General Publications

Below you will find citations for some of the lab’s most recent publications. For more information regarding past publications, please refer to the CVs of lab personnel, which can be found on the People section of this site.

Chapters:

Lerner, R. M. (2021). Foreword: A vision for promoting positive development among Roma youth.  In R. Dimitrova, D. L. Sam & L. Ferrer-Wreder (Eds.), Roma Minority Youth across Cultural Contexts: Taking a Positive Approach to Research, Policy, and Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hilliard, L., J., Stacey, D. C., McClain, A. K., Batanova, M., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Media, technology, and the family: Exploring the “CASIE” model of medi use in youth development. In V. P. Jackson, J. M. Holland & J. R. Miller Arline (Eds.), Black Women in the Human Sciences: Past, Present, and Future (pp. 261-275). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Lerner, R. M. (2021). Foreword: Understanding and Enhancing Human Development among Global Youth: On the Unique Value of Developmentally-Oriented Longitudinal Research. In P. Banati (Ed.), Sustainable Development Across the Life Course: Evidence from Longitudinal Research (pp. xxvii-xxxiv). Bristol, UK: Policy Press/Bristol University Press.

Callina, K. S., Mueller, M. K., Napolitano, C. M., Lerner, J. V., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Positive youth development:  Relational developmental systems approaches to thriving from childhood to early adulthood. In C. R. Snyder, S. J. Lopez, L. M. Edwards, & S. C. Marques (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lerner, R. M., & Overton, W. F. (2020). Kurt W. Fischer: Developmental scientist extraordinaire! In M. F. Mascolo & T. R. Bidell (Eds.), Handbook of Integrative Developmental Psychology: Festschrift for Kurt W. Fischer (pp. 493-505). New York: Routledge.

Lerner, R. M., & Chase, P. A. (2020). Hate in Contemporary America: Pathology or Opportunism? In Sternberg, R. J. (Ed.) Perspectives on Hate: How it originates, develops, manifests, and spreads. (pp. 137-160). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Matthews, M. D., Lerner, R. M., & Annen, H (2019). Non-cognitive amplifiers of human performance: Unpacking the 25/75 rule. In M. D. Matthews & D. M. Schnyer (Eds.), Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities (356-382). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lerner, R. M., & Lerner, J. V. (2019).  An idiographic approach to adolescent research: Theory, method, and application.  In L. B. Hendry & M. Kloep (Eds.), Reframing Adolescent Research (pp. 25-38). London and New York: Routledge.

Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. B., Geldhof, G. J., Gestsdottir, S., King, P. E., Sim, A. T. R., Batanova, M., Tirrell, J. M., & Dowling, E. (2018). Studying positive youth development in different nations: Theoretical and methodological issues. In J. J. Lansford & P. Banati (Eds.) Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy (pp. 68-83). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Burkhard, B. M., Robinson, K. M., Murray, E. D., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). The positive youth development perspective.  In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (pp. 1-12). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lerner, R. M., & Lerner, J. V. (2019). The development of a person: A relational developmental systems perspective. In D. P. McAdams, R. L. Shiner & J. L. Tackett (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Development (59-75). New York: Guilford Press.

Lerner, R. M. & Wang, J. (2019). “Nem di gelt?” or “Can accepting grant awards be a bad thing?”. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), My Biggest Research Mistake: Adventures and Misadventures in Psychological Research (pp. 207-209). Sage.

Lerner, R. M., & Hilliard, L. J. (2019). A relational developmental systems perspective on parenting. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Handbook of Parenting, Volume 4: Social Conditions and Applied Parenting (3rd ed., 3-23). Abington, UK: Routledge.

Articles:

Schaefer, H. S., Gist, N., Bigelman, K, Coelho, J., Proctor, E. S., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Tough teams and optimistic individuals: The intersecting roles of group and individual attributes in helping to predict physical performance. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. DOI: 10.1080/00223980.2020.1818670

Schaefer, H. S., Callina, K. S., Powers, J., Kobylski,, G., Ryan, D., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Examining Diversity in Developmental Trajectories of Cadets’ Performance and Character at the United States Military Academy. Journal of Character Education, 17(1), 59-80.

Lerner, R. M. (2021). Review of The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity by Lt. General (Ret.) Robert L. Caslen, Jr. and Michael D. Matthews. Journal of Character Education, 17(1), 129-131.

