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Marion K Underwood
Professor and Program Head-Behavioral & Brain Sciences
Contact Address   800 W. Campbell Road, MS GR41, Richardson, TX 78080-0688     Office MailstopMail Box: GR41, Room No.: JO 3.202 
Email Address  Marion.Underwood@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-2470    URL UTD Webpage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Clinical PsychologyDuke University1991
 M.A.Clinical PsychologyDuke University1987
 B.A.PsychologyWellesley College1986
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Research Interests

My research focuses on how children express anger in their peer relationships. We are particularly interested in the more subtle forms of anger expression common among girls, behaviors we call social aggression. We are observing how children use social aggression across contexts (in interactions with different relationship partners, in person and online), and investigating the developmental precursors and outcomes associated with social aggression.

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In Press
Underwood, M.K. & Rosen, L.H.  (In press).  Social Development.  NY:  Guilford Press.
Category: Guilford Press
Book
In Press
Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (In press).  Attractiveness as a moderator of the association between physical aggression and popularity.  Journal of School Psychology.
Category: Journal of School Psychology
Peer reviewed
In Press
Rosen, L.H., Underwood, M.K, & Beron, K.J.  (In press).  Peer victimization as a mediator between attractiveness and internalizing problems.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.
Category: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
Peer reviewed
In Press
Underwood, M.K., Beron, K.J., & Rosen, L.H.  (In press).  Joint trajectories for social and physical aggression as predictors of adolescent maladjustment: Internalizing symptoms, rule-breaking behaviors, and borderline and narcissistic personality features.  Development and Psychopathology.
Category: Developmental Psychology
Peer reviewed
In Press
Rosen, L.H. & Underwood, M.K.  (in press).  Observations.  In Neil Salkind (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Research Design. Sage Publications.
Book chapters
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
September, 2007  Social Aggression: Gender, Origins, and Outcomes
Underwood, M.K. (September, 2007). Social Aggression: Gender, Origins, and Outcomes. Invited Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI.
September, 2005  Social Aggression: Gender, Origins, and Outcomes
Underwood, M. K. (September, 2005). Social Aggression: Gender, Origins, and Outcomes. Invited Presentation, 2005 Calkins Lecture Series commemorating the centennial of the election of Mary Whiton Calkins, founder of the Wellesley psychology department, as the first female president of the American Psychological Association.
September, 2003  Ice and fire: Social aggression among girls and boys

Underwood, M. K., Invited Lecture, Author's Series, Girls Outdoor and Adventure Learning (GOAL), Atlanta, Georgia.

September, 2001  Top ten challenges for understanding gender and aggression: Why can't we all just get along?

Underwood, M. K., Invited talk for the Gender Lecture Series, University of Texas at Dallas.

November, 2001  Top ten challenges for understanding gender and aggression: Why can't we all just get along?

Underwood, M. K., Invited presentation to the Developmental Psychology Area, University of Texas at Austin.

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Professional Affiliations
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
International Society for Research on Aggression
International Society for the Study of Social and Behavioral Development
Society for Research in Child Development
 Doctoral Advisement
Doctoral Advisement
Bertrina Moore, Ph.D. awarded December, 2002, "Rural African-American Children's Adjustment: The Role of Perceived Caregiver and Peer Acceptance (full-time student, began program in August, 1999)

Joanna Gentsch, Ph.D awarded May, 2006, "Do Teachers Matter? An Investigation of Teacher Attributes and Behaviors Associated with Reading Achievement among Ethnically Diverse Children in High Risk Urban Schools"

Scott Risser, Ph.D. awarded May, 2007, "Interparental Conflict, Psychological Control, and Children's Social Aggression."

