Post-Doctoral Fellows

Training Opportunities

2-3 YEAR POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP -- CENTER FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH. Available late Fall/Winter, 2017. As part of the new Center for Parents and Children (CPC) in the Psychology Department at the University of Pittsburgh focused on facilitating the use of evidence-based preventive interventions in community settings, we are seeking candidates interested in planning, designing, and implementing the use of family-centered interventions in community settings serving young children at-risk for problem behavior and at the same time, continuing to be active in developing their independent research trajectories. Directed by Professor Daniel Shaw and co-directed by Dr. Anne Gill, the candidate would help plan and implement preventive interventions at university- and community-based pediatric clinics, Head Start and Early Head Start centers, child welfare, and WIC, among other settings serving children.

In addition, the candidate also would have the opportunity to use data from 5 ongoing or recently-completed NIH-funded studies examining the antecedents and prevention of childhood and adolescent problem behavior, four of which include randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of the Family Check-Up and/or Video Interaction Project. Each of these prospectively-based, longitudinal studies includes data on child and family factors, as well as extra-familial contexts (e.g., neighborhood risk), with the age of children spanning from birth to the mid-twenties. Additionally, two of the studies have genetically-informed designs and one includes repeated fMRI scans with genetic data. Four of the five studies include predominantly low-income youth.

Those with strong interests in prevention and developmental science, particularly the prevention and development of early-starting problem behavior, are encouraged to apply, particularly if interested in developing skills to use preventive interventions in community settings and continuing to hone their writing, data analysis, and publication skills using observationally-rich longitudinal data. The post-doctoral fellow would be expected to use his/her time to assist the Director and Co-Director in developing and implementing community-based collaborations using evidence-based interventions, and developing their own programmatic line of inquiry using the aforementioned and even newer data sets. Interested candidates should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Daniel Shaw, Department of Psychology, 210 South Bouquet Street, 4101 Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001, or casey@pitt.edu.

 

 

PPCL Publications Authored by Post-Doctoral Fellows

Choe, D., Shaw, D. S., Hyde, L. W., & Forbes E. E. (in press). Punitive discipline interacts with MAOA in African American and Caucasian men’s antisocial behavior. Clinical Psychological Science.

Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). Inhibitory control as a mediator of bidirectional effects between early oppositional behavior and maternal depression. Development and Psychopathology.

Chang, H., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. N. (in press).  Proactive parenting and children’s effortful control: Mediating role of language and indirect intervention effects. Social Development, NIHMS541915.

Chang, H., & Shaw, D. S. (in press). Cumulative risk, negative emotionality, and emotion regulation as predictors of social competence in transition to school: A mediated moderation model. Social Development.

Trentacosta, C. J., Hyde, L. W., Goodlett, B. D., & Shaw, D. S. (2013). Longitudinal prediction of disruptive behavior disorders in adolescent males from multiple risk domains. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44, 561-572, PMC3625698.

Trentacosta, C. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2012). Preventing early conduct problems and later delinquency. In E. Grigorenko (Ed.) Handbook of Juvenile Forsensic Psychology and Psychiatry (pp. 311-324). New York: Springer.                     

Chang, H., Shelleby, E.C., Cheong, J., & Shaw, D.S. (in press). Cumulative risk, negative emotionality, and emotion regulation as predictors of social competence in transition to school: A mediated moderation model. Social Development.

Shelleby, E. C., Shaw, D. S., Cheong, J., Chang, H., Gardner, F., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (in press). Emotion regulation in at-risk toddlers: The influence of the Family Check-Up. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Silk, J. S., Shaw, D. S., Prout, J. T., O’Rourke, F., Lane, T., Kovacs, M. (in press). Responses to children's emotions in mothers with childhood-onset depression: Links to child internalizing and externalizing. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

Ingoldsby, E., Shelleby, E., Lane, T., & Shaw, D. S. (in press). School, after-school, and neighborhood quality: Relations with problem behavior. In V. Maholmes and R. King (Eds.), The Science and Ecology of Early Development. London: Oxford University Press.

Morgan, J. K., Shaw, D. S., & Olino, T. M. (2012). Differential susceptibility effects? The interaction of negative emotionality and sibling quality on childhood internalizing problems and social skills. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 885-899, PMC22366882.

