Over the last three decades the ATP has made a significant contribution to the world of psycho-social, developmental and health research. See below for a full list of peer-reviewed publications and reports, which are also on ATP Researchgate.

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Other publications

2020

  • Greenwood C.J, Youssef G.J, Letcher P, Spry E, Thomson K.C, Hagg L.J., Hutchinson D.M Macdonald J.A, McIntosh J., Sanson, Toumbourou J.W, Olsson C.A. (2021). Exploring a causal model in observational cohort data: The role of parents and peers in shaping substance use trajectories. Addictive Behaviours, 112.
  • Letcher, P.,  Greenwood., C., Romaniuk, H., Spry, E., Macdonald, J., McAnally, H., Thomson, K., Youssef, G., Hutchinson, D., McIntosh, J., Sanson, A., Ryan, J., Edwards, B., Sligo, J., Hancox, R.J., Patton, G.C., & Olsson, C.A. (2020). Adolescent and young adult mental health problems and infant offspring behavior: Findings from a prospective intergenerational cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.101.
  • Macdonald J.A., Greenwood, C., Letcher, P, Spry, L, McAnally, H.M., Thomson, K.,  Hutchinson D, Youssef, G.J., McIntosh, J., Iosua, E., Hancox, R.J, Sligo, J., Patton G.C, Olsson, C. A. (in press). From adolescence to young adulthood: Persistent symptoms of depression or anxiety and next generation mother-infant and father-infant postpartum bonds.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
  • Olsson, C., Spry, E., Letcher, P., McAnally, H.M.,   Thomson, K., Macdonald, J.A., Greenwood, C., Youssef, G., Romaniuk, H., Iosua, E., Sligo, J., Hutchinson, D., McIntosh, J., O’Connor, M., McGee, R., Sanson, A., Hancox, R.J.,& Patton G.C. (2020). The Australian and New Zealand Intergenerational Cohort Consortium: A study protocol for investigating mental health and wellbeing across generations. Longitudinal and Life Course Studieshttps://doi.org/10.1332/175795920X15792720930280.
  • Thomson, K., Romaniuk, H., Greenwood, C., Letcher, P., Spry, E., Macdonald, J.A., McAnally, H.M., Youssef, G., McIntosh, J., Hutchinson, D., Hancox, R.J., Patton G.C., & Olsson, C. (2020). Adolescent antecedents of maternal and paternal perinatal depression: A 36-year prospective cohort. Psychological Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291720000902.

2019

  • Borschmann, R., Becker, D., Spry, E., Youssef, G., Olsson, C.A., Hutchinson, D.M., Silins, E., Boden, J.M., Moreno-Betancur, M., Najman, J.M., Degenhardt, L., Mattick, R.P., Romaniuk, H., Horwood, L.J., Patton, G.C. for the Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium. (2019). “Alcohol and parenthood: An integrative analysis of the effects of transition to parenthood in three Australasian cohorts”. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 197(1) 326-334. doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.004
  • Edwards, B., Forrest, W., Vassallo, S., Greenwood, C., & Olsson, C.A. (2019). Depression and anxiety in adolescent and young adult offenders: A longitudinal study from 13 to 32 years using the Australian Temperament Project. Journal of Criminal Justice, 62, 87-93. doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.09.005
  • Greenwood, C., Youssef, G., Betts, K., Letcher, P., McIntosh, J., Spry, E., Hutchinson, D., Macdonald, J., Hagg, L., Sanson, A., Toumbourou, J., & Olsson, C. (2019). A comparative examination of longitudinal modelling approaches: Alcohol and cannabis use from adolescence to young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Aug 1;201:58-64. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.05.001.
  • Hutchinson, D., Youssef, G.J, Buhagiar, A., Teague, S., Macdonald, J.A., Letcher, P., Greenwood, C., McIntosh, J., Toumbourou, J., J., Hallam, W., Skouteris, H., Sanson, A.V., & Olsson, C.A (2019) Adolescent care-orientation and positive development in young adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64, 63-69. doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.024.
  • O’Connor, M., Chong, S., Hutchinson, D., Sanson, A., McIntosh, J., Olsson, C. A., & Goldfeld, S. (2019). Socioeconomic disadvantage in infancy and academic and self-regulation outcomes. Pediatrics, 143(5). doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2640
  • Spry, E., Moreno-Betancur, M., Becker, D., Romaniuk, H., Carlin, J.B., Molyneaux, E., Howard, L.M., Ryan, J., Letcher, P., McIntosh, J., Greenwood, C.J., Thomson, K.C., McAnally, H., Hancox, R., Hutchinson, D.M., Youssef, G.Y., Olsson, C.A., & Patton, G.C. (2019). Maternal mental health and infant emotional reactivity: a 20-year two-cohort study of preconception and perinatal exposures. Psychological Medicine, 50 (5), 827-837. doi: 10.1017/S0033291719000709.
  • Greenwood C.J, Youssef G.J, Letcher P, Spry E, Thomson K.C, Hagg L.J., Hutchinson D.M Macdonald J.A, McIntosh J., Sanson, Toumbourou J.W, Olsson C.A. (2021). Exploring a causal model in observational cohort data: The role of parents and peers in shaping substance use trajectories. Addictive Behaviours, 112.
  • Letcher, P.,  Greenwood., C., Romaniuk, H., Spry, E., Macdonald, J., McAnally, H., Thomson, K., Youssef, G., Hutchinson, D., McIntosh, J., Sanson, A., Ryan, J., Edwards, B., Sligo, J., Hancox, R.J., Patton, G.C., & Olsson, C.A. (2020). Adolescent and young adult mental health problems and infant offspring behavior: Findings from a prospective intergenerational cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.101.

