4441: Youth Close Relationships, Psych 3430: Social Development in Childhood, and Psych 8440: Social and Emotional Development. 

Dr. Campione-Barr holds student walk-in hours to discuss undergraduate research opportunities and/or preparation for graduate programs on Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 p.m. in 212A McAlester. 

Selected Publications

Campione-Barr, N., Rote, W., Killoren, S.E., & Rose, A.J. (2021).  Adolescent adjustment during COVID-19: The role of close relationships and COVID-19 related stress. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31, 608-622.

Campione-Barr, N., Lindell, A.K., & Giron, S.  (2020).  Developmental changes in parental authority legitimacy and over-time associations with adjustment: Differences in parent, first-born, and second-born perspectives.  Developmental Psychology, 56, 951-969. doi: 10.1037/dev0000653

Campione-Barr, N. & Killoren, S.E. (2019).  Love them and hate them: The developmental appropriateness of ambivalence in the adolescent sibling relationship.  Child Development Perspectives, 13, 221-226. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12345

Campione-Barr, N.  & Smetana, J.G. (2019).  Families with Adolescents.  In B. Fiese (Ed.) APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology, Vol. 1 (pp. 593-610).  doi: 10.1037/0000099-033


Campione-Barr, N. (2017).  The changing nature of power, control, and influence in sibling relationships.  New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2017 (156), 7-14. doi: 10.1002/cad.20202.

Campione-Barr, N., Lindell, A.K., Short, S.D., Greer, K.B., & Drotar, S. (2015).  First- and second-Born adolescents’ family decision-making autonomy throughout adolescence.  Journal of Adolescence, 45, 250-262. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.10.009. 

Campione-Barr, N., Lindell, A.K., Giron, S., Killoren, S.A., & Greer, K.B. (2015).  Domain differentiated disclosure to mothers and siblings and associations with sibling relationship quality and youth emotional adjustment. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1278-1291. doi:10.1037/dev0000036.

Campione-Barr, N., Greer, K.B., & Kruse, A.*  (2013).  Differential associations between domains of sibling conflict and adolescent emotional adjustmentChild Development, 84, 938-954.