Download these summaries of original research projects sponsored by LCRG:
- Girls, Stress and Well-Being: What Parents Need to Know: Read now
- Pretend Play, Creativity and Adaptive Functioning: Read now
- Mood and Self-Esteem in Middle School Girls: Read now
- When and Where I Enter: A Study of the Experiences of African-American Girls in All-Girls' Independent Schools: Read now
- Doing Gender on Classroom Discourse: Read now
Academic Journal Publications of Research Sponsored by LCRG
Associations between Stress, Psychosomatic Complaints, and Parental Criticism among Affluent Adolescent Girls by Kimberly Williams, Terese J. Lund, Belle Liang, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau and Renée Spencer. Read now
Stressed and Losing Sleep: Sleep Duration and Perceived Stress Among Affluent Adolescent Females by Angela M. DeSilva Mousseau, Terese J. Lund, Belle Liang, Renée Spencer & Jill Walsh. Published in the Peabody Journal of Education. Read now
Adolescent Girls Finding Purpose: The Role of Parents and Prosociality by Belle Liang and Allison E. White of Boston College, Terese J. Lund of Wingate University, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau of Rivier University, and Renée Spencer and Jill Walsh of Boston University. Read now
The Mediating Role of Engagement in mentoring Relationships and Self-Esteem Among Affluent Adolescent Girls by Belle Liang of Boston College, Terese J. Lund of Wingate University, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau of Rivier University, and Renée Spencer of Boston University. Read now
Having It All? A Qualitative Examination of Affluent Adolescent Girls’ Perceptions of Stress and Their Quests for Success by Renée Spencer and Jill Walsh of Boston University, Belle Liang of Boston College, Angela M. Desilva Mousseau of Rivier University, and Terese J. Lund of Wingate University. Published in Journal of Adolescent Research. Read now
Fostering Pretend Play Skills and Creativity in Elementary School Girls: A Group Play Intervention by Jessica D. Hoffmann of Yale University, and Sandra W. Russ of Case Western Reserve University. Published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Read now
Pretend Play, Divergent Thinking, and Math Achievement in Girls: A Longitudinal Study by Claire E. Wallace and Sandra W. Russ of Case Western Reserve University. Read now
My Sister's Keeper: Identifying Eating Pathology through Peer Networks by Lisa K. Damour, Tori S. Cordiano, and Eileen P. Anderson-Fye. Published in Eating Disorders. Read now
Pretend Play, Creativity, and Emotion Regulation in Children by Jessica Hoffmann and Sandra Russ. Published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Read now
Searching for a sense of purpose: The role of parents and effects on self-esteem among female adolescents by Meghan C.C. Blattner, Belle Liang, Terese Lund, and Renee Spencer. Published in the Journal of Adolescence. Read now
Pretend Play, Coping, and Subjective Well-Being in Children: A Follow-up Study by Julie A. Fiorelli and Sandra W. Russ. Published in American Journal of Play. Read now
The results of research studies sponsored by LCRG have been presented at the following academic conferences:
- Lee, A., & Russ, S. (August, 2016). Early pretend play as a predictor of later creativity: A 7-year follow-up. In J. Hoffmann and Z. Ivcevic (Co-chairs), The Development of Creativity in Children. Symposium submitted to the 2016 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.
- Nam, J. S., Dhokai, G., Spencer, R., Liang, B., & Greenberg, E. (March, 2012) Performing well, feeling bad: A qualitative examination of high-performing adolescent girls' experiences of stress and coping. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
- Fiorelli, J. & Russ, S. (2011, August) Pretend Play, Coping, and Subjective Well-Being in Children: A Follow-up Study. Poster presented at American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
- Fiorelli, J. & Russ, S. (2011, March) Assessment of Pretend Play: Londitudinal prediction of Coping and Well-Being. Poster presented at Society for Personality Assessment, Boston.
- Dillon, J. & Russ, S. ( 2011, March) Validation of the Affect in Play Scale (APS) and Affect in Play Scale, Brief Rating Version (APS-BR). Poster presented at Society for Personality Assessment, Boston.
- Dillon, J. & Russ, ( 2010, August) Relationships among play, creativity, and emotion regulation: A developmental perspective. Poster presented at American Psychological Association, San Diego.
- Dillon, J. & Russ, S. (2010, March) Enhancing the construct validity of the Affect in Play Scale, Brief Rating (APS-BR): Pretend play and creativity, emotion regulation, and executive functioning. Paper presented at Society for Personality Assessment, San Jose.
- Duax, J.M., Feeny, N.C., Damour, L.K., Goodman, L. (2009, April). Correlates of internalizing symptoms and self-esteem in middle school girls. Poster presented at the Biennial Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Denver.
- Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development by Lyn Mikel Brown and Carol Gilligan