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Jennifer Lansford
Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Areas of Expertise


Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2000)
M.A., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (1997)
B.A., Duke University (1995)


Jennifer Lansford's research focuses on the development of aggression and other behavior problems in youth, with an emphasis on how family and peer contexts contribute to or protect against these outcomes. She examines how experiences with parents (e.g., physical abuse, discipline, divorce) and peers (e.g., rejection, friendships) affect the development of children's behavior problems, how influence operates in adolescent peer groups, and how cultural contexts moderate links between parenting and children's adjustment.