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*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press).  Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 1: A theoretical framework and application to dyadic peer relationships.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.  pdf

*Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press).  Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context part 2: Application to peer group processes and future directions for research.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.  pdf

*Nesi, J. & Prinstein, M.J. (in press).  In search of likes: Longitudinal associations between adolescents’ digital status seeking and health-risk behaviors.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologypdf

Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Kamke, K., Burnette, J. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press). Sexual assertiveness skills and sexual decision-making in adolescent girls: Randomized controlled trial of an online program. American Journal of Public Health.

Giletta, M., Slavich G.M., Rudolph, K.D., Hastings, P.D., Nock, M.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Peer victimization predicts heightened inflammatory reactivity to social stress in cognitively vulnerable adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Youngstrom, E.A., Van Meter, A.R., Frazier, T.W., Hunsley, J., Prinstein, M.J., Ong, M., & Youngstrom, J.K. (in press). Evidence-based assessment as an integrative model for applying psychological science to guide the voyage of treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

 *Sheppard, C. S., Giletta, M., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press).  Peer victimization trajectories at the adolescent transition: Associations among chronic victimization, Peer-reported status, and adjustment.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Giletta, M., Hastings, P.D., Rudolph, K.D., Bauer, D.J., Nock, M.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press).  Suicide ideation among high-risk adolescent females: Examining the interplay between parasympathetic regulation and friendship support. Development and Psychopathology.

Domino, M. E., Lin, C.-C., Morrissey, J. P., Ellis, A. R., Fraher, E., Richman, E. L., Thomas, K. C., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press). Training psychologists for rural practice: Exploring opportunities and constraints. Journal of Rural Health.


*Miller, A. B., *Eisenlohr-Moul, T., Giletta, M. Hastings, P. D., Rudolph, K. D., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). A within-person approach to risk for suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior: Examining the roles of depression, stress, and abuse exposure.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 712-722.  pdf

*Nesi, J., *Miller, A.B., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017).  Adolescents’ depressive symptoms and subsequent technology-based interpersonal behaviors: A multi-wave study.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 51, 12-19.   pdf

Dean, D., Bauer, D.J., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017).  Friendship dissolution within social networks modeled through multilevel event history analysis.  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 52, 271-289.  pdf

Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Kamke, K., Massey, J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of a web-based HIV/STD prevention program for adolescent girls targeting sexual communication skills. Health Education Research, 32, 343-352pdf  

Helms, S. W., Christon, L. M., Dellon, E. P., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). Patient and provider perspectives on communication about body image with adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 1040.1050pdf

*Vanhalst, J., Gibb, B., & Prinstein, M.J.  (2017).  Lonely adolescents exhibit heightened sensitivity for facial cues of emotion.  Cognition and Emotion, 31, 377-383.  pdf

*Nesi, J.L., Widman, L.M., Choukas-Bradley, S.C., & Prinstein, M.J. (2017).  Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27, 471-477.  pdf


Glenn, C. R., Kleiman, E. M., Cha, C. B., Nock, M. K., & Prinstein, M. J. (2016). Implicit cognition about self-injury predicts actual self-injurious behavior: Results from a longitudinal study of adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57, 805-813.  pdf

 Payne, K.B. Lee, K., Giletta, M., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016).  Implicit attitudes predict drinking onset in adolescents: Shaping by social norms.  Health Psychology, 35, 829-836.  pdf

 *Widman, L., *Choukas-Bradley, S., *Helms, S. W., & Prinstein, M. J. (2016). Adolescent susceptibility to peer influence in sexual situations.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 58, 323-329pdf

*Franken, A., Prinstein, M.J., Dijkstra, J.K., Steglich, C.E.G., Harakeh, Z., & Vollebergh, W.A.M. (2016).  Early adolescent friendship selection based on externalizing behavior: The moderating role of pubertal development. The SNARE study.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1647-1657.  pdf

Teunissen, H. A., Kuntsche, E., Scholte, R. H. J., Spijkerman, R., Prinstein, M. J., & Engels, R. C. M. E. (2016). Friends’ drinking norms and male adolescents’ alcohol consumption:  The moderating role of performance-based peer influence susceptibility. Journal of Adolescence, 53, 45-54.  pdf

*Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Noar, S. M., Massey, J., & Prinstein, M.J. (2016). Development of a web-based HIV/STD prevention program for adolescent girls emphasizing sexual communication skills.  AIDS Education and Prevention, 28, 365-377.  pdf

