The Family Transitions Study

Beyers-Carlson, E., Schoenebeck, S., & Volling, B. L. (2022). Mother of one to mother of two: A textual analysis of second-time mothers’ posts on the BabyCenter LLC website. Frontiers in Psychology, 13:859085.

Tan, L., Volling, B. L., Gonzalez, R., LaBounty, J., & Rosenberg, L. (2022). Growth in emotion understanding across early childhood: A cohort-sequential model of firstborn children across the transition to siblinghood. Child Development., 93, e299-e314.

Volling, B. L., Oh, W., Gonzalez, R., Bader, L. R., & Tan, L. (2021). Changes in children’s attachment security to mother and father after the birth of a sibling: Risk and resilience in the family. Development and Psychopathology, 1-17.

Volling, B. L., Yu, T., Gonzalez, R., Tengelitsch, E., & Stevenson, M. (2019). Maternal and paternal trajectories of depressive symptoms predict family risks and children’s emotional and behavioral problems after the birth of a sibling. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1307-1324.

Kuo, P.X., Volling, B. L., & Gonzalez, R. (2018). Gender role beliefs, work-family conflict and father involvement after the birth of a second child. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 19, 243-256.

Volling, B. L. (2012). Family transitions following the birth of a sibling: An empirical review of changes in the firstborn’s adjustment. Psychological bulletin138(3), 497. https:/

Hormones, Behavior and Parent-Infant Relationships (HBPIR)

Edelstein, R. S., Chin, K., Saini, E. S., Kuo, P. X., Schultheiss, O., & Volling, B. L. (2019). Adult attachment and testosterone reactivity: Fathers’ avoidance predicts changes in testosterone during the strange situation procedure. Hormones and Behavior, 112, 10-19.

Kuo, P.X., Saini, E.J., Tengelitsch. E., & Volling, B.L. (2019). Is one secure attachment enough? Infant cortisol reactivity and the security of infant-mother and infant-father attachments at the end of the first year. Attachment and Human Development. Special issue on father-child attachment, 21, 426-444.

Kuo, P. X., Saini, E. K., Thomason, E., Schultheiss, O. C., Gonzalez, R., & Volling, B. L. (2015). Individual variation in fathers’ testosterone reactivity to infant distress predicts parenting behaviors with their 1‐year‐old infants. Developmental psychobiology, 58(3), 303-314.

Family Transitions and Toddler Development

Kolak, A. M., & Volling, B. L. (2022). Amenders and avoiders: An examination of guilt and shame for toddlers and their older siblings. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2022.2054779

Olson, S. L., Ip, K., Beyers-Carlson, E., Gonzalez, R., & Volling, B. L. (2020).  Development of externalizing symptoms in toddlers: The critical role of older siblings. Journal of Family Psychology, 34, 165-174.

Van Berkel, S., Song, J-H., Volling, B. L., Gonzalez, R., & Olson, S. L. (2020). Don’t touch: Developmental trajectories of toddler’s behavioral regulation related to older siblings’ behaviors and parental discipline. Social Development.

Fathering and Children’s Development

Volling, B. L. & Palkovitz, R. (2021). Fathering: New perspectives, paradigms, and possibilities. Psychology of Men and Masculinities, Special issue on Fathering, 22(3), 427-432.   

Lee. J. Y., Volling, B. L., & Lee, S. J. (2021). Material hardship in families with low income: Positive effects of coparenting on fathers’ and mothers’ parenting and children’s prosocial behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology.

Lee, J. Y., Volling, B.L., Lee, S.J., & Altschul, I. (2020). Longitudinal and bidirectional relations between coparenting relationship quality and father engagement in low-income residential and nonresidential father families. Journal of Family Psychology, 34, 226-236.

Volling, B. L. & Cabrera, N. J. (2019). Advancing research and measurement on fathering and children’s development. Monographs of the Society for Research on Child Development, Vol. 84 (1).