Jennifer Ruh Linder - Associate Professor
- B.A., 1993, University of New Hampshire
- M.A., 2000, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
- Ph.D., 2002, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. Major: Child Psychology; Minor: Interpersonal Relationships Research
My specialty is developmental psychology and close relationships across the lifespan, including parent-child relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, aggression, and media effects. I am especially interested in topics related to children and adolescents.
Some of my specific research interests include:
observational research methods for studying relationships, aggression and conflict in friendships and romantic relationships, and the effects of media on child development (including television, videogames, and the internet).
Linder, J. R., & Werner, N. E. (In press). Relationally aggressive media exposure and children's normative beliefs: Does parental mediation matter? Family Relations.
Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Nelson, D. A. & Gentile, D. A. (In press). "Frenemies, fraitors, and mean-em-aitors": Priming effects of viewing physical and relational aggression in the media on women. Aggressive Behavior.
Linder, J. R., & Lyle, K. (2011). A content analysis of indirect, verbal, and physical aggression in television programs popular among school-aged girls. American Journal of Media Psychology, 4, 24-42.
Linder, J. R., Werner, N. E., & Lyle, K. (2010). Automatic and controlled social information processing and relational aggression in young adults. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 778-783.
Linder, J. R., & Gentile, D. A. (2009). Is the television rating system valid? Indirect, verbal and physical aggression in programs viewed by fifth grade girls and associations with behavior, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 286-297.
Nelson, A., & Linder, J. R. (2008). The role of life events, coping style, and college adjustment in predicting relational aggression in first-year college students. Modern Psychological Studies, 13(2),32-49.
Linder, J. R., & Collins, W. A. (2005). Parent and peer predictors of verbal aggression, physical aggression, and conflict management in romantic relationships in late adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 252-262.
Gentile, D. A., Lynch, P. J., Linder, J. R., & Walsh, D. A. (2004). The effects of violent video game habits on adolescent hostility, aggressive behaviors, and school performance. Journal of Adolescence, 27, 5-22.
Linder, J. R., Crick, N. R., & Collins, W. A. (2002). Relational aggression and victimization in young adult's romantic relationships: Associations with perceptions of parent, peer, and romantic relationship quality. Social Development, 11, 69-86.
Marshall, N. L., Garcia-Coll, C., Marx, F., McCartney, K., Keefe, N., & Ruh, J. (1997). After-school time and children's behavioral adjustment. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 43, 497-514.
McCartney, K., Scarr, S., Rocheleau, A., Phillips, D., Abbott-Shim, M., Eisenberg, M., Keefe, N., Rosenthal, S., & Ruh, J. (1997). Teacher-child interaction and child-care auspices as predictors of social outcomes in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 43, 426-450.