Stein, G.L., Supple, A., Huq, N., Dunbar, A. & Prinstein, M.J. (2016).  A longitudinal examination of perceived discrimination and depressive symptoms in ethnic minority youth: The roles of attributional style, positive ethnic/racial affect, and emotional reactivity.  Developmental Psychology, 52, 259-271.  pdf


*Nesi, J.L. & Prinstein, M.J. (2015).  Using social media for social comparison and feedback-seeking:  Gender and popularity moderate associations with depressive symptoms.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1427-1438.  pdf

*Giletta, M., *Calhoun, C.D., Hastings, P.D., Rudolph, K.D., Nock, M.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (2015). Multi-level risk factors for suicidal ideation among at-risk adolescent females: The role of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to stress. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 807-820.  pdf

*Choukas-Bradley, S., Giletta, M., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2015). Peer influence, peer status, and prosocial behavior: An experimental investigation of peer socialization of adolescents’ intentions to volunteer. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 2197-2210.  pdf

*Choukas-Bradley, S.C., *Giletta, M., Neblett, E.W., & Prinstein, M.J. (2015).  Ethnic differences in associations among popularity, likeability, and trajectories of adolescents’ alcohol use and frequency.  Child Development, 86, 519-535.  pdf

Hoffman, M., Steinley, D., Gates, K. M., Prinstein, M. J., Brusco, M. J. (2015). Detecting clusters/communities in social networks. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 50, 740-741.

*Giletta, M., Prinstein, M. J., Abela, J. R. Z., Gibb, B. E., Barrocas, A. L., & Hankin, B. L. (2015). Trajectories of suicide ideation and nonsuicidal self-injury among adolescents in mainland China: Peer predictors, joint development and risk for suicide attempts.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83, 265-279.  pdf

*Helms, S. W., *Gallagher, M., *Calhoun, C. D., *Choukas-Bradley, S., *Dawson, G. C., & Prinstein, M. J. (2015). Intrinsic religiosity buffers the longitudinal effects of peer victimization on adolescent depressive symptoms.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 471-479.  pdf

*Helms, S.W., Dellon, E.P., & Prinstein, M.J. (2015). Friendship quality and health-related outcomes among adolescents with cystic fibrosis.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 349-358.  pdf

Barrocas, A.L., *Giletta, M., Hankin, B.L., Prinstein, M.J., & Abela, J.R.Z. (2015).  Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescence: Longitudinal course, trajectories, and intrapersonal predictors.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 369-380.  pdf


*Helms, S. W., *Choukas-Bradley, S., *Widman, L., *Giletta, M., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Adolescents misperceive and are influenced by high-status peers’ health risk, deviant, and adaptive behavior. Developmental Psychology, 50(12), 2697-2714. doi:10.1037/a0038178  pdf

*Calhoun, C.D., *Helms, S.W., Heilbron, N., Rudolph, K.D., Hastings, P.D., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Relational victimization, friendship, and adolescents’ hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis responses to an in vivo social stressor. Development & Psychopathology, 26¸ 605-618.  pdf also see Erratum

*Choukas-Bradley, S., *Giletta, M., *Widman, L., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Experimentally measured susceptibility to peer influence and adolescent sexual behavior trajectories: A preliminary study. Developmental Psychology, 50(9), 2221-2227. doi:10.1037/a0037300 pdf

*Rancourt, D., *Choukas-Bradey, S.C., Cohen, G.L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014) An experimental examination of peers’ influence on adolescent girls’ intent to engage in maladaptive weight-related behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 437-447.  pdf

*Gallagher, M., Prinstein, M.J., Simon, V., Spirito, A. (2014). Social anxiety symptoms and suicidal ideation in a clinical sample of early adolescents: Examining loneliness and social support as longitudinal mediators. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 871-873.  pdf

*Helms, S.W. & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Risk assessment and decision-making regarding imminent suicidality in pediatric settings. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 2, 176-193pdf

Liu, R. T., Frazier, E. A., Cataldo, A. M., Simon, V. A., Spirito, A., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Negative life events and non-suicidal self-injury in an adolescent inpatient sample. Archives Of Suicide Research, 18(3), 251-258. doi:10.1080/13811118.2013.824835. pdf

 *Widman, L., *Nesi, J., *Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Safe sext: Adolescents’ use of technology to communicate about sexual health with dating partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, 612-614.  pdf

