Dr. Kuo teaches courses in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and psychological research methods. Her research examines family relationships and development during early childhood using bioecological and family systems theoretical perspectives. She has two main lines of work: 1) bidirectional associations between family dynamics and hormonal processes in parents and children, and 2) family and individual-level factors in determining marital and coparental adjustment.
Kuo, P.X. & Gettler, L.T. The Neuroendocrinology of Fatherhood. (In Press). In P. Mehta, & O. Schultheiss (Eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology. Routledge: Abingdon, UK.
Gettler, L.T., Kuo, P.X., Bechayda, S.A. (2018). Fatherhood and Psychobiology in the Philippines: Perspectives on Joint Profiles and Longitudinal Changes of Fathers' Estradiol and Testosterone. American Journal of Human Biology. Online first publication.
Kuo, P.X., Braungart-Rieker, J.M., Burke Lefever, J.E., Sarma, M.S., O'Neill, M., & Gettler, L.T. (2018). Fathers' cortisol and testosterone in the days around infants' births predict later paternal involvement. Hormones and Behavior. 106, 28-34.
Sarma, M.S., Kuo, P.X., Bechayda, S.A., Kuzawa, C.W., & Gettler, L.T. (2018). Exploring the links between early life and young adulthood social experiences on men's later life psychobiology as fathers. Physiology and Behavior, 193(Part A), 82-89.
Kuo, P.X., Volling, B.L., & Gonzalez, R. Gender role beliefs, work-family conflict, and father involvement after the birth of a second child. (2018). Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(2), 243-256.
Kuo, P.X., Volling, B.L., Gonzalez, R., Oh, W., & Yu, T. (2017). Developmental trajectories of children’s adjustment across the transition to siblinghood: Pre-birth predictors and sibling outcomes; Chapter VII: Trajectories of children’s emotional reactivity after the birth of a second child. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 82(3), 93-105.
Volling B.L., Gonzalez, R., Oh, W., Song, J., Yu, T., Rosenberg, L., Kuo, P.X., Thomason, E., Beyers-Carlson, E., Safyer, P., & Stevenson, M. (2017). Developmental trajectories of children’s adjustment across the transition to siblinghood: Pre-birth predictors and sibling outcomes. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 82(3).
Kuo, P.X., Volling, B.L., & Gonzalez, R. His, hers, or theirs? Coparenting after the birth of a second child. (2017). Journal of Family Psychology, 31(6), 710-720.