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Sheri Madigan

Sheri Madigan, assistant professor; TIER II CRC - Determinants of Child Development, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary


Madigan, S., Wade, M., & Plamondon, A., Jenkins, J. (in press). Neighborhood Collective Efficacy Moderates the Association between Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences and Marital Conflict. American Journal of Community Psychology.

Madigan, S., Brumariu, L., Villani, V., Atkinson, L., & Lyons-Ruth, K. (2016). Representational and self-report measures of attachment after infancy: A meta-analysis of relations to child internalizing and externalizing problems. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 367-399.

Verhage, M. L., Schuengel., C., Madigan, S., Fearon, P., Oosterman, M., Cassibba, R., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., J. & van IJzendoorn, M. H. (2016). Narrowing the Transmission Gap: A synthesis of three decades of research on intergenerational transmission of attachment. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 337-366.

Madigan, Plamondon, A., Browne, D., & Jenkins, J. (2016). Time, Sibling and Task Influences on Observed Maternal Behavior. Parenting: Science and Practice, 16, 108-124.

Korczak D.J., Madigan, S., Manassis, K., & Daneman, D. (2016). The Association of Cortisol Stress Response with Early Adversity and Diabetes Control in Adolescents with Diabetes. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, 5, 217.

Daniel, E., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2016) Paternal and maternal warmth and the developmental of prosociality among preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 114-124.

Madigan, S., Vaillancourt, K., Plamondon, A., McKibbon, A., & Benoit, D. (2016). The developmental course of unresolved/disorganized attachment in a sample of adolescents transitioning into parenthood. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 49, 19-31.

Daniel, E., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2016) Paternal and maternal warmth and the developmental of prosociality among preschoolers. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 114-124.

Madigan, S., Wade, M., Plamondon, A., Browne, D., & Jenkins, J. (2015). Responsive parenting protects against the risk of low birth weight on children's language development. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 869-877.

Madigan, S., Hawkins, E., Moran, G., & Benoit, D. (2015). Associations between caregivers' global and relationship-specific attachment representations and the infant-caregiver attachment relationship.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 36, 459-468.

Wade, M., Prime, H., Madigan, S. (2015). Using sibling designs to understand neurodevelopmental disorders: From genes and environments to prevention programming. Biomed Research International.

Hawkins, E., Madigan, S., Moran, G., & Pederson, D. (2015). Mediating and moderating processes underlying the association between maternal cognitive representations and the mother-infant attachment relationship. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 39, 24-33.

Madigan, S., Vaillancourt, K., McKibbon, A. & Benoit, D. (2015). Trauma and traumatic loss in pregnant adolescents: The impact of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy on maternal unresolved states of mind and post-traumatic stress disorder. Attachment and Human Development, 17, 175-198.

Madigan, S., Wade, M., Plamondon, A., & Jenkins, J. (2015). Maternal Abuse History, Depression, and Parenting: Links with Preschoolers Internalizing Problems. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36, 146-155.

Wade, M., Madigan, S., Jenkins, J. (2015). Cumulative prenatal/birth complications and social cognition in the second year of life: prediction and moderation by responsive parenting. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 354.

Thompson, G., Madigan, S., Wentzel, K., Dineley, B., Lorber, S., & Shouldice, M. (2015). Demographic characteristics and Needs of the Canadian Urban Adolescent Mother and her Child. Pediatrics and Child Health, 20, 72-76.

Prime, H., Browne, D., Akbari, E., Wade, M., Madigan, S., & Jenkins, J. (2015). The development of a measure of parental cognitive sensitivity appropriate for use in primary care health settings. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56, 488-495.

Azzopardi, C., Madigan, S., Kirkland-Burke, M. (2014). Extended sexual abuse forensic evaluation with young children: Program outcomes and disclosure correlates. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 304-324.

Wade, M., Browne, D., Madigan, S., Plamondon, A., & Jenkins, J. (2014). Normal birth weight variation and children’s neuropsychological functioning: links between language, executive functioning, and theory of mind. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 909-919.

Madigan, S., Wade, M., Tarabulsy, G., Jenkins, J., & Shouldice, M. (2014). Association between maltreatment history and adolescent pregnancy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55, 151-159.