*Widman, L., *Choukas-Bradley, S., *Helms, S. W., Golin, C. E., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Sexual communication between early adolescents and their dating partners, parents, and best friends. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 731-741.  pdf

*Franklin, J.C., *Puzia, M.E., *Lee, K.M., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Low implicit and explicit aversion toward self-cutting stimuli longitudinally predict nonsuicidal self-injury. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 463-469.  pdf

*Franklin, J.C., *Lee, K.M., *Puzia, M.E., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Recent and frequent nonsuicidal self-injury is associated with diminished implicit and explicit aversion toward self-cutting stimuli. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 306-318. pdf

O’Brien, K. H., Becker, S. J., Spirito, A., Simon, V., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Differentiating adolescent suicide attempters from ideators: Examining the interaction between depression severity and alcohol use. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 44, 23-33. pdf

*Teunissen, H.A., Spijkerman, R., Cohen, G.L., Prinstein, M.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Scholte, R.H.J. (2014). An experimental study on the effects of peer drinking norms on adolescents’ drinker prototypes. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 85-93. pdf

Southam-Gerow, M.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2014). Evidence base updates: The evolution of the evaluation of psychological treatments for children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 1-6. pdf


La Greca, A.M., Lai, B., Llabre, M.M., Silverman, W., Vernberg, E.M., & Prinstein, M.J. (2013).  Children’s postdisaster trajectories of PTS symptoms: Predicting chronic distress.  Child and Youth Care Forum, 42, 351-369pdf

*Giletta, M., Burk, W.J., Scholte, R.H.J., Engles, R.C.M.E., & Prinstein, M.J. (2013).  Direct and indirect peer socialization of adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 450-463pdf

 *Franklin, J.C., *Puzia, M.E., *Lee, K.M., *Chung, G., *Hanna, E.K., *Spring, V.L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2013). The nature of pain offset relief in nonsuicidal self-injury: A laboratory study. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 110-119. pdf

*Franklin, J.C., *Lee, K.M., *Hanna, E.K, & Prinstein, M.J. (2013). Feeling worse to feel better: Pain offset relief simultaneously stimulates positive affect and diminishes negative affect. Psychological Science, 24, 521-529. pdf

*Rancourt, D., *Conway, C. C., Burk, W. J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2013). Gender composition of preadolescents’ friendship groups moderates peer socialization of body change behaviors. Health Psychology, 32, 283-292.  pdf

 Seaton, E.K., Neblett, E.W., *Cole, D.J., & Prinstein, M.J.  (2013). Perceived discrimination and peer victimization among African American and Latino youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42, 342-350. pdf

Creemers, D.H.M., Scholte, R.H.J., Engles, R.C.M.E., Prinstein, M.J., & Reinout, WW. (2013).  Damaged self-esteem is associated with internalizing problems.  Frontiers in Psychology, 4. pdf


*Franklin, J. C., *Aaron, R. V., *Arthur, M. S., *Shorkey, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2012). Nonsuicidal self-injury and diminished pain perception: The role of emotion dysregulation. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(6), 691-700. pdf

*Giletta, M., Scholte, R.H.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., Ciairano, S., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury: A cross-national study of community samples from Italy, the Netherlands and the United States.  Psychiatry Research, 197, 66-72. pdf

 *Guan, K., *Fox, K.R., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Nonsuicidal self-injury as a time-invariant predictor of adolescent suicide ideation and attempts in a diverse community sample.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 842-849pdf

*Calhoun, C.D., *Franklin, J.C., *Adelman, C.B., *Guerry, J.D., Hastings, P.D., Nock, M.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012). Biological and cognitive responses to an in vivo interpersonal stressor: Longitudinal associations with adolescent depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 283-299 

*Giletta, M., Scholte, R.H.J., Prinstein, M.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., Rabaglietti, E., & Burk, W.J.(2012). Friendship context matters: Examining the domain specificity of alcohol and depression socialization among adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1027-1043. pdf

*Teunissen, H.A., Spijkerman, R., Prinstein, M.J., Cohen, G.L., Engles, R.C.M.E., Scholte, R.H.J. (2012).  Adolescents’ conformity to their peers’ pro-alcohol and anti-alcohol norms: The power of popularity.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 1257-1267. pdf

Becker, S. J., Nargison, J., Wolff, J., Uhl, J., Simon, V., Spirito, A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012). Temporal relationship between substance use and delinquent behavior among young psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43, 251-259.  pdf

