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Publications and Presentations

The following journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations have resulted from research in the Play Lab.

  • For those interested in obtaining additional information regarding any of the projects listed below, please correspond with ldilalla@siu.edu.

Published Research

  • DiLalla, L.F., Jamnik, M.R., Marshall, R.L., Pali, E., & DiLalla, D.L. (forthcoming). Twin research in psychopathology. In A.D. Tarnoki, D.L. Tarnoki, J.R. Harris, N. Segal, L. Littvay (Eds.), Twin research.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Diaz, E., & Jamnik, M.R., (forthcoming). Toward the dark side: Temperament, personality, and genetics related to antisocial behaviors. In K. Saudino & J. Ganiban (Eds.), Behavior genetics of temperament and personality.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Marshall, R.L., & Pali, E. (forthcoming). The bright side of interpersonal interactions: Prosocial behaviors are influenced by temperament, personality, and genetics. In K. Saudino & J. Ganiban (Eds.), Behavior genetics of temperament and personality.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Trask, M. M., Casher, G.A., & Long, S.S. (2020). Evidence for reliability and validity of parent reports of children’s birth complications. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 51(2), 267-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2019.10.011.  
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Jamnik, M.R. (2019). The Southern Illinois Twins and Siblings Study (SITSS): A longitudinal study on early child development. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22(6), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2019.48.
  • Jamnik, M.R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). Health outcomes associated with internalizing problems in early childhood and adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology10(60), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00060.
  • McCrary, M.K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). Lab versus parent ratings of temperament: A brief examination of potential uses for professionals across settings. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 37(4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282918759212.
  • Elam, K. K., & DiLalla, L. F. (2018). Minute‐to‐minute trajectories of child unresponsiveness and parent sensitivity in parent–child interactions: The role of DRD4. Social Development27(4), 952-966. https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12308.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & DiLalla, D.L. (2018). Gene-environment correlations affecting children's early delinquency and aggressive play behaviors. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 21(4), 285-288. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2018.30.
  • Woodward, K.E., Boeldt, D.L., Corley, R.P., DiLalla, L.F., Friedman, N.P., Hewitt, J.K., Mullineaux, P.Y., Robinson, J., & Rhee, S.H. (2018). Correlates of positive parenting predictors. Behavior Genetics, 48(4), 283-297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10519-018-9906-2.
  • Jamnik, M.R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). A multimethodological study of preschoolers’ preferences for aggressive television and video games. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 179(3), 156-169. https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00221325.2018.1454883.
  • Elfenbein, H.A., Eisenkraft, N., Curhan, J.R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). On the relative importance of individual-level characteristics and dyadic interaction effects in negotiations: Variance partitioning evidence from a twins study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(1), 88-96. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000255.
  • DiLalla, L.F., McCrary, M., & Diaz, E. (2017). A review of endophenotypes in schizophrenia and autism: The next phase for understanding genetic etiologies. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C Seminars in Medical Genetics175(3), 354-361. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.c.31566.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & DiLalla, D.L. (2017). “Pass on the word”: Reflections on a life and career. Clinical Psychological Science5(2), 422-423. Invited contribution as part of a special issue entitled “In Memoriam: Irving I. Gottesman." https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702617691483.
  • Bersted, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). The influence of DRD4 genotype and prenatal environment on preschoolers’ negative emotionality. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology42, 71-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2015.12.001.
  • Ramsey, J.L., DiLalla, L.F., & McCrary, M.K. (2016). Cyber victimization and depressive symptoms in sexual minority college students. Journal of School Violence, 15(4), 483-502. https://doi.org/10.1080/15388220.2015.1100116.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Bersted, K., & John, S.G. (2015a). Evidence of reactive gene-environment correlation in preschoolers’ prosocial play with unfamiliar peers. Developmental Psychology51(10), 1464-1475. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000047.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Bersted, K., & John, S.G. (2015b). Peer victimization and DRD4 influence problem behaviors in young children. Journal of Youth and Adolescence44(8), 1478-1493. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0282-4.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2015). Genetic influences on peer and family relationships across adolescent development: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Youth and Adolescence44(7), 1347-1359https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10964-015-0306-0.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Bersted, K. (2015). Biosocial foundations of externalizing behaviors. In M. Delisi & M. Vaughn (Eds.), Handbook of Biosocial Criminology, Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315858449.ch24.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, D.L. (2015). Mendelian versus molecular genetics. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp451.
  • DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Undergraduate mentoring. In D.S. Dunn (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Undergraduate Education, Oxford Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199933815.013.72.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & John, S.G. (2014). Genetic and behavioral influences on received aggression during observed play among unfamiliar preschool-aged peers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(2), 168-192. https://doi.org/10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.60.2.0168.
  • Klaver, J., Palo, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Inaccuracy of self-esteem ratings is associated with problem behaviors in 5-year-old children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 175, 363-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2014.932269.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs3030473.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Gheyara, S., & Bersted, K. (2013). The Southern Illniois Twins and Siblings Study (SITSS): Description and update. Twin Research and Human Genetics16(1), 371-375. https://doi.org/10.1017/thg.2012.69.
  • 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. 40. Elsevier Pub. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394388-0.00005-8.
  • 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 Development21(1), 85-106. https://doi.org/10.1002/icd.764.
  • Biebl, S.J.W., DiLalla, L.F., Davis, E.K., Lynch, K.A., & Shinn, S.O. (2011). Longitudinal associations among peer victimization and physical and mental health problems. Journal of Pediatric Psychology36(8), 868-877. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsr025.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2011). Behavioral genetics. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychologyhttps://doi.org/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.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2010.530702.
  • Biebl, S.J.W., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Early temperament as a risk factor for physical and relational bullying. Bullying Special Edition of Education.comhttp://www.education.com/reference/article/temperament-bullying-risk-factor/
  • DiLalla, L.F., Elam, K.K., & Smolen, A. (2009). Genetic and environmental effects on preschoolers’ social behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology, 51(6), 451-463. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2162-6057.2009.tb01305.x.
  • 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. (2008). A structural equation modeling (SEM) overview for medical researchers. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 29(1), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0b013e31815f250c.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. Haith & J. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012370877-9.00166-3.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2006). Social development in twins. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 9, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1375/183242706776402876.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (Ed.) (2004). Behavior genetic principles: Perspectives in development, personality, and psychopathology.  Washington, DC: APA Press. https://doi.org/10.1037/10684-000.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Caraway, R. A. (2004). Behavioral inhibition as a function of relationship in preschool twins and siblings. Twin Research, 7, 449-455. https://doi.org/10.1375/1369052042335331.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Marcus, J. L., & Wright-Phillips, M. (2004). Longitudinal effects of preschool behavioral styles on early adolescent school performance. Journal of School Psychology, 42(5), 385-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2004.05.002.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2002b). Behavior genetics of aggression in children: Review and future directions.  Developmental Review, 22, 593-622. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-2297(02)00504-X.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2002a). Preschool social and cognitive behaviors: The Southern Illinois Twins. Twin Research, 5, 468-471. https://doi.org/10.1375/136905202320906291.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2001). Foreward: Behavior genetic principles – Development, personality, and psychopathology: A festschrift in honor of Prof. Irving I. Gottesman. Twin Research, 4, 277-284.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Jones, S. (2000). Genetic and environmental influences on temperament in preschoolers. In D. L. Molfese and V. J. Molfese (Eds.), Temperament and personality development across the life span. (pp. 33-55). NJ: Erlbaum Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781410604873.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2000). Book review of "Entwined lives: Twins and what they tell us about human behavior" by Nancy L. Segal. Behavior Genetics, 30, 481-482.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1998). Daycare, child, and family influences on preschoolers' social behaviors in a peer play setting. Child Study Journal, 28, 223-244. 
  • Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1998). A method for predicting behavioral rating success. Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 163-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-6383(98)90061-3.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Bishop, E G (1996). Differential maternal treatment of infant twins: Effects on infant behavior. Behavior Genetics, 26(6), 535-542. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02361226.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Falligant, E. L. (1995). An environmental and behavior genetic perspective on behavioral inhibition in toddlers. In L. F. DiLalla & S. M. Clancy Dollinger (Eds.), The assessment of biological mechanisms across the lifespan. NJ: Erlbaum Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203773635.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Kagen, J., & Reznick, J. S. (1994). Genetic etiology of behavioral inhibition among 2-year-old children. Infant Behavior and Development17(4), 405-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/0163-6383(94)90032-9.