Deborah Bonner, Ph.D. awarded May, 2010, "Do Individual Differences Matter? Individual Differences and Teachers- Perceptions of Social and Physical Aggression"

Michelle Wharton, Ph.D., defended June 1, "Contingencies of Self-Worth and Adjustment in Early Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective"

Arahreh 'Elica' Rahdar, B.A., currently working on final draft of dissertation, "Developmental Precursors of Borderline Personality Disorders" (full-time student, began August, 2004)

Samuel Ehrenreich, B.A., currently working on Masters thesis, "ADHD Symptoms as Mediators of the Relation between Peer Victimization and Adjustment" (full-time student, began August, 2008)
 Masters Advisement
Masters Advisement
Patrick McCully, M.S., August 2003, "Group Context and Children's Perceptions of Aggression"

Kevin Porter, M.S., December, 2006, "A Developmental Investigation of Hypermasculinity and School Disengagement"

Dawn Brinkley, M.S., May, 2010, "The Relationship between Psychological Control and Internalizing Problems in Early Adolescence"

Courtney Kuchinsky, M.S., May, 2010, "The Relationship between Parental Psychological Control and Child Prosocial Behavior"

Amber Laudan, M.S., May, 2010, "Parental Monitoring and Attachment: Relations with Externalizing Behavior"

Anthony Pedrazine, M.S., May, 2010, "The Relation between Text Messaging and Adolescents' Friendship Qualities"

Jordan Snow, M.S., May, 2010, "Ethnic and Gender Differences in Maternal Knowledge of Adolescents' Daily Lives and Their Relation to School Performance"

Daniel Swan, M.S., May, 2010, "Relative Age and Its Relations to Adolescents' Social Intelligence, Academic Performance, Physical and Social Aggression, and Victimization"

Lauren Wyatt, M.S., May, 2010, "The Relation between Co-Rumination and Depression in Adolescence"
 Bachelors Honors Advisement
Bachelors Honors Advisement
Traci Higgins, B. A., May, 1999, "Aggressive Behavior and Delinquency in Adolescent Males: Is Peer Rejection and Leading Factor"

Connie Siciliano, B. A., May 2000, "Youth and Mother Perceptions of Social Aggression"

Amber Friedholm, B. A., May 2001, "Social Aggression among Children: Social Class and Ethnic Group Differences"

Meagan Key, B. A., May 2001, "Parental Supportiveness and Its Relationship to Adolescents' Self-Esteem, Academic Achievement, and Social Aggression"

Hilary Weber, B. A., December 2001, "Social Aggression and Preadolescents'
Family Characteristics"

Christine McDunn, B. A., May 2002, "Preadolescents' Computer Use and the Quality of their Friendships

Jamie Lewis, B. A., December 2002, "Gender: The Two Faces of Schizophrenia?"

Kim Do, B. A., May 2004, "The Relationship Between Social Intelligence and Two Forms of Popularity: Sociometric and Perceived"

Michelle Wharton, B.A. May 2005, "Social and Physical Victimization: Their Relationship to Self-Concepts of Girls and Boys"

Erica Ayala, B. A. May 2005, "Parental Involvement and Children's Social Aggression"

Brandi Holliday, B. A. May 2005, "Children's Exposure to Parental Conflict and Social Aggression with Peers at School"

Kelly Crimmins, B.A., May 2005, "Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Peer Social Behavior and Children"s Global Self-Worth"

Cressy Wang, B.A., December 2005, "Children's Rejection Sensitivity and Internalizing Problems"

Lisa Horne, B.A., May 2006, "Reducing Risks for Depression in Women in Midlife"