2018

  • Betts, K.S., Alati, R., Baker, P., Letcher, P., Hutchinson, D., Youssef, Y., & Olsson, C.A. (2018). The natural history of risky drinking and associated harms from adolescence to young adulthood: Findings from the Australian Temperament Project. Psychological Medicine, 48(1), 23-32. doi: 10.1017/S0033291717000654
  • Di Manno, L., Macdonald, J.A., Youssef, G., Little, K. & Olsson, C.A. (2018). Psychosocial profiles of adolescents from dissolved families: Differences in depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders 241, 325-337. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.07.087
  • Maud, C., Ryan, J., McIntosh, J. E., & Olsson, C. A. (2018). The role of oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) DNA methylation (DNAm) in human social and emotional functioning: a systematic narrative review. BMC psychiatry, 18(1), 154., doi 10.1186/s12888-018-1740-9
  • Patton, G.C., Olsson, C.A., Skirbekk, V., Saffery, R., Wlodek, M.E., Azzopardi, P.S., Stonawski, M., Rasmussen, B., Spry, E., Francis, K. and Bhutta, Z.A. (2018). Adolescence and the next generation. Nature, 554(7693), p.458. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0069-3
  • Sanson, A.V., Letcher, P.L., & Havighurst, S.S. (2018). Child characteristics and their reciprocal effects on parenting. In M.R. Sanders & A. Morawska (Eds), Handbook on parenting and child development across the lifespan (pp. 337-370). NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94598-9
  • Silins, E., John Horwood, L., Najman, J.M., Patton, G.C., Toumbourou, J.W., Olsson, C.A., Hutchinson, D.M., Degenhardt, L., Fergusson, D., Becker, D. and Boden, J.M. (2018). Adverse adult consequences of different alcohol use patterns in adolescence: An integrative analysis of data to age 30 years from four Australasian cohorts. Addiction. doi: 10.1111/add.14263.
  • Smart, D., Youssef, G.J., Sanson, A., Prior, M., Toumbourou, J.W., & Olsson, C.A. (2018). Social mediators of relationships between childhood reading difficulties, behaviour problems, and secondary school non-completion. Australian Journal of Psychology, 1-12. doi.org/10.1111/ajpy.12220
  • Tan, E. S., McIntosh, J. E., Kothe, E. J., Opie, J. E., & Olsson, C. A. (2018). Couple relationship quality and offspring attachment security: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Attachment & human development, 20(4), 349-377. doi 10.1080/14616734.2017.1401651.

2017

  • Doidge, J.C., Higgins, D.J., Delfabbro, P., Edwards, B., Vassallo, S., Toumbourou, J.W., & Segal, L. (2017). Economic predictors of child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort. Children and Youth Services Review, 72, 14-25. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.10.012
  • Doidge, J.C., Higgins, D.J., Delfabbro, P., Segal, L. (2017). Risk factors for child maltreatment in an Australian population-based birth cohort. Child Abuse and Neglect, 64, 47-60.
  • Hawkins, M. T., Letcher, P., O’Connor, M., Bant, S., Deery, A., Sanson, A., Toumbourou, J. W., & Olsson, C. A. (2017). The Structural Stability of Positive Development Across Young Adulthood. Longitudinal Findings From the Australian Temperament Project. Emerging Adulthood, 1-17 doi: 10.1177/2167696817695133
  • Little, K., Olsson, C.A., Whittle, S., Macdonald, J.A., Sheeber, L.B., Youssef G.J., Simmonn, J.G., Sanson, A.V., Foley, D.L., Allen, N.B. Sometimes it’s Good to be Short: The Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism, Positive Parenting and Adolescent Depression in Two Longitudinal Studies. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12987
  • Lloyd, B., Macdonald, J.A., Youssef, G.J., Knight, T., Letcher, P., Sanson, A., & Olsson, C.A. (in press). Negative reactivity and parental warmth in early adolescence and depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood. Australian Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12129
  • Smart, D., Youssef, G., Sanson, A., Prior, M., Toumbourou, J.W., & Olsson, C.A. (in press). Consequences of childhood reading difficulties and behavior problems for educational achievement and employment in early adulthood. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

