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Mail Code: 3701

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Student Information

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Graduate Non-Degree

Bio

 

Associate Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Core Scholarly Themes

Child, Infant/Toddler, Life Span Development

Research Interests

Tracy Spinrad's research interests focus on emotion-related regulation in young children. She is particularly interested in studying toddlers’ emotions and regulation (i.e., effortful control) and the relations of young children’s emotionality and regulation to later social-emotional competence and maladjustment. She also focuses on parenting in her work, and is particularly interested in understanding the role that parents play in teaching their young children how to deal with emotions. Spinrad also has interests in children’s moral development (i.e., empathy, prosocial behaviors), physiological markers of reactivity and regulation, and bidirectional relations between children’s temperament and parenting. She is also involved in a project designed to examine the role of socio-emotional factors on a school-readiness intervention for low-income preschoolers.

Research Interests

Tracy Spinrad's research interests focus on emotion-related regulation in young children. She is particularly interested in studying toddlers’ emotions and regulation (i.e., effortful control) and the relations of young children’s emotionality and regulation to later social-emotional competence and maladjustment. She also focuses on parenting in her work, and is particularly interested in understanding the role that parents play in teaching their young children how to deal with emotions. Spinrad also has interests in children’s moral development (i.e., empathy, prosocial behaviors), physiological markers of reactivity and regulation, and bidirectional relations between children’s temperament and parenting. She is also involved in a project designed to examine the role of socio-emotional factors on a school-readiness intervention for low-income preschoolers.

Courses

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Devel in Family
FAS 780 Practicum

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 493 Honors Thesis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 492 Honors Directed Study
FAS 780 Practicum

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 598 Special Topics
EDP 598 Special Topics
FAS 780 Practicum
PSY 598 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Devel in Family

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Devel in Family

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Eisenberg, N., Duckworth. A. L., Spinrad, T. L., & Valiente, C.. Conscientiousness: Origins in Childhood?. Developmental Psychology. (2014).

  2. Landry, S. H., Zucker, T. A., Taylor, H. B., Swank, P. R., Williams, J. M., Assell, M., Crawford, A., Huang, W., Clancy-Menchetti, J., Lonigan, C. J., Phillips, B. M., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., de Villiers, J., de Villiers, P., Barnes, M., Starkey, P., & the School Readiness Consortium. Enhancing Early Childcare Quality and Learning for Toddlers at Risk: The Responsive Early Childhood Program. Developmental Psychology (2014).

  3. Taylor, Z. E., Eisenberg, N., VanSchyndel, S. K., Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., & Spinrad, T. L.. Longitudinal relations with social competence. Emotion (2014).

  4. Taylor, Z. E., Sulik, M. J. Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Silva, K. M., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Stover, D.A., & Verrelli, B. C.. Development of ego-resiliency during early childhood: An examination of polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene and observed parenting. Social Development (2014).

  5. Eisenberg, N., Edwards, A. Spinrad, T. L., Sallquist, J., Eggum, N. D., & Reiser, M.. Are effortful and reactive control unique constructs in young children?. Developmental Psychology. (2013).

  6. Hofer, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Morris, A. S., Gershoff, e, Valiente, C., Kupfer, A. & Eggum, N. D.. Mother-adolescent conflict: Stability, change, and relations with externalizing and internalizing behavior problems. Social Development (2013).

  7. Nozadi, S. S., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Bolnick, R., Eggum-Wilkens, N. D., Smith, C.L., Gaertner, B., Kupfer, A., Sallquist, J.. Prediction of toddlers' expressive language from maternal sensitivity and toddlers' anger expressions: A developmental perspective. Infant Behavior and Development (2013).

  8. Sette, S., Spinrad, T. L., & Baumgartner, E.. Links among Italian Preschoolers’ social-emotional competence: Teacher-child relations quality and peer acceptance.. Early Education and Development. (2013).

  9. Sulik, M. J., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Silva, K. M., & Kupfer, A.. Respiratory sinus arrhythmia, shyness, and effortful control in preschool-age children.. Biological Psychology (2013).

  10. Taylor, Z. E., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., & Widaman, K. F.. Longitudinal relations of intrusive parenting and effortful control to ego-resiliency during early childhood.. Child Development (2013).

  11. Taylor, Z. E., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N. D., & Sulik, M. J.. The relations of ego-resiliency and emotion socialization to the development of empathy and prosocial behavior across early childhood. Emotion (2013).

  12. Taylor, Z. E., Spinrad, T. L, VanSchyndel, S. K., Eisenberg, N., Huynh, J., Sulik, M. J., & Granger, D. A.. Sociodemographic risk, parenting, and effortful control: Relations to salivary alpha-amylase and cortisol in early childhood. Developmental Psychobiology. doi: 10.1002/dev.21079.. Developmental Psychobiology (2013).

