Jennifer M Wolff

Assistant Professor

Psychology • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Education

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012.
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008.
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004.

Biography

I am a developmental psychologist interested in adolescent and young adult adjustment with a particular focus on the processes contributing to decision making and risk behavior. Inherent in any research on adolescence and early adulthood is a thorough understanding of the social relationships, cognitive abilities, emotions, biological changes, and context in which development occurs.

Affiliations

  • Society for Research on Child Development
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Wolff, J.M., Rospenda, K.M., Richman, J.A., Liu, L., & Milner, L.A. (2013). Work-family conflict and alcohol use: Examination of a moderated mediation model. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 32, 85-98. DOI: 10.1080/10550887.2012.759856
  • Wolff, J.M., & Crockett, L.J. (2011). The role of decision making, parenting, and peers in adolescent risk behaviors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 12(4), 1607-1622. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-011-9644-8
  • Crockett, L.J., Carlo, G., Wolff, J.M., & Hope, M.O. (2013). The role of pubertal timing and temperamental vulnerability in adolescents' internalizing problems. Development & Psychopathology, 25(2), 377-389. DOI: 10.1017/S0954579412001125
  • Deutsch, A., Crockett, L.J., Wolff, J.M., & Russell, S. (2012). Parent and peer pathways to adolescent delinquency: Variations by ethnicity and neighborhood context. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(8), 1078-1094. DOI: 10.1007/s10964-012-9754-y
  • Carlo, G., Crockett, L.J., Wolff, J.M., & Beal, S.J. (2012). The role of emotional reactivity, self-regulation, and puberty in adolescent prosocial behaviors. Social Development, 21(4), 667-685.

Presentations

  • Wolff, J.M., Rospenda, K.M., & Richman, J.A. (2012, September). Risk and protective factors in the relationship between bullying and alcohol use among college students. Poster presented at the University Illinois-Chicago Psychiatric Institute Research Fair, Chicago, IL.
  • Rospenda, K.M., Wolff, J.M., & Richman, J. A. (2012, September). Bullying and harassment among college students: Negative consequences for alcohol use and mental health. Poster presented at the University Illinois-Chicago Psychiatric Institute Research Fair, Chicago, IL.
  • Towns, C.N., Oseka, C.C., Spence, B. E., Wolff, J.M., & Coresa, C. (2012, April). Decision making, deviant peers, and risk behavior: The moderating effect of place of residence. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Undergraduate Research Fair, Lincoln, NE.
  • Wolff, J.M., Rospenda, K.M., Richman, J.A. (2011, September). Work-family Conflict and Alcohol Use: Examination of a Moderated Mediation Model. Poster presented at the University of Illinois-Chicago Psychiatric Institute Research Fair, Chicago, IL.
  • Wolff, J.M., Carlo, G., & Crockett, L.J. (2011, March). Longitudinal trajectories of prosocial behaviors in the home and peer contexts. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Beal, S.J., Wolff, J.M., & Crockett, L.J. (2011, March). Self-regulation and executive function in childhood predicts future orientation seven years later. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Beal, S.J., Wolff, J.M., & Crockett, L.J. (2011, March). Longitudinal predictors of adolescent future orientation: The role of efficacy, optimism, and decision-making experience. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Crockett, L.J., Carlo, G., Wolff, J.M., & Hope, M. (2011, March). Correspondence between trajectories of temperament and trajectories of socioemotional adjustment from childhood to adolescence. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Martinez, M., Crockett, L.J., & Wolff, J.M. (2010, September). A model of alcohol use among Latino adolescents: Exploring the influence of generational status. Poster presented at the On New Shores Conference, Guelph, Ontario.
  • Wolff, J.M. & Beal, S.J. (2010, June). Parental monitoring, psychosocial maturity, and adolescent risk taking: Implications for children with and without behavioral issues. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, St. Louis, MO.
  • Wolff, J.M., Carlo, G., & Crockett, L.J. (2010, March). Relations of pubertal status, emotional reactivity, and self-regulation to prosocial behavior in adolescence. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Beal, S.J., Wolff, J.M., & Crockett, L.J. (2010. March). Adolescent psychosocial maturity as it relates to risk behaviors, resistance to peer influence, and executive function. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crockett, L.J, Wolff, J.M., & Deutsch, A. (2012, March). Relations among parenting, deviant peers, and delinquency for African American and European American youth. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crockett, L.J., Carlo, G., & Wolff, J.M. (2010, March). The role of pubertal development, emotionality, and self-regulation in internalizing problems for adolescent girls and boys. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

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