2016

  • Betts, K., Baker, P.J., Alati, R., Macintosh, J.E., Macdonald, J.A., Letcher, P., & Olsson, C.A. (2016). The natural history of internalizing behaviours from adolescence to emerging adulthood; findings from the Australian Temperament Project. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2815 – 2827 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291716001495
  • Hutchinson. D., Macdonald, J.A., Hallam, B., Leung, R.K., Toumbourou, J.W., McGee, R., Tooley, G., Hemphill, S.A., Skouteris, H., and Olsson, C.A. (2016). Care-orientation in the teens as a predictor of young adult psychosocial wellbeing. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(5); 2051-2076. DOI 10.1007/s10902-015-9685-x
  • Krug, I., King., R.M., Youssef, G., Sorabji, A., Wertheim, E., Le Grange, D., Hughes, E.K., Letcher, P., & Olsson, C.A. (2016). The effect of low parental warmth and low monitoring on disordered eating in mid-adolescence: Findings from the Australian Temperament Project. Appetite, 105, 232-241 DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.015
  • Miller, P.G., Butler, E., Richardson, B.A., Staiger, P.K., Youssef. G.J., Macdonald, J., Sanson, A., Edwards, B., & Olsson, C.A. (2016). Relationships between problematic alcohol consumption and delinquent behaviour from adolescence to young adulthood. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(3), 245-371. doi: 10.1111/dar.12345
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A. V., Toumbourou, J. W., Norrish, J., & Olsson, C. A. (2017). Does positive mental health in adolescence longitudinally predict healthy transitions in young adulthood?. Journal of happiness studies18(1), 177-198. DOI 10.1007/s10902-016-9723-3
  • Vassallo, S., Edwards, B., & Forrest, W. (2016). Childhood behaviour problems and fighting in early adulthood: What factors are protective? Journal of Criminal Justice, 45, 85-93.
  • Vassallo, S., Lahausse, J., & Edwards, B. (2016). Factors affecting stability and change in risky driving from late adolescence to the late twenties. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 88, 77-87.

2015

  • Hutchinson, D., Silins, E., Mattick, R., Patton, G., Fergusson, D., Hayatbakhsh, R., Toumbourou, J., Olsson, C., Spry, E., Tait, R., Degenhardt, L., Swift, W., Butterworth, P., Horwood, L. (2015). How can data harmonisation benefit mental health research? An example of The Cannabis Cohorts Research Consortium (CCRC). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2015; 49(4), 317–323. DOI: 10.1177/0004867415571169
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A.V., Toumbourou, J.W., Hawkins, M.T., Letcher, P., Williams, P., & Olsson. C. (2015). Positive Development and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood. In J.J. Arnett (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of emerging adulthood (pp. 601-614). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Silins, E., Fergusson, D.M., Patton, G.C., Horwood, L.J., Olsson, C.A., Hutchinson, D.M., Degenhardt, L., Tait, R.J., Borschmann, R., Coffey, C., Toumbourou, J.W., Najman., J.M., & Mattick, R.P (2015). Adolescent substance use and educational attainment: An integrative data analysis comparing cannabis and alcohol from three Australasian cohorts. Drug and Alchohol Dependence, 156, 90-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.034

2014

  • Alati, R., Baker, P., Betts, K.S., Connor, J., Little, K., Sanson, A., & Olsson, C.A. (2014). The role of parental alcohol use, parental discipline and antisocial behaviour on adolescent drinking trajectories. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 134, 178-184.
  • Forrest, W., Edwards, B., & Vassallo, S. (2014). Individual differences in the concordance of self-reports and official records. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 24, 305-315.
  • Hallam, W. T., Olsson, C. A., O’Connor, M., Hawkins, M., Toumbourou, J. W., Bowes, G., McGee, R., & Sanson, A. (2014). Association between adolescent eudaimonic behaviours and emotional competence in young adulthood. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15, 1165-1177.
  • Le Grange, D., O’Connor, M., Hughes, E.K., Macdonald, J., Little, K., & Olsson, C.A. (2014). Developmental Antecedents of Abnormal Eating Attitudes and Behaviors in Adolescence. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 813-824.
  • Silins, E., Horwood, L.J., Patton, G.C., Fergusson, D.M., Olsson, C.A., Hutchinson, D.M., Spry, E., Toumbourou, J.W., Degenhardt, L., Swift, W., Coffey, C., Tait, R.J., Letcher, P., Copeland, J., & Mattick, R.P. (2014). Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: an integrative analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry, 1, 286 – 293.
  • Silins, E., Olsson, C., Horwood, L.J., Hutchinson, D., Patton, G., Fergusson, D., Toumbourou, J., Spry, E., & Mattick, R. (2014). Early onset cannabis use and young adult outcomes: An integrative data analysis of three Australasian cohorts. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 140, e208-e209.
  • Toumbourou, J. W., Olsson, C. A., Rowland, B., Renati, S., & Hallam, B. (2014). Health psychology intervention in key social environments to promote adolescent health. Australian Psychologist49(2), 66-74. doi:10.1111/ap.12043
  • Vassallo, S., Edwards, B., Renda, J., & Olsson, C.A. (2014). Bullying in early adolescence and antisocial behavior and depression six years later: What are the protective factors? Journal of School Violence, 13, 100-124.
  • Vassallo, S., Sanson, A., & Olsson, C.A. (2014). 30 years on: Some key insights from the Australian Temperament Project. Family Matters, 94, 29-34
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Spiteri, M., Cockfield, S., Harris, A., & Harrison, W. (2014). Stability of risky driving from late adolescence to early adulthood. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 72, 161-168.

