Family, Affect, Beliefs & Behaviors Lab










Lozada, F.T. & Halberstadt, A.G. (in press). 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, Advance online publication, doi: 10.1037/a0033695

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

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.

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.

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. (2013). Gender differences in parents' emotion socialization behaviors vary by ethnicity and child gender. Revise and Resubmit.

Lozado, F.T., Halberstadt, A.G., Craig, A.B., Dunsmore, J.C., & Dennis, P.A. (2013). Parents' beliefs about children's emotions and their conversations with children. Revise and Resubmit.

Halberstadt, A.G., Beale, K.R., Craig, A.B., & Parker, A.E. (2013). Anger in the family: Individual and dyadic contributions. Revise and Resubmit.

Castro, V. L., Halberstadt, A.G., Lozada, F.T, Craig, A.B. (2013). Parents' emotion-related beliefs, behaviors, and skills predict children's recognition of emotion. Under Review.

Dissanayake, M.P., Halberstadt, A.G., Kalat, J.W., & Shamble, S.V. (2013). The link between emotion differentiation and relationship quality in three countries. Under Review.




Castro, V. L., Cheng, Y., Halberstadt, A.G. & Gruhn, D. (2013) Emotion understanding through the lifespan. In preparation.

Craig, A. B., Stelter, R. L., & Halberstadt, A. G. (2013). Parents’ beliefs about children’s emotions cluster by gender, ethnicity, education, and age. In preparation.

Gruhn, D. & Halberstadt, A.G. (2013) Feelings predict children's expected prosocial behavior. In preparation.

Halberstadt, A.G., Sims, C.M., Lozada, F.T.*, Dunsmore, J.C., Bryant, A., Jr. & Sibley, P. (2013). Parents' beliefs are both similar and different by ethnicity and gender. In Preparation.



Hussong, A. M. (PI), with Coffman, J. L., Costanzo, P. R., Cox, M., Halberstadt A. G., & Mokrova, I. (co-PIs) (2012-2014) The socialization of gratitude through parent-child interaction.  Funded by the Greater Good Science Center, this research explores parental socialization of children’s gratitude and entitlement, and how these, in turn relate to children’s well-being.

Halberstadt, A. G. & Garrett-Peters, P. (PIs) (2010-2012).  A dynamic multidimensional examination of parental socialization of children’s emotion understanding and social competence in middle childhood. Funded by NSF, this research explores how parenting styles and beliefs about emotion relate to mothers’ socialization of emotion, and how these, in turn, relate to multiple aspects of children’s understanding of emotion.

Halberstadt, A. G., Sibley, P. A., Craig, A. B., Thompson, J. A., & Eisenberg, A. R. (2012).  Social construction of gender through language.  In a study of mothers and their four-year-old children, we found frequent use of gendered language by both parents and children.  Further, it appears that when parents lead with gendered language, children follow.

Halberstadt, A.G., Davis, H.A., Sims, C.M., Decuir-Gunby, J. (2013). Preservice teacher beliefs and bias regarding emotion, closeness, and race in the classroom. In Preparation. Teachers' implicit beliefs about race may influence how they view emotional displays in students, particularly their minority students. This research seeks to understand how teacher beliefs about race, beliefs about emotions and beliefs about relationships influences what and how teachers react to students.