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IDEAN ETTEKAL
Assistant Professor
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Curriculum Vitae
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Research Interests
Aggression, Bullying and Peer Victimization
Peer Relationships
Social and Emotional Development
BIOGRAPHY
Idean Ettekal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology (Developmental Sciences Program). He received a Ph.D. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, and a B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Psychology and American Studies, and minoring in Education.

Before joining the faculty at Texas A&M, Dr. Ettekal served as the Project Director on the Violence in Children's Environment (VICE) study at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. The VICE project (a 5-year grant funded by NIH) focused on examining developmental pathways to youth violence, victimization and drug use in a high-risk sample.

Dr. Ettekal's research examines the impact of children's and adolescent's interpersonal relationships (e.g., peer and parent-child relationships) on their social and emotional development. In particular, he is interested in studying how children's interpersonal experiences (e.g., peer victimization, peer rejection and friendships, and hostile parent-child interactions) shape the development of antisocial and externalizing behaviors such as aggression, bullying, rule-breaking, and youth violence. Key to this work is elucidating how children's self-regulation and social cognitions influence the associations between children's social experiences and their behavioral adjustment. His research applies a variety of longitudinal and developmental methodologies (e.g., structural equation modeling, latent growth modeling, latent transition analysis, mediation analysis, missing data analysis). Related to these interests, Dr. Ettekal has worked on several school-based program evaluations on social and emotional learning.
COURSES TAUGHT
EPSY321. ADOL DEV FOR EDUCATORS
2020A
EPSY435. EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
2017C
EPSY635. EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
2020A,2019A
EPSY671. INTERP REL & CHILD ACAD OUTCMS
2020C
EPSY685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C,2018B
EPSY689. SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTIONS
2019A,2018A
MEDIA COVERAGE
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Ettekal, I., Eiden, R. D., Nickerson, A. B., Molnar, D. S., & Schuetze, P. (2020). Developmental cascades to children's conduct problems: The role of prenatal substance use, socioeconomic adversity, maternal depression and sensitivity, and children's conscience. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 85-103. doi:10.1017/S095457941800144X.
Ettekal, I., & Ladd, G. W. (2020). Development of aggressive-victims from childhood through adolescence: Associations with emotion dysregulation, withdrawn behaviors, moral disengagement, peer rejection and friendships. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 271-291. doi:10.1017/S0954579419000063.
Ettekal, I., Eiden, R. D., Nickerson, A. B., & Schuetze, P. (2019). Comparing alternative methods of measuring cumulative risk based on multiple risk indicators: Are there differential effects on children's externalizing problems? PLoS ONE, 14, 1-26. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219134.
Ladd, G. W., Ettekal, I., & Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. (2019). Longitudinal changes in victimized youth's social anxiety and solitary behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 1211-1223. doi:10.1007/s10802-018-0467-x.
Ettekal, I., & Ladd, G. W. (2017). Developmental continuity and change in physical, verbal and relational aggression and peer victimization from childhood to adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1709-1721. doi:10.1037/dev0000357
Ladd, G. W., Ettekal, I., & Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. (2017). Peer victimization trajectories from kindergarten through high school: Differential pathways for children's school engagement and achievement? Journal of Educational Psychology, 109, 826-841. doi:10.1037/edu0000177
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Catapult Round 4 - A Comprehensive Investigation of Early Self-Control Development and School Readiness ($29,331)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2018-01-15 — 2019-06-15