Lindsey Hopkins, B.A., May 2006, "Associations between Socioeconomic Status, Parenting Styles, and Children's Social Aggression: Gender and Ethnic Differences"
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2008-2009Interim Director  Center for Children and Families
2005-PresentProfessor of PsychologySchool of Behavioral and Brain Sciences University of Texas at Dallas
1998-2005Associate Professor of PsychologySchool of Behavioral and Brain Sciences University of Texas at Dallas (tenured)
1996-1998Associate Professor of Psychology  Reed College (tenured)
1994-1998Licensed Psychologist in Oregon   
1993-1994Psychologist Resident, Supervisor, Lorah Sebastian, Ph.D.   
1991-1996Assistant Professor of Psychology  Reed College
1990-1991Clinical Assistant Instructor  SUNY Health Science Center
 Support
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 DurationTitleSponsorAmountStatus
9/30/02-9/29/07Social Aggression: Precursors and OutcomesNIMH R01 MH63076$1.25 millionPrevious
12/8/05-11/30/2010Social Aggression: Origins, Development, and OutcomesIndependent Scientist Career Award, NIMH K02 MH073616$597,000Previous
3/1/95-3/1/97The Development of Coping with Angry ProvocationNIMH R03 MH52110$100,000Previous
6/1/09-5/31/14Social Aggression: Growth and OutcomesNICHD$2,500,000Current
6/1/08-5/31/09Social Aggression: Growth and OutcomesNIH Director's Bridge Award$333,000Previous
9/1/96-8/31/01Anger and Aggression: Effects of Gender and ContextNIMH FIRST Award, R29 MH55992$350,000Previous
3/11/99-3/10/00Personality and Family Characteristics and Social AggressionTimberlawn Foundation$12,000Previous
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University of Texas at Dallas
  • 1998 Special Planning Group, Undergraduate Programs, School of Human Development
  • 1998-2000 Organizer, School of Human Development Colloquium Series
  • 1998-2001 Elected member, Faculty Personnel Review Committee, School of Human Development
  • 1999 Outside member, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee, School of Arts and Humanities
  • 2001-2002 Member, University Committee on the Core Curriculum
  • 2001-2002 Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee, School of Human Development
  • 2001-2004 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Selection Committee
  • 2001-McDermott Scholars Faculty
  • 2002 Area Head, Doctoral Program in Developmental Psychology
  • 2003-2004 Chair, Outstanding Teacher of the Year Selection Committee
  • 2003-2004 Outside Member, Ad-Hoc Third Year Review Committee, UTD School of Management
  • 2003-2004 Member, University Committee on Student Life
  • 2003-present  Elected Member, Long-Term Planning Committee School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 2004 Member, First Year Experience Advisory Team
  • 2004-present Elected Member, Faculty Personnel Review Committee
  • 2004 Area Head, Doctoral Program in Developmental Psychology
  • 2005-2006 University Wide Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2005-Director of Affiliation with UTSW Clinical Psychology
  • 2006 School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Strategic Planning Writing Committee, Chair
  • 2006 School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Grants Advisory Group, Chair
  • 2006-present School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Teaching Effectiveness Committee
  • 2006 Ad Hoc Committee for the Promotion to Full Professor of Dr. Melanie Spence, Chair
  • In addition to the activities noted above, I give presentations on my research to the UTD Development Board, lead a leadership training session each year for the McDermott Scholars, and each year give a model lecture as part of UTD Scholars Weekends (weekend events to recruit talented undergraduates to the university).

Service to the Local Community
  • Underwood, M. K. (September, 2002) Ice and F ire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited talk to the Parent Teacher Association at Richardson Terrace Elementary School, Richardson, TX.
  • Underwood, M. K. (September, 2002) Ice and Fire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited talk to the Parent Teacher Association at Armstrong Elementary School, Highland Park, TX.
  • Underwood, M. K. (January, 2003) Ice and Fire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited Faculty Inservice Presentation, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M. K. (April, 2003) Ice and Fire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited Parent Education Presentation, Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M. K. (April, 2003) Ice and F ire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited Speaker, Mohawk Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M. K. (August, 2003) Ice and Fire: Anger and Aggression Among Girls and Boys. Invited Faculty Inservice Presentation, Mohawk Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M. K. (September, 2003) Bullying: What Parents Can Do. Invited Speaker, Parent Education Presentation, Mohawk Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M. K. (February, 2004). Social Aggression among Children: What Parents Can Do. Invited presentation, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas.
  • Underwood, M. K. (February - May, 2004). Careers in Psychology. Invited presentations to Career and Technology Classes at Three RISD Junior High Schools: Apollo, Forest Meadow, and Richardson North
  • Underwood, M. K. (March, 2004). Social Aggression among Children: What Parents and Educators Can Do. Invited presentation for the Counselors Development Conference, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas.
  • Underwood, M. K. (January, 2005). Making and Keeping Friends. Invited presentation to 5th and 6th Grade Students, Mohawk Elementary School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M.K. (January, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation, Hart Elementary School PTA, Allen.
  • Underwood, M.K. (January, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited presentation to the Chamberlain Ballet Guild, Plano.
  • Underwood, M.K. (February, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited presentation to Psychology classes at Greenhill Upper School, Dallas
  • Underwood, M.K. (April, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation, Wyatt Elementary School PTA, Plano.
  • Underwood, M. K. (April, 2005) Careers in Psychology. Invited Careers Presentation to Richardson North Junior High School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M.K. (May, 2005). Ice and F ire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited presentation to Mom-to-Mom groups, Sun Creek United Methodist Church, Plano.
  • Underwood, M.K. (August, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Four hour in-service presentation for PISD school counselors, Plano.
  • Underwood, M.K. (September, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation, Renner Middle School PTA, Plano.
  • Underwood, M. K. (November, 2005) Careers in Psychology. Invited Careers Presentation to AVID Classes, Liberty Junior High School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M.K. (November, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Children. Invited Parent Education presentation, Hughston Elementary School, Plano.
  • Underwood, M.K. (November, 2005). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Children. Invited Parent Education presentation, Harrington Elementary School, Plano.
  • Underwood, M.K. (January, 2006). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Children. Invited Presentation to Garland Independent School District Principals.
  • Underwood, M.K. (February, 2006). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Children Invited Parent Education Presentation, Norton Elementary School, Allen.
  • Underwood, M.K. (March, 2006). Ice and F ire: Social Aggression among Children. Invited Parent Education Presentation, The Larnplighter School, Dallas.
  • Underwood, M.K. (February, 2006). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Children. Invited Parent Education Presentation, The Hockaday School, Dallas.
  • Underwood, M.K. (March, 2006). Ice and Fire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation, The Lamplighter School, Dallas, TX.
  • Underwood, M.K. (March, 2006). Ice and F ire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation to lower and middle school parents, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
  • Underwood, M. K. (April, 2006 ) Careers in Psychology. Invited Careers Presentation to Richardson North Junior High School, Richardson Independent School District.
  • Underwood, M.K. (September, 2006). Ice ana' F ire: Social Aggression among Girls. Invited Parent Education presentation, Dallas Universalist Unitarian Church.
  • In addition to these community presentations, I serve on the Advisory Board for Chamberlain Performing Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing line arts to the community and to providing outreach programs for low-income youth.

Professional Service
  • Associate Editor    Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
  • Standing Member    National Institute of Health, Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention Study Section, August, 2003 – June, 2007
  • Consulting Editor     Child Development (2000 – 2007)
  • Editorial Boards      Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (1999-2001, Social Development (2000 – present)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer    Aggressive Behavior, Aggression and Violent Behavior, American Psychologist, Cognition and Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Development and Psychopathology, International Journal of Behavioral Development, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Motivation and Emotion, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Bulletin
  • Ad-hoc consultant, National Institute of Mental Health, Initial Review Group for special research funding announcement, "Violence against Children and in the Family", Bethesda, Maryland, July 1996
  • Ad-hoc consultant, National Institute of Mental Health, Initial Review Group for special research funding announcement, "Research on the Development of Interventions for Youth Violence", Washington, DC, February 2001
  • Ad-hoc consultant, National Institute of Mental Health, Risk, Prevention & Health Behavior Review Committee (RPHB-1), March 2002, October 2002, February 2003, June 2003, October 2003
  • Reviewer for submissions for the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Panel 18, “Sociocultural and Ecological Contexts: Schools, Peers, and Media”, 1997 - 2001
  • External reviewer for tenure and promotion cases for Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, College of William and Mary, Connecticut College, Oklahoma State University, Queen’s University, University of Maine, University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and University of Richmond

