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Gary Ladd

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

 

Cowden Distinguished Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics and Department of Psychology (Developmental), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

Children's and adolescents' friendships, peer group relations, and social competence. Ladd's specific interests include: (a) child, family, and schooling factors that predict children's success and difficulties in peer relationships, (b) peer relationship histories and their role in the development of psychological and school adjustment, (c) the role of stable and changing relationship processes (e.g., stress, support) in the development of child and adolescent social cognitions, perceptions, and belief systems, and (d) the confluence of risky behavior (e.g., aggressive and withdrawn behavior) and relationships (e.g., peer group rejection, peer victimization, friendlessness) as precursors of psychological and scholastic health and dysfunction.

Education

Ed.D., University of Rochester, 1979

Publications
  • Ladd, G. W., Ettekal, I. Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., Rudolph, K. D., & Andrews, R. K. Relations among chronic peer group rejection, maladaptive behavioral dispositions, and early adolescents’ peer perceptions. Child Development (2014).
  • Ladd, G. W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., Ettekal, I., Cortes, K., Sechler, C., & Visconti, K. J. The 4R-SUCCESS program: Promoting children’s social and scholastic skills in dyadic classroom activities. Group Dynamics and Organizational Consulting (2014).
  • Ladd, G.W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. Visconti, K., Ettekal, I, Sechler, C., & Cortes, K.I. Grade-School children’s Social Collaborative Skills: Links with Partner Preference and Achievement. American Educational Research Journal (2014).
  • Ladd, G. W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Sechler, C. M. Classroom peer relations as a context for social and scholastic development. Well-being in children and families: Wellbeing: A complete reference guide, Volume 1 (2014).
  • Ladd, G. W., & Ettekal, I. (2013). Peer-related loneliness across early to late adolescence: Normative trends, intra-individual trajectories, and links with depressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescence (2013).
  • Perren, S., Ettekal, I., & Ladd, G. W. (2013). The impact of peer victimization on later maladjustment: Mediating and moderating effects of hostile and self-blaming attributions. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54:1, 46-55 (2013).
  • Gary W. Ladd. Peer influences in elementary school. International guide to student achievement (2013).
  • Kochel, K., Ladd, G. W., & Rudolph, K. Longitudinal associations among youths’ depressive symptoms, peer victimization, and low peer acceptance: An interpersonal process perspective,. Child Development, 83, 637-650 (2012).
  • Kochel, K.P., Miller, C.F., Updegraff, K.A., Ladd, G.W., & Kochenderfer-Ladd. Associations between fifth graders’ gender atypical problem behavior and peer relationships: A short-term longitudinal study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (2012).
  • Ryan, A. & Ladd, G. W. Peer relationships and adjustment at school. (2012).
  • Ladd, G. W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. K., Visconti, K. J., & Ettekal, I. Classroom peer relations and children’s social and scholastic development: Risk factors and resources. Classroom peer relations and children’s social and scholastic development: Risk factors and resources (2012).
  • Ladd, G. W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., Eggum, N. D., Kochel, K., McConnell, E. M. Characterizing and comparing the friendships of anxious-solitary and unsociable preadolescents. Child Development (2011).
  • Ladd, G. W., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Rydell, M. Children's interpersonal skills and relationships in social settings: Adaptive significance and implication for school-based prevention and intervention programs. Handbook of Childhood Social Development (2011).
  • Gary W. Ladd. The Child Behavior Scale: Applications and Research Findings. (2010).
  • Buhs, E. S., Ladd, G. W., & Herald-Brown, S. L. Victimization and exclusion: Links to peer rejection, classroom engagement, and achievement. Handbook of bullying in schools: An international perspective (2010).
  • Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Ladd, G. W. Planning interventions with victims of bullying: Considerations of child’s characteristics. Preventing and treating bullying and victimization (2010).
  • Ladd, G. W. Social development and schooling. International Encyclopedia of Education (2010).
  • Ladd, G. W. & Dinella, L. M. Continuity and change in early school engagement: Predictive of children’s achievement trajectories from first to eighth grade?. Journal of Educational Psychology (2009).
  • Ladd, G. W. & Ettekal, I. Classroom peer acceptance and rejection and children’s psychological and school adjustment. Interpersonal Acceptance (2009).
