Grazyna Kochanska

Grazyna Kochanska
Stuit Professor of Developmental Psychology
Ph.D., University of Warsaw
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Research Interests: 

Social development, Processes of socialization, Development of conscience, Parent-child interaction, Child temperament and its role in social development, Developmental psychopathology

Primary Research Area: 
Social Psychology
Representative Publications: 

Goffin, K. C., Boldt, L. J., & Kochanska, G. (In press).  A secure base from which to cooperate: Security,child and parent willing stance, and adaptive and maladaptive outcomes in two longitudinal studies. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Kochanska, G., & Goffin, K. C. (2017). Commentary: An exciting evolutionary framework for new bridges between social-emotional and cognitive development – a reflection on Suor et al. (2017). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 910-912.

Goffin, K. C., Boldt, L. J., Kim, S., & Kochanska, G. (2017).  A unique path to callous-unemotional traits for children who are temperamentally fearless and unconcerned about transgressions: A longitudinal study of typically developing children from age 2 to 12.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Published online, June 13, DOI 10.1007/s10802-017-0317-2.

Brock, R. L., Kochanska, G., & Boldt, L. J. (2017).  Interplay between children’s biobehavioral plasticity and interparental relationship in the origins of internalizing problems. Journal of Family Psychology. Published online, June 6, 2017,

Kim, S., & Kochanska, G. (2017).  Relational antecedents and social implications of the emotion of empathy: Evidence from three studies. Emotion, 17, 981–992.   

Kochanska, G., Brock, R. L., & Boldt, L. J. (2017).   A cascade from disregard for rules of conduct at preschool age to parental power assertion at early school age to antisocial behavior in early preadolescence:  Interplay with the child’s skin conductance level.   Development and Psychopathology,29, 875–885.

Boldt, L. J., Kochanska, G., & Jonas, K. (2017).   Infant attachment moderates paths from early negativity to preadolescent outcomes for children and parents.  Child Development, 88, 584–596.

Brock, R. L., & Kochanska, G. (2016).  Interparental conflict, children’s security with parents, and long-term risk of internalizing problems: A longitudinal study from age 2 to 10.  Development and Psychopathology, 28, 45–54.

Boldt, L. J., Kochanska, G., Grekin, R., & Brock, R. L. (2016).  Attachment in middle childhood:   Predictors, correlates, and implications for adaptation.  Attachment and Human Development, 18,  115-140.

Brock, R. L., & Kochanska, G. (2016).  Toward a developmentally-informed approach to parenting interventions: Seeking hidden effects. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 583–593.

Kochanska, G., Kim, S., & Boldt, L. J. (2015).   (Positive) power to the child: The role of children’s  willing stance toward parents in developmental cascades from toddler age to early preadolescence.   Development and Psychopathology, 27, 987-1005.  Special issue “Influential child”, M. Davidov, A.  Knafo, L. Serbin, & E. Moss (Eds.).

Kochanska, G., Brock, R. L., Chen, K. H., Aksan, N., & Anderson, S. W. (2015). Paths from early mother-child and father-child relationships to externalizing behavior problems in children differing in electrodermal reactivity: A longitudinal study from infancy to age 10.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 721–734.

Kochanska, G., Boldt, L. J., Kim, S., Yoon, J. E., & Philibert, R. A. (2015). Developmental interplay between children’s biobehavioral risk and the parenting environment from toddler to early school age: Prediction of socialization outcomes in preadolescence.  Development and Psychopathology,  27, 775-790.

Kim, S., Kochanska, G., Boldt, L. J., Koenig Nordling, J., & O’Bleness, J. J. (2014). Developmental trajectory from early responses to transgressions to future antisocial behavior: Evidence for the role of the parent-child relationship from two longitudinal studies.  Development and Psychopathology, 26, 93-109. 

Kochanska, G., & Kim, S. (2014). A complex interplay among the parent-child relationship, effortful control, and internalized, rule-compatible conduct in young children: Evidence from two studies.  Developmental Psychology, 50, 8–21.  Special Issue on Moral Development, G. Carlo & D. Lapsley (Eds).

Kochanska, G., Kim, S., Boldt, L. J., & Yoon, J. E.  (2013). Children’s callous-unemotional traits moderate links between their positive relationships with parents at preschool age and externalizing behavior problems at early school age.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54, 1251–1260.

Kochanska, G., Kim, S., & Boldt, L. J. (2013).  Origins of children’s externalizing behavior problems in low-income families: Toddlers’ willing stance toward their mothers as the missing link.  Development and Psychopathology, 25, 891-901.

Kochanska, G., Kim, S., Boldt, L. J. & Koenig Nordling J. (2013).  Promoting toddlers’ positive social-emotional outcomes in low-income families: A play-based experimental study.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42, 700-712.  

Kochanska, G., & Kim, S. (2013). Early attachment organization with both parents and future behavior problems: From infancy to middle childhood.  Child Development, 84, 283-296.

Kochanska, G., & Kim, S. (2012). Toward a new understanding of legacy of early attachments for future antisocial trajectories: Evidence from two longitudinal studies.  Development and Psychopathology, 24, 783-806.  Special issue “Multi-level Approaches toward Understanding Antisocial Behavior:  Current Research and Future Directions.” D. Cicchetti & M. L. Burnette (Eds).