 

Presentations

  • DiLalla, L.F., & Jamnik, M.R. (2020). Preschool pretend play and memory development: Twins versus singletons. Presented to the Behavioral Genetics Association Virtual Meeting. 
  • Marshall*, R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2020). Effects of genetic likelihood for extraversion/surgency on preschoolers’ prosocial behaviors in ambiguous situations. Presented to the Behavioral Genetics Association Virtual Meeting. 
  • Pali*, E., Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2020). Worried about your children? Parent-rater bias on children’s internalizing behaviors. Presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Virtual Conference and the Sigma Xi National Honor Society Virtual Symposium.
  • Schlotter*, M., Marshall*, R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2020). The effect of adaptability and family conflict on child externalizing behavior. Presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Virtual Conference and the Sigma Xi National Honor Society Virtual Symposium.
  • McKiness*, K., Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2020). Twin-status, siblings, and peers: Differences between parent-reported and observed behavioral inhibition. Presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Virtual Conference and the Sigma Xi National Honor Society Virtual Symposium.
  • Cornelius*, E., Pali*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2020). Birth complications are linked to preschooler externalizing behaviors. Presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Virtual Conference and the Sigma Xi National Honor Society Virtual Symposium.
  • Pali*, E., Diaz*, E., Jamnik*, M., Marshall*, R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). The Relationship Between Maternal Warmth and Self-Esteem in Preschoolers. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Boester*, E., Jamnik*, M., Perry*, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). Evaluating parental language input on twins' and triplets' language development. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Abou-Jabal*, L., Marshall*, R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). Interaction between birth weight and home chaos predicts differences in somaticizing behavior. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Deater-Deckard, K., DiLalla, L.F., Thompson, L., & Petrill, S. (2019). Birth risk factors predict identical twin differences in exposure to harsh parenting. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Baltimore, MD.
  • Marshall*, R., Harbke, C., & DiLalla, L.F. (2019). The influence of parental affection on self-esteem: A monozygotic twin difference study. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Baltimore, MD.
  • Boester*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). How does stress predict academic outcomes in children? Poster presented to the SIUC McNair Scholars research symposium, July, Carbondale, IL. 
  • DiLalla, L.F. (2018). Inaccurate perceptions of emotional faces elicit bullying via gene-environment correlations. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Boston, MA.
  • Casher*, G., Jamnik*, M., Diaz*, E., McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). Birth complications and genetic risk predict childhood ADHD symptoms. Paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
  • Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). Investigating genetic and family environmental influences on preschoolers’ internalizing problems. Paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
  • Diaz*, E., McCrary*, M., Casher*, G., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). Risk factors for school-age rule breaking. Paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
  • Mendoza*, I., Perry*, A., Wallin*, K., Wennberg*, B., Jamnik*, M., Diaz*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). The associations between parent and child positive and negative affect. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
    • Also presented to the SIUC Sigma Xi poster symposium, April, Carbondale, IL.
  • Wood*, S., Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2018). Examining the relationship between altruistic behavior and children's preferences in aggressive media. Poster presented to the SIUC Sigma Xi poster symposium, April, Carbondale, IL.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & DiLalla, D.L. (2017). Gene-environment correlations affecting children's early delinquency and aggressive play behaviors. Paper presented to the International Society for Twin Studies, November, Madrid, Spain. Abstract published in Twin Research and Human Genetics, 20(6), 622.
  • Jamnik*, M., Heap*, C., & DiLalla, L.F. (2017). The relationship between childhood internalizing symptoms and adolescent health outcomes. Paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
  • McCrary*, M., Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2017). Interaction of temperament and anxiety on aggressive social responses. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Austin, TX.
  • Jamnik*, M., Diaz*, E., McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2017). Early childhood somatic symptoms and negative emotionality predict number of days sick in adolescence. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Austin, TX.
  • Diaz*, E.B., Jamnik*, M.R., Casher*, G.A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2017). Parent personality, SES, and genes affect externalizing behaviors in early childhood. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Austin, TX.
  • McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Observational vs. parent-report measures of children’s temperament: Differential associations with outcomes. Poster presented to the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sept., KS.
  • Bersted*, K., Casher*, G., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Exploring interactions between DRD4 genotype and parenting environment. Poster presented to the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sept., KS.
  • Casher*, G., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Sleep problems as a risk factor for externalizing behavior: Sex differences and genetic contributions. Poster presented to the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sept., KS.
  • Diaz*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Observations of early rule-breaking predict externalizing behavior later in life. Poster presented to the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sept., KS.
  • McCrary*, M., Casher*, G., Diaz*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). A longitudinal twin study of the Infant Behavior Record as a novel measure of temperament. Poster presented to the International Conference on Infant Studies, May, New Orleans, LA.
  • Casher*, G., McCrary*, M., Diaz*, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Early genetic risk factor for externalizing may have protective qualities against internalizing. Poster presented to the International Conference on Infant Studies, May, New Orleans, LA.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Constance*, J. (2016). Emotion skills and empathy affect children’s victimization and bullying. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Meeting, March, Denver, CO.
  • Constance*, J., & DiLalla, L.F. (2016). Social information processing in adolescents with developmental and learning disabilities. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Meeting, March, Denver, CO.
  • Klaver, J.M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2015). Psychological and genetic contributions to the development of social cognition in children. Poster presented to the 13th Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology conference, June, San Francisco, CA.
  • DiLalla, L.F. (2015). Plays well with others?: Genes and parenting influence preschool twins’ cooperative behaviors. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Philadelphia, PA.
  • McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2015). Exploring the relationship between children’s attention and task performance. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Constance*, J., & DiLalla, L.F. (2015). Relationships between rater differences in child externalizing behaviors, parental harsh discipline, and child pupillary dilation. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bersted*, K., McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Genes and environment independently affect preschoolers’ externalizing behaviors. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October, KS.
  • McCrary*, M., Bersted*, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Relationship between child negative emotionality, child agreeableness, and parent aggression. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October, KS.
  • John, S., & DiLalla, L. F. (2014). Exploring the relation between emotion recognition skills and social difficulties in children. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October, KS.
  • Bersted*, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Peer victimization and DRD4 genotype interact to predict conduct problems in young children. Poster presented to the International Society of Research on Aggression, July, Atlanta, GA.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Bersted*, K. (2014). Prosocial behaviors in 5-year-old children’s play with unfamiliar peers show evidence of gene-environment correlations. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Bersted*, K., McCrary*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Emotional problems in young children: examining the interaction between peer victimization and DRD4 genotype. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Charlottesville, VA.
  • McCrary*, M., Bersted*, K., Casher*, G., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Shared genes and environment between child negative emotionality and parent neuroticism. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Casher*, G., DiLalla, L.F., & McCrary*, M. (2014). Developmental and genetic bases of attention and sluggish cognitive tempo. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Woodward, K., Boeldt, D., Corley, R., DiLalla, L.F., Friedman, N., Hewitt, J., Mullineaux, P.Y., Robinson, J., & Rhee, S. (2014). Gene-environment correlation as predictive of positive parenting behaviors. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Miller*, E.Q., Jamnik*, M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014). Examining the relationship between DRD4 gene polymorphisms and emotion recognition skills in children ages 6 to 10. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • Kasser*, T., Miller*, E.Q., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). Parent recognition of child emotion and victimization. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • Barner*, R., Gheyara*, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). Genes, risk, and resilience: The relationship between child temperamental mood & anxiety/depression. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Seattle, WA.
  • Bersted*, K., Gheyara*, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). The interaction of child temperament and daycare experience on behavior problems. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Seattle, WA.
  • Palo*, A., Barner*, R., Bersted*, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). The relationship between aggression and inflated child reports of maternal acceptance. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Seattle, WA.
  • Klaver*, J., Gheyara*, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2013). Inaccuracy of self-esteem ratings is associated with internalizing and externalizing problems in 5-year-old children. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Seattle, WA.
