Publications by Year (Publications by study at bottom of page)


  • Anderson, A.S., Watson, K.H., Reising, M.M., Dunbar, J.P., Bettis, A.H., Gruhn, M., & Compas, B.E. (2020, in press). Relations between maternal coping socialization, adolescents’ coping, and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Ciriegio, A. E., Pfalzer., A., Hale, L., McDonell, K. E., Claassen, D. O., & Compas, B. E. (2020). Investigating the interplay of working memory, affective symptoms, and coping with stress in offspring of parents with Huntington’s disease. Neuropsychology.
  • Deboeck, P. R., Cole, D. A., Preacher, K. J., Forehand, R. & Compas, B. E. (2020). Modeling dynamic processes with panel data: An application of continuous time models to prevention research.International Journal of Behavioral Development.
  • Desjardins, L., Rodriguez, E., Dunn, M., Bemis, H., Murphy, L., Manring, S., Winning, A., Vannatta, K, Gerhardt, C., & Compas, B. E. (2020, in press). Coping and Social Adjustment in Pediatric Oncology: From Diagnosis to 12 Months. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 
  • Fisher, R. S., Kenney, A. E., Fults, M. Z., Manring, S., Rodriguez, E. M., Desjardins, L., Rausch, J. R., Ranalli, M., Young-Saleme, T., Vannatta, K. A., Compas, B. E., & Gerhardt, C. A. (2020, in press) Longitudinal understanding of prognosis among adolescents with cancer. Pediatric Blood & Cancer.
  • Gruhn, M. A., & Compas, B. E. (2020). Effects of maltreatment on coping and emotion regulation in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analytic review Child Abuse & Neglect, 103.
  • Henry, L. M., Gracey, K., Shaffer, A., Ebert. J., Kuhn, T., Watson, K. H., Gruhn, M., Vreeland, A., Siciliano, R., Dickey, L., Lawson, V., Broll, C., Cole, D.A., & Compas, B. E. (2020, in press).  Comparison of three models of adverse childhood experiences: Associations with child and adolescent internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
  • Henry, L.M., Steele, E.H., Watson, K.H., Bettis, A.H., Gruhn, M., Dunbar, J., Reising, M., & Compas, B.E. (2020). Stress exposure and maternal depression as risk factors for symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 51, 572-584.
  • Howard Sharp, K.M., Fisher, R.S., Clark, O.E., Zackery D. O. Dunnells, Z.D.O., Murphy, L.K., Prussien, K.V., Vannatta, K., Compas, B.E., & Gerhardt, C.A. (2020). Long-term trajectories of depression symptoms in mothers of children with cancer. Health Psychology, 39, 89-98.
  • Howard Sharp, K.M, Meadows, E.A., Keim, M.C., Winning, A.M., Barrera, M., Gilmer, M.J., Akard, T.F., Compas, B.E., Fairlcough, D.L., Davies, B., Hogan, N., Vannatta, V., & Gerhardt, C.A. (2020). The influence of parent distress and parenting on bereaved siblings’ externalizing problems. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 1081-1093.
  • Kujawa, A., Green, H., Compas, B. E., Dickey, L., & Pegg, S. (2020). Exposure to COVID-19 pandemic stress: Associations with depression and anxiety in emerging adults in the U.S. PsyArXiv.
  • Liu, Q., Martin, N. C., Findling, R. L., Youngstrom, E. A., Garber, J., Curry, J. F., Hyde, J.S., Essex, M. J., Compas, B. E., Goodyer, I. M., Rohde, P., Stark, K. D., Slattery M. J., Forehand, R., & Cole, D. A. (2020, in press). Hopelessness and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents: an integrative data analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
  • McDonell, K., Ciriegio, A.E., Pfalzer, A.C., Hale, H., Shiino, S., Riordan, H., Moroz, S., Carby, R., Compas, B.E., & Claassen, D.O. (2020, in press). Risk taking behaviors in Huntington’s disease. Journal of Huntington’s Disease.
  • Murphy, L., Heath, L.C., Prussien, K., Schwartz, L., Ferrante, A.C., Gerhardt, C., Vannatta, K. & Compas, B.E. (2020, in press). Mother-child communication about possible cancer recurrence during childhood cancer survivorship. Psycho-Oncology.
  • Prussien, K. V., Siciliano, R. E., Ciregio, A. E., Anderson, A. S., Sathanayagam, R., Jordan, L. C., DeBaun, M. R., & Compas, B. E. (2020). Correlates of cognitive function in sickle cell disease: A meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  • Prussien, K., Siciliano, R.E., Ciriegio, A.E., Lee, C., DeBaun, M.R., Jordan, L., & Compas, B.E. (2020, in press). Preliminary study of coping, perceived control, and depressive symptoms in youth with sickle cell anemia. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
  • Rice, D. R., Sullivan, A. D., Forehand, R., Watsons, K. H., Bettis, A. H., Gruhn, M. A., & Compas, B. E. (2020). Child hostility toward a parent with a history of depression and family functioningJournal of Child and Family Studies. 
  • Sharp, K.M.H., Meadows, E.A., Keim, M.C., Winning, A.M., Barrera, M., Gilmer, M.J., Akard, T.F., Compas, B.E., Fairlcough, D.L., Davies, B., Hogan, N., Vannatta, V., & Gerhardt, C.A. (2020). The influence of parent distress and parenting on bereaved siblings’ externalizing problems Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 1081-1093. 
  • Siciliano, R.E., Murphy, L.K., Prussien, K.V., Henry, L.M., Watson, K.H., Patel, N.J., Lee, C.A., McNally, C.M., Markham, L.W., Compas, B.E., & Jordan, L.C. (2020, in press). Cognitive and attentional function in children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
  • Watson, K.H., Anderson, A.S., Savin, K., Pennar, F., Williams, E., Reising, M.M., Dunbar J.P., Bettis, A.H., Gruhn, M., & Compas, B.E. (2020, in press). Observed maternal coping socialization and child internalizing symptoms: The roles of maternal depressive symptons and peer stress. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
  • Vreeland, A., Ebert, J.S., Kuhn, T.M., Gracey, K.A., Shaffer, A.M., Watson, K.H., Gruhn, M.A., Henry, L., Dickey, L., Siciliano, R.E., Anderson, A., & Compas, B.E. (2020). Predictors of placement disruption in foster care. Child Abuse & Neglect.





