2013

2012

  • Hawkins, M. T., Villagonzalo, K., Sanson, A. V., Toumbourou, J. W., Letcher, P., & Olsson, C. (2012). Associations between positive development in late adolescence and social, health, and behavioral outcomes in young adulthood. Journal of Adult Development. 19(2), 88-99.
  • Horwood, L J., Fergusson, D.M., Coffey, C., Patton, G.C., Tait, R., Smart, D., Letcher, P., Silins, E., & Hutchinson, D.M. (2012). Cannabis and depression: An integrative data analysis of four Australian cohorts. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 126, 369-378.
  • Letcher, P., Sanson, A., Smart, D., & Toumbourou, J.W. (2012). Precursors and correlates of anxiety trajectories from late childhood to late adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 417-432.
  • Little, K., Hawkins, M.T., Sanson, A., Toumbourou, J.W., Smart, D., Vassallo, S., & O’Connor, M. (2012). Longitudinal prediction of alcohol-related harms in young adults. Substance Use and Misuse, 47, 1303-1317.
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A., Hawkins, M. T., Olsson, C., Frydenberg, E., Toumbourou, J., and Letcher, P. (2012). The relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood: A person-centred approach. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 701-712.
  • Terrett, G., O’Connor, M., Hawkins, M., Sanson, A., & Smart, D. (2012). Longitudinal antecedents of school bonding in adolescence. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 29(2), 107-128.

2011

  • Hawkins, M. T., Letcher, P., Sanson, A., O’Connor, M., Toumbourou, J.,& Olsson, C. (2011). Stability and change in positive development during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(11 ), 1436-1452.
  • O’Connor, M., Hawkins, M., Toumbourou, J., Sanson, A., Letcher, P., & Olsson, C. (2011). The relationship between social capital and depression over the transition to adulthood. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63, 26-35.
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A., & Frydenberg, E. (2011). The relationship between positive development during the transition to adulthood and temperament, personality, and educational outcomes. In E. Frydenberg & G. Reevy (Eds.), Personality, stress, and coping: Implications for education, Vol. VI, 111-130.
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A., Hawkins, M., Letcher, P., Toumbourou, J., Smart, D., Vassallo, S., & Olsson, C.A. (2011). Predictors of positive development in emerging adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40, 860-874.
  • O’Connor, M., Sanson, A., Hawkins, M.T., Toumbourou, J.W., Letcher, P., & Frydenberg, E. (2011) Differentiating three conceptualisations of the relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 475-484.
  • Renda, J., Vassallo, S., & Edwards, B. (2011). Bullying in early adolescence and its association with anti-social behaviour, criminality and violence 6 and 10 years later. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21, 117-127.
  • Toumbourou, J.W., Williams, I.R., Letcher, P., Sanson, A., Smart, D. (2011) Developmental trajectories of internalising behaviour in the prediction of adolescent depressive symptoms. Australian Journal of Psychology, 63(4), 214-223.

2010

2009

  • Hawkins, M. T., Letcher, P., Sanson, A. V., Smart, D., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2009). Positive development in emerging adulthood. Australian Journal of Psychology, 61(2), 89-99.
  • Parker, R., & Vassallo, S. (2009). Young adults’ attitudes towards marriage. Family Relationships Quarterly, 12, 18-21.
  • Letcher, P., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2009). Psychosocial precursors and correlates of differing internalizing trajectories from 3 to 15 years. Social Development, 18(3), 618-646.
  • Sanson, A. V., Letcher, P., Smart, D., Prior, M., Toumbourou, J. W., & Oberklaid, F (2009). Associations between early childhood temperament clusters and later psychosocial adjustment. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 55(1), 26-54.
  • Smart, D., Hayes, A., Sanson, A., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2009). Mental health and well-being of Australian adolescents. In D. Bennett, S. Towns, E. Elliott & J. Merrick (Eds.), Challenges in adolescent health: An Australian perspective (pp. 49-60). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart., D., & Price-Robertson, R. (2009). The roles that parents play in the lives of their young adult children. Family Matters, 82, 8-14.

