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  • *Lobo, F. M., & Lunkenheimer, E. (2020). Understanding the parent-child coregulation patterns shaping child self-regulation. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.
  • Lunkenheimer, E., *Hamby, C. M., *Lobo, F. M., Cole, P. M., & Olson, S. L. (2020). The role of dynamic, dyadic parent-child processes in parental socialization of emotion. Developmental Psychology, 56(3), 566-577. doi:10.1037/dev0000808


* Indicates graduate student mentored by Dr. Lunkenheimer


  • Lunkenheimer, E., *Busuito, A., *Brown, K. M., Panlilio, C., & Skowron, E. A. (2019). The interpersonal neurobiology of child maltreatment: Parasympathetic substrates of interactive repair in maltreating and non maltreating mother-child dyads. Child Maltreatment. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1077559518824058
  • Lunkenheimer, E., Panlilio, C., *Lobo, F. M., Olson, S. L., & *Hamby, C. M. (2019). Preschoolers' self-regulation in context: task persistence profiles with mothers and fathers and later attention problems in kindergarten. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(6), 947-960. doi:10.1007/s10802-019-00512-x
  • *Hamby, C. M., Lunkenheimer, E., & Fisher, P. A. (2019). The potential of video feedback interventions to improve parent-child interaction skills in parents with intellectual disability. Children and Youth Services Review. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104395 
  • *Skoranski, A., Coatsworth, D., J., & Lunkenheimer, E. (2019). A dynamic systems approach to understanding mindfulness in interpersonal relationships. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication. doi:


* Indicates graduate student mentored by Dr. Lunkenheimer


  • Lunkenheimer, E., *Busuito, A., *Brown, K. M., & Skowron, E. A. (2018). Mother-child coregulation of parasympathetic processes differs by child maltreatment severity and subtype. Child Maltreatment, 23(3), 211-220. doi:10.1177/1077559517751672


  • Lucas-Thompson, R. G., Lunkenheimer, E., & Granger, D. (2017). Adolescent conflict appraisals moderate the link between marital conflict and physiological stress reactivity. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(1), 173-188. doi:10.1111/jora.12264
  • Lunkenheimer, E., *Kemp, C. J., Lucas-Thompson, R. G., Cole, P. M., & *Albrecht, E. C. (2017). Assessing biobehavioral self-regulation and coregulation in early childhood: The Parent-Child Challenge Task. Infant and Child Development, 26(1). doi: 10.1002/icd.1965
  • Lunkenheimer, E., Ram, N., Skowron, E. A., & Yin, P. (2017). Harsh parenting, child behavior problems, and the dynamic coupling of parents' and children's positive behaviors. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(6), 689-698. 
  • Lunkenheimer, E., Tiberio, S. S., *Skoranski, A. M., Buss, K. A., & Cole, P. M. (2017). Parent-child coregulation of parasympathetic processes varies by social context and risk for psychopathology. Psychophysiology, 55(2). doi:10.1111/psyp.12985
  • Lunkenheimer, E., & Wang, J. (2017) It's OK to fail: Individual and dyadic regulatory antecedents of mastery motivation in preschool. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(5), 1481-1490. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0633-0
  • *Skoranski, A. M., Lunkenheimer, E., & Lucas-Thompson, R. (2017). The effects of maternal respiratory sinus arrhythmia and behavioral engagement on mother-child physiological coregulation. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(7), 888-898. doi:10.1002/dev.21543


  • *Kemp, C. J., Lunkenheimer, E., *Albrecht, E. C., & *Chen, D. Y. (2016). Can we fix this? Parent-child repair processes and preschoolers’ regulatory skills. Family Relations, 65(4), 576-590. doi:10.1111/fare.12213
  • Lunkenheimer, E., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Hollenstein, T., *Kemp, C. J., & Granic, I. (2016). Breaking down the coercive cycle: How parent and child risk factors influence real-time variability in parental responses to child misbehavior. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16(4), 237-256. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2016.1184925
  • Lucas-Thompson, R. G., Lunkenheimer, E., & Dumitrache, A. (2016). Associations between marital conflict and adolescent conflict appraisals, stress physiology, and mental health. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(3), 379-393. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1046179




  • Lunkenheimer, E., Tiberio, S. S., Buss, K. A., Lucas-Thompson, R. G., Boker, S. M., & *Timpe, Z. C. (2015). Coregulation of respiratory sinus arrhythmia between parents and preschoolers: Differences by children’s externalizing problems. Developmental Psychobiology, 57(8), 994-1003. doi: 10.1002/dev.21323
  • *Timpe, Z. C., & Lunkenheimer, E. (2015). The long-term economic benefits of natural mentoring relationships for youth. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(1-2), 12-24. doi: 10.1007/s10464-015-9735-x
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Leerkes, E. M. (2015). Innovative methods in the science of parent-child relations. Infant and Child Development, 24(3), 215-219. doi: 10.1002/icd.1920
  • MacPhee, D., Lunkenheimer, E., & Riggs, N. (2015). Resilience as regulation of family and developmental processes. Family Relations, 64, 153-175. doi: 10.1111/fare.12100