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Refereed Conference Presentations
  1. Ehrenreich, S., Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  Relations between negative electronic communication and physical and social aggression in adolescents.  In M.Y. Delgado (Chair), Peer Relationships in Adolescence: An Examination of Methodological and Statistical Advances.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  2. Rosen, L.H., Rahdar, A., Wharton, M.E., Antebi, E., Ammar, S., Underwood, M.K., & Gentsch, J.K.  (2010).  The relation between recollections of peer victimization and depression in a college sample.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  3. Brinkley, D., & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  The relation between parental psychological control and internalizing problems in adolescence.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  4. Gentsch, J.K., Rosen, L.H, & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  Activity involvement as a moderator of the association between peer victimization and depression.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  5. Wharton, M.E., Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  Sex differences in the relation between attractiveness and contingencies of self-worth in early adolescence.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  6. Wharton, M.E., & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  Contingencies of self-worth and narcissism in middle adolescence.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  7. Rahdar, A., Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2010).  Associations between social aggression and features of borderline personality disorder.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.  
  8.  Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Social Aggression Online:  Using Handheld Devices to Capture the Content of Adolescents’ Email and Instant Messages.    In M.K. Underwood (Chair), Children’s and adolescents’ online communication and social adjustment.    Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.  
  9. Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Relationships of Antisocial Girls:  For Better or For Worse.  In P. Kerig (Chair), Relationships as Sources of Risk and Resilience among Juvenile Delinquents.    Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.  
  10. Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  The Big Question:  What are Children Supposed to Do When They are Furious?  In J. Hubbard (Chair), Children’s Competent Responding to Peer Provocation.    Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.  
  11. Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Peer victimization as a moderator of the relation between facial attractiveness and internalizing problems.  In L.H. Rosen (Chair), Appearance-Based Risk Factors for Peer Victimization, Internalizing Problems, and Low Self-Esteem.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.  
  12. Rosen, L.H., Underwood, M.K., Beron, K., Gentsch, J.K., Wharton, M.E., & Rahdar, A.  (2009).  Trajectories of internalizing problems as a function of continuity and change in social victimization.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  13. Ehrenreich, S., Rosen, L.H., Underwood, M.K., & Gentsch, J.K.  (2009).  Aggression as a mediator of the relationships between Machiavellianism, and peer preferences.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  14. Rahdar, A., Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Associations between attractiveness and features of borderline and narcissistic personality disorders.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  15. Parker, J.G., McGuire, J., Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Actor, partner, and relationships contributions to early adolescents’ expressions of jealousy surrounding close friends.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  16. Rosen, L.H., & Underwood, M.K.  (2009).  Attractiveness as a moderator of the relationships between social and physical aggression and popularity.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  17. Gentsch, J.K., Rosen, L.H., Underwood, M.K, Rahdar, A., & Wharton, M.E.  (2009).  Social planning and aggression on the Internet. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  18. Underwood, M.K.  (2007).  Girls just want to belong.  In S. Miller-Johnson & L. Leve (Chairs), Girls' Peer and Partner Relations: Links to Antisocial Behavior.    Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
  19. Underwood, M.K., Beron, K.J., & Gentsch, J. K.  (2007).  Girls' and Boys' Aggression in Middle Childhood and Adolescence: Forms, Contexts, and Social Processes.  In L. Hanish (Chair), Gender Differences in the Form and Function of Aggression across the Lifespan. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  20. Risser, S. D., Gentsch, J. K., Galperin, M. G., & Underwood, M.K.  (2007).  Social aggression and school achievement.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  21. Gentsch, J. K., Underwood, M. K., & Risser, S. D.  (2007).  Teacher perceptions of social aggression: Stability and reliability among informants.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
  22. Underwood, M. K.  (April, 2003).  Observing anger and aggression among preadolescent girls and boys.  In M. K. Underwood (Chair), Observing children’s negative behaviors: Ethical strategies for maximizing child protection and ecological validity.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
  23. Underwood, M. K., Moore, B., & Galperin, M.  (August, 2002).  Gender differences in friendship exclusivity and social aggression: Evidence from observations and questionnaires.  In L. Zarbatany, M. Underwood, and H. M. Trautner (Chairs), Gender and friendship:  Evidence of two worlds?  Symposium presented at the 17th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Social and Behavioral Development, Ottawa, Canada.
  24. Underwood, M. K.  (July, 2002).  Developmental differences in friendship exclusivity and social aggression from middle childhood through early adolescence.  In M. Brengden (Chair), Developmental pathways of indirect aggression: Precursors and consequences.  Symposium presented at the XV World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Canada.  
  25. Underwood, M. K., Galperin, M., & Moore, B. L.  (April, 2001).  Family factors and social aggression.  In M. K. Underwood (Chair), Family influences on peer rejection and aggression in girls.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.  
  26. Paquette, J. A. & Underwood, M.K.  (April, 1999).  Gender differences in young adolescents’ experiences of peer victimization: Social and physical aggression.  In J.B. Kupersmidt (Chair), Social relationships and two forms of aggression: Gender considerations.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
