Dr. Jennifer Miner Weaver earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, and then spent several years as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina studying the cognitive, emotional, and physiological contributors to early school success. She joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at Boise State University in January 2012. Dr. Weaver also has an M.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oregon. Her research interests include parenting and the family's role in children's social development, how risks (such as parental mental health problems, divorce, or inadequate parenting) in children's environments may alter their developmental trajectories over time, and adoptive parent-child relationships.
Differentiating Maternal Sensitivity to Infant Distress and Non-Distress (with Esther M. Leerkes and Marion O'Brien), Parenting: Science and Practice (2012)
Drawing from a domain specificity perspective, we assert that maternal sensitivity to infant distress cues...
Longitudinal Associations Between Children's Understanding of Emotions and Theory of Mind (with Marion O'Brien, Jackie A. Nelson, Susan D. Calkins, Esther M. Leerkes, and Stuart Marcovitch), Cognition & Emotion (2011)
Theory of mind competence and knowledge of emotions were studied longitudinally in a sample of...
Trajectories of Externalizing Behavior from Age 2 to Age 9: Relations with Gender, Temperament, Parenting and Rater (with K. Alison Clarke-Stewart), Developmental Psychology (2008)
Trajectories of children's externalizing behavior were examined using multilevel growth curve modeling of data from...
Contributions to Books
Effects of Child and Day Care (with K. A. Clarke-Stewart), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (2008)
Adolescents in Orange County, CA: Family Influences on the Development of Task Motivation in Adolescents, Organizational Behavior 5: From Unconscious Motivation to Role-Motivated Leadership (2008)
Factor Analysis of the Miner Sentence Completion Scales, Organizational Behavior 5: From Unconscious Motivation to Role-Motivated Leadership (2008)
Childcare in the United States: Characteristics and Consequences (with Virginia D. Allhusen and K. Alison Clarke-Stewart), Early Childhood Care & Education: International Perspectives (2006)
Setting the Tone: Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Anger and Depressive Symptoms and Adolescent Adjustment, Invited Talk, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Colloquium Series, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2010)