  • Ram, N., Shiyko, M., Lunkenheimer, E. S., Doerksen, S., & Conroy, D. (2014). Families as coordinated symbiotic systems: Making use of nonlinear dynamic models. In S. M. McHale, P. Amato, & A. Booth (Eds.), Emerging methods in family research: National symposium on family issues, Vol 4 (pp. 19-37). New York, NY: Springer.


  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., *Kemp, C. J., & *Albrecht, E. C. (2013). Contingencies in parent-child teaching interactions and behavioral regulation and dysregulation in early childhood. Social Development, 22, 319-339. doi: 10.1111/sode.12016
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., *Albrecht, E. C., & *Kemp, C. J. (2013). Dyadic flexibility in early parent-child interactions: Relations with maternal depressive symptoms and child negativity and behavior problems. Infant and Child Development, 22, 250-269. doi: 10.1002/icd.1783


  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., Hollenstein, T., *Wang, J., & Shields, A. M. (2012). Flexibility and attractors in context: Family emotion socialization patterns and children’s emotion regulation in late childhood. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 16, 269-291. 


  • Fidler, D. J., Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Hahn, L. (2011). Emerging behavioral phenotypes and dynamic systems theory. In D. J. Fidler (Ed.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 40 (pp. 17-42). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., Olson, S. L., Hollenstein, T., Sameroff, A. J., & Winter, C. (2011). Dyadic flexibility and positive affect in parent-child coregulation and the development of child behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 23(2), 577-591. doi: 10.1017/S095457941100006X
  • Olson, S. L., Lopez, N. L., Lunkenheimer, E. S., Chang, H., & Sameroff, A. J. (2011). Individual differences in the development of early peer aggression: Integrating contributions of self-regulation, theory of mind, and parenting. Development and Psychopathology, 23(1), 253-266. doi: 10.1017/S0954579410000775


  • Combs-Ronto, L. A., Olson, S. L., Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Sameroff, A. J. (2009). Interactions between maternal parenting and children's early disruptive behavior: Bidirectional associations across the transition from preschool to school entry. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37(8), 1151-1163. doi: 10.1007/s10802-009-9332-2
  • Olson, S. L., & Lunkenheimer, E. S. (2009). Expanding concepts of self-regulation to social relationships: Transactional processes in the development of early behavioral adjustment. In A. J. Sameroff (Ed.), The Transactional Model of Development (pp. 55-76). Washington, DC: APA Press.
  • Olson, S. L., Sameroff, A. J., Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Kerr, D. C. R. (2009). Self-regulatory processes in the development of disruptive behavior problems: The preschool to school transition. In S. L. Olson & A. J. Sameroff (Eds.), Biopsychosocial Regulatory Processes in the Development of Behavior Problems (pp 144-185). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Dishion, T. J. (2009). Developmental psychopathology: Maladaptive and adaptive attractors in children’s close relationships. In S. Guastello, M. Koopmans, & D. Pincus (Eds.), Chaos and Complexity in Psychology: The Theory of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems (pp. 282-306). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.


  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., Dishion, T. J., Shaw, D. S., Connell, A. M., Gardner, F., Wilson, M., & Skuban, E. (2008). Collateral benefits of the Family Check-Up on early childhood school readiness: Indirect effects of parents’ positive behavior support. Developmental Psychology, 44(6), 1737-1752. doi: 10.1037/a0013858
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S. (2008). Dynamic systems theory and the promotion of children’s mental health. Journal of Developmental Processes, 3(1), 34-37. 


  • Kerr, D. C. R., Lunkenheimer, E. S., & Olson, S. L. (2007). Assessment of child problem behaviors by multiple informants: A longitudinal study from preschool to school entry. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(10), 967-975. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2007.01776.x
  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., Shields, A. M., & Cortina, K. S. (2007). Parental coaching and dismissing of children’s emotions in family interaction. Social Development, 16(2), 232-248. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2007.00382.x


  • Lunkenheimer, E. S., Kittler, J. E., Olson, S. L., & Kleinberg, F. (2006). The intergenerational transmission of physical punishment: Differing mechanisms in mothers’ and fathers’ endorsement? Journal of Family Violence, 21(8), 509-519. doi: 10.1007/s10896-006-9050-2