  27. Underwood, M.K. & Schockner, A.S.  (April, 1999).  Children’s responses to provocation by same- and other-gender peers.  In J. Hubbard (Chair), Emotion regulation in the context of children’s peer relationships. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
  28. Underwood, M.K. & Hurley, J.C.  (July, 1998).  Coping with anger by an opposite-gender peer.  In M.K. Underwood & M. Von Salisch (Co-Chairs).  Anger expression and control in peer interactions.  Symposium presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Bern, Switzerland.
  29. Kirlin, K.A. & Underwood, M.K.  (April, 1998).  Self-reported psychopathology among homeless adolescents:  Comparison with housed youth.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association-Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Joint Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  
  30. Underwood, M.K. & Galen, B.R.  (April, 1997).  Laboratory methods for investigating anger and aggression in peer interaction.  In M.K. Underwood (Chair), Creating laboratory methods to observe peer relations and emotion expression.  Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C.
  31. Underwood, M.K. & Hurley, J.C.  (April, 1997).  Children's responses to angry provocation as a function of peer status and aggression.  In J.L. Zeman and M.K. Underwood (Co-Chairs), Affect regulation and dysregulation:  A developmental perspective. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C.
  32. Hurley, J. C. & Underwood, M. K.  (April, 1997).  Children’s capacity to give truly informed assent for research participation and their understanding of debriefing.  Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, D.C.
  33. Underwood, M.K.  (August, 1996).  Girls' and boys' responses to angry provocation by a peer.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Social and Behavioral Development, Quebec City, CA.
  34. Winter, R.A. & Underwood, M.K.  (June, 1996).  A multimethod evaluation of a brief, school-based program for the prevention of the coercion of children.  Poster presented at the Eighth Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.
  35. Underwood, M.K.  (March, 1996).  The contribution of peer relations and academic/vocational plans to competence in sexual decision-making.  In R.A. Richardson (Chair), In a positive light:  Examining competence in economically disadvantaged urban adolescents.  Symposium presented at the Society for Research in Adolescence, Boston, MA.  
  36. Underwood, M.K.  (March, 1996).  Thesis advising with undergraduate women:  A collaborative approach.  In L. Irving (Chair), Experiential methods for teaching undergraduate women about research.  Symposium presented at the Association for Women in Psychology, Forest Grove, OR.  
  37. Underwood, M.K.  (April, 1995).  The contribution of peer relations and future plans to competence in sexual decision-making by female adolescents.  Paper presented at the Character and Competence Research Program, Cambridge, MA.
  38. Underwood, M.K. & Cowan, B.C.  (April, 1995).  Sugar and spice and everything nice?  A developmental and observational investigation of social aggression among girls.  In N.R. Crick & M.K. Underwood (Chairs), Gender differences in forms of aggression and strategies for attaining peer status:  Boys will be boys but what about girls?  Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN.  
  39. Zamboni, B.D. & Underwood, M.K.  (1995, February).  Adult themes and explicit materials:  Restricted to mature audiences only?  Potential factors for the development of sexual aggression in children and adolescents.   Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Portland, OR.
  40. Winter, R.A. & Underwood, M.K.  (1995, February).  A multimethod evaluation of a brief, school-based program for the primary prevention of childhood sexual abuse.   Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Portland, OR.
  41. Ellentuch, J.M. & Underwood, M.K.  (1995, February).  The effects of homelessness and psychopathology on psychopathology in Vietnam veterans.   Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Portland, OR.
  42. Cheek, J.M, Tropp, L.R., Chen, L.C., & Underwood, M.K.  (1994, August).  Identity orientation:  Personal, social, and collective aspects of identity.  Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  43. Underwood, M.K.  (1994, July).  Social competence and the choices children make about expressing positive and negative emotions.  In T. Olthof & J.A. Hubbard (Co-Convenors), Regulatory processes in children's emotional functioning.  Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society for Social and Behavioral Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  44. Underwood, M.K. & Cowan, B.R.  (1994, February).  Sugar and spice and everything nice?  A developmental and observational investigation of social aggression among girls.  Paper presented at the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Corvallis, OR.
  45. Underwood, M.K.  (1993, March).  The relation between social competence and coping with angry provocation.  In M.K. Underwood and A.L. Zakriski (Chairs), Affective components of social competence:  The sending and receiving of emotional signals.  Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA.
  46. Underwood, M.K. & Wald, R.L.  (1993, March).  Conference style learning of developmental psychology. In M.K. Underwood and A. Newcomb (Chairs), The Ecstasy and the Agony of teaching developmental psychology to undergraduates.  Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, New Orleans, LA.
  47. Underwood, M.K., Cech, E.C., and Cowan, B.R.  (1992, April).  Children's and mothers' perceptions of angry behaviors and their consequences.  In S. W. Duncan (Chair), Families and emotion:  What parents teach and what children learn.  Symposium conducted at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.  
  48. Underwood, M.K. & Coie, J.D.  (1991, April).  Display rules for anger and aggression in school-aged children.  In J. Garber (Chair), Social context and emotion in children.  Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  49. Underwood, M.K & Albert, M.K.  (1989, April).  Fourth grade peer status as a predictor of adolescent pregnancy:  A longitudinal investigation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Kansas City, Missouri.
  50. Coie, J.D., Lochman, J.E., and Underwood, M.K.  (1988, July). Social skills intervention with aggressive, rejected children.  Poster presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Development of Social Competence, Bourg St. Maurice, France.
  51. Coie, J.D., Underwood, M.K., and Lochman, J.E.  (1988, June).  Programmatic intervention with aggressive children in the school setting.  Paper presented at the Earlscourt Symposium on Childhood Aggression, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Courses Taught at Reed College (all at the undergraduate level)
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Clinical Psychology

