Jeffrey Gagne
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Office#: 644 Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4225
Office Phone: (979) 862-1401
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Short Bio
I received my B.A. in Psychology (Boston College), Master's Degrees in Counseling and Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Science (all graduate degrees at Boston University). I was then a postdoctoral trainee at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and from 2011-2017 an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. I am broadly interested in child temperament, emotion, cognition, education and health. Much of my work incorporates genetic and/or biological approaches. For the past decade, I have been studying the development of child self-control from a multi-method, multi-theoretical perspective. In 2012, I began the TEXAS Family Study (TFS) with 200 preschool-aged siblings and their families, focusing on child self-control, socio-emotional development, and psychopathology, and several parent/family traits. Recently, we began studying the TFS children as they transition to school. At Texas A&M, I am an Assistant Professor in Learning Sciences (CCID) where I plan to finish the TFS school phase and begin a longitudinal study of self-control and related traits that spans early childhood through school age. I hope to be involved in team approaches to developmental and educational science, and am looking forward to collaborating with EPSY faculty and students.

Research Interests
Behavioral Assessment
Child Development
Self-Control
Temperament
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Gagne, J. R. (2017). Self-control in childhood: A synthesis of perspectives and focus on early development. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 127-132.

2. Gazor, A., Fang, H. A. & Gagne, J. R. (2017). The effects of parental depression on child temperament: An exploratory genetic analysis. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 22, 1-12.

3. Planalp, E. M., Van Hulle, C. A, Gagne, J. R., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2017). The infant version of the Laboratory Temperament Assessment Battery (Lab-TAB): Measurement properties and implications for concepts of temperament. Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology, 8, 1-17

4. Gagne, J. R., O'Sullivan, D. L., Schmidt, N. L., Spann, C. A., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2017). The shared etiology of attentional control and anxiety: An adolescent twin study. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27, 122-138. *

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Influence of Early Life Stress on Multiple Memory Systems in Animals and Humans. (Co-PI)
TAMU T3 (State)
2018/04/01 - 2020/03/31
Total Funding: 10,000.

Catapult Round 4 - A Comprehensive Investigation of Early Self-Control Development and School Readiness ($29,331). (PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018/01/15 - 2019/06/15
Total Funding: 0.
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
EPSY 647
2017 - 2018
EPSY 606, EPSY 647, EPSY 691
Awards

(2017-2017). University of Texas at Arlington.  College of Science at UTA Outstanding faculty teaching award

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