Madigan, S., Wade, M., Plamondon, A., Vaillancourt, K., Jenkins, J., Shouldice, M., & Benoit, D. (2014). Course of depression and anxiety symptoms during the transition to parenthood for female adolescents with histories of maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect, 38, 1160-1170.

Pallini, S., Baiocco, R., Schneider, B., Madigan, S., & Atkinson, L. (2014). Early Child-Parent Attachment and Peer Relations: A Meta-Analysis of Recent Research. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 118-123.

Tarabulsy, G., Pearson, J., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.P., Bussieres, E.L., Madigan, S., Lemelin, J.P., et al. (2014). Meta-analytic findings of the relation between maternal prenatal stress and anxiety and child cognitive outcome. Journal of Developmental Pediatrics and Behavior, 35, 38-43.

Madigan, S., Atkinson, L., Laurin, K., & Benoit, D.  (2013) Attachment and internalizing behavior in early childhood:  A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 9, 672-689.

Madigan, S., Vaillancourt, K., McKibbon, A., & Benoit, D. (2012). The reporting of maltreatment experiences during the Adult Attachment Interview in a sample of pregnant adolescents. Attachment and Human Development, 14, 119-143.

Madigan, S., Benoit, D., & Voci, S.  (2011) Stability of atypical caregiver behaviors over six years and associations with disorganized attachment.  Attachment and Human Development, 13, 237-252.

Madigan, S., Benoit, D., & Boucher, C. (2011). Exploration of the links among fathers' unresolved states of mind with respect to attachment, atypical paternal behavior, and disorganized infant-father attachment. Infant Mental Health Journal, 32, 286-304.

Moran, G., Forbes, L., Evans, E., Tarabulsy, G., & Madigan, S.  (2008) Both maternal sensitivity and atypical maternal behavior independently predict attachment security and disorganization in adolescent mother-infant relationships.  Infant Behavior and Development, 31, 316-320.

Madigan, S., Moran, G., Schuengel, C., Pederson, D., & Otten, R. (2007). Unresolved maternal attachment representations, disrupted maternal behaviour and disorganized attachment in infancy: Links to toddler behavior problems.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, 1042-1050.

Madigan, S., Moran, G., & Pederson, D. (2006). Unresolved states of mind, disorganized attachment, and disrupted mother-infant interactions of adolescent mothers and their infants. Developmental Psychology, 42, 293-304.

Madigan, S., Bakermans-Kranenburg, M., van IJzendoorn, M., Moran, G., Pederson, D., & Benoit, D. (2006). Unresolved states of mind, anomalous parental behaviour, and disorganized attachment: A review and meta-analysis.  Attachment and Human Development, 8, 89-111.

Madigan, S., Hawkins, S., Goldberg, S., & Benoit, D. (2006). Reduction of disrupted caregiver behaviour using Modified Interaction Guidance. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 509-527.

Madigan, S., Goldberg, S., Moran, G., & Pederson, D.R.  (2005). Naïve observers' perceptions of family drawings by 7-year olds with disorganized attachment histories.  Attachment and Human Development, 6, 223-240.

Madigan, S., Ladd, M., & Goldberg, S. (2003). A picture is worth a thousand words: Infant attachment and later representations of families in drawings.  Attachment and Human Development, 5, 19-37.

Goldberg, S., Benoit, D., Blokland, K., & Madigan, S. (2003) Atypical maternal behaviour, maternal representations and infant disorganized attachment.  Development and Psychopathology, 15, 239-257.

Benoit, D., Madigan, S., Lecce, S., Shea, B., & Goldberg, S.  (2001). Atypical maternal behaviour before and after intervention.  Infant Mental Health Journal, 22, 611-626. 

Book Chapters

Lyons-Ruth, K., Zeanah, C.H., Benoit, D., Madigan, S. & Mills-Koonce, R.,  (2014). Disorder and Risk for Disorder in infancy and toddlerhood (pp.673-736). Child Psychopathology. In E. Mash & R.A. Barkley (Eds., 3rd Edition). The Guilford Press: New York, NY.

Jenkins, J., Madigan, S., & Arsenault, L. (2015). Psychosocial Adversity (pp.330-340). In Tharpar, A., Pine, D., Leckman, J., Scott, S., Snowling, M., & Taylor, E. (Eds., 6th edition). Rutter’s Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Blackwell: Oxford, UK.



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