2008

  • Sanson A.V., Letcher, P. & Smart, D. (2008). Temperament in early adolescence. In N. Allen and L. Sheeber (Eds.), Adolescent emotional development and the emergence of depressive disorders (pp. 215-237). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Smart, D. (2008). The views of young people about relationships. Threshold, No. 93, 24-25.
  • Smart, D., & Sanson, A. (2008). Do Australian children have more problems today than twenty years ago?. Family Matters, 79, 50-57.
  • Smart, D. F., Sanson A. V., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2008). How do parents and teenagers get along together? Views of young people and their parents. Family Matters, 78, 18-27.
  • Smart, D. & Vassallo, S. (2008). Pathways to social and emotional wellbeing: Lessons from a 24-year longitudinal study. In Research conference 2008: Touching the future: Building skills for life and work. Conference proceedings (pp. 54-59). Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Council for Educational Research.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Sanson, A., Cockfield, S., Harris, A., McIntyre, A., & Harrison, W. (2008). Risky driving among young Australian drivers II: Co-occurrence with other problem behaviours. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 40, 376-386.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Toumbourou, J. (2008). Understanding the pathways to harmful alcohol use among young adults: Insights from the Australian Temperament Project. DrugInfo, 6(2), 3-5.

2007

  • Chipman, P., Jorm, A. F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., Tan, X., & Easteal, S. (2007). No interaction between the serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and childhood adversity or recent stressful life events on symptoms of depression: Results from two community surveys. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 1444, 561-565.
  • Smart, D. (2007). Tailoring parenting to fit the child (AFRC Briefing Paper No.4). Melbourne, Vic: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse, Australian Institute of Family Studies.
  • Smart, D., Hayes, A., Sanson A. V., & Toumbourou, J. W. (2007). Mental health and wellbeing of Australian adolescents: Pathways to vulnerability and resilience. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 19, 263-268.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Sanson, A., Harrison, W., Harris, A., Cockfield, S., & McIntyre, A. (2007). Risky driving among young Australian drivers: Trends, precursors and correlates. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39, 444-458.

2006

  • Richardson, N., Smart, D., Vassallo, S., & Sanson, A. (2006, July). The role of environmental characteristics in changing the pathways to adolescent antisocial behaviour of high- and low-risk children. Paper presented at the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Melbourne, Vic.
  • Smart, D., (2006, August). The development of antisocial behaviour in adolescence: Child, family, peer and school influences. Invited paper presented at the Family Scholars Colloquium, Protecting and strengthening the family: Challenges and opportunities, sponsored by the Malaysian Government’s Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Smart, D., Letcher, P., Toumbourou, J., Williams, I., & Sanson, A. (2006, July). The value of longitudinal studies for identifying and explaining developmental trajectories. Presentation to the 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Melbourne, Vic.
  • Smart, D., & Sanson, A. (2006), A comparison of children’s temperament and adjustment across 20 years. In LSAC 2005-06 Annual Report (pp. 35-37). Melbourne, Vic: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

2005

2004

  • Da Silva, L., Sanson, A., Smart, D., & Toumbourou, J. (2004). Civic responsibility among Australian adolescents: Testing two causal models. Journal of Community Psychology, 32, 229-255.
  • Hayes, L., Smart, D., Toumbourou, J. W., & Sanson, A. (2004). Parenting influences on adolescent alcohol use (Research Report No. 10). Melbourne, Vic: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
  • Letcher, P., Toumbourou, J., Sanson, A., Prior, M., Smart, D., & Oberklaid, F. (2004). Parenting style as a moderator of the effect of temperament on adolescent externalising and internalising behaviour problems. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 20, 5-34.
  • Sanson, A., & Smart, D. (2004). Pathways to social and emotional wellbeing: Lessons from a 20-year longitudinal study. In: Research Conference 2004: Supporting Student Wellbeing. Conference proceedings (p. 72-79). Melbourne, Vic: Australian Council for Educational Research.
  • Sanson, A., Hemphill, S., & Smart, D. (2004). Connections between temperament and social development: A review. Social Development, (13), 142-170.
  • Smart, D. (2004). Where to now for the ATP Study? Family Matters 68, 21.
  • Smart, D., Vassallo, S., Sanson A., & Dussuyer, I. (2004). Patterns of antisocial behaviour from early to late adolescence (Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice No. 290). Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Stockwell, T. R., Toumbourou, J., Letcher, P., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Bond, L. (2004). Risk and protection factors for different intensities of adolescent substance use: When does the Prevention Paradox apply? Drug and Alcohol Review, 23, 67-77.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Dussuyer, I. (2004). At risk but not antisocial: Changes from childhood to adolescence. Family Matters, 68, 13-20.

