Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris


Social, Family, Social-Emotional, Research Methodology, Biological

Life Phases
Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence

Research Profile


Research Interests
Construction and function of self-processes; development of self-esteem and personality; longitudinal methodology; lifespan measurement of self-esteem

Selected Publications

Harris, M. A., Gruenenfelder-Steiger, A. E., Ferrer, E., Donnellan, M. B., Allemand, M., Fend, H., Conger, R. D., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2015). Do parents foster self-esteem? Testing the prospective impact of parent closeness on adolescent self-esteem. Child Development, 86, 995-1013.

Gruenenfelder-Stegier, A. E., & Harris, M. A. (under review). Subjective and objective peer approval evaluations and self-esteem development: A test of reciprocal, prospective, and long-term effects. Developmental Psychology.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., & Harris, M. H. (in preparation). Self-esteem: Just another word for depression?

Harris, M. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (in preparation).The Lifespan Self-Esteem scale: Initial validation of a new measure of global self-esteem suitable for use with children and adults.