  • Bersted*, K., Gheyara*, S., Klaver*, J., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). Effects of genes and prenatal environment on preschoolers’ temperament scores. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • Gheyara*, S., Barner*, R., Bersted*, K., Klaver*, J., Palo*, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). A vignette approach to assessing aggression in 5-year-old boys. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • Barner*, R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). Resilience: An examination of risk factors for anxiety and depression in children. Poster presented to the National Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Gilbert, D., & Kanneganti, R. (2012). Children’s pupil dilation and social skills. Paper presented to the Southern Illinois Region Neuroscience Retreat, September, Collinsville, IL.
  • Elfenbein, H. A., Eisenkraft, N., DiLalla, L., Curhan, J., & Perlis, R. (2012). Person × environment interactions when the environment is another person: Twins in negotiations. Paper presented to the Academy of Management. Boston, August, 2012.
  • Gheyara*, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). Genetic influences on victimization during preschool play with unfamiliar peers. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Barner, R., Gheyara, S., Mathias, J.L., Palo, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). Do opposites attract? Sibling temperament differences and interactive behaviors. Poster presented to the International Conference on Infant Studies, June, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2012). Early sibling interactions and adjustment in middle childhood. Poster to be presented to the Association for Psychological Sciences, May, Chicago, IL.
  • Gheyara, S., Mathias, J., & DiLalla, L.F. (2011). Is it all in the genes? Family environment predicts externalizing in preschool twins. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Newport, RI.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Biebl, S.J.W., Smolen, A., Gheyara, S., Pitts, A., & Long, S. (2011). Genotype and parental sensitivity predict child externalizing problems longitudinally. Symposium paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Newport, RI.
  • Long, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2011). Gene-environment interactions predict parent-rated delinquency. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Newport, RI.
  • Rhee, S., Boeldt, D., Corley, R., DiLalla, L.F., Friedman, N., Hewitt, J., Lahey, B., Mullineaux, P., Robinson, J., Smith, A., Waldman, I., & Young, S. (2011). The role of early cognitive ability and positive parenting on antisocial behavior. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Newport, RI.
  • Mathias, J.L., Biebl, S.J.W., Gheyara, S., Long, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2011). Child temperament and parent personality as predictors of internalizing and externalizing symptoms in preschool-aged children. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, March, Montreal, Canada.
  • Hoffman, K.S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2011). Factors associated with parents’ differential use of discipline: A twin study. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Montreal, Canada.
  • Mathias, J.L., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Genes and family chaos as predictors of internalizing symptoms in preschool-aged twins. Poster presented to the Kansas Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • Gheyara, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Parent versus self report measures of anxiety: Different relations with overt versus relational victimization. Poster presented to the Kansas Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Genotype and brain activity relate to children’s behaviors. Paper presented to the Fifth Biennial Southern Illinois Region Neuroscience Retreat, Sept., Collinsville, IL.
  • DiLalla, L.F., Biebl, S.J.W., Long, S.S., Gheyara, S., & Otto, K. (2010). Discriminating early and late onset aggression from early child behaviors and family conflict. Paper presented to the International Society for Research on Aggression, July, Storrs, CT.
  • Boeldt, D.L., Haberstick, B.C., Rhee, S.H., Young, S., Corley, R., Hewitt, J.K., DiLalla, L.F., & Mullineaux, P.Y. (2010). The role of genotype and positive parenting during toddlerhood in the development of externalizing behavior. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Seoul, Korea.
  • Mathias, J.L., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Heritability of self esteem in preschool-aged twins. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, April, Chicago, IL.
  • Long, S.A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2010). Utilization of a biosocial model: Examination of the effects of birth complications on aggression. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Adolescence, March, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Biebl, S.J.W., DiLalla, L.F., Davis, E.K., Lynch, K.A., & Shinn, S.O. (2010). The effects of severe and chronic peer victimization on mental and physical health outcomes. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Adolescence, March, Philadelphia, PA.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Biebl, S.J. W. (2009). Peer influences on preschool play behaviors of twin and siblings. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Long, S.S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2009). The relation between DRD4 and birth complications in the development of aggression. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rhee, S.H., Boeldt, D.L., DiLalla, L.F., Mullineaux, P.Y., Schulz-Heik, R.J., & Hewitt, J.K. (2009). The relationship between positive parenting and externalizing behavior. Paper presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Denver, CO.
  • Biebl, S.J., Bell, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Childhood sleep problems: Risk-factors for relational and physical bullying. Poster presented to the Kansas Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October, Lawrence, KS.