  13. Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Haugen, R., Thompson, M. S., & Kupfer, A.. Effortful control and impulsivity as concurrent and longitudinal predictors of academic achievement. The Journal of Early Adolescence (2013).

  14. Eggum, N. D., Eisenberg, N., Reiser, M., Spinrad, T. L., Valiente, C., Sallquist, J. Michalik, N. M., & Liew, J.,. Relations over time among children’s shyness, emotionality, and internalizing problems.. Social Development (2012).

  15. Eisenberg, N., Sulik, M.J., Spinrad, T. L., Edwards, A., Eggum, N. D., Liew, J., Sallquist, J., Popp, T. K., Smith, C. L., & Hart, D.. Differential Susceptibility and the early development of aggression: Interactive effects of respiratory sinus arrhythmia and environmental quality. Developmental Psychology (2012).

  16. Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Silva, K. M., Eggum, N. D., Reiser, M., Edwards, A., Iyer, R., Kupfer, A. S., Hofter, C., Smith, C. L., & Gaertner, B. M.. Longitudinal relations among maternal behaviors, effortful control and young children's committed compliance.. Developmental Psychology (2012).

  17. Sulik, M. J., Eisenberg, N., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Spinrad, T. L., Silva, K. M., Eggum, N. D. et al.,. Interactions between serotonin transporter gene haplotypes and quality of mothers' parenting predict the development of children's noncompliance. Developmental Psychology (2012).

  18. Eggum, N. D., Eisenberg, N., Kao, K., Spinrad, T. L., Bolnick, R., Hofer, C., Kupfer, A. S., & Fabricius, W. V.. Emotion understanding, theory of mind, and prosocial orientation: Relations over time in early childhood. Journal of Positive Psychology (2011).

  19. Liew, J., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N. D., Haugen, R., Kupfer, A., Reiser, M. R., Smith, C. L., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Baham, M. E.. Physiological regulation and fearfulness as predictors of young children’s empathy-related reactions. Social Development (2011).

  20. Silva, K. M., Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Sulik, M. J., Valiente, C., Huerta, S., et al.. Relations of children's effortful control and teacher-child relationship quality to school attitudes in a low-income sample. Early Education and Development (2011).

  21. Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Haugen, R., Spinrad, T. L., Hofer, C., Liew, J., & Kupfer, A.. Children's effortful control and academic achievement: Mediation through social functioning. Early Education and Development (2011).

  22. Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N., Silva, K., Reiser, M., Hofer, C., Smith, C. L., Gaertner, B., Kupfter, A., Popp, T., & Michalik, N. Relations among maternal socialization, effortful control, and maladjustment in early childhood. Development and Psychopathology (2010).

  23. Eisenberg, N., Vidmar, M., Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N. D., Edwards, A. Gaertner, B., & Kupfer, A.. Mothers’ teaching strategies and children’s effortful control: A longitudinal study. Developmental Psychology (2010).

  24. Sallquist, J., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Gaertner, B. M., Eggum, N. D., & Zhou, N.. Mothers’ and children’s positive emotions: Relations and trajectories across four years,. Social Development (2010).

  25. Sulik, M. J., Huerta, S., Zerr, A., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Valiente, C., Di Giunta, L., Pina, A., Eggum, N., Sallquist, J., Edwards, A., Kupfer, A., & the School Readiness Consortium. The factor structure of effortful control and measurement invariance across ethnicity and sex in a high-risk sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. (2010).

  26. Eggum, N. D., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Valiente, C., Edwards, A., Kupfer, A. S., & Reiser, M.. Predictors of withdrawal: Possible precursors of avoidant personality disorder. Development and Psychopathology (2009).

  27. Eggum, N. D., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T.L., Reiser, M, Gaertner, B., Sallquist, J., & Smith, C.L.. Development of shyness: Relations with children’s fearfulness, sex, and maternal behavior. Infancy (2009).

  28. Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T.L., Liew, J., Zhou, Q., Losoya, S. H., Reiser, M., & Cumberland, A.. Longitudinal relations of children’s effortful control, impulsivity, and negative emotionality to their externalizing, internalizing, and co-occuring behavior problems. Developmental Psychology (2009).

  29. Sallquist, J. V., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Reiser, M., Hofer, C, Zhou, Q., Liew, J., & Eggum, N.. Positive and negative emotionality: Trajectories across six years and relations with social competence. Emotion (2009).

  30. Sallquist, J.V., Eisenberg, N. Spinrad, T. L., Eggum, N. D., Gaertner, B. M.. Assessment of preschoolers’ positive empathy: Concurrent and longitudinal relations with positive emotion, social competence and sympathy.. Juurnal of Positive Psychology (2009).

