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Ryan E. Adams

Research Associate Professor-Affiliate

Pediatrics | College of Medicine

  • Doctoral Degree: Florida Atlantic University (Developmental Psychology)
  • Post Doctoral Fellow: Concordia University (Human Development )
  • Master's Degree: Florida Atlantic University (Developmental Psychology)
  • Bachelor's : Texas A&M University (Psychology)
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Research Interests

Effects of Adolescent Relationships on Developmental Outcomes and Adjustment----The Protective Effects of Adolescent Relationships on the Link Between Negative Experiences (eg peer victimization) and Depression and Anxiety especially those who are obese---Changes in Parent-Child Relationships and Friendships

Peer Reviewed Publications

Adams,R.E.; Bukowski,W.M. 2008. Peer victimization as a predictor of depression and body mass index in obese and non-obese adolescents Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, ,

Adams,R.E.; Bukowski,W.M. 2007. Relationships with mothers and peers moderate the association between childhood sexual abuse and anxiety disorders Child abuse & neglect, 31 6, 645

Adams,R.E.; Laursen,B. 2007. The correlates of conflict: disagreement is not necessarily detrimental Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43), 21 3, 445

Bukowski, W.M.; Adams, R.E.; Santo, J.B. 2006. Recent advances in the study of social and personal experiences, and psychopathology. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30 , 26

Adams, R.; Bukowski, W.M. 2005. Sability of aggression during early adolescence: reciprocated friendships and friend’s aggression. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 29 , 139

Bukowski,W.M.; Adams,R. 2005. Peer relationships and psychopathology: markers, moderators, mediators, mechanisms, and meanings Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 34 1, 3

Jensen-Campbell,L.A.; Gleason,K.A.; Adams,R.; Malcolm,K.T. 2003. Interpersonal conflict, agreeableness, and personality development Journal of personality, 71 6, 1059

Jensen-Campbell, L.; Adams, R.; Perry, D.; Workman, K.; Furdella, J.; Egan, S. 2002. Agreeableness, extraversion, and peer relations in early adolescence: winning friends and deflecting aggression. Journal of Research in Personality, 36 , 224

Laursen,B.; Pulkkinen,L.; Adams,R. 2002. The antecedents and correlates of agreeableness in adulthood Developmental psychology, 38 4, 591

Adams, R.; Laursen, B. 2001. The organization and dynamics of adolescent conflict with parents and friends. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63 , 97

Adams,R.E.; Laursen,B.; Wilder,D. 2001. Characteristics of closeness in adolescent romantic relationships Journal of adolescence, 24 3, 353

Ransdell, S.; Hawkins, C.M.; Adams, R. 2001. Predicting academic performance in american and estonian college students. International Journal of Educational Research, 35 , 373

Laursen, B.; Adams, R. 2000. Risoluzione e gestione del conflitto nelle relazioni di adolescenti con amici e genitori [the resolution and management of conflict in adolescent relationships with friends and parents]. Eta’ Evolutiva, 67 , 60