PhD, University of Minnesota, 1999
Greek (3), Russian (3); annual site visits to Romania as a member of the Romanian Internship Program's Steering Committee
Childhood aggression and victimization; parenting; cross-cultural similarities and differences in family environment and children's social development
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; Ghent University, Belgium; Voronezh State University, Russia, Moscow State University, Russia; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine; Kyiv International University, Ukraine
Child Psychology Training Grant Fellow, NIMH; Fulton Young Scholar Award, BYU
Created the Couple's Relational Aggression and Victimization Scale with Jason S. Carroll
Nelson, D. A., Yang, C., Coyne, S. M., Olsen, J. A., & Hart, C. H. (in press). Parental psychological control dimensions: Connections with Russian preschoolers' physical and relational aggression. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.appdev.2012.07.003
Coyne, S. M., Stockdale, L., & Nelson, D. A. (in press). Two sides to the same coin: Relational and physical aggression in the media. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research.
Coyne, S. M., Callister, M., Stockdale, L., Nelson, D. A., & Wells, B. M. (2012). "A Helluva Read": Profanity in Adolescent Literature. Mass Communication and Society, 15, 360–383.
Coyne, S. M., Linder, J. R., Nelson, D. A., & Gentile, D. A. (2012). "Frenemies, Fraitors, and Mean-em-aitors": Priming effects of viewing physical and relational aggression in the media on women. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 141–149.
"Aggression in Childhood," with Sarah Coyne and Marion Underwood. In Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, edited by Peter K. Smith and Craig H. Hart. 2011
"Peer Interactions Among Italian Preschoolers: Peer-status Linkages with Physical and Relational Aggression and Victimization," with Clyde Robinson, Craig Hart, Anthony Albano, and Shauna Marshall. Social Development, 2010
"Russia," with Craig Hart, Emily Keister, and Karina Piassetskaia. In Handbook of Cultural Developmental Science, edited by Marc H. Bornstein. New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis, 2009.
"Intent Attributions and Aggression: A Study of Children and Their Parents," with Carianne Mitchell and Chongming Yang. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 36, no. 6 (2008)