Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Family, Health and Mental Health, Social-Emotional
Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood
Dr. Choe's research interests focus on the development of children’s self-regulation and externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, hyperactivity), their complex associations with parents’ mental health and caregiving, and their contributions to the onset of psychopathology, specifically child conduct problems and maternal depressive symptoms. He follows a biopsychosocial approach to studying psychopathology and its intergenerational transmission with observational, questionnaire, neuropsychological, behavioral, interview, and biological data. Dr. Choe is currently examining parents’ and young children’s executive functions, psychophysiological markers of stress and regulation, as well as family and neighborhood influences on the development of antisocial behavior during the first two decades of life. His lab is studying the development of preschoolers’ self-regulation and general cognitive skills, and the role parents play in fostering young children’s cognitive development through parent–child interactions and intergenerational mechanisms (e.g., parents’ self-regulation, caregiving, socioeconomic status).
Choe, D. E., McDonough, S., Sameroff, A. J., & Lawrence, A. (in press). Postnatal trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms: Postpartum antecedents and differences in toddler adjustment. Infant Mental Health Journal.
Galán, C. A., Choe, D. E., Forbes, E. E., & Shaw, D. S. (2017). Interactions between empathy and resting heart rate in early adolescence predict violent behavior in late adolescence and early adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 1370–1380. doi:10.1111/jcpp.1277
Olson, S. L., Choe, D. E., & Sameroff, A. J. (2017). Interactions between parenting and child effortful control predict developmental trajectories of externalizing behavior through childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 1333–1351. doi:10.1017/S095457941700030X
Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Inhibitory control as a mediator of bidirectional effects between early oppositional behavior and maternal depression. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1129–1147. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000613
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2014). Effortful control moderates bidirectional effects between children's externalizing problems and their mothers' depressive symptoms. Child Development, 85, 643–658. doi:10.1111/cdev.12123
Choe, D. E., Lane, J. D., Grabell, A. S., & Olson, S. L. (2013). Developmental precursors of young school-age children's hostile attribution bias. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2245–2256. doi:10.1037/a0032293|
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2013). The interplay of externalizing problems and inductive and physical discipline during childhood. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2029–2039. doi:10.1037/a0032054
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2013). Effects of early maternal distress and parenting on the development of children's self-regulation and externalizing behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 437–453. doi:10.1017/S0954579412001162
Ph.D., Psychology (Developmental). University of Michigan.
M.S., Psychology (Developmental). University of Michigan.
B.A., Psychology. San Diego State University.