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Please contact us for copies of any publications.

Names in bold below are current or past members of the Sleep and Development Lab.

In press

Myers, A., Baran, B., Palmer, C. A., Mylonas, D., Rech, M., & Alfano, C. A. (in press). Sleep spindle activity is associated with state and trait-based emotion in healthy school-aged children. Sleep Medicine.

Palmer, C. A., Bower, J. L., Cho, K. W., Clementi, M. A., Lau, S., Oosterhoff, B. J., & Alfano, C. A. (in press). Sleep loss and emotion: A systematic review and meta-analysis of over 50 years of experimental research. Psychological Bulletin.

Palmer, C. A., John-Henderson, N. A., Bawden, H., Massey, A., Powell, S. L., Hilton, A., & Carter, J. R. (in press). Sleep restriction reduces positive social emotions and desire to connect with others. SLEEP.

Palmer, C. A., Bahn, A., Deutchman, D., Bower, J. L., Weems, C. F., & Alfano, C. A.(in press). Sleep disturbances and delayed sleep timing are associated with greater post-traumatic stress symptoms following Hurricane Harvey. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.


Alfano, C. A., Kim, J., Cifre, A. B., & Palmer, C. A. (2022). Children's emotional expressivity after sleep restriction forecasts social problems years later. Affective Science. Online first publication.

John-Henderson, N. A., Kampf, T. D., Alvarado, G., Counts, C. J., Larsen, J. M., & Palmer, C. A. (2022). Childhood adversity is associated with heightened inflammation after sleep loss. Sleep Health, 8, 283-287.

Oosterhoff, B., Poppler, A., & Palmer, C. A. (2022). Early adolescents demonstrate peer network homophily in political attitudes and values. Psychological Science, 33, 874-888.

Palmer, C. A., Oosterhoff, B., Massey, A., & Bawden, H. (2022). Daily associations between adolescent sleep and socioemotional experiences during an ongoing stressor. Journal of Adolescent Health, 70, 970-977.

Palmer, C. A., Powell, S., Deutchman, D., Tintzman, C., Poppler, A., & Oosterhoff, B. (2022). Sleepy and secluded: Sleep disturbances are associated with connectedness in early adolescent social networks. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 32, 756-768.


Oosterhoff, B., Alvis, L., Deutchman, D., Poppler, A., & Palmer, C. A. (2021). Civic development within the peer context: Associations between early adolescent social connectedness and civic engagement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 1870-1883.

Palmer, C. A., Oosterhoff, B., & Gentzler, A. L. (2021). Don’t worry, be happy: Associations between trait worry and positive affect regulation. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 14, 417-435.

Gentzler, A. L., DeLong, K., Palmer, C. A., & Huta, V. (2021). Hedonic and eudaimonic motives to pursure well-being in three samples of youth. Motivation and Emotion, 45, 312-326.

So, C. J., Gallagher, M. W., Palmer, C. A., & Alfano, C. A. (2021). Prospective associations between pre-sleep electronics use and same-night sleep in healthy school-aged children. Children's Health Care, 50, 293-310.

So, C. J., Palmer, C. A., Gonzalez, R., Bower, J. L., Lau, S., Alfano, C. A. (2021). Which objective sleep elements predict children’s perceptions of good sleep quality? A preliminary investigation based on polysomnography and actigraphy. Sleep Health, 7, 65-71.


LaVoy, E., Palmer, C. A., So, C. J., & Alfano, C. A. (2020). Bidirectional relationships between sleep and biomarkers of stress and immunity in youth. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 158, 331-339.

Oosterhoff, B., & Palmer, C. A. (2020). Attitudes and psychological factors associated with news monitoring, social distancing, disinfecting, and hoarding behaviors among US adolescents during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. JAMA Pediatrics, 174, 1184-1190. 

Alfano, C. A., Bower, J. L., Harvey, A., Beidel, D., Sharp, C., & Palmer, C. A. (2020). Sleep restriction alters children's positive emotional responses but effects are moderated by anxiety. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61, 1150-1159.

Palmer, C. A., Alfano, C. A., & Bower, J. L. (2020). Adolescent sleep patterns are associated with the selection of positive and negative emotional situations. Journal of Sleep Research, 29, e12917.

Oosterhoff, B., Palmer, C. A., Wilson, J., & Shook, N. (2020). Adolescents’ motivations to engage in social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Associations with mental and social health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67, 179-185.

Palmer, C. A. (2020). Tired teens: Sleep disturbances and heightened vulnerability for mental health difficulties. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66, 520-521.

Oosterhoff, B., Wray-Lake, L., Palmer, C. A., & Kaplow, J. B. (2020). Historical trends in concerns about social issues across four decades among U.S. adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30, 485-498.

Palmer, C. A., & Alfano, C. A. (2020). Anxiety modifies the emotional effects of sleep loss. Current Opinion in Psychology, 34, 100-104.

Palmer, C. A., Bower, J. L., & Alfano, C. A. (2020). Sleep, mood, and emotion. In S. Hupp, J. Jewel (Series Eds.), M. Zimmer-Gembeck, & A. Waters (Vol. Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development (Vol. 4: Emotion). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.