2003

 

2002

  • Clarke, C., Prior, M., & Kinsella, G. (2002). The relationship between executive function abilities, adaptive behaviour, and academic achievement in children with externalising behaviour problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43, 785-796.
  • Jorm, A. F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., Zhang, Y., Tan, S., & Easteal, S. (2002). Lack of association of a single-Nucleotide Polymorphism of the u-Opioid Receptor Gene with anxiety-related traits: Results from a cross-sectional study of adults and a longitudinal study of children. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 114, 659-664.
  • McGee, R., Prior, M., Williams, S., Smart, D., & Sanson A. (2002). The long-term significance of teacher rated hyperactivity in childhood: Findings from two longitudinal studies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 43, 1004-1017.
  • Nicholson, J., Sanson, A., Rempel, L., Smart, D., & Patton, G. (2002). Longitudinal studies of children and youth: Implications for future studies. In A. Sanson (Ed.), Children’s health and development: New research directions for Australia (pp. 38-59). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
  • Prichard, Z., Jorm, A. F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., Zhang,Y., & Easteal, S. (2002). Association of polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor gene with anxiety-related traits in children and adolescents: A longitudinal study. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 114, 1769-1776.
  • Sanson, A., Hemphill, S., & Smart, D. (2002). Temperament and social development. In P. K. Smith & C. H. Hart (Eds.), Handbook of childhood social development (pp. 97-116). London, UK: Blackwell.
  • Smart, D. (2002). Relationships, marriage and parenthood: Views of young people and their parents. Family Matters, 63, 28-35.
  • Vassallo, S., Smart, D., Sanson, A., Dussuyer, I., McKendry, B., Toumbourou, J., Prior, M., & Oberklaid, F. (2002). Patterns and precursors of adolescent antisocial behaviour (First report). Report commissioned by Crime Prevention Victoria.
  • Wertheim, E. H., Martin, G., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Smart, D. (2002). Parent influences in the transmission of eating and weight related values and behaviors. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 10, 321-334.

2001

  • Jorm, A. F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., Zhang, Y., & Easteal, S. (2001). Association of a polymorphism of the dopamine transporter gene with externalizing behavior problems and associated temperament traits: A longitudinal study from infancy to the mid-teens. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 105, 346-350.
  • Pedlow, R., Sanson, A., & Wales, R. J. W. (2001). Children’s production and comprehension of politeness in requests: Relationships to behavioral adjustment in middle-childhood. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 20, 23-60.
  • Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (2001). Longitudinal predictors of behavioural adjustment in pre-adolescent children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35, 297-307.
  • Smart, D., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (2001). Children with reading difficulties: A six year follow-up from early elementary school to adolescence. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, 45-53.
  • Smart, D., & Sanson, A. (2001). Children’s social competence: the role of temperament and behaviour and their “fit” with parents’ expectations. Family Matters, 59, 10-15.

2000

  • Clarke, C., Prior, M., & Kinsella, G. (2000). Do executive function deficits differentiate between adolescents with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant/Conduct Disorder? A neuropsychological study using the Six Elements Test and Hayling Sentence Completion test. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28, 403-414.
  • Jorm, A. F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., Zhang, Y., & Easteal, S. (2000). Association of a functional polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene with anxiety-related temperament and behavior problems in children: A longitudinal study from infancy to the mid-teens. Molecular Psychiatry, 5, 542-547.
  • Martin, G. C., Wertheim, E. H., Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (2000). A longitudinal study of the role of childhood temperament in the later development of eating concerns.International Journal of Eating Disorders, 27, 150-162.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., & Oberklaid, F. (2000). Pathways from infancy to adolescence: Australian Temperament Project 1983-2000. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Institute of Family Studies. (Online only – Out of Print)
  • Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, S., & Oberklaid, F. (2000). Does shy-inhibited temperament in childhood lead to anxiety disorder in adolescence? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 461-468.
  • Smart, D., Sanson, A., Da Silva, L., & Toumbourou, J. (2000). The development of civic mindedness in Australian adolescents. Family Matters, 57, 4-9.
  • Williams, B., Sanson, A., Toumbourou, J., & Smart, D. (2000). Patterns and predictors of teenagers’ use of licit and illicit substances in the Australian Temperament Project cohort. Report commissioned by the Ross Trust.

1999

  • Prior, M. (1999) Resilience and coping: The role of individual temperament. In Frydenberg (Ed.), Learning to cope: Developing as a person in complex societies (pp. 22-33). Oxford University Press.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., & Oberklaid, F. (1999). Psychological disorders and their correlates in an Australian community sample of pre-adolescent children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40, 563-580.
  • Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (1999). Relationships between learning difficulties and psychological problems in pre-adolescent children from a longitudinal sample. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38, 429-436.
  • Sanson, A. (1999). Childhood behaviour disorders: Findings from two Australian longitudinal studies. In Sawyer (Ed.), Rotary and science in Australia: Evidence, action & partnership in mental health(pp. 73-79). Parramatta, NSW: Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.