Nargiso, J.E., Becker, S.J., Wolff, J.C., Uhl, K.M., Simon, V., Spirito, A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Psychological, peer, and family influences on smoking among an adolescent psychiatric sample.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42, 310-318. pdf

*Creemers, D.H.M., Scholte, R.H.J., Engles, R.C.M.E., Prinstein, M.J., Wiers, R.W. (2012). Implicit and explicit self-esteem as concurrent predictors of suicidal ideation, depressive symptoms, and loneliness.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 638-646. pdf

Haydon, A.A., Herring, A.H., Prinstein, M.J., & Halpern C.T. (2012).  Beyond age at first sex: Patterns of emerging sexual behavior in adolescence and young adulthood.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 456-463pdf


*Giletta, M., Scholte, R.H.J., Burk, W.J., Engels, R.C.M.E., Larsen, J.K., Prinstein, M.J., & Ciairano, S.  (2011).  Similarity in depressive symptoms in adolescents’ friendship dyads: Selection or socialization.  Developmental Psychology, 47, 1804-1814. pdf

*Conway, C.C., *Rancourt, D., *Adelman, C.B., Burk, W.J., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Depression socialization within friendship groups at the transition to adolescence: The roles of gender and group centrality as moderators of peer influence.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 857-867. pdf

Prinstein, M.J., *Choukas-Bradley, S.C., *Helms, S.W., *Brechwald, W., & *Rancourt, D. (2011).  High peer popularity longitudinally predicts adolescent health risk behavior, Or does it?:  An examination of linear and quadratic associations.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 980-990. pdf

*Franklin, J.C., *Hessel, E.T., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011). Clarifying the role of pain tolerance in suicidal capability.  Psychiatry Research, 362-367pdf

*Landoll, R.R., *Schwartz-Mette, R.A., Rose, A.J., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Girls’ and boys’ disclosure about problems as a predictor of changes in depressive symptoms over time.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 410-420. pdf

Prinstein, M.J., *Brechwald, W.A., & Cohen G.L. (2011).  Susceptibility to peer influence:  Using a performance-based measure to identify adolescent males at heightened risk for deviant peer socialization.  Developmental Psychology, 47, 1167-1172. pdf

*Banny, A.M., *Heilbron, N., *Ames, A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Relational benefits of relational aggression: Adaptive and maladaptive associations with adolescent friendship quality.  Developmental Psychology, 47, 1153-1166. pdf

*Teunissen, H., *Adelman, C.B., Prinstein, M.J., Spijkerman, R., Poelen, E.A., Engels, R.C., & Scholte, R.H. (2011).  The interaction between pubertal timing and peer popularity for boys and girls: An integration of biological and interpersonal perspectives on adolescent depression.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 413-423 pdf

*Rock, P.F., *Cole, D.J., *Houshyar, S., *Lythcott, M., & Prinstein, M.J. (in press).  Peer status in an ethnic context:  Associations with African-American adolescents’ ethnic identity.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 163-169. pdf

*Brechwald, W.A. & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Beyond homophily:  A decade of advances in understanding peer influence processes.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21, 166-179pdf

Spirito, A., Simon, V., Cancilliere, M.K., Stein, R., Norcott, C., Loranger, K., & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Outpatient psychotherapy practice with adolescents following psychiatric hospitalization for suicide ideation or a suicide attempt.  Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 16, 53-64. pdf


Aikins, J.W., Simon, V.A., & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  Romantic partner selection and socialization of  young adolescents’ substance use and behavior problems.  Journal of Adolescence, 33, 813-826pdf

*Franklin, J.C., *Hessel, E.T., *Aaron, R.V., *Arthur, M.S., *Heilbron, N., & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  The functions of nonsuicidal self-injury:  Support for cognitive-affective regulation and opponent processes from a novel psychophysiological paradigm.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 850-862. pdf

*Heilbron, N. & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  Adolescent peer victimization, peer status, suicidal ideation, and nonsuicidal self-injury: Examining concurrent and longitudinal associations.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 388-419. pdf

*Guerry, J.D. & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  Longitudinal prediction of adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury: Examination of a cognitive vulnerability-stress model.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 77-89. pdf

*Rancourt, D. & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  Peer status and victimization as possible reinforcements of adolescent girls’ and boys’ weight-related behaviors and cognitions. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 354-367. pdf

