Dawn M. Gondoli
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)
Gibson, B.S., Gondoli, D.M., *Johnson, A.C., & *Robison, M.K. (2013). Recall initiation strategies must be controlled in training studies that use immediate free recall tasks to measure the components of working memory capacity across time. Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence, doi: 10.1080/09297049.2013.826185. (2012 impact: 2.243/5-year impact: 2.213)
Gibson, B.S., Gondoli, D.M., Kronenberger, W.G., Johnson, A.C., Steeger, C.M. & Morrissey.R.A. (2013). Exploration of an adaptive training regimen that can target the secondary memory component of working memory capacity. Memory & Cognition, 41, 726-737. (2012 impact: 2.049/5-year impact: 2.303)
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