Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Education & Training
Ph.D., Duke University 1996
My research interests include the role of peer relationships in the development of social competence and psychological adjustment. I am currently involved in two lines of research: (1) a comprehensive study of peer relationships among middle childhood girls, including the causes and consequences of peer rejection/victimization, and family factors related to girls' use of relational aggression; and (2) research on the dynamics of adolescent social networks and the role of peer influence processes in the development of early substance use and antisocial behavior.
Peer relationships, social competence, aggression, adolescent social networks, early substance abuse
Peairs, KF, Eichen, D, Putallaz, M, Costanzo, PR, and Grimes, CL. "Academic Giftedness and Alcohol Use in Early Adolescence." Gift Child Q 55.2 (April 1, 2011): 95-110. Full Text
Lansford, JE, Costanzo, PR, Grimes, C, Putallaz, M, Miller, S, and Malone, PS. "Social Network Centrality and Leadership Status: Links with Problem Behaviors and Tests of Gender Differences." Merrill-Palmer quarterly (Wayne State University. Press) 55.1 (January 2009): 1-25. Full Text
Lansford, JE, Miller Johnson, S, Costanzo, PR, Grimes, CL, and Putallaz, M. "Social network centrality and leadership status: Links with problem behaviors." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 55 (2009): 1-25. (Academic Article)
Putallaz, M, Grimes, CL, Foster, KJ, Kupersmidt, JB, Coie, JD, and Dearing, K. "Overt and Relational Aggression and Victimization: Multiple Perspectives within the School Setting." J Sch Psychol 45.5 (October 2007): 523-547. Full Text
McDonald, KL, Putallaz, M, Grimes, CL, Kupersmidt, JB, and Coie, JD. "Girl talk: Gossip, friendship, and sociometric status." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 53.3 (2007): 381-411.
Lansford, JE, Putallaz, M, Grimes, CL, Schiro-Osman, KA, Kupersmidt, JB, and Coie, JD. "Perceptions of friendship quality and observed behaviors with friends: How do sociometrically rejected, average, and popular girls differ?." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly 52.4 (2006): 694-720.
Gazelle, H, Putallaz, M, Li, Y, Grimes, CL, Kupersmidt, JB, and Coie, JD. "Anxious solitude across contexts: girls' interactions with familiar and unfamiliar peers." Child Dev 76.1 (January 2005): 227-246. Full Text
Putallaz, M, Costanzo, PR, Grimes, CL, and Sherman, DM. "Intergenerational continuities and their influences on children's social development." SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 7.3 (1998): 389-427. Full Text
Putallaz, M, Costanzo, PR, Grimes, CL, and Sherman, DM. "Intergenerational continuities and their influences on children's social development." Social Development 7.3 (1998): 388-427.
Putallaz, M, Hellstern, L, Sheppard, BH, Grimes, CL, and Glodis, KA. "Conflict, Social Competence, and Gender: Maternal and Peer Contexts." Early Education & Development 6.4 (October 1995): 433-447. Full Text
Grimes, CL, Klein, TP, and Putallaz, M. "Parents' Relationships with Their Parents and Peers: Influences on Children's Social Development." Children's Peer Relationships: From Development to Intervention. Ed. JB Kupersmidt and KA Dodge. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2004. 141-158. (Chapter)