Prinstein, M.J., *Heilbron, N., *Guerry, J.D., *Franklin, J.C., *Rancourt, D., Simon, V., & Spirito, A. (2010).  Peer influence and nonsuicidal self injury: Longitudinal results in community and clinically-referred adolescent samples.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 669-682. pdf

*Gibson, C.M., Penn, D.L., Prinstein, M.J., Perkins, D.O., & Belger, A. (2010). Social skill and social cognitive deficits in adolescents at genetic risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 122, 179-184. pdf


Nock, M.K., Prinstein, M.J., & Sterba, S.K. (2009).  Revealing the form and function of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors: A real-time ecological assessment study among adolescents and young adults.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 816-827pdf

Prinstein, M. J. & La Greca, A. M.  (2009).  Childhood depressive symptoms and adolescent cigarette use: A six-year longitudinal study controlling for peer relations correlates.  Health Psychology, 28, 283-291.  pdf

Otten, R., Engels, R.C.M.E., & Prinstein, M.J. (2009).  A prospective study of perception in adolescent smoking.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 44, 478-484. pdf


*Heilbron, N., Prinstein, M. J., & Hilt, L. M. (2008).  A lab-based examination of adolescent girls’ expressed negative cognitions in response to an in vivo social stressor: Links to depressive symptoms.  International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 1, 298-312. pdf

*Hilt, L. M., Nock, M. K., Lloyd-Richardson, E. E., & Prinstein, M. J. (2008).  Longitudinal study of non-suicidal self-injury among young adolescents: Rates, correlates, and preliminary test of an interpersonal model.  Journal of Early Adolescence, 28, 455-469.  pdf

Prinstein, M. J. (2008).  Introduction to the Special Section on suicide and nonsuicidal self-injury: A review of unique challenges and important directions for self-injury science.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 1-8.  pdf

Prinstein, M. J., Nock, M. K., Simon, V., Aikins, J. W., Cheah, C. S. L., & Spirito, A. (2008).  Longitudinal trajectories and predictors of adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts following inpatient hospitalization.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 92-103.  pdf

Simon, V. A., Aikins, J. W., & Prinstein, M. J. (2008).  Romantic partner selection and socialization during early adolescence.  Child Development, 79, 1676-1692. pdf

*Heilbron, N., & Prinstein, M. J. (2008). A review and reconceptualization of social aggression: Adaptive and maladaptive correlates. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 11, 176–217. pdf

*Heilbron, N., & Prinstein, M. J. (2008). Peer influence and adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury: A theoretical review of mechanisms and moderators. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 12, 169-177. pdf


*Sterba, S., Prinstein, M. J., & Cox, M. J. (2007). Trajectories of internalizing problems across childhood: Heterogeneity, external validity, and gender differences.  Development and Psychopathology, 19, 345-366. pdf

Prinstein, M. J. (2007).  Moderators of peer contagion: A longitudinal examination of depression socialization between adolescents and their best friends.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 159-170pdf

Prinstein, M. J. (2007).  Assessment of adolescents’ preference- and reputation-based popularity using sociometric experts.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 53, 243-261pdf 


*Borelli, J. L. & Prinstein, M. J. (2006).  Reciprocal, longitudinal associations between adolescents’ negative feedback-seeking, depressive symptoms, and friendship perceptions.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 159-169.  pdf

*Wang, S. S., *Houshyar, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2006).  Adolescent girls’ and boys’ weight-related behaviors and cognitions:  Associations with reputation- and preference-based peer status.  Health Psychology, 25, 658-663. pdf

Nock, M. K., Joiner, T. E., Gordon, K. H., Lloyd-Richardson, E., & Prinstein, M. J.  (2006). Non-suicidal self-injury among adolescents: Diagnostic correlates and relation to suicide attempts. Psychiatry Research, 144, 65-72. pdf

Cohen, G. L. & Prinstein, M. J. (2006). Peer contagion of aggression and health-risk behavior among adolescent males: An experimental investigation of effects on public conduct and private attitudes. Child Development, 77, 967-983pdf


Prinstein, M. J., *Borelli, J. L., *Cheah, C. S. L., *Simon, V. A., & *Aikins, J. W.  (2005).  Adolescent girls’ interpersonal vulnerability to depressive symptoms:  A longitudinal examination of reassurance-seeking and peer relationships.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 676-688.  pdf

Prinstein, M. J., *Cheah, C. S. L., & *Guyer, A. E.  (2005).  Peer victimization, cue interpretation, and internalizing symptoms:  Concurrent and longitudinal findings for children and adolescents.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 11-24. pdf