  • Long, S.A., Elam, K.K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Does mother aggression help explain the relation between birth complications and child aggression? Poster presented to the Kansas Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Oct., Lawrence, KS.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Elam, K.K. (2008). Parenting and the DRD4 genotype: Interaction and effects on aggressive and prosocial behaviors in preschool. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Louisville, KY.
  • Long, S.A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). The impact of birth complications on aggression in twins at age 5. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Louisville, KY.
  • Elam, K.K., Carlson, J., Pressley, K.R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Genetic influences on attentional response to emotional faces in 5-year-old twins. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Louisville, KY.
  • Butera, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Cooperation development in young twins. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Louisville, KY.
  • Butera, K., Melby, A., Bell, K., Wonderlich, S.J., Long, S., Phillips, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). The effects of siblings on twins and singletons in theory of mind tasks. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Louisville, KY.
  • Boeldt, D.L., Rhee, S.H., DiLalla, L.F., Mullineaux, P.Y., Schulz-Heik, R.J., & Hewitt, J.K. (2008). The relationship between positive parenting and externalizing behavior. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, May, Chicago, IL.
  • Elam, K. K., Carlson, J., DiLalla, L.F., & Reinke, K. (2008). 5-year-old children’s allocation of spatial attention to RVF emotional faces. Poster presented to Cognitive Neuroscience, April, San Francisco, CA.
  • Long, S.A., Wonderlich, S.J., Melby, A.L., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Identifying adolescents at risk for physical and relational victimization. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Adolescence, March, Chicago, IL.
  • Wonderlich, S.J., & DiLalla, L.F. (2008). Childhood and adolescent temperament: Risk factors for relational and physical bullying. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Adolescence, March, Chicago, IL.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2007). Differential maternal scaffolding: A potential nonshared environmental influence. Poster presented to the Association for Psychological Science conference, May, Washington, DC.
  • Silger, S., Agne, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2007). Does parental sensitivity predict childhood depression? Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • Wonderlich, S., & DiLalla, L.F. (2007). Relations between daycare and self esteem in preschoolers. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2007, April). Genetic influences on aggression and prosocial behaviors in young children. Colloquium presentation to the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2007, April). Behavioral genetic methodology. Workshop presentation to the Psychology Department at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Watson, M.W. (2007). The impact of parental aggression and children's connectedness with their parents on children's aggression. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, March, Boston, MA.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2007). Evoked maternal responses during mother-child interactions. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, March, Boston, MA.
  • Elam, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2007). Genetic and environmental effects on happiness in young twins. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, March, Boston, MA.
  • Reinke, K.S., Carlson, J., DiLalla, L.F., DiLalla, D.L., & Fee, A. (2006). Personality correlates of emotional modulation of spatial attention. Poster presented to the Congress on “A Maldade Humana: Fatalidade ou Educacao?”, December, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2006). Genetic and environmental influences on aggression in children and adolescents. Invited paper presented to the Congress on “A Maldade Humana: Fatalidade ou Educacao?”, December, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2006). The role of family in the development of prosocial and aggressive behaviors. Invited paper presented to the Congress on “A Maldade Humana: Fatalidade ou Educacao?”, December, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Bell, K., Wonderlich, S., Chandler, S., & DiLalla, L. F. (2006). The relation between early childhood peer interactions and adolescent externalizing behaviors. Poster presented to the Kansas Conference on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, October, Lawrence, KS.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2006). Maternal and child characteristics in mother-twin interactions: Evidence of evocative genotype-environment correlation. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, June, Storrs, CT.
  • DiLalla, L.F., & Mullineaux, P.Y. (2006). Prosocial and aggressive play behaviors in preschool twins. Paper presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Louisville, KY.
  • Mullineaux, P.Y., & DiLalla, L.F. (2006). Child temperament and mother-child interactions in infant twins. Paper presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Louisville, KY.
  • Tolar, E., Mullineaux, P.Y., Chandler, S.M., & DiLalla, L.F. (2006). Pretending and prosocial behaviors in five-year-olds. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Louisville, KY.
  • Bell, K., Mullineaux, P.Y., Elam, K., & DiLalla, L.F. (2006). Differential parental treatment and child cognitive ability: A twin study. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Louisville, KY.