  • Ladd, G. W., Herald-Brown, S. L., & Andrews, R. The Child Behavior Scale (CBS) Revisited: A Longitudinal Evaluation of CBS Subscales with Children, Preadolescents, and Adolescents. Psychological Assessment (2009).
  • Ettekal, I., & Ladd, G. W. The stability of aggressive behavior toward peers as a predictor of externalizing problems from childhood through adolescence. Handbook of aggressive behavior research (2009).
  • Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., Ladd, G. W., Kochel, K. Theoretical considerations for the study of young victims of peer harassment. Bullying, Rejection and Peer Victimization: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective (2009).
  • Ladd, G. W. Trends, travails, and turning points in early research on children’s peer relationships: Legacies and lessons for our time?. Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (2009).
  • Ladd, G. W., Herald-Brown, S. L., & Kochel, K. P. Peers and motivation. Handbook of motivation at school (2009).
  • Ladd, G. W. Harsh parenting, insufficient income, and infant aggression predict preschool peer victimization: A commentary. (2009).
  • Herald-Brown, S. L., Kochel, K. P., & Ladd, G. W. Social influences on children’s engagement in school. I-Manager’s Journal on Educational Psychology (2008).
  • Ladd, G. W. Social competence and peer relations: Significance for young children and their service providers. Early Childhood Services (2008).
  • Ladd, G. W., Herald-Brown, S. L., & Reiser, M. Does chronic classroom peer rejection predict the development of children’s classroom participation during the grade school years?. Child Development, (2008).
  • Ladd, G. W. Trends, travails, and turning points in early research on children’s peer relationships: Legacies and lessons for our time?. Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (2008).
  • Gary Ladd. Social competence: An important educational objective?. Asia-Pacific Journal of Research on Early Childhood Education (2007).
  • K Rudolph, Gary Ladd, L Dinella. Gender differences in the interpersonal consequences of early-onset depressive symptoms. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (Special Issue: Gender and Relationships, Editors: Marion Underwood & Martha Putallaz) (2007).
  • Ladd, Gary W. Appraising the Human Developmental Sciences. (2007).
  • . . Appraising the Human Developmental Sciences (2007).
  • Ladd, Gary W. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. Appraising the Human Developmental Sciences (2007).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Chapter Author) . Social learning in the peer context. Contemporary Perspectives on Research on Social Learning in Early Childhood Education (2007).
  • E Buhs, Gary Ladd, S Herald. Peer exclusion and victimization: Processes that mediate the relation between peer group rejection and children's classroom engagement and achievement?. Journal of Educational Psychology (2006).
  • Gary Ladd. Peer rejection, aggressive or withdrawn behavior, and psychological maladjustment from ages 5 to 12: An examination of four predictive models. Child Development (2006).
  • Gary Ladd, S Herald, K Kochel. School readiness: Are there social prerequisites?. Early Education and Development (2006).
  • Ladd, Gary W,Herald, S,Andrews, K. Young children's peer relations and social competence. Handbook of research on the education of young children: Volume 2 (2006).
  • Wendy Troop-Gordon, Gary Ladd. Trajectories of peer victimization and perceptions of the self and schoolmates: Precursors to internalizing and externalizing problems. Child Development (2005).
  • Ladd, Gary W. Children's peer relationships and social competence: A century of progress. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Children's peer relations: From development to intervention (2005).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Author) . School readiness: Preparing children for the transition from preschool to grade school. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (2005).
  • Gary Ladd. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. Commentaries in honor of the 50th anniversary of Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. Editorial. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. Quarterly Developments. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. School transitions/school readiness: An outcome of early childhood development. Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. The maturing of the human developmental sciences: Appraising past, present, and prospective agendas. Merrill Palmer Quarterly (2004).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Author) ,Herald, S (Author) ,Slutzky, C (Author) ,Andrews, K (Author) . Preventive interventions for peer group rejection. Handbook of prevention interventions for children and adolescents (2004).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Author) ,Herald, Sarah (Author) ,Slutzky, Carly (Author) ,Andrews, Rebecca (Author) . Peer Group Rejection. Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Children and Adolescents (2004).