*Stevens, E. A. & Prinstein, M. J.  (2005).  Peer contagion of depressogenic attributional styles among adolescents:  A longitudinal study.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 25-37. pdf

Prinstein, M. J. & *Wang, S. S.  (2005).  False consensus and adolescent peer contagion:  Examining discrepancies between perceptions and actual reported levels of friends’ deviant and health risk behavior.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 293-306pdf

Nock, M. K. & Prinstein, M. J.  (2005).  Contextual features and behavioral functions of self-mutilation among adolescents.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 140-146.  pdf

Anthony, J. L., Lonigan, C. J., Vernberg, E. M., Silverman, W. K., La Greca, A. M., & Prinstein, M.J. (2005). Multisample cross-validation of a model of childhood posttraumatic stress disorder symptomotology.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 667 – 676. pdf


*De Los Reyes, A. & Prinstein, M. J.  (2004).  Applying depression-distortion hypotheses to the assessment of peer victimization in adolescents.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33, 325-335.pdf

Prinstein, M. J. & *Aikins, J. W.  (2004).  Cognitive moderators of the longitudinal association between peer rejection and adolescent depressive symptoms.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 147-158.pdf

D’Eramo, K. S. Prinstein, M. J. Freeman, J., Grapentine, W. L. & Spirito, A.  (2004).  Psychiatric diagnoses in relation to suicidal behavior among psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents.  Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 35, 21-35. pdf

Prinstein, M. J. & La Greca, A. M. (2004).  Childhood peer rejection and aggression as predictors of adolescent girls’ externalizing and health risk behaviors: A six year longitudinal study.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 103-112. pdf

*Nock, M. K. & Prinstein, M. J. (2004).  A functional approach to the assessment of self-mutilative behavior in adolescents.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 885-890. pdf


Prinstein, M. J. & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2003).  Forms and functions of adolescent peer aggression associated with high levels of peer status.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 49, 310-342.  pdf

Prinstein, M. J., *Meade, C. S., & Cohen, G. L. (2003).  Adolescent oral sex, peer popularity, and perceptions of best friends’ sexual behavior.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 243-249.pdf

Prinstein, M. J. & *Nock, M. K. (2003).  Invited commentary:  Parents under-report children’s suicidal ideation and attempts.   Evidence Based Mental Health, 6, 12.  pdf


Prinstein, M. J. & La Greca, A. M. (2002).  Peer crowd affiliation and internalizing distress in childhood and adolescence:  A longitudinal follow-back study.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 12, 325-351.pdf

Pearce, M. J., Boergers, J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2002).  Adolescent obesity, overt and relational peer victimization, and romantic relationships.  Obesity Research, 10, 386-393.  pdf


Prinstein, M. J., *Nock, M., Spirito, A., & Grapentine, W.L.  (2001).  Multi-method assessment of adolescent suicidality in adolescent psychiatric inpatients: Preliminary results.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 1053-1061. pdf

Prinstein, M. J., Boergers, J., & Vernberg, E. M. (2001).  Overt and relational aggression in adolescents:  Social-psychological functioning of aggressors and victims.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 30, 477-489.pdf

Prinstein, M.J., Boergers, J., & Spirito, A. (2001).  Adolescents’ and their friends’ health-risk behavior:  Factors that alter or add to peer influence.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26, 287-298. pdf

La Greca, A. M., Prinstein, M. J., & Fetter, M. D. (2001).  Adolescent peer crowd affiliation: Linkages with health-risk behaviors and close friendships.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26, 131-143.pdf

Zakriski, A.L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2001).  Sociometric status of child inpatients in clinical and normative peer groups:  Is peer status in a clinical setting a useful measure of adjustment? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 22, 1-17.pdf


Prinstein, M. J., Boergers, J., Spirito, A., Little, T.D., & Grapentine, W. L. (2000).  Peer functioning, family dysfunction, and psychological symptoms in a risk factor model for adolescent inpatients’ suicidal ideation severity.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 392-405.pdf

Donaldson, D., Prinstein, M. J., Danovsky, M., & Spirito, A.  (2000).  Patterns of children’s with life stress: Implications for clinicians.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70, 351-359.pdf


Prinstein, M. J., & La Greca, A. M. (1999).  Links between mothers’ and children’s social competence, and associations with maternal adjustment.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 28, 197-210.pdf

Kuttler, A. F., La Greca, A. M.,  & Prinstein. M. J.  (1999).  Friendship qualities and social-emotional functioning of adolescents with close, cross-sex friendships.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 9, 339-366.pdf

