Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
Psychology Office: 300 N. Ingalls
Psychology Phone: 734-764-2443
Alternate Address: 2324 East Hall
My research interests are focused on the factors that contribute to mental health and psychopathology. Longitudinal projects with infants, school-age children, and adolescents, examine the effects of parent, family, community, school and peer group on social-emotional and academic success. A central focus is on the transactional relations between child characteristics and parent childrearing behavior and belief systems, and between parent characteristics and their ethnic, socioeconomic, and neighborhood backgrounds in groups of infants with physiologic regulatory problems, preschoolers with aggression problems, children with depressed parents, and adolescents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Sameroff, A.J. (2005). The Science of Infancy: Academic, Social, and Political Agendas. Infancy, 7(3), 219-242.
Sameroff, A. J. (2009). Conceptual issues in studying the development of self-regulation. In S. L. Olson & A. J. Sameroff (Eds.). Regulatory Processes in the Development of Behavior Problems: Biological, Behavioral, and Social-Ecological Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Sameroff, A. J. (Ed.) (2009). The Transactional Model of Development: How Children and Contexts Shape Each Other. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- G. Stanley Hall Award for Distringuished Contribution to Developmental Psychology, APA Div 7
- Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Research in Child Development
- President-Elect of the Society for Research in Child Development