Naomi Andrews

Assistant Professor

Office: CRN 337B
905-688-5550 x4654
nandrews@brocku.ca

Dr. Naomi Andrews is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies and holds a Ph.D. in Family and Human Development from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Mothercraft’s Breaking the Cycle program – a prevention and early intervention program for mothers with substance use issues and their young children – and the LaMarsh Centre for Child and Youth Research at York University.

Broadly, her research focuses on applying a relational perspective to understand children and youth’s social adjustment and problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, victimization). From the lens that these problem behaviors are inherently social phenomena, she has focused on disentangling the complex social relationship processes that underlie problem behaviors. Through three related but distinct lines of work, Dr. Andrews is interested in: 1) understanding how children and youth’s peer relationships and the social context contribute to involvement in problem behaviors; 2) considering youth’s gender identity and gender-based peer experiences, particularly in relation to problem behaviors, social functioning, and relationships; and 3) applying a relational perspective to conduct meaningful, community-based intervention and evaluation research. Her goal is for this basic and applied research to have meaningful implications for decreasing children and youth’s involvement in problem behaviors in school or other social settings, understanding gender identity and intergroup relations, and promoting healthy relationships.

  • Peer relationships
  • Aggression
  • Gender
  • Intervention
  • Healthy relationships
  • Trauma
  • Mother-child relationships

Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., & Pepler, D. J. (2020). A national implementation of a community-based intervention for mothers experiencing violence in relationships. Journal of Family Psychology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/fam0000810

Andrews, N. C. Z. (2020). Prestigious youth are leaders but central youth are powerful: What social network position tells us about peer relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 631-644. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01080-5

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., & Pepler, D. J. (2020). Developing and testing a readiness tool for violence prevention partnerships with community-based projects. Journal of Community Psychology, 48, 1715-1731. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22361

 Bondi, B. C., Pepler, D. J., Motz, M., & Andrews, N. C. Z. (2020). Establishing clinically and theoretically grounded cross-domain cumulative risk and protection scores in sibling groups exposed prenatally to substances. Child Abuse and Neglect, 108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104631

 Bondi, B. C., Pepler, D. J., Motz, M., & Andrews, N. C. Z. (2020). Cumulative risk and protection measures data. Data in Brief, 32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106129

Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., Bondi, B. C., Leslie, M., & Pepler, D. J. (2019). Using a developmental-relational approach to understand the impact of interpersonal violence in women who struggle with substance use. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1-14. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16234861

 Motz, M., Andrews, N. C. Z., Bondi, B. C., Leslie, M., & Pepler, D. J. (2019). Addressing the impact of interpersonal violence in women who struggle with substance use through developmental-relational strategies in a community program. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1-9. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16214197

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Pepler, D. J., & Motz, M. (2019). Research and evaluation with community-based projects: Approaches, considerations, and strategies. American Journal of Evaluation, 40, 548-561. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1098214019835821

Andrews, N. C. Z., Martin, C. L., Cook, R. E., Field, R. D., & England, D. E. (2019) Exploring dual gender typicality among young adults in the United States. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43, 314-321. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418811125

Endendijk, J. J., Andrews, N. C. Z., England, D. E., & Martin, C. L. (2019). Gender-identity typologies are related to gender-typing, friendships, and social-emotional adjustment in Dutch emerging adults. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 43, 322-333. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025418820686

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., Updegraff, K. A., DeLay, D., & Martin, C. L. (2019). Dyadic peer interactions: The impact of aggression on impression formation with new peers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 839-850. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-018-0490-y

 Latuskie, K. A., Leibson, T., Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., Pepler, D. J., & Ito, S. (2019). Substance use in pregnancy among vulnerable women seeking addiction and parenting support. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 17, 137-150. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-0005-7

 Latuskie, K. A., Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., Leibson, T., Austin, Z., Ito, S., & Pepler, D. J. (2019). Reasons for substance use continuation and discontinuation during pregnancy. Women and Birth, 32, e57-e64. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.04.001

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Santos, C. E., Cook, R. E., & Martin, C. L. (2018). Gender discrimination hinders other-gender friendship formation in diverse youth. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 59, 16-25. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2018.02.006

Andrews, N. C. Z., Motz, M., Pepler, D. J., Jeong, J. J., & Khoury, J. (2018). Engaging mothers with substance use issues and their children in early intervention: Understanding use of service and outcomes. Child Abuse and Neglect, 83, 10-20. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.06.011

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., DeLay, D., Martin, C. L., & Updegraff, K. A. (2018). Relations between close friendships and adolescent aggression: Structural and behavioral friendship features. Social Development, 27, 293-307. doi: 10.1111/sode.12277

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., & Santos, C. E. (2017a). Reciprocal associations between delinquent behavior and social network position during middle school. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46, 1918-1932. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0643-2

 Field, R. D., Martin, C. L., Andrews, N. C. Z., England, D. E., & Zosuls, K. M. (2017). The influence of gender-based relationship efficacy on attitudes toward school. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 63, 396-422. doi: 10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.63.3.0396.

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., & Santos, C. E. (2017b). Does an aggressor’s target choice matter? Assessing change in the social network prestige of aggressive youth. Aggressive Behavior, 43, 364-374. doi: 10.1002/ab.21695

Martin, C. L., Cook, R. E., & Andrews, N. C. Z. (2017). Revisiting androgyny: A modern day perspective on flexibility of gender identity and behavior. Sex Roles, 76, 592-603. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0602-5

Martin, C. L., Andrews, N. C. Z., England, D. E., Zosuls, K. M., & Ruble, D. N. (2017). A dual identity approach for conceptualizing and measuring children’s gender identity. Child Development, 88, 167-182. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12568

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Martin, C. L., & Gallagher, A. M. (2016). On the association between self-reported own- and other-gender similarity and the use of physical and relational aggression in sixth grade children. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1817-1826. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0685-z

 Zosuls, K. M., Andrews, N. C. Z., Martin, C. L., England, D. E., & Field, R. D. (2016). Developmental changes in the link between gender typicality and peer victimization and exclusion. Sex Roles, 75, 243-256. doi: 10.1007/s11199-016-0608-z

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., Updegraff, K. A., Martin, C. L., & Santos, C. E. (2016). Targeted victimization: Exploring linear and curvilinear associations between social network prestige and victimization. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1772-1785. doi: 10.1007/s10964-016-0450-1

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Martin, C. L., Field, R. D., Cook, R., E., & Lee, J. (2016). Development of expectancies about own- and other-gender group interactions and their school-related consequences. Child Development, 87, 1423-1435. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12596

Hanish, L. D., Andrews, N. C. Z., Kornienko, O., Santos, C., Rodkin, P. C., & Granger, K. L. (2016). Being in the know: Early adolescents’ knowledge of who bullies whom. Journal of Early Adolescence, 36, 646-678. doi: 10.1177/2072431615577203

Zosuls, K. M., Field, R. D., Martin, C. L., Andrews, N. C. Z., & England, D. E. (2014). Gender-based relationship efficacy: Children’s self-perceptions in intergroup contexts. Child Development, 85, 1663-1676. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12209

 Andrews, N. C. Z., Hanish, L. D., Fabes, R. A., & Martin, C. L. (2014). With whom and where you play: Preschoolers’ social context predicts peer victimization. Social Development, 23, 357-375. doi: 10.1111/sode.12051