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Jeffrey R Gagne

Name

[Gagne, Jeffrey R]
  • Assist Professor

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 PostDoc in PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
    • 2007 Ph.D. in PsychologyBoston University
    • 1999 M.A. in PsychologyBoston University
    • 1996 Ed.M. in CounselingBoston University
    • 1995 PsychologyBoston College

Appointments

    • Jan 2011 to Present Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2010 to Jan 2011 Assistant Researcher
      University of Wisconsin-Madison

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2016 to Present Society for the Study of Human Development
    • Jan 2014 to Present Association for Psychological Science
    • Jan 2014 to Present Behavior Genetics Association
    • Jan 2014 to Present Southwestern Psychological Association
    • Jan 2014 to Present Society for Research in Child Development

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2015 University of Texas at Arlington Pre-Tenure Research Reapportionment Program sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Child Development

    General Interests:

    Temperament, Emotion and Executive Functioning

    Behavior Problems and Psychopathology

    Quantitative and Molecular Genetics

    Behavioral Assessment


    Research Program:

    I study individual differences in early temperament and emotion and links to concurrent and later behavior problems and psychopathology. Although much of my work focuses on children in infancy, toddlerhood and preschool, I am also interested in how early development in these areas extends longitudinally into middle childhood and adolescence. Substantive interests include etiology (quantitative and molecular genetics), temperament theory, behavioral assessment, and child development broadly defined. Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of two studies. The first is the TEXAS Family Study, a lab study of temperament, executive functioning and psychopathology in 2.5-5.5 year-old siblings and twins in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have collected all of our data from the preschool phase of the study and are now conducting a longitudinal follow-up as the children transition to school. The second study is the DFW Twin Study, with the goal of collecting data from 300 pairs of toddler twins from the area. Currently, we have received IRB approval to begin recruiting twin families this summer. I am also engaged in several collaborations analyzing secondary data on related projects with colleagues from Boston University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition, I manage the Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery (Lab-TAB) and Toddler Behavior Questionnaire (TBAQ) assessments online at UTA. All Lab-TAB and TBAQ manual requests, training and consultation is handled by me and my staff. Since, 2011, I have participated in Lab-TAB consultations with researchers at Hebrew University, Yale Medical School, Universidade Europeia in Lisbon, Portugal, Dalhousie (Nova Scotia), University of Alabama-Birmingham and Baylor College of Medicine.

    Temperament Development Laboratory website: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/jgagne/lab/

    TEXAS Family Study website: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/jgagne/texasfamilystudy/

    Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery (Lab-TAB) and Toddler Behavior Questionnaire (TBAQ) website: http://www.uta.edu/faculty/jgagne/labtab/

Publications

      Journal Article Submitted
      • Gagne, J. R., *Fang, H. A., & *Spann, C. A. (submitted). Building a better mousetrap? A multi-method study of the effects of maternal mental health on inhibitory control and behavior problems in preschoolers.

        {Journal Article }
      Submitted
      • *Spann, C. A., Gagne, J. R., & Kenworthy, J. B. (submitted). Mindfulness interventions to foster self-control in children: A meta-analysis.

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      Revised and Resubmitted
      • *Fang, H. A. & Gagne, J. R. (invited revision). Maternal negative affectivity and child internalizing problems: Child behavioral inhibition as a mediator. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

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      In-press
      • Gagne, J. R., **O’Sullivan, D. L., Schmidt, N. L., *Spann, C. A., & Goldsmith, H. H. (in press). The shared etiology of attentional control and anxiety: An adolescent twin study. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

        {Journal Article }
      Revised and Resubmitted
      • Gagne, J. R. (invited revision). Childhood self-control: A synthesis of perspectives and focus on early development. Child Development Perspectives.

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter In-progress
      • Gagne, J. R. & Goldsmith, H. H. (invited, 2016). Development of Temperament in Infancy and Childhood. In K. Saudino & J. Ganiban (Eds.), Behavioral Genetics of Temperament and Personality.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Gagne, J. R. & Saudino, K. J. (2016). The development of inhibitory control in early childhood: A twin study from 2-3 years. Developmental Psychology, 52, 391-399.

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Spann, C. A. & Gagne, J. R. (2016). Aggression in young siblings: Associations with executive functions and maternal characteristics. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 523-533.

