Bernier, Annie, Ph.D.
(Ph.D., 2000; Université Laval)
Professeure agrégée, Département de psychologie
Université de Montréal
The overall aim of my research program is to study the influence of early caregiving relationships on children’s developmental pathways. Specific scientific interests include parent-child relationships, infant and adult attachment, sleep regulation, theory of mind, and executive functioning in young children, as well as at-risk populations and atypical forms of parenting and attachment. My lab is currently pursuing a longitudinal study of 200 Montreal families, first recruited when children were 6 months of age, and who are now entering school. This project is funded by SSHRC, FRSQ and FQRSC.
Bélanger, M-E., Bernier, A., Simard, V., Paquet, J., & Carrier, J. (in press). Validating actigraphy as a measure of sleep for preschool children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
Bernier, A., Beauchamp, M.H., Bouvette-Turcot, A.-A., Carlson, S.M., & Carrier, J. (in press). Sleep and cognition in preschool years: Specific links to executive functioning. Child Development.
Bernier, A., Jarry-Boileau, V., & Lacharité, C. (in press). Marital satisfaction and quality of father-child interactions: The moderating role of child gender. Journal of Genetic Psychology.
Bernier, A., St-Laurent, D., Matte-Gagné, C., Milot, T., & Carpendale, J. (in press). Parenting and young children’s executive function development. In M. Hoskyn, A. Young and G. Iarocci (Eds.), Executive Functioning in the Classroom. Elsevier.
Beaudoin, G., Hébert, M., & Bernier, A. (2013). Psychosocial adaptation among sexually-abused preschoolers: The role of attachment security. European Review of Applied Psychology.
Maier, M., Bernier, A., Atkinson, L., & Corcoran, D. (2013). Investigating associative structures: Experimental procedures in attachment research. In E. Waters (Ed.), Measuring Attachment: Psychometrics of Behavior, Mental Representations, and Biological Processes. New York: Guilford Press.
Simard, V., Bernier, A., Bélanger, M-E., & Carrier, J. (2013). Infant attachment and toddlers' sleep assessed by maternal reports and actigraphy: Different measurement methods yield different relations. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Bernier, A., Bordeleau, S., Bélanger, M.-E., & Carrier, J. (2012). Mothers, fathers and toddlers: Parental psychosocial adjustment as a context for young children's sleep. Developmental Psychology.
Bernier, A., Carlson, S.M., Deschênes, M., & Matte-Gagné, C. (2012). Social factors in the development of early executive functioning: A closer look at the caregiving environment. Developmental Science, 15, 12-24.
Bordeleau, S., Bernier, A., & Carrier, J. (2012). Longitudinal associations between the quality of parent-child interactions and children's sleep at preschool age. Journal of Family Psychology, 26 (2), 254–262.
Bordeleau, S., Bernier, A., & Carrier, J. (2012). Maternal sensitivity and children's behavior problems: Examining the moderating role of infant sleep duration. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 471-481.
Laranjo, J. & Bernier, A. (2012). Children's expressive language in early toddlerhood: Links to prior maternal mind-mindedness. Early Child Development and Care.
Larose, S., Tarabulsy, G., Bernier, A., Trottier, S.K., Girard, D., Noël, C., et al. (2012). Attachment states of mind in late adolescence: Relations to the course and quality of romantic relationships in a prospective, longitudinal study. Social Development, 14 (6), 621-643.
Matte-Gagné, C., Bernier, A., & Gagné, C. (2012). Stability of maternal autonomy support between infancy and preschool age. Social Development.
Miljkovitch, R., Danet, M., & Bernier, A. (2012). Intergenerational transmission of attachment representations in the context of single parenthood in France. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 784-792.
Moss, E., Lecompte, V., Pascuzzo, K., Dubois-Comtois, K., Cyr, C., Tarabulsy, G.M., St-Laurent, D., & Bernier, A. (2012). Evidence for the efficacy of attachment-based interventions for maltreating parents and their children. Science and Practice, 2, 5-8.
Tarabulsy, G. M., Larose, S., Bernier, A., Trottier-S., K., Girard, D., & Noël, C. (2012). Attachment states of mind in late adolescence: Relations to the course and quality of romantic relationships in a prospective, longitudinal study. Attachment and Human Development, 14, 621-643