  31. Spinrad, T. L., Eisenberg, N., Granger, D. A., Eggum, N. D. Sallquist, J., Haugen, R. G., Kupfer, A., & Hofer, C.. Individual differences in preschoolers’ salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase reactivity: Relations to temperament and maladjustment. Hormones and Behavior (2009).

  32. B Gaertner, Tracy Spinrad, N Eisenberg. Focused attention in toddlers: Measurement, stability, and relations to negative emotion and parenting. Infant and Child Development (2008).

  33. Eisenberg, N., Hofer, C., Spinrad, T.L., Gershoff, E. T., Valiente, C., Losoya, S., Zhou, Q. Cumberland, A., Liew, J., Reiser, M & Maxon, E. Understanding parent-adolescent conflict discussions: Concurrent and across time prediction from youths’ dispositions and parenting. Monographs from the Society for Research in Child Development (2008).

  34. Special issue on Moral Development. Journal of Genetic Psychology (2007).

  35. C Valiente, N Eisenberg, Tracy Spinrad, A Cumberland, S Losoya, M Reiser, J Liew. The relations among parents' expressivity, children's effortful control and their problem behaviors: A four-year longitudinal study. Journal of Emotion (2006).

  36. Tracy Spinrad, C Stifter. Toddlers' empathy-related responding to distress: Predictions from negative emotionality and maternal behavior in infancy. Infancy (2006).

  37. Tracy Spinrad, N Eisenberg, A Cumberland, R Fabes, C Valiente, S Shepard, M Reiser, S Losoya, I Guthrie. The relation of emotion-related regulation to children's social competence: A longitudinal study. Emotion (2006).

  38. N Eisenberg, A Sadovsky, Tracy Spinrad. Associations of emotion-related regulation with language skills, emotion knowledge, and academic outcomes. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2005).

  39. N Eisenberg, A Sadovsky, Tracy Spinrad, F Fabes, S Losoya, Carlos Valiente, M Reiser, A Cumberland, S Shepard. The relations of problem behavior status to children's negative emotionality, effortful control, and impulsivity: Concurrent relations and prediction of change. Developmental Psychology (2005).

  40. N Eisenberg, Q Zhou, Tracy Spinrad, C Valiente, R Fabes, J Liew. Relations among positive parenting, children's emotion-related regulation, and externalizing problems from childhood to adolescence: A three-wave longitudinal study. Child Development (2005).

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Presentations

  1. Seyed-Nozadi, S., Spinrad, T. L., & Eisenberg, N. The relations of positive parenting to changes in children’s anxiety levels over time.. Society for Research In Child Development. (Apr 2013).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Valiente,Carlos E * , Eisenberg,Nancy , Pina,Armando A , Spinrad,Tracy , Thompson,Marilyn S , . The roles of emotion regulation and peer context in childrens achievement. HHS-NIH-NICHD (3/1/2012 - 2/29/2016).
  2. Eisenberg,Nancy * , Lemery,Kathryn Sue , Reiser,Mark R , Reiser,Mark R , Reiser,Mark R , Spinrad,Tracy , Verrelli,Brian C , . The Course of Regulation and Dysregulation in Children. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2008 - 8/31/2012).
  3. Eisenberg,Nancy * Spinrad,Tracy Valiente,Carlos E . Preschool Curricula: Outcomes and Developmental Processes. UT Health Science Ctr.-Houston (9/30/2005 - 6/30/2011).
  4. Eisenberg,Nancy * Spinrad,Tracy Valiente,Carlos E . Facial and Physiological Correlates of Compassion. IRUL (1/1/2005 - 2/1/2006).
  5. Eisenberg,Nancy * Fabes,Richard Allen Reiser,Mark R Spinrad,Tracy . EMOTION, REGULATORY PROCESSES, AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONING. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2000 - 2/29/2004).
  6. Eisenberg,Nancy * Lemery,Kathryn Sue Reiser,Mark R Reiser,Mark R Spinrad,Tracy Updegraff,Kimberly A . Emotion, Regulation and Quality of Social Functioning. HHS-NIH-NIMH (3/1/2000 - 2/28/2008).

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Service

  1. Journal of Genetic Psychology, Editor, Special issue on Moral Development (2006 - 2007)
  2. NSF, External Reviewer, Research Proposal (ended 2007)
  3. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Ad-hoc reviewer (ended 2006)
  4. International Journal of Behavioral Development, Ad hoc reviewer (ended 2006)
  5. Social Development, Ad hoc Reviewer (ended 2006)
  6. Family Psychology, Ad hoc Reviewer (ended 2005)
  7. Early Education and Development, Ad Hoc Reviewer (ended 2004)
  8. Tosco 66 Compay, Lunch and Learn Lecture Series (ended 2003)

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