Faculty Directory

Jacqueline Lerner

Professor, Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


  • Lerner, R.M., Lerner, J.V., Bowers, E., & Geldhof, G.J. (2015). Positive youth development: A relational developmental systems model.  In W.F. Overton & P.C. Molenaar (Eds.), Theory and Method. Volume 1 of the Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (7th ed.).  (pp. 607-651) Editor-in-chief: R.M. Lerner.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley.
  • Napolitano, C.M., Bowers, E.P., Arbeit M.R., Chase, P., Geldhof, G.J., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M. (2014).  The GPS to Success Growth Grids:  Measurement properties of a tool to promote intentional self-regulation in mentoring programs.  Applied Developmental Science, 18(1), 46-58.
  • Bowers, E.P., Johnson, S., Buckingham, M., Gasca, S., Warren, D.J., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M. (2014). Important non-parental adults and positive youth development across mid- to late-adolescence:  The moderating effect of parenting profiles.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43 (6),  897-918.
  • Arbeit, M., Johnson S., Greenman, K., Champine, R., Lerner, J.V., 7 Lerner R.M. (2014).  Profiles of problematic behaviors across adolescence: Covariations with indicators of Positive Youth Development.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, (6), 971-990.
  • Geldhof, G.J., Bowers, E.P., Johnson, S.K., Hershberg, R., Hilliard, L., Lerner, J.V, & Lerner, R.M. (2014).  Relational developmental systems theories of positive youth development:  Methodological issues and implications.  In P.C.M. Molenaar, R.M. Lerner, & K. Newell (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory and Methodology (pp. 66-94). New York, NY: Guilford.
  • Gestsdottir, S., Geldhof, G.J., Paus, T., Freund, A.M., Aðalbjarnardóttir, S., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M. (2014).  Self-regulation among youth in four Western cultures:  Is there an adolescence-specific structure of the Selection-Optimization-Compensation (SOC) model?  International Journal of Behavioral Development.  published online 20 July 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0165025414542712
  • Geldhof, G.H., Bowers, E.P., Boyd, M.J., Mueller, M.K., Napolitano, C.M., Schmid, K.L., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M.. (2014). Creation of short and very short measures of the Five Cs of Positive Youth Development. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 163-176.
  • Lerner, J.V., Bowers, E.P., Minor, K., Lewin-Bizan, S., Boyd, M.J., Mueller, M.K., Schmid, K.L., Napolitano, C.M., & Lerner, R.M. (2013).  Positive youth development: Processes, philosophies, and programs.  In R.M. Lerner, M.A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 6: Developmental Psychology (2nd edition). Editor-in-chief: I.B. Weiner. (pp. 365-392.  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Lerner, R.M., Lerner, J.V., von Eye, A., Bowers, E.P., & Lewin-Bizan, S. (2011).  Individual and contextual bases of thriving in adolescence:  A view of the issues.  Journal of Adolescence, 34(6), 1107-1114.
  • Lerner, R.M., Lerner, J.V., Lewin-Bizan, S., Bowers, E.P., Boyd, M., Mueller, M., Schmid, K., Napolitano, C. (2011) Positive youth development:  Processes, programs, and problematics. Journal of Youth Development, 6(3), 40-64.