Family, Affect, Beliefs & Behaviors Lab










Castro, V. L., & Boone, R. T. (Accepted pending minor revisions). Sensitivity to spatiotemporal percepts predicts the perception of emotion. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.

Castro, V. L., Cheng, Y., & Halberstadt, A. G., & Grühn, D. (in press). EUReKA! A conceptual model of emotion understanding.  Emotion Review.

Halberstadt, A. G., Beale, K. S., Meade, A., Craig, A. B.,  & Parker, A. E. (in press).  Anger in the family:  Individual and dyadic contributions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Castro, V. L., Halberstadt, A. G., Lozada, F. T., & Craig, A. B. (2014). Parents’ emotion-related beliefs, behaviors, and skills predict children’s recognition of emotion. Infant and Child Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/icd.1868

Lozada, F. T. & Halberstadt, A. G. (2013). The intertwining of emotional development with culture during infancy and early childhood. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition.

Halberstadt, A. G., Dunsmore, J. C., Bryant, A., Jr., Parker, A. E., Beale, K. R. and Thompson, J. A. (2013). Development of the Parents' Beliefs about Children's Emotions Questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1195-1210.

Halberstadt, A. G., Parker, A. E., & Castro, V. L. (2013).  Nonverbal communication: Developmental perspectives (pp. 93-127).  In J. A. Hall & M. L. Knapp (Eds.) Handbook of communication science (Vol. 2): Nonverbal communication. Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton.

Dennis, P. A., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2012).  Is believing seeing? The role of emotion-related beliefs in selective attention to affective cues. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 1-18.  

Parker, A. E., Halberstadt, A. G., Dunsmore, J. C., Townley, G. E., Bryant, A., Jr., Thompson, J. A., & Beale, K. S. (2012). “Emotions are a window into one’s heart”: A qualitative analysis of parental beliefs about children’s emotions across three ethnic groups.  Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77, 1-144.

Halberstadt, A. G., & Lozada, F. L. (2011).  Culture and emotion in the first five years of life.  In M. Lewis (Ed.) Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (pp. 1-6, online). Montreal, Quebec:  Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.  Available at:http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/documents/Halberstadt-LozadaANGxp1.pdf.

Stelter, R. L. & Halberstadt, A. G. (2011). Children’s feelings of security as affected by parental beliefs about children’s emotions and parental stress. Infant and Child Development, 20, 272-287.

Halberstadt, A. G., & Lozada, F. L. (2011).  Emotion development in infancy through the lens of culture. Emotion Review, 3, 158-168. doi:10.1177/1754073910387946

Halberstadt, A. G., Dennis, P. A., & Hess, U. (2011).  The influence of family expressiveness, individuals’ own emotionality and self-expressiveness on perceptions of others’ facial expressions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35, 35-50.



Brown, G. L., Halberstadt, A. G. & Craig, A. B. (2014). Gender differences in parents' emotion socialization behaviors vary by ethnicity and child gender. Revise and Resubmit.

Dissanayake, M. P., Halberstadt, A. G., Kalat, J. W., & Shamble, S. V. (2014). The link between emotion differentiation and relationship quality in three countries. Revise and Resubmit.

Lozada, F. T., Halberstadt, A. G., Craig, A. B., Dunsmore, J. C., & Dennis, P. A. (2014). Parents' beliefs about children's emotions and their conversations with children. Submitted.





Camras, L. A., Castro, V. L., Halberstadt, A. G., & Shuster, M. M. (2015).  Facial expressions in children are rarely prototypical. Invited chapter to appear in J. A. Russell & J. M. Fernandez-Dols (Eds.) The psychology of facial expressions (2nd ed). NY: Cambridge University Press.

Castro, V. L., Halberstadt, A. G., & Garrett-Peters, P. (2014).  A three-factor structure of emotion understanding in middle childhood: Associations with mother-reported social competence.

Rogers, M., L., Halberstadt, A. G., Castro, V. L., & Garrett-Peters, P. (2014).  Maternal emotion-related beliefs, socialization behaviors, and regulatory skills in relation to children’s emotion regulation and lability.

Halberstadt, A. G., Langley, H., Hussong, A. M., Coffman, J. L., Rothenberg, W. A., & Costanzo, P. R. (2014).  Parents’ understanding of gratitude in young children.

Grühn, D., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2014). Feelings predict children's expected prosocial behavior.

MacCormack, J. K., Castro, V. L., Halberstadt, A. G., Rogers, M. L., Garrett-Peters, P. (2014). Introducing interoceptive knowledge: Why it matters for parents’ emotion socialization and children’s well-being.

Halberstadt, A. G., Sibley, P. S., Thompson, J. A., Craig, A. B., Dunn, J. F., & Eisenberg, A. R. (2014).  Social construction of gender through language.  

Garrett-Peters, P., Halberstadt, A. G., & Castro, V. L. (2014). Children’s emotion knowledge mediates the pathway between parents’ beliefs about emotions and children’s social competence.  




Hussong, A. M. (PI), with Coffman, J. L., Costanzo, P. R., Halberstadt, A. G., & Mokrova, I. (co-PIs) (2012-2014), The socialization of gratitude through parent-child interaction.  This two-year grant explored how parents socialize gratitude in their young children in two studies.  First, we conducted separate focus groups with parents and children, to identify parents’ goals and values, and socialization techniques, with regard to gratitude and entitlement.  Second, based on these focus groups and the available literature, we investigated socialization of gratitude and children’s experiences of gratitude and well-being in a short-term longitudinal study. A number of papers are in preparation; more are planned for writing in 2015-2016.

Halberstadt, A. G., Davis, H., DeCuir-Gunby, J., Sims, C. A. Racial bias in European –American preservice teachers predicts differential responding to children’s misbehaviors. This study assesses subtle forms of prejudice and preservice teachers’ responses to emotion-related stimuli presented by adults and children.  Our goal is to assess the ways in which European-American preservice teachers express prejudicial responses, perhaps without self-knowledge, and then how these responses become activated in their potential thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the classroom.

Halberstadt, A. G., & Chentsova-Dutton, Y.  Sadness across cultures.  A series of studies are being planned and conducted to assess socialization of emotion, as embedded within proximal and distal cultural factors, in the United States and Russia.