1998

  • Prior, M. (1998). Behavioural problems and learning difficulties in school aged children: Studies from the Australian Temperament Project. Clinical Psychologist, Winter, 8-10.
  • Sanson, A., & Prior, M. (1998). Temperamental and behavioural precursors to Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. In H. C. Quay & A. E. Hogan (Eds.), Handbook of disruptive behaviour disorders (pp. 397-418) NY: Plenum Press.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., Oberklaid, F., & Smart, D. (1998). Temperamental influences on psychosocial adjustment: From infancy to adolescence. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 15, 7-38.

1997

  • Oberklaid, F., Amos, D., Liu, C., Jarman, F.C., Sanson, A., & Prior, M. (1997). “Growing Pains”: Clinical and behavioural correlates in a community sample. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 18, 102-106.

1996

  • Sanson, A., Pedlow, R., Cann, W., Prior, M., & Oberklaid, F. (1996). Shyness ratings: Stability and correlates in early childhood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 19, 705-724.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., & Smart. D. (1996). Reading disabilities with and without behaviour problems at 7-8 years: Prediction from longitudinal data from infancy to 6 years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 37, 529-541.
  • Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Prior, M. (1996). Connections between reading disability and behaviour problems: Testing temporal and causal hypotheses. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 24, 363-383.
  • Waring , S., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Smart, D. (1996). Predictors of “Recovery” from reading disability. Australian Journal of Psychology, 48, 160-166.

1995

  • Allen, K., & Prior, M. (1995). Assessment of the validity of easy and difficult temperament through observed mother-child behaviours. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 18, 609-630.
  • Kingston, L., & Prior, M. (1995). The development of patterns of stable, transient and school-age onset aggressive behaviour in young children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 348-358.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Smart, D., & Oberklaid, F. (1995). Reading disability in an Australian community sample. Australian Journal of Psychology, 47, 32-37.
  • Sanson, A., & Rothbart, M. K. (1995). Child temperament and parenting. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), Parenting (Vol. 4, pp. 299-321), Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Smith, J., & Prior, M. (1995). Temperament and stress resilience in school-age children: A within families study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 168-179.

1994

  • Prior, M. (1994). Reading disability in Australian children. Australian Journal of Remedial Education, 26, 3-7.
  • Sanson, A., Smart, D., Prior, M., Oberklaid, F., & Pedlow, R. (1994). The structure of temperament from three to seven years: Age, sex and sociodemographic influences. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 40, 233-252.

1993

  • Oberklaid, F., Amos, D., Liu, C. Y., & Jarman, F. C. (1993) Growing pains: Clinical and behavioral correlates in a community based sample of 8 year olds. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 147, 446.
  • Oberklaid, F., Sanson, A., Pedlow, R., & Prior, M. (1993). Predicting preschool behaviour problems from temperament and other variables in infancy. Pediatrics, 91, 113-120.
  • Pedlow, R., Sanson, A., Prior, M., & Oberklaid, F. (1993). The stability of maternally reported temperament from infancy to eight years. Developmental Psychology, 29, 998-1007.
  • Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (1993). Sex differences in psychological adjustment from infancy to eight years. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32, 291-304.
  • Sanson, A., Smart, D., Prior, M., & Oberklaid, F. (1993). Precursors of hyperactivity and aggression. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32, 1207-1216.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., Smart, D., & Oberklaid, F. (1993). Gender differences in aggression in childhood: Implications for a peaceful world. Australian Psychologist, 28, 86-92.

1992

  • Axia, G., Prior, M., & Carelli, G. (1992). Cultural influences on temperament: A comparison of Italian, Australian and Anglo-Australian toddlers. Australian Psychologist, 27, 52-56.
  • Prior, M. (1992). Temperament: A review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 33, 249-279.
  • Prior, M. (1992). Development of temperament. In P. Heaven (Ed.), Life Span Development. Sydney: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich.

1991

  • Oberklaid, F. (1991). The clinical assessment of temperament in infants. Maternal & Child Health, 16, 14-25.
  • Oberklaid, F., Kyrios, M., Sewell, J., Sanson, A., & Prior, M. (1991). Temperament and behaviour of pre-term infants: A six-year follow-up. Pediatrics, 87, 854-861.
  • Prior, M., Smart, D., Sanson, A., Pedlow, R., & Oberklaid F. (1991). Transient versus stable behaviour problems in a normative sample: Infancy to school age. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 17, 423-443.
  • Sanson, A., Oberklaid, F., Pedlow, R., & Prior, M. (1991). Risk indicators: Assessment of infancy predictors of preschool behavioural maladjustment. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 32, 609-626.

