Primary Research Areas
Impact of prenatal substance exposure and the postnatal environment on developmental outcomes, specifically variations in parent-child interactions, attachment, and social-emotional development (self-regulation, peer interactions).
Affect Regulation Training for Pregnant Smokers (funded by NIDA and the Office of the Director of NIH). The goal of this project is to develop and test an affect regulation smoking cessation intervention for low-income pregnant smokers (in collaboration with Principal Investigator Clara M. Bradizza, PhD and Co-Investigators Paul R. Stasiewicz, PhD, and Thomas Brandon, PhD, of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida).
Maternal Substance Use and Toddler Self-Regulation (funded by NIDA). Influences of prenatal cocaine and other substance use on developmental trajectories for self-regulation from toddler to kindergarten age (in collaboration with Co-investigators Craig Colder, PhD UB Department of Psychology and Pamela Schuetze, PhD, Buffalo State College).
Prenatal & ETS Exposure: Effects on Child Regulation (funded by NIDA). The purpose of this longitudinal, multi-method study is to investigate the impact of prenatal exposure to cigarettes on the development of self-regulation over the first two years of life. Because most women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy continue to smoke after delivery and have partners who smoke, children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) will also be examined (in collaboration with Pamela Schuetze, PhD, Buffalo State College; Craig Colder, PhD, UB Department of Psychology; Gerard Connors, PhD and Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD).
Parenting and Infant/Child Development in Alcoholic Families (funded by NIAAA). The impact of parents’ alcohol problems on parenting and children’s self-regulation, peer relationships, and developing cognitions about substance use from infancy to early adolescence (in collaboration with Craig Colder, PhD, UB Department of Psychology, Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD, Kerry Grohman, PhD, VA Western New York Healthcare System; and Ellen Edwards, PhD, Capella University).
Motivation in Context: Risk for Early Substance Use (funded by NIDA to Principal Investigator Craig R. Colder, PhD, Department of Psychology) This study is examining how shifts in appetitive motivation converge with community and peer contexts to influence both implicit and explicit beliefs supportive of substance use. (in collaboration with Co-Investigators Liliana Lengua, PhD, University of Washington; Larry Hawk, PhD and Jennifer Read, PhD, UB Department of Psychology; and William Wieczorek, PhD, Buffalo State College).
Representative and Recent Publications
Eiden, R. D., Granger, D. A., Schuetze, P., & Veira, Y. (2011). Role of infant stress reactivity and caregiving context as predictors of child behavior problems among cocaine-exposed toddlers. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 187-198.
Eiden, R. D., Ostrov, J., Colder, C. R., Leonard, K. E., Edwards, E. P., & Orrange-Torchia, T. (2010). Parent alcohol problems and peer bullying and victimization: Child gender and infant attachment security as moderators. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 39, 341-350.
Eiden, R. D., Schuetze, P., & Coles, C. (2011). Maternal cocaine use and mother-infant interactions: Direct and moderated associations. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 33, 120-128.
Eiden, R. D., Veira, Y., & Granger, D. A. (2009). Prenatal cocaine exposure and infant cortisol reactivity. Child Development, 80, 528-543.
Eiden, R. D., Colder, C., Edwards, E. P., & Leonard, K. E. (2009). A longitudinal study of social competence among children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic parents: Role of parental psychopathology, parental warmth, and self-regulation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 36-46.
Eiden, R. D., McAuliffe, S., Kachadourian, L., Coles, C., Colder, C., & Schuetze, P. (2009). Effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on infant reactivity and regulation. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 31, 60-68.
Eiden, R. D., Edwards, E. P., & Leonard, K. E. (2007). A conceptual model for the development of externalizing behavior problems among kindergarten children of alcoholic families: Role of parenting and children’s self-regulation. Developmental Psychology, 43, 1187-1201.
Eiden, R. D., Foote, A., & Schuetze, P. (2007). Maternal cocaine use and caregiving status: Group differences in caregiver and infant risk variables. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 465-476.
Leonard, K. E., & Eiden, R. D. (2007). Marital and family processes in the context of alcohol use and alcohol disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 3, 207-232.
Edwards, E. P., Eiden, R. D., & Leonard, K. E. (2006). Behavior problems in 18 to 36 month old children of alcoholic fathers: Secure mother-infant attachment as a protective factor. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 395-407.
Edwards, E. P., Eiden, R. D., Colder, C., & Leonard, K. E. (2006). Developmental trajectories for disruptive behavior in early childhood among children of alcoholics. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 393-407.
Eiden, R. D., Edwards, E. P., & Leonard, K. E. (2006). Children's internalization of rules of conduct: Role of parenting in alcoholic families. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20, 305-315.
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