Human Development & Family Studies
Interests: Biological, Cognitive, Family, Health and Mental Health, Social-Emotional
Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence
Dr. Choe's research interests center on the development of children’s self-regulation and externalizing behavior (e.g., aggression, hyperactivity), their complex associations with parents’ mental health and caregiving, and their contributions to the onset of psychopathology, specifically child conduct problems and maternal depression. He follows a biopsychosocial approach to studying psychopathology and its intergenerational transmission with observational, questionnaire, interview, and biological data. Dr. Choe is currently examining gene–environment interactions, neural threat circuitry, psychophysiological markers of stress and regulation, adverse childhood experiences (ACES), parenting, and neighborhood influences on the development of antisocial behavior during the first two decades of life. His lab is also collecting pilot data for a study of the development of preschoolers’ self-regulation and general cognitive skills, and the role parents play in fostering young children’s cognitive development through parent–child interactions and intergenerational mechanisms (e.g., parents’ self-regulation, caregiving).
Galán, C. A., Choe, D. E., Forbes, E. E., & Shaw, D. S. (2017). Interactions between empathy and resting heart rate in early adolescence predict violent behavior in late adolescence and early adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.1277
Olson, S. L., Choe, D. E., & Sameroff, A. J. (2017). Interactions between parenting and child effortful control predict developmental trajectories of externalizing behavior through childhood. Development and Psychopathology.
Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., Brennan, L. M., Dishion, T. J., & Wilson, M. N. (2014). Inhibitory control as a mediator of bidirectional effects between early oppositional behavior and maternal depression. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1129-1147. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000613
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2014). Effortful control moderates bidirectional effects between children's externalizing problems and their mothers' depressive symptoms. Child Development, 85, 643-658. doi:10.1111/cdev.12123
Choe, D. E., Lane, J. D., Grabell, A. S., & Olson, S. L. (2013). Developmental precursors of young school-age children's hostile attribution bias. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2245-2256. doi:10.1037/a0032293|
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2013). The interplay of externalizing problems and inductive and physical discipline during childhood. Developmental Psychology, 49, 2029-2039. doi:10.1037/a0032054
Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2013). Effects of early maternal distress and parenting on the development of children's self-regulation and externalizing behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 437-453. doi:10.1017/S0954579412001162
Ph.D., Psychology (Developmental). University of Michigan.
M.S., Psychology (Developmental). University of Michigan.
B.A., Psychology. San Diego State University.