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Hi, my name is Glenda.  I am a busy college student, wife, and mother...not necessarily in that order.  But I love psychology and psych research, so feel free to email me at the following address if you'd like to talk about this research project, or ideas you have for additional research.

The following references are from the reference page of my research paper.  Some were referred to on these web pages, some were not.

Boger, K.D., Thompson, M.C., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Pavlis, L.E., Carter, A.S. (2008). Parental expressed emotion toward children: Prediction from early family functioning, Journal of Family Psychology, 22(5), 784-788.

Bray, J. (1995). Family assessment: Current issues in evaluating families. Family Relations, 44, 469-477.

Coldwell, J., Pike, A., Dunn, J. (2006). Household chaos - links with parenting and child behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(11), 1116-1122.

Deater-Deckard, K., Mullineaux, P., Beckman, C.,  Petrill, S., Schatschneider, C.,Thompson, L.  (2009). Conduct problems, IQ,  and household chaos: A longitudinal multi-informant study.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(10), 1301-1308.

Deater-Deckard, K., Chen, N., Wang, Z., Bell, M. (2012). Socioeconomic risk moderates the link between household chaos and maternal executive function. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(3), 31-399.

Howes, P. W., Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., Rogosch, F.A. (2000). Affective, organizational, and relational characteristics of maltreating families: A system's perspective. Journal of Family Psychology, 14(1), 95-110.

Jaffee, S., Hanscombe, K., Haworth, C., Davis, O., Plomin, R. (2012). Chaotic homes and  children’s disruptive behavior: A longitudinal cross-lagged twin study. Psychological Science,  23(6), 643-650.

Matheny Jr., A. P., Wachs, T. D., Ludwig, J. L., Phillips, K. (1995).  Bringing order out of  chaos: Psychometric characteristics of the confusion, hubbub,and order scale.  Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 16, 429-444. 

Nelson, J.A., O'Brien, M., Blankson, A.N., Calkins, S.D., Keane, S.P. (2009). Family stress and parental responses to children's negative emotions: Tests of the spillover, crossover, and compensatory hypotheses. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(5), 671-679.


Sagy, S., Dotan N. (2001). Coping resources of maltreated children in the family: A  salutogenic approach. Child Abuse and Neglect. 25(11), 1463-1480.

Another incredible resource is the following book published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2012 and edited by leading researchers in home chaos, Dr. Gary W. Evans and Theodore D. Wachs:

Chaos and Its Influence on Children's Development: An Ecological Perspective


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