• Dr. Stoppelbein is a clinical child psychologist with a primary interest in stress and coping among children, adolescents and families. Her approach to research is from a developmental psychopathology perspective. To this end her research includes investigations in topics such as predicting post-traumatic stress symptoms in pediatric populations, examining the moderating effects of psychosocial factors in childhood externalizing and internalizing disorders, and understanding the role of stress and anxiety among children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders and their families. A central theme in her research is the role of stress, cognitive appraisals, and coping strategies in the manifestation of internalizing and externalizing symptoms.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Pathways to Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Examination of Child Maltreatment and Post-Traumatic SymptomsJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.  15:715-725. 2022
    2022 Pathways From Child Maltreatment to Proactive and Reactive Aggression: The Role of Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Clusters 2022
    2022 Psychometric Properties of the Children’s Emotion Management Scales Within a Psychiatric SamplePsychological Assessment.  34:620-630. 2022
    2021 An Examination of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Aggression among Children with a History of Adverse Childhood ExperiencesJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.  43:657-670. 2021
    2021 It took a pandemic: Perspectives on impact, stress, and telehealth from caregivers of people with autismAnalysis and Intervention In Developmental Disablities.  113. 2021
    2021 “This may be a really good opportunity to make the world a more autism friendly place”: Professionals’ perspectives on the effects of COVID-19 on autistic individualsResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  83. 2021
    2021 Examining Student–Teacher Relationship and Callous–Unemotional Traits in Children with Adverse Childhood ExperiencesSchool Mental Health.  13:129-142. 2021
    2020 Comorbid Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms Among Children with ADHD: The Influence of Parental Distress, Parenting Practices, and Child RoutinesChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  51:813-826. 2020
    2020 Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and Behavioral Difficulties in Children with ADHD: Associations with Internalizing and Externalizing SymptomsChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  51:609-616. 2020
    2019 Predicting Child Behavior: A Comparative Analysis between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderJournal of Child and Family Studies.  28:668-683. 2019
    2018 Predicting Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms in Children with ASD: Evaluation of a Contextual Model of Parental FactorsJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  48:1261-1271. 2018
    2017 A longitudinal study of hardiness as a buffer for posttraumatic stress symptoms in mothers of children with cancerClinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.  5:149-160. 2017
    2017 Racial/ethnic disparities in the risk of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among mothers of children diagnosed with cancer and Type-1 diabetes mellitus 2017
    2017 A Preliminary Investigation of the Relation Between Thyroid Functioning and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo in ChildrenJournal of Attention Disorders.  21:240-246. 2017
    2016 Sluggish cognitive tempo is associated with suicide risk in psychiatrically hospitalized childrenJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  57:1390-1399. 2016
    2016 The Role of Parenting Styles in the Relation Between Functions of Aggression and Internalizing Symptoms in a Child Psychiatric Inpatient PopulationChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  47:819-829. 2016
    2016 Risk factors associated with proactive and reactive aggression in a child psychiatric inpatient sampleJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.  38:56-65. 2016
    2016 Predicting Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms Among Children Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of RoutinesJournal of Child and Family Studies.  25:251-261. 2016
    2015 Associations Between Proactive and Reactive Aggression, Parenting Styles, and Externalizing Symptomatology in Children Admitted to a Psychiatric Inpatient UnitJournal of Child and Family Studies.  24:3402-3412. 2015
    2015 Mediating Effect of Psychopathy on the Risk of Social Problems Among Children with ADHD Versus Sluggish Cognitive Tempo SymptomsChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  46:523-532. 2015
    2015 A longitudinal study of the role of cortisol in posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clustersAnxiety, Stress and Coping.  28:17-30. 2015
    2014 Child routines and parental adjustment as correlates of internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children diagnosed with ADHDChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  45:243-253. 2014
    2014 Sluggish cognitive tempo in psychiatrically hospitalized children: Factor structure and relations to internalizing symptoms, social problems, and observed behavioral dysregulationJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology.  42:49-62. 2014
    2014 The role of cortisol and psychopathic traits in aggression among at-risk girls: Tests of mediating hypothesesAggressive Behavior.  40:263-272. 2014
    2013 Parental coping and posttraumatic stress symptoms among pediatric cancer populations: Tests of competing models 2013
    2013 Reward and punishment sensitivity are differentially associated with ADHD and sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms in childrenJournal of Research in Personality.  47:719-727. 2013
    2013 Friendship intimacy exchange buffers the relation between adhd symptoms and later social problems among children attending an after-school care programJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.  35:142-152. 2013
    2013 Oppositional Defiant Disorder Symptoms in Relation to Psychopathic Traits and Aggression Among Psychiatrically Hospitalized Children: ADHD Symptoms as a Potential ModeratorAggressive Behavior.  39:201-211. 2013
    2012 Aggression among children with ADHD, anxiety, or co-occurring symptoms: Competing exacerbation and attenuation hypothesesJournal of Abnormal Child Psychology.  40:527-542. 2012
    2012 Factor analyses of the pediatric symptom checklist-17 with African-American and caucasian pediatric populationsJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  37:348-357. 2012
