803F EDCT
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae
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 completed a longitudinal follow-up of the TFS children as they transition to elementary school. At Texas A&M, I am an Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program Coordinator in Developmental Sciences (DS), Associate Department Head for Research and Faculty Development in the Educational Psychology Department (EPSY), and Administrative Fellow for Texas A&M University Faculty Affairs. My current research program includes the TFS and a multi-method study of self-control and related traits in three-year-olds that incorporates behavioral, emotional, cognitive and neurophysiological measures with colleagues in ESPY and Psychology (The Early Self-Control Development and School Readiness Study; SCD Study). We are also currently conducting a study on how COVID-19 has affected preschooler development.

Journal Articles
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)
*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
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.
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.
Gagne, J. R. (2017). Self-control in childhood: A synthesis of perspectives and focus on early development. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 127-132.
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.
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.
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
Other Publications and Presentations
*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)
Influence of Early Life Stress on Multiple Memory Systems in Animals and Humans
Co-PI. TAMU T3 (State)
2018-04-01 — 2020-03-31
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