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Linda Rose-Krasnor
Professor, Ph.D. (Waterloo)

Office: MC B311
Phone: (905)688-5550 ext.3870
e-mail: Linda.rose-krasnor@brocku.ca

Research lab website:
http://www.psyc.brocku.ca/research/socialdevelop/index.htm


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Youth Engagement
- Factors that initiate and maintain involvement, as well engagement-related outcomes
- Program development and evaluation
- Children's rights

Social development
- shyness
- friendship
- social cognition, including children's and adults' theories of shyness

The overall direction of my research program is to understand the development of social competence in children and youth, with a special focus on the roles of parents, peers, and activity involvement. I am a co-investigator in a large longitudinal study of the role of friendships and parent-child relationships in adolescence. In addition, as research director of the Centre for Excellence of Youth Engagement, I have been involved in studies focused on better understanding the process of youth involvement and strategies for promoting greater youth participation in activities and organizations. I have a particular interest in the role of youth engagement in the development of social competence and adjustment, especially among socially withdrawn youth. Further information about this Canadian Centre of Excellence and its activities can be found at http://www.tgmag.ca/centres/.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Farrell, M. & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2015).  Links between adolescent exposure to interparental conflict, romantic attachment, and social competence in emerging adults.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Researc in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA (March).

Farrell, M., Rose-Krasnor, L., Pote, E., Ooi, L., & Coplan, R. (2015).  Examining links among children’s social withdrawal, positive psychological engagement and benefits of extracurricular activities.   Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Researc in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA (March).

Thomas, E. & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2014). Can a shy leopard change its spots?  The nature of turning points in shyness.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Austin, TX, (March).

Rose-Krasnor, L. (2014).  Discussant.  In Mata, A. (Chair), Extracurricular activities and adolescent functioning:  Do at-risk youth benefit?  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Austin, TX, (March).

Bowker, A., Gadbois, S., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Findlay, L.  (2013).  Psychological engagement in extra-curricular activities: How interpersonal relationships within the activity promote engagement. Paper presented in A. Bowker (Chair) Symposium: Extra-curricular activities and positive youth development: A Canadian longitudinal perspective, Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA (April). 

Rose-Krasnor, L, Coplan, R., & Graham, A. (2013).  Shyness, preference for solitude, and activity participation in childhood.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA (April). 

Paul, J., Coplan, R., Rose-Krasnor, L., MacIntosh, A., Hughes, K. Bullock, A., & Bosacki, S. (2013).  Exploring links among elementary school teachers? Personality, teaching experience, and responses to child classroom misbehavior.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA (April). 

Menzer, M., Rubin, K., Booth-LaForce, C., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Dawit, N. (2013).  Friendship Conflict and Friendship Dissolution: The Moderating Role of Gossip Talk.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Seattle, WA (April). 

Lawford, H., Busseri, M., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2012).  Activity engagement as a predictor of adolescent successful development. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC. March.

Ramey, H., Rose-Krasnor, L., Gadbois, S., Bowker, A., & Findlay, L. (2012).  How do I engage? Let me count the ways: a multidimensional measure of youth engagement. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC. March.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Coplan, R., Ooi, L., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (in press).  Naturalistic observations of schoolyard social participation:  Marker variables for socio-emotional functioning in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence (accepted October 2013).

Ramey, H. & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2015). The new mentality: Youth–adult partnerships in community mental health promotion.  Children and Youth Services Review, 50, 28-37.

Coplan, R., Ooi, L., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Nocita, G. (2014).  SI-SHY “I want to play alone”:  Assessment and correlates of self-reported preference for solitary play in young children.  Infant and Child Development, 23(3), 229-238.

Akseem, T., Bosacki, S., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Coplan, R. (2014).  Elementary school teachers’ perceptions of gender differences in shy girls and boys in the classroom.  Canadian Journal of School Psychology (accepted November 2013).

Bosacki, S., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Coplan, R. (2014).  Children’s talking and listening within the classroom: Teachers’ insights.  Early Child Development and Care, 184(2), 247-265.

Kingsbury, A., Coplan, R.J., Weeks, M., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2013). Covering all the BAS’s: A closer look at the links between BIS, BAS, and socio-emotional functioning in childhood. Personality and Individual Differences, 55(5), 521-526.

Wang, J., Rubin, K., Laursen, B., Booth-LaForce, C., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2013).  Preference-for-solitude and adjustment difficulties in early and late adolescence.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42(6), 834-842.

Coplan, R., Rose-Krasnor, L., Weeks, M., Kingsberry, A., Kingsberry, M., & Bullick, A. (2013). Alone in a crowd: Social motivations, social withdrawal, and socio-emotional functioning in later childhood. Developmental Psychology, 49(5), 861-875.

Markovic, A., Rose-Krasnor, L., & Coplan, R.  (2013). Children's coping with social conflict: The role of personality self-theories. Personality and Individual Differences, 54(1), 64-69.

Kingsbury, M., Coplan, R., & Rose‐Krasnor, L. (2013).  Shy but getting by?  An examination of the complex links among shyness, coping, and socioemotional functioning in childhood.  Social Development, 22(1), 126-145.

Menzer, M., McDonald, K., Rubin, K., Rose-Krasnor, L., Booth-LaForce, C. & Schulz, A.  (2012).  Observed gossip moderates the link between social withdrawal and friendship quality in early adolescence.  International Journal of Developmental Science, 6(3-4), 191-202.

Lawford, H., Ramey, H., & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2012). Predictors of adolescent successful development after an exchange:  The importance of activity qualities and youth input.  Journal of Adolescence, 35(5), 1381-1391.

Marcus, M., Westra, H. & the Mobilizing Minds Research Group (2012).  Mental health literacy in Canadian young adults.  Results of a national survey.  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 31(1), 1-15.

Ramey, H. & Rose-Krasnor, L. (2012). Contexts of structured youth activities and positive youth development. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 85-91.

Fredstrom, B., Rose-Krasnor, L., Campbell, K., Rubin, K., Booth-Laforce, C., & Burgess, K. (2012). Brief report: How anxiously withdrawn preadolescents think about friendship. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 451-454.

Booth-LaForce, C., Oh, W., Kennedy, A., Rubin, K., Rose-Krasnor, L. & Laursen, B. (2012).  Parent and peer links to trajectories of anxious withdrawal from Grades 5-8. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(2), 138-149.

 

 


 

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