        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Gagne, J. R., Prater, J., Abramson, L., Mankuta D., & Knafo, A. (2015). An Israeli study of family expectations of future child temperament. Family Science, 6, 356-361.

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      Journal Article 2014
      • Abramson, L., Mankuta D., Yagel, S., Gagne, J. R., & Knafo, A. (2014). Parent-child symbolic relationship in-utero: Parents expecting their future child to show negative emotionality perceive themselves as more negative, rejecting parents. Parenting: Science and Practice, 14, 133-140.

        {Journal Article }

      Encyclopedia Entry 2013
      • Gagne, J. R. (2013). Personality and Temperament. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net/

        {Encyclopedia Entry }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Gagne, J. R., Spann, C. A., & Prater, J. C. (2013). Parent depression symptoms and child temperament outcomes: A family study approach. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 18, 175-197.

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Gagne, J. R., Miller, M. M., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2013). Early—but modest—gender differences in focal aspects of childhood temperament. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 95-100. NIHMS: 450728

        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Goldsmith, H.H. & Gagne, J.R. (2012). Behavioral Assessment of Temperament. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.), Handbook of Temperament. New York: Guilford Press.

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Gagne, J.R., Saudino, K.J., & Asherson, P. (2011). The genetic etiology of inhibitory control and behavior problems at 24 months of age. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 1155-1163.
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • Gagne, J. R. & Goldsmith, H. H. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of anger and inhibitory control in twins from 12-36 months of age. Developmental Science, 14, 112-124. PMID: 21159093.
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • Gagne, J. R., Van Hulle, C. A., Aksan, N., & Essex, M. J., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2011). Deriving childhood temperament measures from emotion-eliciting behavioral episodes: Scale construction and initial validation. Psychological Assessment, 23, 337-353. PMID: 2148072.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Gagne, J. R. & Saudino, K. J.  (2010). Wait for it! The etiology of inhibitory control in early childhood. Behavior Genetics, 40, 327-337. PMID: 19936910.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Gagne, J. R., Vendlinski, M. K., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2009). The genetics of childhood temperament. In Y-K Kim (Ed.). Handbook of Behavioral Genetics. New York: Springer.
        {Book Chapter }

      Encyclopedia Entry 2005
      • Gagne, J. (2005). Difficult child. Easy child. Slow-to-warm-up child. Goodness-of-fit. Temperament. In G. C. Davey (Ed.) The Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychology. London: Edward Arnold Publishers Limited.
        {Encyclopedia Entry }

      Journal Article 2004
      • Saudino, K. J., Wertz, A., Gagne, J. R., Chawla, S. (2004). Night and day: Are siblings as different in temperament as parents say they are? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 698-706.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2003
      • Saudino, K. J., Gagne, J. R. & Becker, M. (2003). Genetic influences on life events in middle childhood and early adolescence. In S. A. Petrill, R. Plomin, J. C. DeFries, & J. K. Hewitt (Eds.), Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence. New York: Oxford University Press.
        {Book Chapter }
      2003
      • Gagne, J. R., Saudino, K. J. & Cherny, S. S. (2003). Genetic influences on temperament in early adolescence: A multimethod perspective. In S. A. Petrill, R. Plomin, J. C. DeFries, & J. K. Hewitt (Eds.), Nature, Nurture, and the Transition to Early Adolescence. New York: Oxford University Press.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 1999
      • Saudino, K. J., Gagne, J. R., Grant, J., Ibatoulina, A., Marytuina, T., Ravich-Scherbo, I, & Whitfield, K. (1999). Genetic and environmental influences on personality in Adult Russian Twins.   International Journal of Behavioral Development, 23, 375-389.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

  • Past
    •  
      Gagne, J. R. (December 7, 2015). Child Temperament: Assessment, Development, Risk & Family Factors.

      Invited talk at University of Utah, Department of Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Past
    •  
      Gagne, J. R. (May 5, 2015). Multi-method Assessment of Child Temperament: History, Theory and Recent Findings.

      Invited talk at Dalhousie University FORBOW Laboratory, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Past
    •  
      Gagne, J. R. (November 22, 2013). Laboratory Assessment of Child Temperament: History, Rationale and Recent Findings.