  • Elam, K., Mullineaux, P.Y., Tolar, E., & DiLalla, L.F. (2006). Sex differences in the relation between parental sensitivity and child happiness. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Louisville, KY.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2005). Genetic and environmental analysis of early prosocial and aggressive behaviors. Invited colloquium presented to Clinical Sciences, Indiana University, March, Bloomington, IN.
  • Wright-Phillips, M., & DiLalla, L. F. (2005). Anxiety, solitary play, and peer relationships: A longitudinal study. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Mullineaux, P. Y. (2005). Sugar and spice but not always nice: Sex differences in 5-year-old difficult temperament and later aggression. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mullineaux, P. Y., & DiLalla, L. F. (2005). Childhood predictors of later creativity in early adolescence. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Atlanta, GA.
  • Respass, J., & DiLalla, L. F. (2004). Maternal instinct versus paternal instinct: Nurturing behaviors of mothers and fathers. Poster presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association, May, Chicago, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2004). Predicting adolescent aggression from preschool peer interactions. Symposium paper presentated to the Society for Research in Adolescence, March, Baltimore, MD.
  • Mullineaux, P. Y., & DiLalla, L. F. (2004). Early pretend play as a predictor of later creativity in adolescence. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Adolescence, March, Baltimore, MD.
  • Nadeau, N. M., Mullineaux, P. Y., & DiLalla, L. F. (2003). Cognitive ability and play behaviors in preschool twins. Poster presented to the Piagetian Society Conference, June, Chicago.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Mullineaux, P. Y. (2003). Sex differences in the relation between temperament and aggression in 5- to 13-year-olds. Poster presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Tampa, FL.
  • Gehlbach, L. N., & DiLalla, L. F. (2003).  Emotional state and its relation to social cognition and aggression in elementary school age boys. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development, April, Tampa, FL.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (2002). The Massachusetts Twins and Siblings Socialization Project. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, July, Keystone, CO.
  • Mullineaux, P. Y., Sperry, D., & DiLalla, L. F. (2002). Twins’ play behaviors and parent rating biases. Poster presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, July, Keystone, CO.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Gehlbach, L. N. (2002). Preschool and family environment: Predictors of kindergarten aggression.  Poster presented to the Conference for Human Development, April, Charlotte, NC.
  • Sperry, D., Mullineaux, P. Y., & DiLalla, L. F. (2002). Parent rating bias: The role of parent personality. Poster presented to the Conference for Human Development, April, Charlotte, NC.
  • Caraway, R., & DiLalla, L. F. (2001). Internalizing and externalizing as a function of relationship in preschool twins and siblings. Poster presented to Behavior Genetic Principles -- Development, Personality, and Psychopathology, Minneapolis, MN, June.
  • King, A., Caraway, R. A., & DiLalla, L. F. (2001). Heritability of Piagetian cognitive tasks in three- and four-year-old twins.  Poster presented to the University Women's Professional Advancement Conference, April, SIUC.
  • Caraway, R. A., King, A., & DiLalla, L. F. (2001). Sex differences of preschool twins on Piagetian cognitive tasks.  Poster presented to the University Women's Professional Advancement Conference, April, SIUC.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Gehlbach, L. N. (2000). Preschooler aggression during free play shows genetic influences. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Memphis, TN.
  • Gehlbach, L. N., DiLalla, L. F., & Downs, C. (2000). Characteristics of daycare and family environment that predict reactive and proactive aggression in boys. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Memphis, TN.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1999). Biological and environmental pathways to aggressive behavior in children. Paper presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Albuquerque, NM.
  • McKinney, R., DiLalla, L. F., Jones, S. (1999). Family and daycare experiences predict aggressive and prosocial behaviors. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Albuquerque, NM.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Jones, S. D., Bishop, E. G., & Bhutwala, S. (1998). Differential maternal treatment of twins: Does temperament make a difference? Poster presented to the International Conference on Infant Studies, April, Atlanta. Abstracted in Infant Behavior and Development, 21, 382.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Bishop, E G (1997). Genetic and maternal influences on infant/toddler task behaviors. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetics Association, July, Toronto, Canada. Abstracted in Behavior Genetics, 27, 587-588.