Yu, D., Yang, P-J., Michaelson, L., Geldhof, G. J., Chase, P. A., Gansert, P. K., Osher, D., Berg, J., Tyler, C. P., Goncalves, C., Park, Y., Boyd-Brown, M. J., Cade, W., Theokas, C. Cantor, P., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Understanding child executive functioning through use of the Bornstein Specificity Principle. Journal of Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101240

Tirrell, J. M., Gansert, P. K., Dowling, E. M., Williams, K., Iraheta, Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Sim, A. T. R., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Interrogating ergodicity and specificity in youth development programs in El Salvador. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101243

Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., Murry, V. M., Smith, E. P., Bowers, E. P., Geldhof, G. J., & Buckingham, M. H. (2021). Positive youth development in 2020: Theory, research, programs, and the promotion of social justice. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(4), 1114-1134. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12609

Schaefer, H.S., Gist, N., Bigelman, K., Ryan, D.M., & Lerner, R.M. (2021). But how many push-ups can she do? The influence of sexist beliefs on peer ratings in a military setting. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110805

Agans, J. P., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). “I actually have to decide what I’m doing:” How youth maintain active lifestyles in the transition to young adulthood. Leisure Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2021.1913266

Lerner, R. M., Jervis, P., & Bornstein, M. H. (2021). Enhancing the international study of positive youth development: Process, specificity, and the sample case of character virtues. Journal of Youth Development, 16(2 & 3), 402-422. DOI  10.5195/jyd.2021.1042

Lerner, R. M., Tirrell, J. M., Gansert, P. K., Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Geldhof, G. J., Dowling, E. N., & Sim, A. T. R. (2021). Longitudinal research about, and program evaluations of, positive youth development in low- and middle-income countries: Methodological issues and options. Journal of Youth Development, 16(2 & 3), 100-123. DOI  10.5195/jyd.2021.1040   

Lerner, R. M., & Bornstein, M. H. (2021). Contributions of the Specificity Principle to theory, research, and application in the study of human development: A view of the issues. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2021.101294

Tirrell, J. M.,Hay, S. W., Gansert, P. K., Le, T. U., O’Neil, B. C., Vaughn, J. M., Bishara, L., Tan, E., Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Dowling, E. M., Williams, K., Iraheta, G., Sim, A. T. R., & Lerner, R. M. (2021). Exploring the role of the “Big Three” features of effective youth development programs in El Salvador: The sample case of programs of Compassion International. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45(6), 524-532.

Matthews, M. D., Ryan, D. M., & Lerner, R. M. (2020). Developing military leaders of character: The sample case of LTG Robert L. Caslen, USMA Superintendent. Journal of Character Education, 16(1), 65-75.

King, P. E., Vaughn, J. M., Yoo, Y., Tirrell, J. M., Dowling, E., Lerner, R. M., Geldhof, G. J., Lerner, J. V., Iraheta, G., Williams, K., & Sim, A. T. R. (2020). Exploring religiousness and hope: Examining the roles of spirituality and social connections among Salvadoran youth. Religions, 11(2), 75; doi:10.3390/rel11020075

Tirrell, J. M., Dowling, E. M., Gansert, P., Buckingham, M., Wong, C. A., Suzuki, S., Naliaka, C., Kibbedi, P., Namurinda, E., Williams, K., Geldhof, G. J., Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Sim, A. T. R., & Lerner, R. M. (2020). Toward a measure for assessing features of effective youth development programs: Contextual safety and the “Big Three” Components of Positive Youth Development programs in Rwanda. Child & Youth Care Forum, 49, 201-220.

Murray, E. D., Schaefer, H. S., Callina, K. S., Powers, J. J., Matthews, M. D., Burkhard, B. M., Ryan, D. M., & Lerner, R. M. (2020). Training character: Character attributes and performance profiles among cadets at the United States Military Academy. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 16(2), 207-217. DOI:10.1080/17439760.2019.1689414.