Trentacosta, C. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2012). Preventing early conduct problems and later delinquency. In E. Grigorenko (Ed.) Handbook of Juvenile Forsensic Psychology and Psychiatry (pp. 311-324). New York: Springer. 

Trentacosta, C. J., Criss, M., Shaw, D. S., Hyde, L. W., & Dishion, T. J. (2011). Antecedents and outcomes of trajectories of mother-son relationship quality during middle childhood and adolescence. Child Development, 82, 1676-1690. NIHMSID: 302574.

Feng, X., Shaw, D. S., & Moilanen, K. L. (2011). Parental negative control moderates the shyness–emotion regulation pathway to school-age internalizing symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 425 - 436, PMID: 3158607.

Supplee, L. H., Skuban, E. M., Shaw, D. S., Stoltz, E., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2011). Preschool children’s development of emotional self-regulation strategies in a sample at risk for behavior problems. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 17, 95-120, NIHMSID: 296309.

Lansford, J. E., Criss, M. M., Laird, R., Shaw, D. S., Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., & Dodge, K. A. (2011). Reciprocal relations between parents’ physical discipline and children’s externalizing behavior during middle childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 225-238, NIHMSID: 198303.

Supplee, L. H., Skuban, E. M., Shaw, D. S., Stoltz, E., & Trentacosta, C. J. (2011). Preschool children’s development of emotional self-regulation strategies in a sample at risk for behavior problems. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 172, 95–120, NIHMSID: 296309.

Moilanen, K., Shaw, D. S., & Fitzpatrick, A. (2010). Self-regulation in early adolescence: Relations with mother-son relationship quality and maternal regulatory support and antagonism. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 1357-1367.

Moilanen, K., Shaw, D. S., & Maxwell, K. L. (2010). Developmental cascades: Externalizing, internalizing and academic competence from middle childhood to early adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 22, 637-655.

Moilanen, K. L., & Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. (2010). Longitudinal growth and predictors of inhibitory control in early childhood. Social Development, 19, 326-347, NIHMSID: 173119.

Hyde, L., Shaw, D. S., & Moilanen, K. (2010). Developmental precursors of moral disengagement and the role of moral disengagement in the development of antisocial behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 38, 197-209.

Criss, M., Shaw, D.S., Hitchings, J., Ingoldsby, E., & Moilanen, K. (2009). Family, neighborhood, and peer characteristics as predictors of child Adjustment: A longitudinal analysis of additive and mediation models. Social Development, 18, 511-534, NIHMSID: 75852.

Gross, H., Shaw, D. S., Burwell, R. A., & Nagin, D. S. (2009). Transactional processes in child disruptive behavior and maternal depression: A longitudinal study from early childhood to adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 139-156.

Lansford, J. E., Criss, M. M., Dodge, K. A., Shaw, D. S., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2009). Trajectories of physical discipline: Antecedents and developmental outcomes. Child Development, 80, 1385-1402.

Gardner, F., Connell, A., Trentacosta, C., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J, & Wilson, M. N. (2009). Moderators of family intervention effects on early conduct problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77, 543-553.

Moilanen, K. L., Shaw, D. S., Criss, M, & Dishion, T. J. (2009). Growth and predictors of parental knowledge of youth behavior during early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 29, 800 - 825.

Shaw, D. S., Gross, H., & Moilanen, K. (2009). Developmental transactions between boys’ conduct problems and mothers’ depressive symptoms. In A. Sameroff (Ed.), Transactional processes in development (pp. 77-96). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Trentacosta, C. J. & Shaw, D. S. (2009). Emotion self-regulation, peer rejection, and antisocial behavior: Developmental associations from early childhood to early adolescence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 356-635.

Trentacosta, C. J., Hyde, L., Shaw, D. S., & Cheong, J. (2009). Adolescent dispositions for antisocial behavior in context:The roles of neighborhood dangerousness and parental knowledge. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 564–575.

Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Connell, A., Wilson, M. N., Gardner, F., & Weaver, C. (2008). The Family Check Up with high-risk families with toddlers: Outcomes on positive parenting and early problem behavior. Child Development, 79, 1395-1414.

Gross, H.E., Shaw, D.S., Moilanen, K.L., Dishion, T.J., & Wilson, M.N. (2008). Child behavior and depression in mothers and fathers in a sample of children at risk for early conduct problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 742-751.

