Kristin L. Moilanen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Child Development and Family Studies
Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office: 504O Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2061
E-mail: klmoilanen@mail.wvu.edu


EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Developmental/Clinical Psychology, 2005-2008
University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, 2005
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

M.A., Developmental Psychology, 2002
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

B.A., Psychology, 1999
Albion College


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Recent Publications

Moilanen, K. L. (2016). Why do parents grant or deny consent for adolescent participation in sexuality research? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1020-1036.

Moilanen, K. L. (2015). Short- and long-term self-regulation and sexual risk-taking behaviors in unmarried heterosexual young adults. Journal of Sex Research, 52, 758-769.

Moilanen, K. L., Rasmussen, K., & Padilla-Walker, L. M. (2015). Bidirectional associations between self-regulation and parenting styles in early adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25, 246-262.

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Recent Presentations

Moilanen, K. L., & Manuel, M. L. (2016, March). Short- and long-term self-regulation and substance use in emerging adulthood. In A. Gentzler (Chair), Short- and long-term self-regulation and substance use during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Symposium presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Moilanen, K. L., & Rambo-Hernandez, K. E. (2016, April). Effects of maternal parenting and mother-child relationship quality on self-regulation in early adolescence. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

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COURSES TAUGHT

CDFS 110: Families Across the Lifespan (face-to-face; Supervisor of Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Instructors)
CDFS 250: Research Methods and Data Analysis (online and face-to-face)
CDFS 412: Adolescent Development
CDFS 645: Socio-Emotional Development of the Child and Adolescent


GRADUATE STUDENT THESES

S. Michelle Watson – “Effects of Parent and Peer Behaviors on Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Are Positive and Negative Peer Behaviors Moderators?” (Completed 2016; Current position: Doctoral student)

A. Jamesa Wagwau – “Examining the Link Between Sexually Explicit Media use and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults” (Completed 2016)

Tandra Sias – “A Developmental Perspective: Early Childhood Externalizing Behaviors Pathway to Delinquency in Adolescence” (Completed 2014; Current position: Doctoral student)

Jenica Hughes – “Cohabitation Among Emerging Adults” (co-supervised with Jessica Troilo; Completed 2014; Current position: Law student)

Xin Liu – “Relationships among the personal fable, drug use and parental monitoring in adolescents and young adults” (Completed 2011)

Amber Fitzpatrick – “Maternal, Paternal, & Child Predictors of Externalizing Behaviors: Parental Externalizing, Parenting Behaviors & Child Self-Regulation” (Completed 2009)


PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • 2016: Outstanding Researcher Award. College of Education and Human Services, West Virginia University.
  • 2004: Warren and Edith Day Dissertation Travel Award. Office of Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska.
  • 2003: European Association for Research on Adolescence Summer School Travel & Participation Award. The Jacobs Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2001-2005: Warden Grant for Travel (three grants). Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska.
  • 1999: Cum Laude, Honors in Psychology, & the Joseph C. Heston Outstanding Senior Psychology Major Award. Albion College.
  • 1999: Webster Scholarship. Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 1996-1997: Dean’s List (3 semesters). Albion College.
  • 1995-1999: Webster Scholarship & Hart Memorial Scholarship. Albion College.
  • 1995-1999: Michigan Competitive Scholarship. State of Michigan.

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • European Association for Research on Adolescence
  • Sigma Xi

SELECTED SERVICE

Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2017-2019
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2015-2016
Editorial Board Member, Adolescent Research Review, 2015-
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2012-
Consulting Editor, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2012-2015


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