1990

  • Kyrios, M., & Prior, M. (1990). Temperament, stress and family factors in behavioural adjustment of 3-5 year old children. International Journal of Behavioural Development, 13, 67-93.
  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Sewell, J., & Kyrios, M. (1990). The assessment of temperament in the toddler age group. Pediatrics, 85, 559-566.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., & Kyrios, M. (1990) Contamination of measures in temperament research. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 36, 179-192.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., & Kyrios, M. (1990). Further exploration of the link between temperament and behaviour problems: A reply to Bates. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 36, 573-576.
  • Sewell, J., Oberklaid, F., Glazner, J., Pedlow, R., Carse, E., & Yu, V. (1990). The relationship between the health of infants born prematurely and their mothers’ mental status. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 26, 300.

1989

  • Kyrios, M., Prior, M., Oberklaid, F., & Demetriou, A. (1989). Cross cultural studies of temperament: Temperament in Greek infants. International Journal of Psychology, 24, 585-603.
  • Lancaster, S., Prior, M., & Adler, R. (1989). Child behaviour ratings: The influence of maternal characteristics and child temperament. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 30, 137-149.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Carroll, R., & Oberklaid, F. (1989). Social class differences in temperament ratings of pre-school children. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 35, 239-248.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (1989). The Australian Temperament Project. In: D. Kohnstamm, J. Bates & M. Rothbart (Eds.), Temperament in Childhood (pp. 537-554). Chichester, U.K.: Wiley.

1988

  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., Sewell, J., & Kyrios, M. (1988). Variation in toddler temperament ratings according to sex, socio-economic status and cultural context. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 142, 381.
  • Oberklaid, F., Sewell, J., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Kyrios, M. (1988). The effect of cultural background on temperament and behaviour in young children. Australian Pediatric Journal, 24, 396.
  • Oberklaid, F., Sewell, J., Kyrios, M., & Prior, M. (1988). Temperament and behaviour of toddlers and preschoolers born prematurely. Australian Pediatric Journal, 24, 391-392.
  • Prior, M., Glazner, J., Sanson, A., & Debelle, G. (1988). Temperament and behavioural adjustment in hearing impaired children. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 29, 209-216.
  • Sewell, J., Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Kyrios, M. (1988). Temperament in Australian toddlers. Australian Pediatric Journal, 24, 343-345.

1987

  • Northam, E., Prior, M., Sanson, A., & Oberklaid, F. (1987). Toddler temperament as perceived by mothers versus day-care-givers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 33, 213-229.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Garino, E., & Oberklaid, F. (1987). Ethnic influences on “difficult” temperament and behaviour problems in infants. Australian Journal of Psychology, 39, 163-171.
  • Prior, M., Sanson, A., Oberklaid, F., & Northam, E. (1987). Measurement of temperament in 1 to 3 year old children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 10, 121-132.
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., Oberklaid, F., Garino, E., & Sewell, J. (1987). The structure of infant temperament: Factor analysis of the Revised Infant Temperament Questionnaire. Infant Behavior & Development, 10, 97-104.

1986

  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., & Sanson, A. (1986). Temperament of pre-term versus full-term infants. Journal of Developmental & Behavioural Pediatrics, 7, 159-162.
  • Oberklaid, F., Sanson, A., & Prior, M. (1986). The development of Australian normative data for infant temperament. Australian Pediatric Journal, 22, 185-188.
  • Prior, M., Kyrios, M., & Oberklaid, F. (1986). Temperament in Australian, American, Chinese and Greek infants: Some issues and directions for future research. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 17, 455-474.
  • Prior, M., Crook, G., Stripp, A., Power, M., & Joseph, M. (1986). The relationship between temperament and personality: An exploratory study. Personality and Individual Differences, 7, 875-881.
  • Sewell, J., & Oberklaid, F. (1986). Temperament in infants and young children. Australian Pediatric Journal, 22, 91-94.

1985

  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M.R., Nolan, T., Smith, P., & Flavell, H. (1985). Temperament in infants born prematurely. Journal of Developmental & Behavioural Pediatrics, 6, 57-61. (Reprinted in S. Chess & A. Thomas, Eds. (1986). Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry & Child Development, N.Y. Brunner Mazel).
  • Sanson, A., Prior, M., & Oberklaid, F. (1985). Normative data on temperament in Australian infants. Australian Journal of Psychology, 37, 185-195.

1984

  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., Golvan, D., Clements, A., & Williamson, A. (1984). Temperament in Australian infants. Australian Pediatric Journal, 20, 181-184.

1983

  • Oberklaid, F., Prior, M., & Clements, A. (1983). Validation of an infant temperament questionnaire for an Australian population. Australian Pediatric Journal, 19, 193.