Brenda L Volling
Dr. Volling is the Lois Wladis Hoffman Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, parent-child interaction, and the role of family relationships in facilitating children’s social and emotional development. She has conducted extensive research on the role of fathers for infant and child development and continues to work with international collaborators, students, and post-doctoral fellows to advance research in father-child relationships. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Family Transitions Study (FTS), a longitudinal investigation examing changes in family functioning and the firstborn’s adjustment after the birth of a second child, which has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Fetzer Foundation.
- Volling, Brenda L, Gonzalez, Richard D, Stevenson, Matthew M. 2019. An examination of father vulnerability and coercive family process after the birth of a sibling: A spillover cascade model. Development and Psychopathology 31(2):573-586.
- Gonzalez, Richard D, Volling, Brenda L, Olson, Sheryl L, Ip, Ka I, Beyers-Carlson, Emma E. A.. 2019. Development of externalizing symptoms across the toddler period: The critical role of older siblings. Journal of Family Psychology :No-Pagination Specified-No Pagination Specified.
- Volling, Brenda L, Stevenson, Matthew , Safyer, Paige , Gonzales, Richard , Lee, Joyce . 2019. In Search of the Father-Infant Activation Relationship: A Person-Centered Approach. Advancing Research and Measurement on Fathering and Children's Development
- Volling, Brenda L, Kuo, Patty X, Saini, Ekjyot K, Tengelitsch, Elizabeth . 2019. Is one secure attachment enough? Infant cortisol reactivity and the security of infant-mother and infant-father attachments at the end of the first year. Attachment & Human Development 21(5):426-444.
- Volling, Brenda L. 2019. Widening the lens on family processes and the development of parent-child attachment relationships. Attachment & Human Development :1-5.
- Edelstein, Robin Stacey, Volling, Brenda L, Schultheiss, Oliver C., Chin, Kristi , Saini, Ekjyot K, Kuo, Patty X. 2019. Adult attachment and testosterone reactivity: Fathers' avoidance predicts changes in testosterone during the strange situation procedure. Hormones and Behavior 112:10-19.
- Volling, Brenda L, Rauer, Amy , Sabey, Allen K, Proulx, Christine M. 2019. What are the Marital Problems of Happy Couples? A Multimethod, Two-Sample Investigation. Family Process
- Volling, Brenda L, Schultheiss, Oliver C., Tolman, Richard M., Safyer, Paige . 2019. Adult attachment, implicit motives, and mothers' and fathers' parenting behaviors. Motivation Science 5(3):220-234.
- Volling, Brenda L, Gonzalez, Richard D, Yu, Tianyi , Tengelitsch, Elizabeth , Stevenson, Matthew M. 2019. Maternal and paternal trajectories of depressive symptoms predict family risk and children's emotional and behavioral problems after the birth of a sibling. Development and Psychopathology 31(4):1307-1324.
- Volling, Brenda L, Cassé, Julie F. H., Oosterman, Mirjam , Schuengel, Carlo . 2018. First-Time Motherhood Experiences and the Decision to Have a Second Child. Journal of Family Issues 39(3):555-578.