       Invited talk at Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Past
    •  
      Gagne, J. R. (October 11, 2013). Multi-method Assessment Approaches to the Study of Child Temperament.

      Invited talk at Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT.

  • Past
    •  
      Gagne, J. R. (March 21, 2016). A Comprehensive, Multi-method Approach to Child Temperament. Invited talk at Adelphi University, Department of Psychology, Garden City, NY.

      Gagne, J. R. (March 21, 2016). A Comprehensive, Multi-method Approach to Child Temperament. Invited talk at Adelphi University, Department of Psychology, Garden City, NY.

Projects

  • 2016
    • Jan 2016 to Present “Mindfulness Meditation to Counteract Self-Control Depletion in Children”

      Dissertation Study for C. Spann

      Role: Co-PI PI: Jeffrey Gagne
  • 2013
    • June 2013 to Present Components of Emotional Processing in Toddlers with ASD

      Serve as paid consultant on R01 MH10018201A1(P.I., Katarzyna Chawarska, Yale University)

      Role: Other PI: Katarzyna Chawarska, Yale University
  • 2012
  • 2011

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Oct 2015 to Present “Mindfulness Meditation to Counteract Self-Control Depletion in Children” sponsored by  - $12650
    • Sept 2015 to Present National Institute of Health Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program Renewal sponsored by  - $30512
    • May 2013 to Present R01 MH10018201A1 "Components of Emotional Processing in Toddlers with ASD” (P.I., Katarzyna Chawarska, Yale University) sponsored by  - $1408538
    • May 2016 to May 2017 University of Texas at Arlington Department of Psychology Research Fund sponsored by  - $8500
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2014 Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program sponsored by  - $32493
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Research Enhancement Program sponsored by  - $9000
    • Jan 2005 to Jan 2007 Behavioral Genetic Analysis of Inhibitory Control sponsored by  - $28204
    • Jan 2004 to Jan 2005 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowship sponsored by  - $23000

Other Research Activities

  • 2016
    • Consulting
      • Jan 2016 Eating phenotype of children exposed to over-nutrition in utero

        Provide expertise and insight in inhibitory control assessment for study of children who were exposed to maternal obesity in utero. Budgeted for $2500/travel expenses: year 1. R21 HD085006 Re-submission-Paula C. Chandler-Laney, University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Health Professions

      • May 2016 Alexis Frazier-Wood, Baylor College of Medicine

        Description: Provide expertise and insight in temperament assessment for study of infant risk factors for obesity. Budgeted for $TBA/travel expenses: year 1. (Total Budget: $TBA)

  • 2015
    • Consulting
      • May 2015 "Early developmental trajectories of social cognition and temperament in offspring of parents with mood and psychotic disorders"

        Provide expertise and insight in temperament and behavioral assessment for study of children with parents with mood and psychotic disorders. $3000/travel expenses: year 1. Canadian Grant submission-Rudolf Uher, Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry, Nova Scotia     

  • 2013
    • Consulting
      • Oct 2013 R01 MH10018201A1 “Components of Emotional Processing in Toddlers with ASD”

        Provide expertise and insight in temperament and behavioral assessment for study of toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. $2000/travel expenses: year 1. R01 MH10018201A1 “Components of Emotional Processing in Toddlers with ASD” (Total Budget: $1,408,538)-Katarzyna Chawarska, Yale University School of Medicine Child Study Center        

      • Nov 2013 Raquel Costa, Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal

        Description: Visited Dr. Costa’s laboratory in Portugal to provide consultation and expertise in behavioral assessments for ongoing research projects. All travel expenses and honorarium paid.

  • 2011
    • Consulting
      • Nov 2011 Ariel Knafo, Hebrew University Department of Psychology, Jerusalem, Israel

        Description: Visited Dr. Knafo’s laboratory in Israel to provide consultation and expertise in behavioral assessments for two ongoing funded research projects and to plan collaborations. All travel expenses and honorarium paid.

Courses

      • PSYC 4410-001 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

        Goals and Objectives

        To understand basic theoretical and empirical issues about temperament and psychopathology in children.

        To gain a deeper appreciation of what constitutes the research process in the areas of temperament, behavior problems, and developmental psychopathology.

