Roisman

Glenn I Roisman

Professor
Ph.D., 2002, University of Minnesota

Institute of Child Development
Room 104A
51 E River Rd
Tel:612-624-7958
roism001@umn.edu

Early experience, social development, close relationships, biologically informed studies of development.

Relationships Research Lab

Dr. Roisman's interests concern the legacy of early relationship experiences as an organizing force in social, cognitive, and biological development across the lifespan. As such, his program of research focuses on the childhood antecedents of adaptation within the developmentally salient contexts of adolescence and adulthood. This work is multi-method and multi-informant, employing self-report, observational, psychophysiological, and interview-based methods with individuals and couples. In spanning multiple levels of a developmental analysis of individual and dyadic trajectories, his laboratory's goal is to provide insight into the childhood experiences and resources that scaffold healthy adjustment in the years of maturity.

Dr. Roisman is currently pursuing this research agenda through (a) prospective investigations of the fate of early experience as a Co-PI on both the NICHD Study ofEarly Child Care and Youth Development and the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, (b) a programmatic set of observational laboratory analogue studies involving administering in-depth interviews to college students, stranger dyads, siblings, parents, and romantically involved couples (dating, engaged, married, gay male, and lesbian) about their childhood experiences, (c) experiments designed to better understand the ways in which interpersonal experiences are embodied in fMRI, electrophysiological, and autonomic activation, and (d) secondary analyses of large datasets that provide opportunities to demonstrate the utility of behavior-genetic, taxometric, and meta-analytic approaches for simultaneously resolving questions at the heart of social developmental theory while improving methodology in the study of the legacy of early experience.

Selected Publications

  1. Books

    Booth-LaForce, C., & Roisman, G.I. (Eds). (2014). The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 1-185.

    Cicchetti, D., & Roisman, G.I. (Eds). (2011). The Origins and Organization of Adaptation and Maladaptation: Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology (Vol. 36). New York: Wiley.

    Journal Articles (last 2 years and in press)

    In press

    Raby, K.L., Roisman, G.I., Fraley, R.C., & Simpson, J.A. (in press). The enduring predictive significance of early sensitivity: Social and academic competence through age 32 years. Child Development.

    Shlafer, R., Raby, K.L., Lawler, J., Hesemeyer, P.S., & Roisman, G.I. (in press). Longitudinal associations between adult attachment states of mind and parenting quality. Attachment & Human Development.

    Steele, R.D., Waters, T.E.A., Bost, K.K., Vaughn, B.E., Truitt, W., Waters, H.S., Booth-LaForce, C., & Roisman, G.I. (in press). Caregiving antecedents of secure base script knowledge: A comparative analysis of young adult attachment representations. Developmental Psychology.

    Groh, A.M., Roisman, G.I., Haydon, K.C., Bost, K., McElwain, N., Garcia, L., & Hester, C. (in press). Mothers' electrophysiological, subjective, and observed emotional responding to infant crying: The role of secure base script knowledge. Development and Psychopathology.

    Belsky, J., Newman, D.A., Widaman, K.F., Rodkin, P.C., Pluess, M., Fraley, R.C., Berry, D., Helm, J.A., & Roisman, G.I. (in press). Differential susceptibility to effects of maternal sensitivity? A study of candidate plasticity genes. Development and Psychopathology.

    2014

    Booth-LaForce, C., & Roisman, G.I. (2014). Introduction. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 1-14.

    Haltigan, J.D., Roisman, G.I., & Haydon, K.C. (2014). The latent structure of the Adult Attachment Interview: Exploratory and confirmatory evidence. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 15-35.

    Fraley, R.C., & Roisman, G.I. (2014). Categories or dimensions? A taxometric analysis of the Adult Attachment Interview. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 36-50.

    Groh, A.M., Roisman, G.I., Booth-LaForce, C., Fraley, R.C., Owen, M.T., Cox, M.J., & Burchinal, M.R. (2014). Stability of attachment security from infancy to late adolescence. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 51-66.

