Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona





Dr. Gondoli’s research interests focus on adolescent development within the family context with an emphasis on parenting practices and the determinants of parenting. She has completed a longitudinal study of adolescent and mother adjustment as children make the transition to adolescence.  Emphases of this work include understanding how mothers adapt their parenting as their children become teenagers, and determining whether certain forms of adaptation are more or less beneficial.  In addition, recent projects in collaboration with Dr. Bradley Gibson focus on adolescents with ADHD. Aims of these studies are to understand cognitive processes underlying ADHD; examine connections between improvement in working memory and improvement in ADHD symptoms; assess whether improvements in working memory and other aspects of adolescent executive functioning predict growth in psychosocial maturity (e.g., autonomy); and examine links between adolescent executive functioning and parenting.  Dr. Gondoli and Dr. Alexandra Corning are also collaborating on research focused on connections between mothers’ parenting practices and their adolescent daughters’ body-image and disordered eating.  Recently, they have been developing an intervention for mothers, focused on improving parenting related to girls’ body-image and eating behaviors.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS (* Indicates graduate student co-author; + Indicates undergraduate student co-author)

*Morrissey, R.A., & Gondoli, D.M. (in press). Change in democratic parenting during the transition to adolescence: The role of maternal perceived influence and adolescent noncompliance. Parenting: Science and Practice.

Gibson, B.S., Gondoli, D.M., *Johnson, A.C., *Steeger, C.M., *Dobrzenski, B.A., & *Morrissey, R.A. (in press).  Component analysis of verbal versus spatial working memory training in adolescents with ADHD: A randomized, controlled trial. Child Neuropsychology.

*Blodgett Salafia, E.H., & Gondoli, D.M. (2011). A four-year longitudinal examination of the processes by which parents and peers influence adolescent girls’ bulimic symptoms. Journal of Early Adolescence, 31, 390-414.

Gondoli, D.M., Corning, A.F., *Blodgett Salafia, E.H., *Bucchianeri, M.M., & +Fitzsimmons, E.E. (2011). Heterosocial involvement, peer pressure for thinness, and body dissatisfaction among young adolescent girls.  Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 8, 143-148.

*Grundy, A.M., Gondoli, D.M., & *Blodgett Salafia, E.H. (2010). Hierarchical linear modeling analysis of change in maternal knowledge over the transition to adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 30, 707-732.

Corning, A.F., Gondoli, D.M., *Bucchianeri, M.M., & *Blodgett Salafia, E.H. (2010).  Preventing the development of body issues in adolescent girls through intervention with their mothers. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 7, 289-295.

*Grundy, A.M., Gondoli, D.M., & *Blodgett Salafia, E.H. (2010).  Maternal knowledge and behavior control as predictors of adolescent conduct competence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 30, 410-431.

Gibson, B.S., Gondoli, D.M., *Flies, A.C., & *Dobrzenski, B.A. (2010). Application of the dual-component model of working memory to ADHD.  Child Neuropsychology, 16, 60-79.

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