  • . The Maturing of the Human Developmental Sciences I: Appraising Past, Present, and Prospective Agendas. (2004).
  • . The Maturing of the Human Developmental Sciences II: Appraising Past, Present, and Prospective Agendas. (2004).
  • Gary Ladd. Probing the adaptive significance of children's behavior and relationships in the school context: A child by environment perspective. Advances in Child Behavior and Development (2003).
  • Gary Ladd, W Troop-Gordon. The role of chronic peer adversity in the development of children's psychological adjustment problems. Child Development (2003).
  • H Gazelle, Gary Ladd. Anxious solitude and peer exclusion: A diathesis-stress model of internalizing trajectories in childhood. Child Development (2003).
  • . . Review of: School transitions/school readiness: An outcome of early childhood development (2003).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Author) . School transitions/school readiness: An outcome of early childhood development. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (pp. 1-10). Montreal: Quebec: Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (2003).
  • B Kochenderfer-Ladd, Gary Ladd. Identifying victims of peer aggression from early to middle childhood: Analysis of cross-informant data for concordance, estimation of relational adjustment, prevalence of victimization, and characteristics of identified victims. Psychological Assessment (2002).
  • Buhs, E (Author) ,Ladd, Gary W (Author) ,Troop, W. Children's interpersonal skills and relationships in school settings: Adaptive significance and implications for school-based prevention and intervention programs. Blackwell's Handbook of Childhood Social Development (2002).
  • Gazelle, H (Author) ,Ladd, Gary W (Author) . Intervention for children who are victims of peer aggression: Conceptualizing intervention at an individual and relationship level. Preventing intimate partner violence: Developmentally appropriate interventions across the life span (2002).
  • Pettit, G S (Author) ,Ladd, Gary W (Author) . Parents and children's peer relationships. Handbook of parenting (2002).
  • E Buhs, Gary Ladd. Peer rejection in kindergarten: Relational processes mediating academic and emotional outcomes. Developmental Psychology (2001).
  • K Burgess, Gary Ladd. Do relational risks and protective factors moderate the linkages between childhood aggression and early psychological and school adjustment?. Child Development (2001).
  • Ladd, Gary W (Author) ,Kochenderfer-Ladd, B (Author) . Variations in peer victimization: Relations to children's maladjustment. Peer harassment in school (2001).
  • K Clark, Gary Ladd. Connectedness and autonomy support in parent-child relationships: Links to children's socioemotional orientation and peer relationships. Developmental Psychology (2000).
  • S Birch, Gary Ladd, M Seid. Children's initial sentiments about kindergarten: Is school liking an antecedent of early classroom participation and achievement?. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (2000).
  • Dinella, L. M., & Ladd, G. W. Building and maintaining relationships with school stakeholders. Conducting science-based psychology research in schools ( (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
CDE 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 232Human Development
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 612Children's Peer Relationships
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 232Human Development
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CDE 232Human Development
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 612Children's Peer Relationships
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
CDE 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PGS 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Service
  • National Center for Educational Statistics, Review Panel Member (2013 - Present)
  • American Psychological Association, Nominee (2012 - Present)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Nominee (2012 - Present)
  • Arizona Christian University, Member, Institutional Review Board (2012 - Present)
  • Arizona Christian University, Member, Institutional Review Board (2012 - Present)
  • 4th Annual Professional Development Conference for Undergraduates, Program Presenter "Being a Professor: Life of an Academic" (2010 - Present)
  • Eagle College Preparatory School, Phoenix AZ, Consultant (2010 - Present)
  • Eagle College Preparatory School, Phoenix AZ, Consultant (2010 - Present)
  • Dunkirk New York Public School System, Consultant (2008 - Present)
  • Dunkirk New York Public School System, Consultant (2008 - Present)
  • CLAS Excellence Committee, Member (2008 - Present)
  • CLAS Committee of Review, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics, Associate Director (2006 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics, Associate Director (2006 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics--Leadership Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics--Leadership Committee, Chair (2005 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for Child Development (2001 - Present)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for Child Development (2001 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Editor, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: A Journal of Developmental Psychology, Editor in Chief (2000 - Present)
