Molly Nikolas

Molly Nikolas
Associate Professor
Education: 
PhD, Michigan State University, 2011
Office: 
307 STH
Office Phone: 
319-335-2455
Fax Number: 
319-335-0191
Research Interests: 

developmental psychopathology and gene-environment interplay; etiology of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and externalizing spectrum behaviors; role of neurocogntiive functioning in developmental trajectories of ADHD; injury and health risks associated with ADHD

Training Areas: 
Representative Publications: 

Nikolas, M.A., Elmore, A.L., Franzen, L., O'Neal, E., Kearney, J.K., & Plumert, J.M. (in press). Risky bicycling behavior in youth with and without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12491

Wallace, A.L., Ullsperger, J,M., & Nikolas, M.A. (in press).  Do personality traits explain the association between childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and substance use and problems in young adults? Personality and Individual Differences. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.11.046

Ullsperger, J.M., Nigg, J.T., & Nikolas, M.A. (2015).  Does child temperament play a role in the association between poor parenting practices and child ADHD? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-9982-1.

Martel, M.A., Schimmack, U., Nikolas, M.A., & Nigg, J.T. (2015). Integration of symptom ratings from multiple informants in ADHD: A psychometric model with clinical utility. Psychological Assessment.

Elmore, A.L., Nigg, J.T., Friderici, K.H., Jerginan, K., & Nikolas, M.A. (2015). Does 5HTTLPR genotype moderate the impact of the family environment on child attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptomatology? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Nikolas, M., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2012). Youth appraisals of marital conflict and genetic and environmental contributions to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Examination of GxE effects in a twin sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 543-554.

Nikolas, M.A., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2015). Parental involvement moderates etiological mechanisms on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder behaviors in child twins. Child Development, 86, 224-240.

Nikolas, M.A., & Nigg, J.T. (2015).  Moderators of neuropsychological mechanism in ADHD.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 271-281.

Kamradt, J.M., Ullsperger, J.M., & Nikolas, M.A. (2014).  Executive function assessment and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:  Tasks versus ratings on the Barkley Deficits in Executive Function Scale. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1095-1105.

Nikolas, M.A., & Nigg, J.T. (2013).  Neuropsychological performance and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder subtypes and symptom dimensions. Neuropsychology, 27, 107-120.

Nikolas, M.A., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2013).  Etiological contributions to the covariation between children’s perceptions of inter-parental conflict and child behavior problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 239-251.

Martel, M.M., Nikolas, M.A., Jernigan, K., Friderici, K., & Nigg, J.T. (2012). Diversity in pathways to common childhood disruptive disorders.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1223-1236.

Nikolas, M.A., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2012). Youth appraisals of marital conflict and genetic and environmental contributions to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Examination of GxE effects in a twin sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 40, 543-554.

Fair, D.A., Bathula, D., Nikolas, M.A., & Nigg, J.T. (2012). Distinct neuropsychological communities in typically developing youth inform heterogeneity in ADHD.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 109, 6769-6774.

Nikolas, M., Friderici, K., Jernigan, K., Waldman, I., & Nigg, J.T. (2010). Investigation of gene x environment Interactions for ADHD: Synergistic effects of 5HTTLPR genotype and youth appraisals of marital conflict. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 6, 23.

Nikolas, M.A., & Burt, S.A. (2010). Genetic and environmental influences on ADHD symptom dimensions of inattention and hyperactivity: A meta-analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 1-17.