Daniel Ewon Choe

Daniel Choe

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Human Development & Family Studies

1347 Hart Hall

Research Interests

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).

Select Publications

Galán, C. A., Choe, D. E., Forbes, E. E., & Shaw, D. S. (in press). Interactions between empathy and resting heart rate in early adolescence predict violent behavior in late adolescence and early adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatrydoi:10.1111/jcpp.1277

Olson, S. L., Choe, D. E., & Sameroff, A. J. (in press). Interactions between parenting and child effortful control predict developmental trajectories of externalizing behavior through childhoodDevelopment and Psychopathology.

Galán, C. A., Choe, D. E., Forbes, E. E., & Shaw, D. S. (in press). The interaction between monoamine oxidase A and punitive discipline in the development of antisocial behavior: Mediation by maladaptive social information processingDevelopment and Psychopathology.

Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., & Forbes, E. E. (2015). Maladaptive social information-processing in childhood predicts young men's atypical amygdala reactivity to threatJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry56, 549-557. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12316

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 depressionDevelopment and Psychopathology26, 1129-1147. doi:10.1017/S0954579414000613

Choe, D. E., Shaw, D. S., Hyde, L. W., & Forbes, E. E. (2014). Interactions between MAOA and punitive discipline in African American and Caucasian men's antisocial behaviorClinical Psychological Science2, 591-601. doi:10.1177/2167702613518046

Choe, D. E., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014). Transactional process of African American adolescents' family conflict and violent behaviorJournal of Research on Adolescence24, 591-597. doi:10.1111/jora.12056

Choe, D. E., Stoddard, S. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2014). Developmental trajectories of African American adolescents' family conflict: Differences in mental health problems in young adulthoodDevelopmental Psychology50, 1226-1232. doi:10.1037/a0035199

Choe, D. E., Olson, S. L., & Sameroff, A. J. (2014). Effortful control moderates bidirectional effects between children's externalizing problems and their mothers' depressive symptomsChild Development85, 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 biasDevelopmental Psychology49, 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 childhoodDevelopmental Psychology49, 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 behaviorDevelopment 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.

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