Publications

*Denotes undergraduate student co-author
+Denotes graduate student co-author

Lucas-Thompson, R. & Clarke-Stewart, K.A. (2007). Forecasting friendship: The links from marital quality, maternal mood, and attachment security to children’s peer relationships. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28, 499-514.


Goldberg, W.A. Prause, J.A., Lucas-Thompson, R., & Himsel, A.J. (2008). Maternal employment and children’s achievement in context: A meta-analysis of four decades of research. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 77-108. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.134.1.77


Goldberg, W.A. & Lucas-Thompson, R. (2008). Maternal (paternal) employment, effects of. In M.M. Haith & J.B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (Vol 2, pp. 268-279). Academic Press: San Diego.

Reprinted in M.M. Haith & J.B. Benson (Eds). Social and Emotional Development in Infancy and Early Childhood.


Lucas-Thompson, R., Townsend, E.L., Gunnar, M.R., Georgieff, M.K., Guiang, S.F., Ciffuentes, R.F., Lussky, R.C., & Davis, E.P. (2008). Developmental changes in the responses of preterm infants to a painful stressor. Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 614-623.


Lucas-Thompson, R., Goldberg, W.A., +Germo, G., +Keller, M., Davis, E.P., & Sandman, C.A. (2009). Sleep arrangements and night waking at 6 and 12 months in relation to infants' stress-induced cortisol responses. Infant and Child Development, 18, 521-544. doi:10. 1002/icd.636


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Goldberg, W.A., & Prause, J.A. (2010). Maternal work early in the lives of children and its distal associations with achievement and behavior problems: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 915-942. doi:10.1037/a0020875


Holman, E.A., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & *Liu, T. (2011). Social constraints, genetic vulnerability, and mental health following collective stress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 497-505. doi: 10.1002/jts.20671


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & Goldberg, W.A. (2011). Family relationships and children's stress responses. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 40, 243-299.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G. (2012). Associations of marital conflict with emotional and physiological stress: Evidence for different patterns of dysregulation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22, 704–721.


Goldberg, W.A., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Germo, G., Keller, M., Davis, E.P., & Sandman, C.A. (2013). Eye of the beholder? Maternal characteristics and infant sleep quality. Social Science & Medicine, 79, 101-108.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & Holman, E.A. (2013). Environmental stress, oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphism, and mental health following collective stress. Hormones & Behavior, 63, 615-624.


Clarke-Stewart, K., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., +Weaver, J.L., & Karsh, A. (2013). Classroom level effects of children’s prior participation in child care. Educational Research and Reviews, 8, 653-662.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G. & Goldberg, W.A. (2013). Maternal employment and children’s achievement. In J. Hattie & E.M. Anderson (Eds.), International Guide to Student Achievement (pp. 104-106). New York: Routledge.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & +Hostinar, C. (2013). Family income and appraisals of parental conflict as predictors of psychological adjustment and diurnal cortisol in emerging adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 784-794.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G. (2014). Relationship quality with parents, stressful life events, and cortisol production in emerging adulthood. Emerging Adulthood, 2, 92-104.


Graham, D.J., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & +O’Donnell, M. (2014). Jump In! An investigation of school physical activity climate, and a pilot study assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a novel tool to increase activity during learning. Frontiers in Public Health, 2. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00058


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & Granger, D.A. (2014). Parent-child relationship quality moderates the link between marital conflict and adolescents’ physiological responses to social evaluative threat. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 538-548. doi: 10.1037/a0037328


Goldberg, W.A., & Lucas-Thompson, R.G. (2014). College women miss the mark when estimating the impact of full-time maternal employment on children’s achievement and behavior. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 490-502.


Lunkenheimer, E.S., Tiberio, S.S., +Buss, K.A., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Boker, S.M., +Timpe, Z.C. (2015). Coregulation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia between parents and preschoolers: Differences by child externalizing problems. Developmental Psychobiology, 57, 994-1003. 10.1002/dev.21323


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & Goldberg, W.A. (2015). Gender ideology and work–family plans of the next generation. In M. Mills (Ed.), Gender and the Work-Family Experience (pp. 1-17). Springer International.


Biringen, Z. ,+Closson, L., +Derr-Moore, A., Hall, A., Pybus, K., +Saunders, H., Warren, V., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Harman, J., & Neu, M. (2015).Mindfulness, emotional availability, and emotional attachment: Three pillars of daily practice, Zero to Three Journal, 20-26.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Lunkenheimer, E.S., & Granger, D.A. (2016). Adolescent conflict appraisals moderate the link between marital conflict and physiological stress reactivity. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27, 173-188. doi: 10.1111/jora.12264


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., George, M., +Sparks, A.Q. (2016). TRUST: An innovative tool for investigating marital conflict in response to a novel stressor. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 625-632.


Graham, D.J., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Mueller, M.P., Jaeb, M.A., & Harnack, L. (2017). Impact of explained v. unexplained front-of-package nutrition labels on parent and child food choices: a randomized trial. Public Health Nutrition, 20, 774-785.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Graham, D.J., +Ullrich, E., & MacPhee, D. (2017). General and food-selection specific parenting style in relation to the healthfulness of parent-child food selection. Appetite, 108, 353-360.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., +Dumitrache, A.+, Sparks, A.Q. (2017). Appraisals of interparental conflict and change in attention to emotion after exposure to marital conflict. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 2175-2181.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Lunkenheimer, E.S., & +Dumitrache, A. (2017). Associations between marital conflict and adolescent conflict appraisals, stress physiology, and mental health. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46, 379-393.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & George, M.R. (2017). Are there individual and sibling differences in appraisals of interparental conflict? Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 933-938.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., & George, M.R. (2017). Do marital conflict behaviors in response to a novel stressor uniquely predict adolescent outcomes? Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 2505-2518.


Lunkenheimer, E.S., +Kemp, C.J., Lucas-Thompson, R.G., +Albrecht, E.C., & Cole, P.M. (2017). Assessing biobehavioral regulation and coregulation in early childhood: The Parent-Child Challenge Task. Infant and Child Development, 26, e1965.


+Skoranski, A., Lunkenheimer, E.S., & Lucas-Thompson, R.G. (2017). The effects of maternal respiratory sinus arrhythmia and behavioral engagement on mother-child physiological coregulation. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 888-898.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., Henry, K.L., +McKernan, C.J. (accepted for publication). Is cortisol production in response to an acute stressor associated with diurnal cortisol production during adolescence? Developmental Psychobiology.


+McKernan, C., & Lucas-Thompson, R.G. (accepted for publication). Autonomic nervous system coordination moderates links of negative, threatening interparental conflict with adolescent externalizing behaviors. Developmental Psychology.


Lucas-Thompson, R.G., +McKernan, C.J., & Henry, K.L. (accepted for publication). Unraveling current and future adolescent depression: The role of stress reactivity across physiological systems. Developmental Psychology.