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


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


Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global PolicyHandbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy "is an important and timely resource for scientists, practitioners, and policymakers interested in applying the science of adolescence to a wide range of issues that impact the health and well-being of the world's youth"—Laurence Steinberg, Temple University



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.