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

Publications: Welcome


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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