Courses Taught at the University of Texas at Dallas (at the undergraduate level except where noted)
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Lifespan Development (conference)
  • Abnormal Psychology (conference)
  • Abnormal Psychology(lecture)
  • Adult Psychopathology – Doctoral Seminar
  • Anger and Aggression – Doctoral Seminar

 


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Fellowships and Awards
  • 1982 National Merit Scholarship
  • 1984 University Scholars Fellowship, University of Kansas
  • 1985 Wellesley College Summer Research Fellowship
  • 1986 Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Wellesley College Fellowship for Graduate Study; James B. Duke Fellowship for Graduate Study at Duke University
  • 1988 National Science Foundation Travel Grant for NATO Advanced Study Institute
  • 1989 Amia Freeman Palmer Fellowship for Graduate Study from Wellesley College
  • 1993 Participant, Character and Competence Research Program, sponsored by the Henry A. Murray Research Center: A Center for the Study of Lives, Radcliffe College, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1995 Vollum Junior Sabbatical Award, Reed College
  • 1996 NIMH FIRST Award
  • 2001 Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2005 NIMH Independent Scientist Career Award
  • 2005 Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Clinical Experience
  • 11/94-12/98 Licensed Psychologist in Oregon. Small private practice specializing in clinical intervention with children and families and custody evaluations.
  • 9/93-10/94 Psychology Residency, Supervisor, Lorah Sebastian, Ph.D.
  • 9/90-8/91 Internship in Clinical Child Psychology, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, New York
  • 9/87-5/90 Clinical practicum at the Duke Psychology Clinic
  • 8/89-5/90 Psychological assessment practicum at the Child Community Guidance Clinic, Durham, North Carolina
  • 6/87-8/90 Clinical interviewing and DSM-Ill-R diagnosis of adolescent inpatients as a part of a longitudinal study of depression in adolescents, McDowell Ward, Duke Hospital
  • 9/86-5/90 Assessment Practicum at the Duke Psychology Clinic
  • 3/88-6/88 Clinical interviewing of school-aged children for a longitudinal investigation of the relationship between peer relations and developmental psychopathology
  • 3/89-6/89 Clinical interviewing of school-aged children for a longitudinal investigation of the relationship between peer relations and developmental psychopathology
  • 3/90-6/90 Clinical interviewing of school-aged children for a longitudinal investigation of the relationship between peer relations and developmental psychopathology
  • 9/89-6/90 Social relations training with aggressive school-aged boys as follow-up intervention for therapeutic summer day camp
  • 6/89-7/89 Staff clinician at a therapeutic day camp for aggressive school-aged boys and their mothers
  • 1/89 Participant in a workshop on the Schedule of Affective Disorders for Children, (K-SADS-III-R), Present Episode Version, conducted by Dr. Paul Ambrosini
  • 4/87-6/87 Achievement testing of school-aged children for a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of an intervention program for aggressive children in the schools
  • 6/85-5/86 Volunteer, South Belnap I (unit for adult and adolescent chronic psychiatric patients) McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts.

