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Dr. Dale Stack


Dale Stack, Ph.D.

(Ph.D. Psychology 1988; Queen's University)


Professor, Department of Psychology
Concordia University


7141 Sherbrooke Street, West
Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6


Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 7565


Research Lab: Infant and Child Studies Laboratory

Website: Stack Lab





MMy research program focuses on the development and trajectories of children at low and high risk for developmental and socio-emotional problems and psychopathology, and on infant development (typical and at-risk). Parenting, parent-child relationships, quality of interactions, and developmental outcomes in several at-risk populations, including a sample crossing two generations, are being studied. Foci in ongoing studies include: (1) intergenerational transfer of psychosocial risk; (2) long term outcomes and trajectories of childhood aggression and social withdrawal across generations; (3) early health and development, academic success, risk and protective factors in children and adolescent offspring; (4) parent-child interactions and infants' and children's social competence and emotional development; (5) development of relationships. I am also involved in studies examining the roles of touch and gesture, modality, non-verbal communication and context in parent-infant (child) interactions. Current grants: SSHRC, FQRSC and CIHR.





Martin-Storey, A., Ruttle, P. L., Temcheff, C.E., Serbin, L.A., Stack, D.M., Ledingham, J., & Schwartzman, A.E. (2013).  Longitudinal and concurrent pathways to alcoholism: The importance of perception of neighborhood disorder.  Journal of Community Psychology, 41 (2), 156-174.


Jean, A.D.L. & Stack, D.M. (2012).  Full-term and very-low-birth-weight preterm infants' self-regulating behaviors during a Still-Face interaction: Influences of maternal touch.  Infant Behavior and Development, 35, 779-791.


Jean, A.D.L., Stack, D.M., Serbin, L.A., Ledingham, J., & Schwartzman, A.E. (2012).  Social problem solving in high-risk mother-child dyads: An intergenerational study.  Social Development, 21 (1), 47-67.


Martin, J., Stack, D.M., Serbin, L.A., Schwartzman, A.E., & Ledingham, J. (2012).  Social problem-solving in high-risk mother-child dyads: An intergenerational study.  Social Development, 21 (1), 47-67.