Zakriski, A. L., Seifer, R., Sheldrick, R. C., Prinstein, M. J., Dickstein, S, & Sameroff, A.  (1999). Child-focused versus school-focused sociometrics: A challenge for the applied researcher.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 20, 481 – 499.pdf


Prinstein, M.J., La Greca, A.M., Vernberg, E.M., & Silverman, W.K. (1996).  Children’s coping assistance: How parents, teachers, and friends help children cope after a natural disaster.  Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25, 463-475.pdf

La Greca, A.M., Silverman, W.K., Vernberg, E.M., & Prinstein, M.J. (1996).  Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in children following Hurricane Andrew: A prospective study.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64, 712-723.pdf

Vernberg, E.M., La Greca, A.M., Silverman, W.K., & Prinstein, M.J. (1996).  Prediction of posttraumatic stress symptoms in children after Hurricane Andrew.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 237-248.pdf

Books, Chapters, Encyclopedias, Textbooks

Prinstein, M. (2017). Popular – The power of likability in a status-obsessed world.  Viking/Penguin.  Buy

Prinstein, M.J. (2017).  Future work in clinical child and adolescent psychology. A research agenda.  New York: Routledge.

Trull, T. & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Clinical Psychology (8th Edition).  Wadsworth Publishing.

Brown, B.B & Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Editors in Chief: B.B. Brown and M.J. Prinstein) London: Elsevier.
Volume 1:  Normative Processes in Individual Development.
Volume 2: Interpersonal and Sociocultural Factors 
Volume 3:  Psychopathology and Non-normative Processes

Prinstein, M.J., Rancourt, D., Adelman, C.B., Ahlich, E., Smith, J., Guerry, J.D. (in press).  Peer status and psychopathology.  In W. Bukowski, B. Laursen, & K. H. Rubin (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and  groups, Second Edition.  New York: Guilford.41JkufMx8ML._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_

*Miller, A. B., *Massing-Schaffer, M., *Owens, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press). Non-suicidal Self-injury among Children and Adolescents. In Ollendick, T.H., White, S.W., & White, B.A. (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Oxford University Press.

Prinstein M. J. & *Giletta, M. (2016).  Peer relations and developmental psychopathology.  In D. Cicchetti, (Ed.),  Developmental Psychopathology, Third Edition (Volume 1, pp. 527-579).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

*Choukas-Bradley, S. & Prinstein, M.J. (2014).  Peer relationships and the development of psychopathology.  In M. Lewis & K. D. Rudolph (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology, Third Edition, New York: Springer.

*Heilbron, N., *Franklin, J. C., *Guerry, J. D., & Prinstein, M.J.  (2014).  Social and ecological approaches to suicidal behaviors and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI).  In M. K. Nock (Ed.)., Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury.  Oxford University Press, New York: NY.Encyclopedia

Sterba, S. K., Christ, S. L., Prinstein, M. J., & Nock, M. K. (2011). Beyond treating complex sampling designs as simple random samples: Data analysis and reporting. In A. T. Panter, S. K. Sterba, A. T. Panter, S. K. Sterba (Eds.) , Handbook of ethics in quantitative methodology (pp. 267-291). New York, NY US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Browne, C. B., Prinstein, M. J., & Heilbron, N. (2009).  Peer status.  In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead (Eds.), Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (4th ed., pp. 1181-1183). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Prinstein, M.J., Heilbron, N., Browne, C.B., Guerry, J.D., & Franklin, J.C. (2009).  Peer relations.  In R. Ingram (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Depression.  New York: Springer.

*Guerry, J.D., Reilly, N.N., & Prinstein, M.J. (2010).  Suicide risk and self-injury.  In G.P. Koocher & A.M. La Greca (Eds.) Emotional first aid for parents: Helping children and adolescents cope with predictable life crises.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Prinstein, M. J., *Guerry, J. D., *Browne, C. B., & *Rancourt, D.  (2009).  Interpersonal models of nonsuicidal self-injury.  In M. K. Nock (Ed.), Non-suicidal self-injury: Current science and practice.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Prinstein, M. J. *Rancourt, D., *Guerry, J. D., & *Browne, C. B. (2009).  Peer reputations and  psychological adjustment.  In K. H. Rubin, W. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and  groups.  New York: Guilford.

Prinstein, M. J. & Dodge, K. A. (2008).  Understanding peer influence in children and adolescents.  New York: Guilford.