    2012 Social Problems as a Mediator of the Link Between Reactive Aggression and Withdrawn/Depressed SymptomsJournal of Child and Family Studies.  21:184-189. 2012
    2012 Cortisol Predicts Behavioral Dysregulation and Length of Stay Among Children Admitted for Psychiatric Inpatient TreatmentJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.  41:227-238. 2012
    2012 The role of cortisol in PTSD among women exposed to a trauma-related stressorJournal of Anxiety Disorders.  26:352-358. 2012
    2012 The role of deprivation, abuse, and trauma in pediatric catatonia without a clear medical causeActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica.  125:25-32. 2012
    2011 Associations between relational aggression, depression, and suicidal ideation in a child psychiatric inpatient sampleChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  42:666-678. 2011
    2011 Further evaluation of the forms and functions of aggression measure within a child inpatient populationResidential Treatment for Children and Youth.  28:1-16. 2011
    2010 Etiopathogenesis of catatonia: Generalizations and working hypotheses 2010
    2010 Brief report: Role of cortisol in posttraumatic stress symptoms among mothers of children diagnosed with cancerJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  35:960-965. 2010
    2010 Aggression and the risk for suicidal behaviors among childrenSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  40:337-345. 2010
    2010 The moderating effects of parenting styles on African-American and caucasian children's suicidal behaviors 2010
    2009 Further validation of a measure of proactive and reactive aggression within a clinical child populationChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  40:367-382. 2009
    2009 Predicting readmission to a child psychiatric inpatient unit: The impact of parenting stylesJournal of Child and Family Studies.  18:621-629. 2009
    2009 Proactive and reactive aggression in a child psychiatric inpatient population: Relations to psychopathic characteristicsCriminal Justice and Behavior.  36:481-493. 2009
    2009 Confirmatory factor analysis of the antisocial process screening device with a clinical inpatient populationAssessment.  16:103-114. 2009
    2009 Proactive and reactive aggression in a child psychiatric inpatient populationJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.  38:199-205. 2009
    2008 Parenting stress as a predictor of age upon admission to a child psychiatric inpatient facilityChild Psychiatry and Human Development.  39:171-183. 2008
    2008 Relation between parenting stress and psychopathic traits among childrenBehavioral Sciences and the Law.  26:239-248. 2008
    2008 Pathways to suicidal behaviors in childhoodSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  38:35-45. 2008
    2008 Child Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior as Predictors of Age at First Admission and Risk for Repeat Admission to a Child Inpatient Facility 2008
    2007 Brief report: Pediatric cancer, parental coping style, and risk for depressive, posttraumatic stress, and anxiety symptomsJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  32:1272-1277. 2007
    2007 The moderating effect of avoidant coping on restrained eaters' risk for disinhibited eating: Implications for dietary relapse preventionBehaviour Research and Therapy.  45:2334-2348. 2007
    2007 Familial association of anxiety sensitivity and psychopathologyDepression and Anxiety.  24:264-267. 2007
    2007 Child routines and youths' adherence to treatment for type 1 diabetesJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  32:437-447. 2007
    2007 Brief report: The risk of posttraumatic stress disorder in mothers of children diagnosed with pediatric cancer and type I diabetesJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  32:223-229. 2007
    2006 A model for promoting adolescents' adherence to treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitusChildren's Health Care.  35:247-267. 2006
    2006 The Importance of Catatonia and Stereotypies in Autistic Spectrum DisordersMethods in Neurosciences.  72:103-118. 2006
    2006 Risk of posttraumatic stress symptoms: A comparison of child survivors of pediatric cancer and parental bereavementJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  31:367-376. 2006
    2005 Correlates of Psychomotor Symptoms in AutismMethods in Neurosciences.  71:343-357. 2005
    2005 Nocturnal enuresis and psychosocial problems in pediatric sickle cell disease and sibling controlsJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  26:404-411. 2005
    2005 Factor analysis of the pediatric symptom checklist with a chronically ill pediatric populationJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  26:349-355. 2005
    2005 Risk perception: Using conditional versus general base rates for risk communicationJournal of Applied Social Psychology.  35:2094-2122. 2005
    2005 Psychometric evaluation of a measure of Beck's negative cognitive triad for youth: Applications for African-American and Caucasian adolescentsDepression and Anxiety.  21:161-169. 2005
    2005 Predictors of children's and adolescents' risk perceptionJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  30:425-435. 2005
    2005 Predictors of children's and adolescents' risk perceptionJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  30:425-435. 2005
    2004 Intrinsic motivation and glycemic control in adolescents with type I diabetes [3]Diabetes reviews (Alexandria, Va.).  27:1517. 2004
    2002 Religiosity, attributional style, and social support as psychosocial buffers for African American and White adolescents' perceived risk for suicideSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  32:404-417. 2002
    2002 The mediating effects of attributional style and event-specific attributions on postdisaster adjustmentCognitive Therapy and Research.  26:261-274. 2002
    2001 Health education programs to prevent teen pregnancy [2]Journal of Adolescent Health.  28:257-258. 2001
    2000 Young drivers' health attitudes and intentions to drink and driveJournal of Adolescent Health.  27:94-101. 2000
    2000 Posttraumatic stress symptoms in parentally bereaved children and adolescentsJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  39:1112-1119. 2000
    1999 It can't happen to me ... or can it? Conditional base rates affect subjective probability judgmentsJournal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.  5:361-376. 1999
    1997 Behavioral Self-Blame and Post-Traumatic Stress in Parentally Bereaved ChildrenJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  18:368. 1997


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    2007 Psychosis in autism.  233-246. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Stress and coping among children, adolescents and families
  • Full Name

  • Laura Stoppelbein