        To improve skills in writing/rewriting/editing via course activities.

        To gain experience explaining academic topics to peers and making oral presentations using PowerPoint.

        Students will read several research articles, book chapters, and a non-fiction memoir about the struggle one father has with the adolescent depression and bipolar disorder of his son and daughter. Throughout the course, we will analyze and critically evaluate the literature, and students are expected to contribute in class discussions.

        This course should be excellent preparation for advanced seminar courses in psychology graduate programs.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 4410-001 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

        Goals and Objectives

        To understand basic theoretical and empirical issues about temperament and psychopathology in children.

        To gain a deeper appreciation of what constitutes the research process in the areas of temperament, behavior problems, and developmental psychopathology.

        To improve skills in writing/rewriting/editing via course activities.

        To gain experience explaining academic topics to peers and making oral presentations using PowerPoint.

        Students will read several research articles, book chapters, and a non-fiction memoir about the struggle one father has with the adolescent depression and bipolar disorder of his son and daughter. Throughout the course, we will analyze and critically evaluate the literature, and students are expected to contribute in class discussions.

        This course should be excellent preparation for advanced seminar courses in psychology graduate programs.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3310-001 Psychology 3310-001: Developmental Psychology

        The course is intended as a general introduction and comprehensive overview of the field of human development. Students will be presented with the major theoretical positions and research findings in developmental science and implications of both will be discussed. This course will provide an excellent background for students interested in developmental science. Readings and assignments will help students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills related to the study of human development.

      • PSYC 4359-001 Psyc 4359-001

        Human development and growth from conception through adolescence, concerned with the physical, behavioral, and social aspects. This course is distinct from similar course offerings in that the focus is on developmental research and theory in the infancy and childhood period, students will read one current supplementary research article to correspond with each book chapter assigned, and there will be a written assignment. Prerequisite: PSYC 1315.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 4410-001 Psyc 4410-001

        Goals and Objectives

        To understand basic theoretical and empirical issues about temperament and psychopathology in children. To gain a deeper appreciation of what constitutes the research process in the areas of temperament, behavior problems, and developmental psychopathology. To improve skills in writing/rewriting/editing via course activities. To gain experience explaining academic topics to peers and making oral presentations using PowerPoint. Students will read several research articles, book chapters, and a non-fiction memoir about the struggle one father has with the adolescent depression and bipolar disorder of his son and daughter. Throughout the course, we will analyze and critically evaluate the literature, and students are expected to contribute in class discussions. This course should be excellent preparation for advanced seminar courses in psychology graduate programs.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • PSYC 3318-001 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link
      • PSYC 4410-001 ADVANCED TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
        The course begins with an overview of the history of temperament theory and research. Then we will cover internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and associations with specific aspects of temperament. Developmental psychopathology research methods and specific disorders will then be described. Links between temperament dimensions and disorders will also be presented. We will then read and discuss Paul Raeburn’s memoir. The course will end with several weeks of in-class presentations. During lab we will discuss contemporary methods in developmental science, assigned readings, and important concepts in psychological research. We will also work on in-class exercises, review for exams, and workshop papers and presentations.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Jan 2012 to  Present Review Editor

      Frontiers in Personality and Social Psychology (formerly Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences)

    • Sept 2014 to  Present Review Editor

      SAGE Open

    • Sept 2011 to  Present Ad Hoc Reviewer

      -Behavior Genetics

      -British Journal of Developmental Psychology

      -Development and Psychopathology

      -Developmental Psychology

      -Emotion

      -Infant Behavior and Development

      -Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research

      -Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

      -Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

      -PLOS One

      -Social Behavior and Personality

    • Dec 2011 to  Present Textbook Reviewer

      -Abnormal Psychology: Diverse Perspectives, by Jonathan D. Raskin (Taylor & Francis). Textbook proposal and sample chapter. (November, 2014 review).

      -Developmental Psychology, by Frank Keil (W. W. Norton). Chapter 7: The Origins of Emotion, Temperament, and Personality; Chapter 16: Psychopathology in Childhood.

      (December, 2012 review).

