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Dr. Lisa Serbin


Lisa Serbin, Ph.D.

(Ph.D. Clinical Psychology 1972; State University of
New York at Stony Brook)


Concordia University Research Chair in Human Development

Professor, Department of Psychology

Centre for Research in Human Development

Concordia University


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


Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 2255





My research program focuses on the inter-generational transfer of psycho-social risk, and on the health and development of children who are at risk for developmental problems and psychopathology. Ongoing studies examine risk and resiliency in the offspring of the original Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project participants: a group of several hundred children and adolescents from inner-city backgrounds who have been followed intensively since early childhood. Specific projects focus on the effects of poverty and environmental stress on children's health over time; predictors of successful trajectories in children who are at risk for school failure; and understanding the environmental, neuro-endocrine and parenting factors in the development of internalizing disorders in children. Specific research projects are funded by CIHR, SSHRC, and FQRSC.





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., 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.


Martin-Storey, A., Serbin, L.A., Stack, D.M., Hodgins, S., Ledingham, J.E., & Schwartzman, A.E. (2012).  Self and peer perceptions of childhood aggression, social withdrawal and likeability predict adult personality factors: A prospective longitudinal study.  Personality and Individual Differences, 53 (7), 540-555.