Publications

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Peer-Reviewed Articles (28)

Atherton, O.E., Willroth, E.C., Schwaba, T., Goktan, A.J., Graham, E.K., Condon, D.M., Rao, M.B., & Mroczek, D.K. (in press). Personality predictors of emergency department post-discharge outcomes. Personality Science.

Ayoub, M., Zhang, B., Göllner, R., Atherton, O.E., Trautwein, U., & Roberts, B.W. (in press.). Longitudinal associations between parenting and child Big Five personality traits. Collabra: Psychology.

Atherton, O.E., Chung, J.M., Harris, K., Rohrer, J.M., Condon, D.M., Cheung, F., Vazire, S., Lucas, R.E., Donnellan, M.B., Mroczek, D.K., Soto, C.J., Antonoplis, S., Damian, R.I., Funder, D.C., Srivastava, S., Fraley, R.C., Jach, H., Roberts, B.W., Smillie, L.D., Sun, J., Tackett, J.L., Weston, S.J., Harden, K.P., & Corker, K.S. (in press). Why has personality psychology played an outsized role in the credibility revolution? Personality Science.

Atherton, O.E., Sutin, A.R., Terracciano, A., & Robins, R.W. (in press). Stability and change in the Big Five personality traits: Findings from a longitudinal study of Mexican-origin adults. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Lawson, K.M., Atherton, O.E., & Robins, R.W. (in press). The structure of adolescent temperament and associations with psychological functioning: A replication and extension of Snyder et al. (2015). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Atherton, O.E., Grijalva, E., Roberts, B.W. & Robins, R.W. (2021). Stability and change in personality traits and major life goals from college to midlife. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(5), 841-858. DOI: 10.1177/0146167220949362.

Willroth, E.C., Atherton, O.E., & Robins, R.W. (2021). Life satisfaction trajectories during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(1), 192-205. DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000294.

Mann, F.D., Atherton, O.E., DeYoung, C.G., Krueger, R.F., & Robins, R.W. (2020). Big Five personality traits and common mental disorders within a hierarchical taxonomy of psychopathology: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(8), 769-787. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000633.

Atherton, O.E., Lawson, K.M., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The development of effortful control from late childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(2), 417-456. DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000283.

Zheng, L.R., Atherton, O.E., Trzesniewski, K.H., & Robins, R.W. (2020). Are self-esteem and academic achievement reciprocally related? Findings from a longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Personality, 88, 1058-1074. DOI: 10.1111/jopy.12550.

Lawson, K.M., Atherton, O.E., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The development of educational aspirations and expectations from adolescence to young adulthood: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11, 965-974. DOI: 10.1177/1948550619893961.

Tsai, N., Jaeggi, S.M., Eccles, J.S., Atherton, O.E., & Robins, R.W. (2020). Predicting late adolescent anxiety from early adolescent stress exposure: Cognitive control as a mediator. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1838. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01838.

Atherton, O.E., Lawson, K.M., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The role of effortful control in the development of ADHD, ODD, and CD symptoms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(6), 1226-1246. DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000243.

Damian, R.I., Atherton, O.E., Lawson, K.M., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The co-development of chores and effortful control among Mexican-origin youth and prospective work outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 84, 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103883.

Atherton, O.E. (2020). Typical and atypical self-regulation: The importance of studying change over time. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.1111/spc3.12514.

Wetzel, E., Atherton, O.E., & Robins, R.W. (2019). Investigating the link between narcissism and problem behaviors in adolescence. Self and Identity, 20(2), 268-281. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1609573.

Aizpitarte, A., Atherton, O.E., Zheng, L.R., Alonso-Arbiol, I., & Robins, R.W. (2019). Developmental precursors of relational aggression among Mexican-origin youth. Child Development, 90(1),117-126. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13166.

Atherton, O.E., Zheng, L.R., Bleidorn, W., & Robins, R.W. (2019). The co-development of effortful control and school behavioral problems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117(3), 659-673. DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000201.

Atherton, O.E., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2018). The development of externalizing symptoms from late childhood through adolescence: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Developmental Psychology, 54(6), 1135-1147. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000489.

Aizpitarte, A., Atherton, O.E., & Robins, R.W. (2017). The co-development of relational aggression and disruptive behavior symptoms from late childhood through adolescence. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(5), 866-873. DOI: 10.1177/2167702617708231.

Atherton, O.E., Tackett, J.L., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2017). Bidirectional pathways between relational aggression and temperament from late childhood to adolescence. Journal of Research in Personality, 67, 75-84. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.04.005.

Ebersole, C.R., Alaei, R., Atherton, O.E., Bernstein, M.J., …, & Nosek, B.A. (2017). Observe, hypothesize, test, repeat: Luttrell, Petty, & Xu (2017) demonstrate good science. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 184-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2016.12.005.

Parrish, K.H., Atherton, O.E., Quintana, A., Conger, R.D., & Robins, R.W. (2016). Reciprocal relations between internalizing symptoms and frequency of alcohol use: Findings from a longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30(2), 203-208. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000138.

Atherton, O.E., Schofield, T.J., Sitka, A., Conger, R.D., & Robins, R.W. (2016). Unsupervised self-care predicts conduct problems: The moderating roles of hostile aggression and gender. Journal of Adolescence, 48, 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.01.001.

Ebersole, C.R., Atherton, O.E., Belanger, A.L., Skulborstad, H.M.,…, & Nosek, B.A. (2016).   Many Labs 3: Evaluating participant pool quality across the academic semester via replication. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 67, 68-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.10.012.

Atherton, O.E., Conger, R.D., Ferrer, E., & Robins, R.W. (2015). Risk and protective factors for early substance use initiation: A longitudinal study of Mexican-origin youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(4), 864-879. DOI: 10.1111/jora.12235.

Weissman, D.G., Schriber, R.A., Fassbender, C., Atherton, O.E.,Krafft, C., Robins, R.W., Hastings, P.D., & Guyer, A.E. (2015). Earlier adolescent substance use onset predicts stronger connectivity between reward and cognitive control brain networks. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 121-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2015.07.002.

Atherton, O.E., Robins, R.W., Rentfrow, P.J., & Lamb, M.E. (2014). Personality correlates of risky health outcomes: Findings from a large Internet study. Journal of Research in Personality, 50, 56-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2014.03.002.

Book Chapters (2)

Atherton, O.E. & Schofield, T.J. (2021). Personality and parenting. In O.P. John & R.W. Robins (Eds.), Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research, 4th ed. New York: Guilford.

Atherton, O.E., Donnellan, M.B., & Robins, R.W. (2020). The development of personality across the lifespan. In P.J. Corr & G. Matthews (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology, 2nd ed (pp. 169-182). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.