Meir, P., Alfano, C. A., Hill, R. M., Lau, S., & Palmer, C. A. (2019). Sleep patterns and anxiety in children interact to predict later suicidal ideation. Children's Health Care, 48, 372-392.

John-Henderson, N., Palmer, C. A., Thomas, A. (2019). Life stress, sense of belonging, and sleep in American Indian college students. Sleep Health, 5, 353-358.

Palmer, C. A., & Gentzler, A. L. (2019). Age-related differences in savoring across adulthood: The role of emotional goals and future time perspective. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20, 1281-1304.

Hartwig, E. M., Rufino, K., Palmer, C. A., Shepard, C., Mathew, S. J., Alfano, C. A., Mahoney, J., & Patriquin, M. A. (2019). Trajectories of self-reported sleep disturbance across inpatient psychiatric treatment predicts clinical outcome in comorbid major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 251, 248-255.

Gentzler, A. L., Palmer, C. A., Ford, B. Q., Moran, K. M., & Mauss, I. B. (2019). Valuing happiness in youth: Associations with depressive symptoms and well-being. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 62, 220-230.


Palmer, C. A., Clementi, M. A., Meers, J. M., & Alfano, C. A. (2018). Co-sleeping among school-aged anxious and non-anxious children: Associations with sleep variability and timing. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 1321-1232.

Gentzler, A. L., Palmer, C. A., Yi, C. Y., Root, A., & Moran, K. (2018). Mothers’ ideal positive affect predicts their socialization of children’s positive affect. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 179, 90-101.

Alfano, C. A., Palmer, C. A., & Bower, J. L. (2018). Sleep disorders in children and adolescents. In N. Butcher, P. C. Kendall, & J, Hooley (Eds.), American Psychological Association Handbook of Psychopathology (Vol 2: Child and Adolescent Psychopathology), pp. 367-388. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Palmer, C. A., & Gentzler, A. L. (2018). Adults' self-reported attachment influences their savoring ability. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13, 290-300.

Palmer, C. A., Oosterhoff, B., Bower, J. L., Kaplow, J. B., & Alfano, C. A. (2018). Associations among adolescent sleep problems, emotion regulation, and affective disorders: Findings from a nationally representative sample. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 96, 1-8.


Palmer, C. A., & Alfano, C. A. (2017). Sleep and emotion regulation: An organizing, integrative review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 31, 6-16.

Viana, A. G., Palmer, C. A., Zvolensky, M. J., Alfano, C. A., Dixon, L. J., & Raines, E. (2017). Children's behavioral inhibition and anxiety disorder symptom severity: The role of individual differences in basal respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 93, 38-46.

Oosterhoff, B., Ferris, K., Palmer, C. A., & Metzger, A. (2017). Longitudinal associations among organized activities and sociopolitical attitudes. Social Development, 26, 846-859.

Reddy, R. M., Palmer, C. A., Jackson, C., Farris, S. G., & Alfano, C. A. (2017). The effect of sleep restriction versus idealized sleep on emotional experience, reactivity, and regulation in healthy adolescents. Journal of Sleep Research, 26, 516-525.

Palmer, C. A., & Alfano, C. A. (2017). Sleep architecture relates to daytime affect and somatic complaints in clinically anxious but not healthy children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46, 175-187.

Viana, A. G., Kiel, E. J., Alfano, C. A., Dixon, L. A., & Palmer, C. A. (2017). The contribution of temperamental and cognitive factors to childhood anxiety disorder symptoms: A closer look at negative affect, behavioral inhibition, and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26, 194-204.


Cowie, J., Palmer, C. A., Hussain, H., & Alfano, C. A. (2016). Parental involvement in infant sleep routines predicts differential sleep patterns in children with and without anxiety disorders. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 47, 636-646.

Gentzler, A. L., Palmer, C. A., & Ramsey, M. A. (2016). Savoring with intent: Investigating types of and motives for responses to positive events. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17, 937-958.

Palmer, C. A., Ramsey, M. A., Morey, J. N., & Gentzler, A. L. (2016). How do people share their positive events? Individual differences in capitalizing, bragging, and mass-sharing. Journal of Individual Differences, 37, 250-259.

Gentzler, A. L., Ramsey, M. A., Yi, C. Y., Palmer, C. A., & Morey, J. N. (2014). Children's emotional and regulatory responses to positive life events: Investigating temperament, attachment, and event characteristics. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 108-121.

Metzger, M. A., Oosterhoff, B., Palmer, C. A., & Ferris, K. (2014). Dimensions of citizenship: Associations among adolescents' core values and civic judgments. Politic Science and Politics, 47, 443-448.

Gentzler, A. L., Morey, J. N., Palmer, C. A., & Yi, C. Y. (2013). Young adolescents' responses to positive events: Associations with positive affect and adjustment. Journal of Early Adolescence, 33, 663-683.

Gentzler, A. L., Wheat, A. L., Palmer, C. A., & Burwell, R. A. (2013). Children's responses to cognitive challenge and links to self-reported rumination. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 305-317.

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