Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals


Racial discrimination in the United States: A national health crisis that demands a national health solution.
Journal of Adolescent Health.

by Causadias, J. M., & Korous, K. M. (2019)

Racial discrimination in the United States has negative health consequences on racial/ethnic minority individuals. This problem has been aggravated since 2016, based on recent evidence. For this reason, we argue that racial discrimination is a national health crisis that demands a national health solution, including a national collaborative study.

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Cultural development and psychopathology.
Development and Psychopathology.

by Causadias, J. M., & Cicchetti, D. (2018)

Culture plays a pivotal role in development, but remains disconnected from theory and research. Cultural development and psychopathology research can help overcome this by focusing on the cultural risk, protective, and promotive factors, at the individual and social levels, that initiate, derail, or maintain trajectories of normal and abnormal behavior.

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Unpacking the link between socioeconomic status and behavior problems: A second order meta-analysis.
Development and Psychopathology.

by Korous, K.M., Causadias, J. M., Bradley, R. H. & Luthar, S. S. (2018)

We conducted a second-order meta-analysis to estimate the average associations of income, education, occupation, and overall socioeconomic status with internalizing and externalizing behavior problems. We identified 12 meta-analyses (17% unpublished), including approximately 474 primary studies.

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Are Whites and Minorities more similar than different? Testing the cultural similarities hypothesis on psychopathology with a second order meta-analysis.
Development and Psychopathology.

by Causadias, J. M., Korous, K. M., & Cahill, K. M. (2018)

In this second order meta-analysis, we propose and test the cultural differences and the cultural similarities hypotheses on psychopathology using data from 16 meta-analyses (13% unpublished) on 493 primary studies. We found support for the cultural similarities hypothesis.

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Reframing marginalization and youth development: Introduction to the special issue.
American Psychologist.

by Causadias, J. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2018)

In this introduction to the Special Issue, “New Directions in Developmental Science with Youth Experiencing Marginalization,” we introduce a nuanced definition of the term marginalization for the field to consider.

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Moral Meta-Narratives, Marginalization, and Youth Development.
American Psychologist.

by Causadias, J. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Overton, W. F. (2018)

Morality, a central dimension of culture, is crucial for research on the development of youth experiencing marginalization. In this article, we discuss two main meta-narratives as moral frameworks that provide different meaning to the past and to cultural change.

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Do we overemphasize the role of culture in the behavior of racial/ethnic minorities? Evidence of a cultural (mis)attribution bias in American Psychology.
American Psychologist

by Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (2018)

Although culture influences all human beings, there is an assumption in American psychology that culture matters more for members of certain groups. This article identifies and provides evidence of the cultural (mis)attribution bias: a tendency to overemphasize the role of culture in the behavior of racial/ethnic minorities, and to underemphasize it in the behavior of Whites.

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The health correlates of culture: Examining the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes.
Journal of Adolescent Health

by Zeiders, K. H., Causadias, J. M., & White, R. M. B. (2018)

The objective of this study was to examine the link between ethnic-racial identity (ERI) components (exploration, resolution, and affirmation) and youths' diurnal cortisol slopes.

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Racial discrimination and cortisol output: A meta-analysis.
Social Science & Medicine

by Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., & Casper, D. M. (2017)

Although the relation between stress and physiology is well documented, attempts at understanding the link between racial discrimination and cortisol output. The objective of this article is to estimate the overall association between racial discrimination and cortisol output among racial/ethnic minority individuals and to determine if the association between racial discrimination and cortisol output is moderated by age, race/ethnicity, type of discrimination measure, sex, and research design.

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Culture and biology interplay: An introduction.
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 

by Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., &, Lee, R. M. (2017)

Culture and biology have evolved together, influence each other, and concurrently shape behavior, affect, cognition, and development. This special section highlights 2 major domains of the interplay between culture and biology.

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A roadmap for the integration of culture into developmental psychopathology.
Development and Psychopathology

by Causadias, J. M. (2013)

In this paper, I propose a roadmap for the integration of culture in developmental psychopathology. This integration is pressing because culture continues to be somewhat disconnected from theory, research, training, and interventions in developmental psychopathology, thus limiting our understanding of the epigenesis of mental health.

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Early patterns of self-regulation as risk and promotive factors in development: A longitudinal study from childhood to adulthood in a high-risk sample.
International Journal of Behavioral Development

by Causadias, J. M., Salvatore, J. E., & Sroufe, L. A. (2012)

The present study examines two childhood markers of self-regulation, ego-control and ego-resiliency, as promotive factors for the development of global adjustment and as risk factors for the development of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in a high-risk sample.

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The establishment of an attachment research network in Latin America: Goals, accomplishments, and challenges.
Attachment & Human Development

by Causadias, J. M., Sroufe, L. A., & Herreros, F. (2011) 

In the face of a pressing need for expanded attachment research programs and attachment informed interventions in Latin America, a research network was established: Red Iberoamericana de Apego: RIA (Iberian-American Attachment Network). The purpose of RIA is to promote human development and well being, informed by attachment theory, centering on research, and with implications for public policies, education, and intervention.

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Neuropsychology of crime: Executive function and intelligence in a sample of homicide perpetrators in Panama.
Acta Colombiana de Psicología

by Causadias, J. M., Zapata, J. S., Barb, G. A., Sánchez, E. Y., Britton, G. B. (2010).

Violence is the second most common cause of death in Panama; however, there is a surprising paucity of research addressing the dynamics of this social phenomenon, particularly from a neuropsychological perspective. The results shown in this article provide preliminary evidence that supports the development of early intervention programs as a means to prevent violent behavior.

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