      -How Children Develop, by Robert Siegler, Judy DeLoache, Nancy Eisenberg, and Jenny Saffran (Worth). Chapter 1: An Introduction to Child Development and Chapter 3: Biology and Behavior and associated videos (August, 2015 review).Chapter PowerPoints and Quizzes (November, 2013 review). Chapter 2: Prenatal Development and the Newborn Period; and Chapter 3: Biology of Behavior. (December, 2011 review).

    • Feb 2013 to  Present Conference Abstract Reviewer

      Southwestern Psychological Association

Service to the University

  • Appointed
  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2011 to  Present Graduate Student Committees

      Chair of Dissertation Committee:

      Catherine A. Spann, Experimental Psychology, 2016

      Chair of Master’s Thesis Committee:

      Haolei Fang, Experimental Psychology, 2015

      Catherine A. Spann, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Chair of Major Area Paper Committee:

      Catherine A. Spann, Experimental Psychology, 2015

      Member of Dissertation Committee:

      Allyson A. Arana, Experimental Psychology, 2016

      Sali Asih, Health Psychology & Neuroscience, 2015

      YunHee Choi, Health Psychology & Neuroscience, 2013

      Kellen Gandy, Health Psychology & Neuroscience, 2016

      Maria E. Guarneri-White, Experimental Psychology, 2016

      Tyler N. Hamby, Experimental Psychology, 2015

      Priya A. Iyer, Experimental Psychology, 2013

      Gabriela Orsak, Health Psychology & Neuroscience, 2015

      Adria D. Toliver, Experimental Psychology, 2013

      Jarryd T. Willis, Experimental Psychology, 2015

      Member of Master’s Thesis Committee:

      Allyson A. Arana, Experimental Psychology, 2013

      Erin Boyd, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Tiffany Davis, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Maria E. Guarneri-White, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Member of Major Area Paper Committee:

      Allyson A. Arana, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Lauren E. Coursey, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Maria E. Guarneri-White, Experimental Psychology, 2014

      Tyler N. Hamby, Experimental Psychology, 2014

    • Sept 2011 to  Present Undergraduate Research Supervisor

      (I typically supervise 10-30 undergraduates in my laboratory each semester. Those listed were more actively mentored or supported/sponsored)

      -Sydney Cox, 2016-present

      -Sauntymia Keys, 2014-present

      -Afsoon Gazor, 2013-present

      -Reesha Ahmed, 2013-2014 (entered M.S.W. program at University of Texas at Arlington fall 2014)

      -Joshua Cummins, 2013-2014 (entered Master’s Degree program in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco in fall of 2014)

      -Stephanie Johnson, 2013-2014 (entered Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health at University of North Texas fall 2014)

      -Filza Khan, 2013-2014 (entered Master’s program in Professional Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University summer 2014)

      -Michelle T. Nguyen, 2012-2014 (entered Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology program at Baylor University fall 2014)

      -Dana Leeper, 2011-2013 (entered Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology program at Baylor University fall 2013)

      -Nisha Shrestha, 2011-2013 (applying to Masters in Occupational Therapy programs for fall 2015)

      -Sneha Shankar, 2012-2013 (entered General Clinical Masters of Science program in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University fall 2013)

      -Jessica Jones, 2012

      -Jerry C. Prater, 2011-2012 (was my full-time research associate 2012-2014)

    • Sept 2013 to  Present Undergraduate Honors Thesis Mentor

      Afsoon Gazor, 2014-2015 (The Effects of Parental Depression on Child Temperament: An Exploratory Genetic Analysis)

      Reesha Ahmed 2013-2014 (The Relationship between Parent Anxiety and Child Emotionality)

      Filza Khan 2013-2014 (The Effect of Parent Anxiety Levels on Child Temperament and Behavior Problems)

    • May 2013 to  Aug 2013 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Research Academy (NSF)

      Faculty Research Supervisor for undergraduate student Michelle T. Nguyen (student funded to work in my lab)

    • May 2013 to  May 2013 Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA), Honors College

      Faculty Research Supervisor for undergraduate student Afsoon Gazor (student funded to work in my lab)

  • Other
    • May 2015 to  Aug 2015 I-Engage Mentoring (IM) Program (NSF):

      Faculty Research Supervisor for graduate mentor Catherine A. Spann and undergraduate mentee Sauntymia Keys (students funded to work in my lab)