Professor of Psychology
Early parent-child relationships; the development of psychological understanding; developmental science and public policy.
Thompson, R. A., Simpson, J., & Berlin, L. (Eds.) (in press). Attachment: The Fundamental Questions. New York: Guilford.
Thompson, R. A. (2019). Emotion dysregulation: A theme in search of definition. Development and Psychopathology, in press. doi:10.1017/S0954579419000282.
Thompson, R. A. (2019). Early moral development and attachment theory. In D. Laible, L. M. Padilla-Walker, & G. Carlo (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of parenting and moral development (pp. 21-39). New York: Oxford University Press.
Schachner, A. C. W., Newton, E. K., Thompson, R. A., & Goodman, M. (2018). Becoming prosocial: The consistency of individual differences in early prosocial behavior. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 43, 42-51. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2018.01.001.
Newton, E. K., Thompson, R. A., & Goodman, M. (2016). Individual differences in toddlers’ prosociality: Experiences in early relationships explain variability in prosocial behavior. Child Development, 87(6), 1715-1726. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12631.
Waters, S. F., & Thompson, R. A. (2016). Children’s perceptions of emotion regulation strategy effectiveness: Links with attachment security. Attachment & Human Development, 18(4), 354-372. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2016.1170051.
Thompson, R. A. (2015). Social support and child protection: Lessons learned and learning. Child Abuse & Neglect, 41(1), 19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.06.011.
Thompson, R. A. & Newton, E. K. (2013). Baby altruists? Examining the complexity of prosocial motivation in young children. Infancy 18(1), 120-133.
Raikes, H. A., Virmani, E. A., Thompson, R. A., & Hatton, H. (2013). Declines in peer conflict from preschool through first grade: Influences from early attachment and social information processing. Attachment & Human Development, 15(1), 65-82.
Thompson, R. A. (2012). Wither the preconventional child? Toward a life-span moral development theory. Child Development Perspectives, 6(4), 423-429.
Thompson, R. A. (2011). Emotion and emotion regulation: Two sides of the developing coin. Emotion Review, 3(1), 53-61.
Waters, S., Virmani, E., Thompson, R. A., Meyer, S., Raikes, A., & Jochem, R. (2010). Emotion regulation and attachment: Unpacking two constructs and their association. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment (Special section on The Assessment of Emotion Regulation: Improving Construct Validity in Research on Psychopathology in Youth), 32(1), 37-47.
Raikes, H. A., & Thompson, R. A. (2008). Attachment security and parenting quality predict children's problem-solving, attributions, and loneliness with peers. Attachment & Human Development, 10(3), 1-26.