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Allison Jessee

Associate Professor

Psychology

  • Expertise
  • Developmental Psychology Family Studies

Dr. Jessee is a developmental psychologist who specializes in early socioemotional development and family studies. Specifically, she studies the predictors and outcomes of parenting quality in families with infants and young children. Dr. Jessee teaches Infancy and Childhood, Adolescence, and Lifespan Development.


Jessee, A., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M.S. (2012). Temperament as a moderator of the effects of parental depressive symptoms on child behavior problems. Social Development, 21, 610-627.

Mangelsdorf, S.C., Laxman, D., & Jessee, A. (2011) Coparenting in Two-Parent Nuclear Families. In J. McHale and K. Lindahl (Eds.) Coparenting: Theory, Research and Clinical Applications, American Psychological Association Press.

Ostler, T., Jessee, A., & Bahar, O.S. (2010). The many faces of depression: Implications for home visits. Zero to Three.

Ostler, T., Bahar, O.S., & Jessee, A. (2010). Mentalization in children exposed to parental methamphetamine abuse: Relations to children's mental health and behavioral outcomes. Attachment & Human Development, 12, 193-207.

Jessee, A., Mangelsdorf, S.C., Brown, G.L., Schoppe-Sullivan, S.J., Shigeto, A., & Wong, M. (2010). Parents' differential susceptibility to the effects of marital quality on sensitivity across the first year. Infant Behavior & Development, 33, 442-452.