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Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty

DiLalla

Lisabeth F. DiLalla, Ph.D.
Professor

Degree: Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology - University of Virginia
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Institute for Behavioral Genetics - University of Colorado

  • Interests
  • Publications

Teaching Interests:

  • Child development
  • Adolescent development
  • Patient-physician interaction
  • Diversity
  • Behavior genetics

Research Interests:

  • Genetic influences on social and cognitive development
  • Development of prosocial behaviors
  • Development of aggression
  • Mother-child interactions
Selected Publications:
  • DiLalla, L.F., & John, S.G. (in press, 2014). Genetic influences on victimization during preschool play with unfamiliar peers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(2), 168-192.
  • DiLalla, L.F. (in press). Undergraduate mentoring. To be published in D.S. Dunn (Ed.), Handbook on Undergraduate Education, Oxford Press.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Bersted*, K. (in press, 2015). Biosocial foundations of externalizing behaviors. To be published in M. Delisi & M. Vaughn (Eds.), Handbook of Biosocial Criminology, Routledge.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, D.L. (in press, 2015). Mendelian versus molecular genetics. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • John, S.G., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). Explaining differential reporting of victimization between parents and children: A consideration of social biases. Behavioral Sciences: Special Issue on Functional Perspectives on Emotion, Behavior, and Cognition, 3, 473-491. doi:10.3390/bs3030473
  • DiLalla, L. F., Mullineaux, P. Y., & Biebl*, S. J. W. (2012). Social-emotional development through a behavior genetics lens: Infancy through preschool. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 42 (pp. 153-196). Elsevier Pub.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2011). Behavioral genetics. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0010
  • DiLalla, L. F. & Gheyara*, S. (2011). The genetics of criminality and delinquency. In K. Beaver & A. Walsh (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to biosocial theories of crime (pp. 71-92). Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Gheyara, S., & Bersted, K. (2013). The Southern Illinois Twins and Siblings Study (SITSS): Description and update. Twin Research and Human Genetics , 16 (1), 371-375 .
  • Jenkins, W.D., DiLalla, L.F., & Dzara, K. (2012). Letter to the Editor: University students’ pursuit of healthy behaviors may influence sexual risk reduction strategies. Preventive Medicine, 55, 650-652.
  • Boeldt, D., Rhee, S.H., DiLalla, L.F., Corey, R., Mullineaux, P.Y., Schulz-Heik, J., Hewitt, J.K., Young, S. (2012). The association between positive parenting and externalizing behavior. Infant and Child Development, 21 , 85-106.
  • Biebl, S.J.W., DiLalla, L.F., Davis, E.K., Lynch, K.A., & Shinn, S.O. (2011). Chronicity of peer victimization is related to physical and mental health problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology,36, 868-877. doi: 10.1093 jpepsy jsr025
  • Mathias*, J., Biebl*, S.J.W., & DiLalla, L.F. (2011). Self‑esteem accuracy and externalizing problems in preschool‑aged boys. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 172 (3), 1-8.
  • Biebl, S.J.W., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Early temperament as a risk factor for physical and relational bullying. Bullying Special Edition of Education.com. http://www.education.com/reference/article/temperament bullying risk factor/
  • DiLalla, L. F., Mullineaux, P. Y., & Biebl, S. J. W. (2011). Social-emotional development through a behavior genetics lens: Infancy through preschool. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol. 40. Elsevier Pub.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2011). Behavioral genetics. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199828340-0010
  • DiLalla, L. F. & Gheyara, S. (2011). The genetics of criminality and delinquency. In K. Beaver & A. Walsh (Eds.), The Ashgate research companion to biosocial theories of crime (pp. 71-92). Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Elam, K.K., Carlson, J.M., DiLalla, L.F., & Reinke, K.S. (2010). Genetic influences on the capture of spatial attention by emotional faces in 5-year-old twins. Evolutionary Psychology, 8(4), 754-767.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Bell, K., & Long, S.S. (2009). Peer interactions and delinquency. In O. Sahin & J. Maier (Eds.), Delinquency: Causes, reduction and prevention (pp. 213-228). Nova Science Publishers.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Elam, K.K., & Smolen, A. (2009). Genetic and environmental effects on preschoolers' social behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology, 51, 451-463. doi 10.1002/dev.20384.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2009). Creative preschool play behaviors and early adolescent creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 43, 41-57.
  • Hull, S., DiLalla, L.F., & Dorsey, J.K. (2008). Prevalence of health-related behaviors among physicians and medical trainees. Academic Psychiatry, 32(1), 31-38.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2009). Creative preschool play behaviors and early adolescent creativity. Journal of Creative Behavior, 43, 41-57.
  • DiLalla, L.F. (2008). A structural equation modeling (SEM) overview for medical researchers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 29(1), 51-54.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Mullineaux, P. Y. (2008). The effect of classroom environment on problem behaviors: A twin study. Journal of School Psychology, 46(2), 107-128. Available online since 21 March 2007: doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2007.02.001.
  • DiLalla, L. F. & Elam, K. K. (2008). Influencias geneticas e ambientais no comportamento agressivo de criancas e adolescentes. In A. Matos, C. Vieira, S. Nogueira, J. Boavida, & L. Alcoforado (Eds.), A Maldade Humana: Fatalidade ou Educacao? (pp. 131-152). Coimbra, Portugal: Almedina.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2008). O papel da familia no desenvolvimento do comportamento pro-social e agressivo. In A. Matos, C. Vieira, S. Nogueira, J. Boavida, & L. Alcoforado (Eds.), A Maldade Humana: Fatalidade ou Educacao? (pp. 289-307). Coimbra, Portugal: Almedina.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Mullineaux, P. Y., & Elam, K. (2008). Twins. In M. M. Haith & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. Vol. 3 (pp. 369-379). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Inc.
  • Mogharreban, N., & DiLalla, L. F. (2006). Fuzzy inference in the analysis of a questionnaire: A case for use with the Checklist of Peer Relationships. WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, 3, No 12, 2485-2491.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2006). Social development in twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 9, 95-102.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (Ed.) (2004). Behavior genetic principles: Perspectives in development, personality, and psychopathology. Washington , DC : APA Press.
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