Sinibaldi, E., Gastmans, C., Yáñez, M., Lerner, R. M., Kovács, L., Casalone, C., Pegoraro, R., & Paglia, V. (2020). Contributions from the Catholic Church to ethical reflections in the digital era. Nature: Machine Intelligence. https://www.nature.com/articles/s42256-020-0175-4.epdf?sharing_token=y7KKBw3x4Omp0R4aDNZwGtRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NZfWdEPFSOe2j3qZVisy6LpF2ZIqipye3f-zmfL-tIwsTanR61yFYFazQE2N6rJ4ZF7W90Q9qLLbzegFUR8BBKHEYz7zwpbl4IvV2QYzwFWrBKDraIGK8jztP0X04OJVk%3D

Lerner, R. M. (2020). Book review: Older and Wiser: Rethinking Youth Mentoring for the 21st Century. The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring. July 4, 2020. https://www.evidencebasedmentoring.org/review-of-older-and-wiser-rethinking-youth-mentoring-for-the-21st-century/

Immordino-Yang, M. H., Daniel, D. B., Lerner, R. M., & Overton, W. B. (2020). In Memoriam: Remembering Kurt W. Fischer. Mind, Brain and Education, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/MBE.12265

Lerner, R. M. (2020). A roadmap for youth thriving: A commentary on the Arnold and Gagnon vision for positive youth development. Journal of Youth Development, 15(6), 147-161.

Yu, D., Yang, P-J., Geldhof, G. J., Tyler, C., Gansert, P., Chase, P. A., & Lerner, R. M.  (2020). Exploring idiographic approaches to children’s executive function performance: An intensive longitudinal study. Journal for Person-Oriented Research, 6(2), 73-87.

Lerner, R. M., Tirrell, J. M., Dowling, E. M., Geldhof, J., Gestsdóttir, S., Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Williams, K., & Sim, A. T. R. (2019). The end of the beginning: Evidence and absences studying PYD in a global context. Adolescent Research Review, 4(1), 1-14. doi.org/10.1007/s40894-018-0093-4

Callina, K. S., Burkhard, B., Schaefer, J. S., Powers, J., Murray, E. D., Kobylski, G., Ryan, D., Kelly, D., Matthews, M. D., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). Character in context: Character structure among United States Military Academy cadets. Journal of Moral Education, 48(4), 439-464.

Lerner, R. M., & Chase, P. A. (2019). Towards theoretical and methodological innovations in the evidence base for family policy: A commentary. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 11, 39-46.

Lerner, R. M., & Chase, P. A. (2019). Enhancing theory and methodology in the international study of Positive Youth Development: A commentary. Child & Youth Care Forum, 48, 269-277.

Lerner, R. M. (2019). Frontiers in theory-predicated research in youth development: A commentary. Journal of Youth Development, 14(1),1-23.

Murray, E. D., Berkowitz, M. W., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). Leading with and for character: The implications of current character education practices for military leadership. Journal of Character and Leadership Development, 6 (1), 33-42.

Tirrell, J. M., Gansert, P. K., Dowling, E. M., Geldhof, G. J., Lerner, J. V., King, P. E., Iraheta, G., Williams, K., Sim., A.T.R., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). Illuminating the use of the specificity principle to go inside the black box of programs: The sample case of an El Salvador positive youth development program. In S. Verma, A. Petersen, & J. Lansford (Eds.), Sustainable human development: Challenges and solutions for implementing the United Nations’ Goals [Special issue]: Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 227(2), 121-128.

Murray, E. D., Burkhard, B. M., Schaefer, H. S., Ryan, D. M., Farina, A. G., Cook, C., Powers, J. J., Matthews, M.C., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). Toward a developmental approach to measuring the development of character: Perspectives from Project Arête. The Journal of Character and Leadership Development, 6(2), 22-33.

Lerner, R. M., Geldhof, J. G., & Bowers, E. P. (2019) The science of learning and development: Entering a new frontier of human development theory, research, and application. Applied Developmental Science, 23(4), 305-306. doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2019.1630995

Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. V., & Chase, P. A. (2019). Towards enhancing the role of idiographic-based analyses in describing, explaining, and optimizing the study of human development: The sample case of adolescentófamily relationships. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 11(4), 495-509.

Schaefer, H. S., Yunker, C. A., Callina, K. S., Burkhard, B., Ryan, D., & Lerner, R. M. (2019). Indexing character in the context of sport participation at the United States Military Academy: The Character in Sport Index. Journal of College and Character, 20(4), 287-309.

King, P. E., Yoo, Y., Vaughn, J. M., Tirrell, J. M., Geldhof, G. J., Iraheta, G., Williams, K., Sim, A., Stephenson, P., Dowling, E., Lerner, R. M., & Lerner, J. V. (2019). Evaluating the measure of diverse adolescent spirituality in samples of Mexican and Salvadoran youth. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000279