  • Arizona Christian University, Member, Institutional Review Board (2012 - 2014)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for Child Development (2001 - 2012)
  • Child Development Perspectives, Consulting Editor (2006 - 2012)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for Child Development (2001 - 2011)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for Child Development (2001 - 2010)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics, Associate Director (2006 - 2010)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics--Leadership Committee, Chair (2005 - 2010)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Manuscript reviewer for SRCD journals (2001 - 2009)
  • CLAS Excellence Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Consultant, NICHD grant "Can bullies be popular? Developmental insights", Consultant (2004 - 2007)
  • Local and national newspapers; print, radio, TV media, Source for research findings and documentation; fact checking (2001 - 2007)
  • Psychology: Developmental Graduate Admissions Committee, Member (2001 - 2007)
  • Program Review Committee, Chair (2007)
  • External Examiner (2007 - 2007)
  • National Public Radio, Guest Speaker/Interviewee (2007)
  • The Gambian Early Childhood Development Conference, Panel Moderator (2007)
  • CLAS Faculty Development Program, Facutly Mentor (2005 - 2007)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics--Leadership Committee, Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • Peer Relations Preconference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Convenor/Organizer (2005 - 2007)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics--Steering Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Department of Family and Human Development, Acting Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • European Journal of Psychology of Education, Manuscript Reviewer (2005 - 2006)
  • University of Maryland at College Park, External evaluator for senior faculty who were nominated for Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award (2005 - 2005)
  • DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Psychosocial Development, Risk, & Prevention Study Section (2005 - 2005)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member, Review Panel for Program Standards and Accreditation Criteria (2003 - 2005)
  • Family & Human Development: Graduate Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • American Educational Research Association, Divisions C and E, Conference Program Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Accreditation Performance Criteria Review Team, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Department of Family and Human Development, Acting Director, institute for Families and Children (2004)
  • Family & Human Development: Host for Project Consultants, PI-Host (2004)
  • Family & Human Development: Host for visiting faculty, PI-Host (2004)
  • Institute for Social Science Research, Departmental Representative (2004)
  • Psychology: Developmental Brown Bag Seminar Series, Member (2004)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, 2005 Program Reviewer (2004)
  • Stardust Affordable Housing Project, Participant in Planning Meetings at the ASU Downtown Center (2004)
  • Family & Human Development: Strategic Planning Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Psychology: Department Development Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, Member of Psychosocial Development, Risk, & Prevention Study Section (1999 - 2004)
  • NICHD planning grant for school readiness interventions, Consultant (2002 - 2003)
  • Child Development, Manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • Family & Human Development: Faculty Recruitment Activities, Participant (2003)
  • Guilford Press, Manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • National Science Foundation, Manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • Psychology: Developmental Brown Bag Seminar Series, Participant (2003)
  • Psychology: Honors Program, Speaker/ Potential Mentor (2003)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, 2003 Program Reviewer (2003)
  • Society for Research in Child Development, Mentorship of Grad Students and Young Scholars (2003)
  • Stardust Affordable Housing Project, Participant in ASU Initial Planning Sessions (2003)
  • University of CA-Riverside; Syracuse University; University of Illinois, Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure Decisions at 3 US universities (2003)
  • Nominating Committee, American Educational Research Association, Division E, Chair (2000 - 2002)
  • National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review, Panel: Risk, Prevention, and Health Behavior (RPHB-1), Member (1999 - 2002)