William Bukowski, Ph.D.
(Ph.D. Psychology 1984; Michigan State)
Director of CRDH
7141 Sherbrooke Street, West
The main goal of my research program is to understand how and why children's and adolescents' experiences with their peers affect their competence and well-being. My projects are aimed at identifying and measuring the fundamental characteristics of children's interactions and relationships with their peers and determining how these experiences affect behavioral development, emotional adjustment and physical health. The four current themes of my research projects are (a) contextual/cultural variation in the peer experiences and the processes that account for variations in their effects, (b) the intersection between peer experiences and psychophysiology especially the response to stress, (c) gene/environment interactions and gene environment correlations and the long term consequences of peer experiences, and (d) gender differences especially as they are related to culture.
Drury, K-M., Bukowski, W. M., Velasquez, A.M., & Lopez, L.S. (in press). Victimization and gender identity in single-sex and mixed-sex schools: Examining contextual variations in pressure to conform to gender norms. Sex Roles.
Santo, J., da Cunha, J., Saldarriaga, L., Recchia, H.E., Martin-Storey, A., Bukowski, W., Stella-Lopez, L., & Carmago, G. (in press). Measurement invariance of self-continuity strategies: Comparisons of early adolescents from Brazil, Canada, and Colombia. European Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Santo, J.B., Bukowski, W.M., Lopez, L.S., Carmago, G., Mayman S.B., & Adams, R.E. (in press). Factors underlying contextual variations in the structure of the self: Differences related to SES, gender, culture and “majority/“non-majority” status during early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Velasquez, A.M., Bukowski, W.M., & Saldarriaga, L.M. (in press). Adjusting for group size effects in peer nomination data. Social Development.
Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Bukowski, W.M., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. & Boivin, M. (2013). Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression? Development and Psychopathology, 25 (2), 277-289.
Raufelder, D., Bukowski, W.M., & Mohr, S. (2013). Thick description of the teacher-student relationship in the educational context of school: Results of an ethnographic field study. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 1, 1-18.
Raufelder, D., Drury, K., Jagenowa, D., Hoferichtera, F., & Bukowski, W. (2013). Development and validation of the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale to assess students' perceptions of peers and teachers as motivators in adolescence. Learning and Individual Differences, 24, 182-189.
Santo, J.B., Bukowski, W.M., Lopez, L.S., Carmago, G., Mayman S.B., & Adams, R.E. (2013). Factors underlying contextual variations in the structure of the self: Differences related to SES, gender, culture and “majority/“non-majority” status during early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23 (1), 69-80.
Bukowski, W.M. (2012). Forward to Harter, S. Construction of the self, pp. ix-xiii. New York: Guilford Press.
Bukowski, W.M., Cillessen, A.H.N., & Velasquez, A.M. (2012). The use of peer ratings in developmental research. In B. Laursen, T. Little, and N. Card (Eds.), Handbook of developmental research methods, pp. 211-228. New York: Guilford Press.
Bukowski, W.M., Li, K.Z., Dirks, M., & Bouffard, T. (2012). Developmental science and the study of successful development. International Journal of Developmental Science, 6, 57-60. DOI: 10.3233/DEV-2012-11092.
Drury, K-M., Bukowski, W.M., Velasquez, A.M., & Lopez, L.S. (2012). Victimization and gender identity in single-sex and mixed-sex schools: Examining contextual variations in pressure to conform to gender norms. Sex Roles, 1-13.
Dugas, M., Laugeson, N., & Bukowski, W. M. (2012). Intolerance of uncertainty, fear of anxiety, and adolescent worry. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40 (6), 863-870.
Lee, E.J. & Bukowski, W.M. (2012). Co-development of internalizing and externalizing problem behaviors: Causal direction and common vulnerability. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (3), 713-729.
Noll, R.B. & Bukowski, W.M. (2012). Social competence in children with chronic illness: The devil is in the details. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 959-966.