Sarah Hartman

Sarah Hartman

Major Professor: Dr. Jay Belsky


Family, Social-Emotional, Biological, Health & Mental Health

Life Phases: Infancy, Early Childhood, Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood, Adulthood

Research Profile


Research Interests 
Parent-child interactions; Sexual development; Evolutionary perspectives; Stress responses; Developmental plasticity; Gene-by-environment interactions.

Selected Publications

Hartman, S., & Belsky, J. (2015). An Evolutionary Perspective on Family Studies: Differential Susceptibility to Environmental Influences. Family process.

Perkeybile, A. M., Delaney-Busch, N., Hartman, S., Grimm, K. J., & Bales, K. L. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of alloparental behavior and oxytocin and vasopressin receptor distribution in the prairie vole. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9.

Hartman, S., & Belsky, J. (2015). An Evolutionary Perspective on Developmental Plasticity. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource.

Beaver, K. M., Hartman, S., & Belsky, J. (2014). Differential Susceptibility to parental Sensitivity based on early-life temperament in the prediction of adolescent affective psychopathic personality traits. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 0093854814553620.

Hartman, S., Widaman, K.F., & Belsky, J. (2014). Genetic moderation of effects of maternal sensitivity on girls age of menarche: Replication of Manuck et al. (2011). Development and Psychopathology.

Belsky, J., & Hartman, S. (2014). Gene-environment interaction in evolutionary perspective: differential susceptibility to environmental influences. World Psychiatry, 13(1), 87-89.