  • Bowers, B. D., DiLalla, L. F., & Bishop, E G (1997). Predicting childhood inhibition: A look at mother-child interactions. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Washington, D.C.
  • DiLalla, L. F., & Bishop, E G (1997). Mother-infant interactions: A twin perspective. Poster presented to the Society for Research on Child Development, April, Washington, D.C.
  • Winters, H., Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1997). Do parent ratings of shyness predict peer-play behavior in preschool-aged children? Poster presented to Sigma Xi, March, SIUC, and to the University Women's Professional Advancement Conference, April, 1997, SIUC.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1997). Genetic and environmental influences on temperament in preschoolers. Paper presented to the Life Span Development Conference, October, Carbondale.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1996). Genetic and environmental mediators of preschool aggression. Paper presented to the Midwestern Psychological Association meetings, May, Chicago, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1996). Differential mother-sibling interactions in late infancy: Evidence for increased differential treatment. Paper presented to the Behavior Genetic Association, June, Pittsburgh, PA. Abstracted in Behavior Genetics, 26, 583-584.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1996). Effects of daycare experience on aggression: Does temperament play a mediating role? Paper presented to the Conference on Human Development, March, Birmingham, AL.
  • Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1996). A longitudinal study of mother-child interaction from 7 to 36 months of age. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, March, Birmingham, AL.
  • Gehlbach, B. A., DiLalla, L. F., & Minor, M. (1996). Relationships among birth order, SES, and play behaviors in five-year-olds. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, March, Birmingham, AL.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Nielson, L., Rubenzahl, S., & Gehlbach, B. (1995). Preschooler free play behaviors are related to parental ratings of problem behaviors. Poster presented to the American Psychological Society, June, NY.
  • DiLalla, L. F. (1995). Differential mother-sibling interactions in early infancy: Evidence for maternal rather than infant effects. Paper presented to the Behavioral Genetics Association, June, Richmond, VA. Abstracted in Behavior Genetics, 21, 261.
  • Patrick, C. L., & DiLalla, L. F. (1995). Development of handedness patterns in infant twins suggests heritability. Paper presented to the Behavioral Genetics Association, June, Richmond, VA. Abstracted in Behavior Genetics, 21, 282.
  • Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1995). A study of mother-infant interaction: Similarities and differences in a sample of identical and fraternal twins. Paper presented to the Behavioral Genetics Association, June, Richmond, VA. Abstracted in Behavior Genetics, 21, 255.
  • Rubenzahl, S., Nielson, L., & DiLalla, L. F. (1995). The effect of daycare on five-year-old gender-stereotyped toy preferences. Poster presented to the University Women's Professional Advancement Poster Session, May, Carbondale, IL.
  • Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1995). The effects of gender on mother-infant interaction. Poster presented to the University Women's Professional Advancement Poster Session, May, Carbondale, IL.
  • Nielson, L., Rubenzahl, S., & DiLalla, L. F. (1994). The relationship between early daycare history and behavior problems in five-year-olds. Poster presented to the Life Span Development Conference, October, Carbondale, IL. Also presented to Sigma Xi, SIUC, March, 1995.
  • Bishop, E G, & DiLalla, L. F. (1994). Differential mother-child interactions in infancy and their effects on infant vocalizations. Poster presented to the Life Span Development Conference, October, Carbondale, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Wingo, A., & Bishop, E G (1994). Differential mother-child interactions in infancy and their effects on infant vocalizations. Poster presented to the American Psychological Society Conference, June, Washington, D.C..
  • DiLalla, L. F., Snover, S., & Nielson, L. (1994). Rejection and noncompliance during free play in preschoolers. Poster presented to the University Women's Professional Advancement and Women's Studies Celebrating Scholarship Through Posters Conference, April, Carbondale, IL.
  • DiLalla, L. F., Nielson, L. , & Snover, S. (1994). Rejection and noncompliance during free play in preschoolers. Poster presented to the Conference on Human Development, April, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Falligant, E. L., & DiLalla, L. F. (1993). Application of an augmented index of behavioral inhibition in toddler twins. Poster presented to the Life Span Development Conference, March, 1993, Carbondale, IL. 

(**asterisks represent student mentees and their projects)

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