Certificate in Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University
Children’s social and emotional development; developmental and gender differences in the value children place on having friends; how children cope with conflicts in their friendships; loneliness among children and adolescents; interventions to improve children's friendships; gender differences in how children express anger and aggression toward their peers
MacEvoy, J.P., & Leff, S.S. (2012). Children's sympathy for peers who are the targets of peer aggression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1137-1148. doi: 10.1007/s10802-012-9636-5
MacEvoy, J.P., & Asher, S.R. (2012). When friends disappoint: Boys' and girls' responses to transgressions of friendship expectations. Child Development, 83, 104-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01685.x
MacEvoy, J.P., Weeks, M.S., & Asher, S.R. (2011). Loneliness. In B. B. Brown & M. J. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Vol. 2. (pp. 178-187). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
Leff, S.S., Freedman, M.A., MacEvoy, J.P., & Power, T.J. (2011). Considerations when measuring outcomes to assess for the effectiveness of bullying- and aggression-prevention programs in the schools. In D.L. Espelage & S.M. Swearer (Eds.), Bullying in American schools: A social-ecological perspective on prevention and intervention. (pp. 205-223). New York: Routledge.
Gullan, R. L., MacEvoy, J. P., & Leff, S. S. (2010). Low-level aggression in the schools: Issues and interventions. In P. McCabe & S. Shaw (Eds.), Current topics in pediatrics in the schools (Volume 1, pp. 113-122). Thousand Oaks, CA: National Association of School Psychologists and Corwin Press/Sage Publications.
Leff, S.S., Thomas, D.E., Vaughn, N.A., Thomas, N.A., MacEvoy, J.P., Freedman, M.A., Abdul-Kabir, S. et al. (2010). Using community-based participatory research to develop the PARTNERS violence prevention program. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 4, 207-216.
Leff, S.S., Cassano, M., MacEvoy, J.P., & Costigan, T. (2010). Initial validation of a knowledge-based measure of social information processing and anger management. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38 1007-1020.
Leff, S.S., Waarsdorp, T.E., Paskewich, B., Gullan, R.L., Jawad, A., MacEvoy, J.P., Feinberg, B., & Power, T. (2010). The Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) program: A preliminary evaluation of acceptability and impact. School Psychology Review, 39, 569-587.
MacEvoy, J. P., & Asher, S. R. (2009). Loneliness, children. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Asher, S. R., MacEvoy, J. P., & McDonald, K. L. (2008). Children’s peer relations, social competence and school adjustment: A social tasks and social goals perspective. In M. L. Maehr, S. Karabenick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in motivation and achievement (Volume 15, pp. 357-390). Amsterdam: Emerald Press.