Advanced Quantitative Workshops
  • June, 2006    Hierarchical Linear Modeling, 5-day seminar offered by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Instructor:  Dr. Aline Sayer
  • July, 2007    Structural Equation Modeling, 5-day seminar offered by ICPSR, Instructor:  Dr. Ken Bollen
  • June, 2008    Analyzing Developmental Trajectories, 4-day seminar offered by ICPSR, Instructor: Dr. Daniel Nagin
  • June, 2009    Multilevel Modeling, 5-day seminar offered by the Quantitative Psychology Program at the University of Kansas, Instructor:  Dr. Kristopher Preacher

 


Manuscripts in Preparation
  • Underwood, M.K., Rosen, L.H., Beron, K. B., & Gentsch, J.G.  Developmental changes in the factor structure of social aggression according to teacher and parent ratings. 
  • Gentsch, J.G., Underwood, M.K., Rosen, L.H., Wharton, M., & Rahdar, A.  Activity participation as a mediator of the relation between peer victimization and psychosocial adjustment. 
  • Rosen, L.H., Holub, S., & Underwood, M.K.   Weighing on the Mind: The Relationship between Body Mass Index, Weight-Based Teasing, and Internalizing Problems.

Personal Statement

Dr. Underwood's scholarly interests lie within the broad domains of children's emotion regulation, peer relations, and developmental psychopathology. She earned her doctoral degree from Duke University in child clinical psychology in 1991, and then joined the faculty and was granted tenure at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. In September of 1998, Dr. Underwood began her appointment as Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Children who have successful relationships with peers likely make skillful choices about how and when to express emotions. Because children in the age range of middle childhood strongly value feeling accepted and avoiding embarrassment, an emotion that is likely to be especially challenging for them is anger. Recent investigations have explored how boys and girls manage anger in a variety of social contexts, both in laboratory experiments and in naturalistic settings. Results show that although boys may be more overtly expressive of anger than girls, girls might express anger in more subtle ways.

When children and adolescents want to express anger and contempt toward peers, they sometimes aggress physically but also hurt others by friendship manipulation, social exclusion, and negative gossip or backstabbing. These behaviors are called social aggression, and their purpose is to harm others by damaging their self-esteem, social status, and close relationships. Recent investigations have examined gender and developmental differences in perpetrating and being the victim of social aggression. Results show that boys and girls report experiencing social aggression equally often, but that girls are more distressed by social aggression than are boys.

Because gender and emotion regulation and peer relations are intimately intertwined, other recent work has explored the extent to which empirical research supports the claims that boys' and girls' social groups are sufficiently different as to be separate cultures. Other studies have examined the long-term outcomes associated with childhood peer problems for girls, including delinquency but also adolescent motherhood.

Investigations currently underway are exploring how youth use electronic communication in their peer relationships. Given the increasing numbers of youth who spend massive amounts of time online and the importance of peer relations for children's future adjustment, it is critical that we understand how children use this medium with peers for good or for ill. If we wish to prevent social aggression and to create a climate of belonging and acceptance among youth, we have no choice but to study online communication, to examine how children use the potentially powerful electronic grapevine.

A large longitudinal study in progress is investigating the developmental origins of individual differences socially aggressive behavior: biological, family, personality, peer group, and school factors. This research also examines developmental outcomes associated with engaging in and being the victim of social and physical aggression: qualities of peer and romantic relationships, self-concept, academic progress, identity formation, externalizing problems, internalizing disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders. The overall aim of this research program is clarify to developmental precursors of adolescent psychopathology for both girls and boys, with the long-term goal of developing prevention efforts not only for social and physical aggression, but also for internalizing problems, personality disorders, and eating disorders. Dr. Underwood's approach to understanding gender and aggression is described in her recent book, Social Aggression among Girls.


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