  • Connor-Smith, J. K., Compas, B. E., Wadsworth, M. E., Thomsen, A. H., & Saltzman, H. (2000). Responses to stress in adolescence: Measurement of coping and involuntary stress responses. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 976-992.
  • Primo, K., Compas, B.E., Oppedisano, G., Epping-Jordan, J.E., Howell, D.C., & Krag, D.N. (2000). Intrusive thoughts and avoidance in breast cancer: Individual differences and association with psychological distress. Psychology & Health, 14, 1141-1153.




  • Hinden, B., Compas, B.E., Howell, D.C., & Achenbach, T.M. (1997). Comorbidity of depression during adolescence: Separating fact from artifact. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 6-14.
  • McKinnon, W.C., Guttmacher, A.E., Greenblatt, M.S., Compas, B.E., May, S., Cutler, R.E., & Yandell, D.W. (1997). The Familial Cancer Program of the Vermont Cancer Center: Development of a cancer genetics program in a rural area. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 6, 131-145.
  • Mireault, G., & Compas, B.E. (1997). A prospective study of coping and adjustment prior to and following the death of a parent. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 14, 1-18.
  • Worsham, N., Ey, S., & Compas, B.E. (1997). Parental illness. In I.N. Sandler & S.A. Wolchik (Eds.), Children’s coping with common stressors: Linking theory, research and interventions. New York: Plenum.
  • Compas, B.E., Conner, J., Osowiecki, D., & Welch, A. (1997). Effortful and involuntary responses to stress: Implications for coping with chronic stress. In B.H. Gottlieb (Ed.), Coping with chronic stress. New York: Plenum.
  • Compas, B.E., Connor, J.K., & Wadsworth, M. (1997). Prevention of depression in childhood and adolescence. In R. Weissberg (ed.), Healthy Children 2010. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Compas, B.E., Oppedisano, G., Connor, J.K., Gerhardt, C.A., Hinden, B.R., Achenbach, T.M., & Hammen, C. (1997). Gender differences in depressive symptoms in adolescence: Comparison of national samples of clinically-referred and non-referred youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 617-626.
  • Compas, B.E. (1997). Assessment of depression. In E. J. Mash & L. G. Terdal, (Eds.), Assessment of childhood disorders. New York: Guilford.







  • Compas, B.E., Banez, G.A., Malcarne, V.L., & Worsham, N.L. (1991). Perceived control and coping with stress: A developmental perspective. Journal of Social Issues, 47, 23-34.
  • Compas, B.E., Phares, V., Banez, G.A., & Howell, D.C. (1991). Correlates of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems: Perceived competence, causal attributions, and parental symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, 197-218.
  • Compas, B.E. & Phares, V. (1991). Stress during childhood and adolescence: Sources of risk and vulnerability. In M. Cummings, A. Greene, & K. Karraker (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on stress and coping. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Compas, B.E. & Wagner, B.M. (1991). Psychosocial stress during adolescence: Intrapersonal and interpersonal processes. In S. Gore & M.E. Colton (Eds.), Adolescence, stress and coping. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
  • Compas, B.E., Worsham, N.L., & Ey, S. (1991). Conceptual and developmental issues in children’s coping with stress. In A. La Greca, L. Siegel, J. Wallander, & C.E. Walker (Eds.), Advances in pediatric psychology: Stress and coping with pediatric conditions. New York: Guilford.








  • Freundl, P.C., Compas, B.E., Nelson, P., Adelman, H.S., & Taylor, L. (1982). Family participation in assessment of children’s learning and behavior problems. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 11, 238‑242.
  • Compas, B.E., Adelman, H.S., Freundl, P.C., Nelson, P., & Taylor, L. (1982). Parent and child causal attributions during clinical interviews. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 10, 77‑84.



  • Strachan, A., Welch, V.O., Barker, C., Compas, B.E., & Ferguson, M. (1980). A framework for training college‑level teachers of psychology: Five basic processes. Teaching of Psychology, 7, l80‑182.


  • Adelman, H.S. & Compas, B.E. (1977). Stimulant drugs and learning problems. Journal of Special Education, 11, 377‑416.

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