Trentacosta, C. J., Hyde, L., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2008). An examination of the relations among cumulative risk, parenting, and behavior problems in early childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 1211-1219.

Weaver, C. M., Shaw, D. S., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2008). Parenting self-efficacy and children’s early conduct problems: The mediating role of maternal depression. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 594-605.

Gross, H., Shaw, D. S., & Moilanen, K. (2008). Reciprocal associations between boys’ externalizing problems and mothers’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 693-709.

Santucci, A., Silk, J. S., Shaw, D. S., Fox, N., & Cohn, J. (2008, lead article). Resting and recovery vagal tone as predictors of emotion regulation strategies in offspring of childhood-onset depressed mothers. Developmental Psychobiology, 50, 205-216.    

Feng, X., & Shaw, D. S., & Silk, J. S. (2008). Developmental trajectories of anxiety-related behaviors among boys across early and middle childhood.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 32-47.           

Forbes, E. E., Shaw, D. S., Silk, J. S., Feng, X. I., Cohn, J. F., Fox, N. A., & Kovacs, M. (2008). Children’s affect expression and frontal EEG asymmetry: Transactional associations with mothers’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 207-221.

Trentacosta, C. J., & Shaw, D. S. (2008). Maternal predictors of rejecting parenting and adolescent antisocial behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 247-259.

Feng, X., Shaw, D. S., Kovacs, M., Lane, T., O’Rourke, F., & Alarcon, J. (2008).  Children’s emotion regulation: The roles of behavioral inhibition, maternal affective behavior, and maternal depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 132-141.

Feng, X., Shaw, D. S., Lane, T., Skuban, E., & Kovacs,  M. (2007). Positive and negative affectivity of mother-child dyads: Stability, mutual influence, and effects of maternal depression and child factors. Journal of Family Psychology, 21, 714-725.

Silk, J. S., Vanderbilt-Adriance, E., Shaw, D. S., Forbes, E. E., Whalen, D. J., Ryan, N. D., & Dahl, R. E. (2007). Resilience among children and adolescents at risk for depression: Mediation and moderation across social and neurobiological contexts. Development and Psychopathology, 19, 841-865.

Forbes, E., Shaw, D. S., & Dahl, R. (2007). Children with internalizing disorders exhibit low reward sensitivity. Biological Psychiatry, 61, 633-639.

Shaw, D.S., Schonberg, M., Sherrill, J., Huffman, D., Lukon, J., Obrosky, D., & Kovacs, M. (2006, lead article). Responsivity to offspring’s expression of emotion among childhood-onset depressed mothers. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35, 540-552.

Vendlinski, M. A,. Silk, J. S., & Shaw, D. S. (2006). Ethnicity and family process factors in the development of child internalizing problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 960-969.

Ingoldsby, E., Shaw, D.S., Winslow, E., Schonberg, M., Gilliom, M., & Criss, M. (2006). Neighborhood disadvantage, parent-child conflict, neighborhood peer relationships, and early antisocial behavior problem trajectories. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 303-319.

Forbes, E., Shaw, D.S., Fox, N., Cohn, J., Silk, J. S., & Kovacs, M. (2006). Frontal asymmetry, mother-child affect expression, and maternal depression as factors in child behavior problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 79-87.  

Silk, J. S., Shaw, D.S., Skuban, E. M., Oland, A. A., & Kovacs, M. (2006). Emotion regulation strategies in offspring of childhood-onset depressed mothers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 69-78.

Silk, J. S., Shaw, D. S., Forbes, E. E., Lane, T. J., & Kovacs, M. (2006). Maternal depression and child internalizing: The moderating role of child emotion regulation. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 35, 116-126.

Criss, M., & Shaw, D. S. (2005). Sibling relationship quality as a context for delinquency training in low-income families. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 592-600.

Shaw, D.S., Lacourse, E., & Nagin, D. (2005). Developmental trajectories of conduct problems and hyperactivity from ages 2 to 10.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 931-942.

Criss, M., & Shaw, D.S. (2003). Parent-child synchrony and antisocial behavior in middle childhood. Social Development, 12, 379-400.

Schultz, D., & Shaw, D.S. (2003). Boys’ maladaptive social information processing: A step on the pathway from early family risk to later conduct problems? Social Development, 12, 440-460.