Social Development Laboratory

Research Overview

The labs research overview is currently being developed.

Staff

Research Assistants

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Jack Massey

Nashata Yoosuf ( - 2016)

PhD student

Divya Peter

Honours students

2016
Lauren Kearney
Shuting Li

Jia Huui Rachel Koh

2015
Jack Massey
Nadine Rudkin

Danielle Sugarevska

2014
Shaheed Azaad
Deborah Ong

Lucy Smerdon

2013
Victoria Etherington

Erin O’Connor

Volunteers

Hon Chung Choi
Senuri Jayasinghe

Amanjit Kaur

Research Publications

2017
Journal Articles

Peter, D., & Gazelle, H. (in press). Anxious solitude and self-compassion and self-criticism trajectories in early adolescence: Attachment security as a moderatorChild Development, 88(6) or 89(1)

Gazelle, H., & Druhen-Shell, M. J. (in press). Profiles of anxious solitary children: Predicting longitudinal peer relations trajectories. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63 (2)


2015
Journal Articles Refereed

Scott, V. A., Shell, M. J. D., & Gazelle, H. (2015). Anxious solitary adolescents’ coping in response to peer stress. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20, 18-28.

2014

Book Chapters

Gazelle, H., Faldowski, R. A., & Peter, D. (2014). Using peer sociometrics and behavioral nominations with young children, in Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education (vol. 1): (pp. 27 – 69), ed. O.N. Saracho, Information Age Publishing, Inc., Charlotte N.C.


Research Book Chapters

Gazelle, H., & Druhen-Shell, M. J. (2014). Anxious solitude at school, in The Handbook of Solitude: Psychological Perspectives on Social Isolation, Social Withdrawal, and Being Alone, eds. R. Coplan & J. Bowker, Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex: (pp. 263 – 282).


Journal Articles Refereed

Shell, M. D., Gazelle, H., & Faldowski, R. (2014). Anxious solitude and the middle school transition: A diathesis × stress model of peer exclusion and victimization trajectories. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1569-1583.

Gazelle, H., Peter, D., & Karkavandi, M. A. (2014). Commentary: Bashful boys and coy girls: A review of gender differences in childhood shyness. Sex Roles.

Gazelle, H., & Faldowski, R.A. (2014). Peer exclusion is linked to inhibition with familiar but not unfamiliar peers at two years of age. In L. Schmidt & R. Coplan special issue on Shyness, Behavioral Inhibition, and Social Withdrawal: “Snapshots” from the Field. Infant and Child Development, 23, 220-228.

2013
Journal Articles Refereed

Gazelle, H. (2013). Is social anxiety in the child or in the anxiety-provoking nature of the child’s environment? Child Development Perspectives, 4, 221 -226.

2011
Journal Articles Refereed

Spangler-Avant, T. L., Gazelle, H., Faldowski, R. (2011). Classroom emotional climate as a moderator of anxious solitary children’s longitudinal risk for peer exclusion: A child × environment model. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1711-1727.

2010
Books

Gazelle, H. & Rubin, K.H. (2010). Bridging developmental and clinical approaches to childhood social anxiety. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 127, 1-94. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Research Book Chapters

Gazelle, H. (2010). Anxious solitude/withdrawal and anxiety disorders: Conceptualization, co-occurrence, and peer processes leading toward and away from disorder in childhood. In H. Gazelle & K. H. Rubin (Eds.), Social anxiety in childhood: Bridging developmental and clinical perspectives. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 127, 67-78. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gazelle, H., & Rubin, K. H. (2010). Social anxiety in childhood: Bridging developmental and clinical perspectives. In H. Gazelle & K. H. Rubin (Eds.), Social anxiety in childhood: Bridging developmental and clinical perspectives. New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development, 127, 1-16. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Rubin, K. H., Wojslawowicz-Bowker, J. C., & Gazelle, H. (2010). Social withdrawal in childhood and adolescence: Peer relationships and social competence. In K.H. Rubin & R. Coplan (Eds.), The Development of Shyness and Social Withdrawal in Childhood and Adolescence (pp. 131-156). Guilford.


Journal Articles Refereed

Gazelle, H., Workman, J. O., & Allan, W. (2010). Anxious solitude and clinical disorder in middle childhood: Bridging developmental and clinical approaches to childhood social anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 1-17.

2009
Journal Articles Refereed

Gazelle, H., & Druhen, M. J. (2009). Anxious solitude and peer exclusion predict social helplessness, upset affect, and vagal regulation in response to behavioral rejection by a friend. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1077-1096.

Spangler, T. L., & Gazelle, H. (2009). Anxious solitude, unsociability, and peer exclusion in middle childhood: A multi-trait multi-method matrix. Social Development, 18, 833-856.

2008
Journal Articles Refereed

Gazelle, H. (2008). Behavior profiles of anxious solitary children and heterogeneity in peer relations. Developmental Psychology, 44, 1604-1624.

2007
Journal Articles

Gazelle, H. & Spangler, T. L. (2007). Early childhood anxious solitude and subsequent peer relationships: Maternal and cognitive moderators. In S. Friedman (Ed.), New findings from secondary data analysis: Results from the NIHCD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development [Special issue]. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28, 515-535.

2006
Journal Articles

Gazelle, H. (2006). Class climate moderates peer relations and emotional adjustment in children with an early childhood history of anxious solitude: A child × environment model. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1179-1192.

2005
Journal Articles

Gazelle, H., Putallaz, M., Li, Y., Grimes, C., Kupersmidt, J. B., & Coie, J. D. (2005). Anxious solitude across contexts: Girls’ interactions with familiar and unfamiliar peers. Child Development, 76, 227-246.

2004
Journal Articles

Gazelle, H., & Rudolph, K. D. (2004). Moving toward and away from the world: Social approach and avoidance trajectories in anxious solitary youth. Child Development, 75, 829-849.

2003
Journal Articles

Gazelle, H., & Ladd, G. W. (2003). Anxious solitude and peer exclusion: A diathesis-stress model of internalizing trajectories in childhood. Child Development, 74, 257-278.

2002
Book Chapters

Gazelle, H., & Ladd, G. W. (2002). Interventions for children victimized by peers. In P. Schewe (Ed.), Preventing violence in relationships: Interventions across the life span (pp. 55-78). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

1999
Journal Articles

Asher, S. R., & Gazelle, H. (1999). Loneliness, peer relations, and language disorder in childhood. Topics in Language Disorders, 19, 16-33.

Research Projects

Currently no project details available


Research Themes

Neuroscience

Areas of Excellence

Developmental Psychology,Clinical Research


Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact
Dr Heidi Gazelle.

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences