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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
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Nwadinobi, O. K. & Gagne, J. R. (in press). Preschool anger, activity level and inhibitory control and maternal characteristics as predictors of child behavior problems. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. (Web of Science Impact Factor: 1.330) (In Press)

2. Schmidt, N. L., Brooker, R. J., Carroll , I. C., Gagne, J. R., Luo, Z., Moore, M. N., Planalp, E. M., Sarkisian, K., Schmidt, C. A., Van Hulle, C. A., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Goldsmith, H. H. (2019). Longitudinal Research at the Interface of Affective Neuroscience, Developmental Psychopathology, Health, and Behavioral Genetics: Findings from the Wisconsin Twin Project. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22, 233-239. (Web of Science Impact Factor: 1.896)

3. Gagne, J. R., Chang, C., *Fang, H. A., *Spann, C. A. & Kwok, O. (2018). A multi-method study of inhibitory control and behavior problems in preschoolers. Infant & Child Development, e2115.

4. *Fang, H. A. & Gagne, J. R. (2018). Maternal negative affectivity and child internalizing problems: Child behavioral inhibition as a mediator. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 42, 284-293

5. Gagne, J. R. & *Nwadinobi, O. K. (2018). Self-control interventions that benefit executive functioning and academic outcomes in early and middle childhood. Special issue on [48]1CMotor and behavioral skills in self-regulation and schooling outcomes.[48]1D Early Education and Development, 29, 971-987.

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

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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.
Courses Taught

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

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