Prinstein, M. J. & Dodge, K. A. (2008).  Current issues in peer influence research.  In M. J. Prinstein & K. A. Dodge (Eds.), Understanding peer influence in children and adolescents.  New York: Guilford.

Lloyd-Richardson, E. E., Nock, M. K. & Prinstein, M. K. (2008). Functions of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury. In M. K. Nixon & N. Heath (Eds.), Self-injury in youth: Essential guide to assessment and intervention.  New York: Routledge.

Prinstein, M.J. (2003).  Social factors: Peer relationships.  In A. Spirito & J. C. Overholser (Eds.), Evaluating and treating adolescent suicide attempters: From research to practice. New York: Academic Press.

Prinstein, M. J. (2002).  Cliques.  In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Child Development.  New York:  Macmillan.

La Greca, A. M. & Prinstein, M. J. (2002).  Hurricanes and earthquakes.  In A. M. La Greca, W. K. Silverman, E. M. Vernberg, and M. C. Roberts (Eds.),  Helping children cope with disasters and terrorism.  Washington, DC:  APA Books.

La Greca, A. M. & Prinstein, M. J. (1999).  Peer group.  In W. K. Silverman & T. H. Ollendick (Eds.),Developmental issues in the clinical treatment of children and adolescents.  New York: Wiley.Peer_Influence_cover link text

La Greca, A. M., Vernberg, E. M., Silverman, W. K., Vogel, A. L., & Prinstein, M. J.  (1995). Helping children.  Japanese translation of: Helping children prepare for and cope with natural disasters:  A manual for professionals working with elementary school children.  Published by: Asahi, Tokyo, Japan.

La Greca, A.M., Vernberg, E.M., Silverman, W.K., Vogel, A.L., & Prinstein, M.J. (1994).  Helping children prepare for and cope with natural disasters: A manual for professionals working with elementary school children.  Miami, FL: Author.

Professional Development Publications and Professional Commentaries


Prinstein, M. J. (Ed.) (2012).  The portable mentor: Expert guide to a successful career in psychology. Second Edition.  New York: Springer.

Willia51n-KbplYRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ms-Nickelson, C., Prinstein, M. J., & Keilin, W. G (2008 ; 2012, Third Edition).  Internships in psychology: The APAGS workbook for writing successful applications and finding the right fit.  Washington, DC: APA.

Williams-Nickelson, C. & Prinstein, M.J. (Eds.) (2004, First Edition;  2005, Revised; 2007 Second Edition).  Internships in psychology: The APAGS workbook for writing successful applications and finding the right match.  Washington, DC: APA.

Prinstein, M. J. & Patterson, M. (Eds.) (2003).  The portable mentor:  Expert guide to a successful career in psychology.  New York: Springer/Kluwer Academic/Plenum.


Prinstein, M.J., Fox, K.R., Guan, K., Arthur, M.S., & Gur, S. (2012).  Psychologists’ and trainees’ perceptions of the future of clinical psychology.  the Behavior Therapist, 35, 101-106.

Prinstein, M.J. (2011).  Me, Myron Prinstein, and I: A troubling case of confused academic identity.  Ethics & Behavior, 21, 173-181.

Prinstein, M. J. & Roberts, M. C. (2006). The professional adolescence of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Pediatric Psychology: Grown up and striving for autonomy.  Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 13, 263-268.


Calhoun, C.D. & Prinstein, M.J. (2012).  Before you apply to graduate programs in psychology:  Knowing when you’re ready, and gaining post-baccalaureate experiences.  In M.J. Prinstein (Ed.), The portable mentor:  Expert guide to a successful career in psychology. Second Edition.  New York: Springer.

Prinstein, M.J., Choukas-Bradley, S. C., & Guan, K. (2012).  Deciding to apply and successfully gaining admission to graduate schools in psychology.  In M.J. Prinstein (Ed.), The portable mentor:  Expert guide to a successful career in psychology. Second Edition.  New York: Springer.Internships

Prinstein, M. J. (2012).  Navigating the internship application process.  In M.J. Prinstein (Ed.), The portable mentor:  Expert guide to a successful career in psychology. Second Edition.  New York: Springer.

Prinstein, M. J., Lopez, S. J., & Rasmussen, H. N. (2003).  Navigating the internship application process.  In M. J. Prinstein & M. Patterson (Eds.), The portable mentor:  Expert guide to a successful career in psychology.  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.

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