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Peer Reviewed Publications

Lawler, J. M., Esposito, E.A., Doyle, C., & Gunnar, M. R. (2019). A Preliminary, Randomized-Controlled Trial of Mindfulness and Game-Based Executive Function Trainings to Promote Self-Regulation in Internationally-Adopted Children. Development and Psychopathology. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001190

Lawler, J. M., Bocknek, E., McGinnis, E., Martinez-Torteya, C., & Muzik, M. (2018) Maternal postpartum depression increases vulnerability for toddler behavior problems through infant cortisol reactivity. Infancy.   https://doi.org/10.1111/infa.12271 

McGinnis, McGinnis, Hruschak, Bilek, Ip, Morelen, Lawler, J.M., Fitzgerald, Rosenblum, Muzik (2018). Wearable Sensors Outperform Behavioral Coding as Valid Marker of Childhood Anxiety and Depression. PlosOne.


Rosenblum, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Alafara, E., Miller, N., Schuster, M., & Muzik, M. (2017) Improving Maternal Representations in High-Risk Mothers: Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Mom Power Parenting Intervention. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-017-0757-5 


Lawler, J. M., Koss, K. J., & Gunnar, M. R. (2017). Bidirectional effects of parenting and child behavior in internationally adopting families. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 563-573. doi:  10.1037/fam0000309


Mucka, L., Dayton, C., Lawler, J. M., Kirk, R., Alfafara, E., Schuster, M., … & Muzik, M. (2017). Mixed Methods Evaluation of Participant Recruitment and Retention in the Mom Power Parenting Intervention Program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(4), 536-550. https://doi.org/10.1002/imhj.21652


Lawler, J. M., Rosenblum, K., Muzik, M., Ludtke, M., Weatherston, D., & Tableman, B. (2017) A Collaborative Process for Evaluating Infant Mental Health Home Visiting in Michigan. Psychiatric Services, 68(6), 535-538. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201700047


Julian, M., Lawler, J. M., Muzik, M., & Rosenblum, K. R. (2017). Caregiver-Child Relationships in Early Childhood: Interventions to Promote Well-Being and Reduce Risk for Psychopathology. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40473-017-0110-0 


Lawler, J. M., Koss, K., Doyle, C., & Gunnar, M. R. (2016) The course of early disinhibited social engagement among post-institutionalized children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(10), 1126-1134. 


Lawler, J. M., Karaketin, C., & Gehrman, R. (2016). Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: II. Maltreatment Recidivism. Journal of Public Child Welfare. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2016.1141151


Raby, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Shlafer, R. J., Hesemeyer, P. S., Collins, W. A., & Sroufe, L. A.            (2015). The interpersonal antecedents of supportive parenting: A prospective   longitudinal study from infancy to adulthood. Developmental Psychology.    http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0038336


Lawler, J. M., Hostinar, C. E., Mliner, S., & Gunnar, M. R. (2014) Disinhibited Social Engagement in Post-Institutionalized Children: Differentiating Normal from Atypical Behavior. Development and Psychopathology 26(2), 451-464.


Karaketin, C., Gehrman, R. & Lawler, J. M. (2014). A Study of Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: I. Court Performance Measures. Children and Youth Services Review 41, 62-74. 


Shlafer, R., Raby, K. L., Lawler, J. M., Hesemeyer, P., Roisman, G. (2014) Longitudinal Associations between Adult Attachment States of Mind and Parenting Quality. Attachment and Human Development. doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.962064


Karaketin, C., Gehrman, R. & Lawler, J. M. (2014). A Study of Maltreated Children and Their Families in Juvenile Court: III. Case plans. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 65(3-4), 47-67.


Book Chapters


Lawler, J. M., Muzik, M., and Rosenblum, K.L. (2018). Mom Power: A Parenting Group Intervention for Mothers with trauma histories. In Motherhood in the Face of Trauma - Pathways Towards Healing and Growth. Springer.


Lawler, J. M. & Causadias, J. (2014) Neurobiology and genetics of attachment. In Torres de Cádiz, B., Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (Eds.) Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications. Madrid: Psimatica.


Lawler, J. M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2012). Implications of research on postinstitutionalized children for practice and policy in early education. In Pianta, R.C. (senior ed.),  Justice, L., Barnett, S. & Sheridan (associate eds.). Handbook of Early Childhood Education. (pp. 457-479). New York: Guilford Press.