    Booth-LaForce, C., Groh, A.M., Burchinal, M.R., Roisman, G.I., Owen, M.T., & Cox, M.J. (2014). Caregiving and contextual sources of continuity and change in attachment security from infancy to late adolescence. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 67-84.

    Roisman, G.I., Haltigan, J.D., Haydon, K.C., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2014). Earned-security in retrospect: Depressive symptoms, family stress, and maternal and paternal sensitivity from early childhood to mid-adolescence. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 85-107.

    Haydon, K.C., Roisman, G.I., Owen, M.T., Booth-LaForce, C., & Cox, M.J. (2014). Shared and distinctive antecedents of Adult Attachment Interview state-of-mind and inferred-experience dimensions. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 108-125.

    Roisman, G.I., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2014). General Discussion. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 126-137.

    Roisman, G.I., Fraley, R.C., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2014). Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps: A rejoinder to Van IJzendoorn and Bakermans-Kranenburg (2014). In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), 168-173.

    Roisman, G.I., & Booth-LaForce, C. (2014). A candidate gene approach to the study of the origins of Adult Attachment Interview states of mind. In C. Booth-LaForce & G.I. Roisman (Eds)., The Adult Attachment Interview: Psychometrics, stability and change from infancy, and developmental origins. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 79(3), Online Supplement S1.

    Emery, H.T., McElwain, N.L., Groh, A.M., Haydon, K.C., & Roisman, G.I. (2014). Maternal dispositional empathy and electrodermal reactivity: Interactive contributions to maternal sensitivity with toddler-aged children. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(4), 505-515.

    Monti, J.D., Pomerantz, E.M., & Roisman, G.I. (2014). Can parents’ involvement in children’s learning offset the effects of early insensitivity on academic adjustment? Journal of Educational Psychology, 106(3), 859-869.

    Haltigan, J.D., Leerkes, E.M., Wong, M.S., Fortuna, K., Roisman, G.I., Supple, A.J., O’Brien, M., Calkins, S.D., & Plamondon, A. (2014). Adult attachment states of mind: Measurement invariance across ethnicity and associations with maternal sensitivity. Child Development, 85(3), 1019-1035.

    Groh, A.M., Fearon, R.P., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M.J., Van IJzendoorn, M.H., Steele, R.D., & Roisman, G.I. (2014). The significance of attachment security for children’s social competence with peers: A meta-analytic study. Attachment & Human Development, 16(2), 103-136.

     

  2. 2013

    Mesquita, A.R., Soares, I., Roisman, G.I., Van IJzendoorn, M., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., Luijk, M., Tiemeier, H., & Belsky, J. (2013). Predicting children’s attachment behaviors from the interaction between oxytocin receptor and glucocorticoid polymorphisms. Psychiatry Research, 210(3), 1322-1323.

    Roisman, G.I., & Fraley, R.C. (2013). Developmental mechanisms underlying the legacy of childhood experiences.  Child Development Perspectives, 7(3), 149-154.

    Roisman, G.I., Booth-LaForce, C., Belsky, J., Burt, K.B., & Groh, A.M. (2013). Molecular-genetic correlates of infant attachment: A cautionary tale. Attachment & Human Development. 15(4), 384-406.

    Fraley, R.C., Roisman, G.I., Booth-LaForce, C., Owen, M.T., & Holland, A.S. (2013). Interpersonal and genetic origins of adult attachment styles: A longitudinal study from infancy to early adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(5), 817-838. 

    Haltigan, J.D., Roisman, G.I., & Fraley, R.C. (2013). The predictive significance of early caregiving experiences for symptoms of psychopathology through mid-adolescence: Enduring or transient effects? Development and Psychopathology, 25(1), 209-221. 

    Fraley, R.C., Roisman, G.I., & Haltigan, J.D. (2013). The legacy of early experiences in development: Formalizing alternative models of how early experiences are carried forward over time. Developmental Psychology, 49(1), 109-126.