PhD Cornell University, 1982
B.A. Connecticut College, 1975
Disciplinary Background: Human Development and Family Studies
- Prevention and early intervention for families and young children
- Impact of interventions on emotional development and parent-child relationships
- Infant mental health
- Assessment of emotional development ages 0-8 years
Selected Professional Accomplishments:
- 2008, Principal Investigator, CT Dept of Higher Education, CLASS Assessment of Early Childhood Teachers.
- 2007-2012, Co-investigator, National Institute for Mental Health, Testing Developmental Models of Conduct Disorder.
- 2002-2004, Principal Investigator, National Institute for Child Health and Human Development “Enhancing Preschool Readiness in Early Head Start.”
- 2001-2005, Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Research project “Early Empathic Development: Investigations into the Role of Culture and Gender in Minority Children in the U.S.A.”
- 1996-2005, Co-Principal Investigator, Administration for Children and Families, Early Head Start local investigation; member national research consortium.
- 1995-1998, Editorial Board, Developmental Psychology.
- 1994-2005, Board Member, How to Read Your Baby, Inc.
- Neu, M. & Robinson, J. L. (2010). Maternal holding of preterm infants during the early weeks after birth and dyad interaction at 6-months Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 39, 401-414.
- Derick, L. & Robinson, J. L. (2010) Nurturing touch: The benefits of Peaceful Touch for early childhood educators. Early Childhood Services Journal, 4, (4), 185-198.
- Robinson, J. L., Klute, M. M., Faldowski, R., Pan, B., Staerkel, F., Summers, J., & Wall, S. (2009). Mixed approach programs in the Early Head Start Research and Demonstration Project: An in-depth view. Early Education and Development, 20(6), 893-919.
- Robinson, J. L. (2008) Early empathy and prosocial behavior. Encyclopedia of Infancy and Early Childhood. Vol. 1, pp. 441-450. NY: Oxford.
- Moreno, A., Klute, M. M., & Robinson, J. (2008). Relational and individual resources as predictors of empathy in early childhood. Social Development, 17, 613-637.
- Holmberg, J., Robinson, J., Wiener, P., and Corbitt-Price- J. (2007). Using narratives to assess competencies and risks in young children: Experiences with high risk and normal populations. Infant Mental Health Journal, 28, 647-666.
- Robinson, J. (2007). Story stem narratives with young children: The move to clinical research and practice. Attachment and Human Development, 9, 179-185.
- Moreno, A. & Robinson, J. (2005). Emotional vitality in infancy as a predictor of cognitive and language abilities in toddlerhood: A replication. Infant and Child Development, 14, 383-402.
- Kiang, L., Moreno, A. J., Robinson, J. L. (2004). Maternal preconceptions about parenting predict child temperament, maternal sensitivity, and children's empathy. Developmental Psychology, 40, 1081–1092.
- Robinson, J. L. & Emde, R. N. (2004). Moderators of Early Head Start intervention effects: Maternal depression and relationship insecurity. Parenting: Science and Practice, 4, 73-97.
- Olds, D., Robinson, J., Pettitt, L., Luckey, D., Holmberg, J., Ng, R., Isacks, K., & Sheff, K. (2004). Effects of home visits by paraprofessionals and by nurses: Age-four follow-up of a randomized trial. Pediatrics, 112.
- Robinson, J. L. & Acevedo, M. C. (2001). Infant reactivity and regulation during emotion challenges: Prediction of cognition and language skills in a low income sample. Child Development, 72, 402-416.
- Robinson, J., Herot, C., Haynes, P., & Mantz-Simmons, L. (2000). Children's story stem responses: A measure of program impact on developmental risks associated with dysfunctional parenting. International Journal for Child Abuse and Neglect, 24, 99-110.