THOMAS DISHION

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oregon
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Temperament and adolescent substance use: a transactional analysis of emerging self-control
    Thomas Ashby Wills
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 33:69-81. 2004
  2. pmc Peer influence in children and adolescents: crossing the bridge from developmental to intervention science
    Mary Gifford-Smith
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:255-65. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint A multilevel approach to family-centered prevention in schools: process and outcome
    T J Dishion
    University of Oregon, Child and Family Center, Department of Psychology, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Addict Behav 25:899-911. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Cross-setting consistency in early adolescent psychopathology: deviant friendships and problem behavior sequelae
    T J Dishion
    University of Oregon, Department of Psychology Child and Family Center, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    J Pers 68:1109-26. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of friendships and substance use: bidirectional influence from adolescence to adulthood
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychol 38:480-91. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing early adolescent substance use: a family-centered strategy for the public middle school
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Prev Sci 3:191-201. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Pragmatism in modeling peer influence: dynamics, outcomes, and change processes
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 14:969-81. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Adolescent self-regulation as resilience: resistance to antisocial behavior within the deviant peer context
    Theodore W Gardner
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:273-84. 2008
  9. pmc The Family Check-Up in early childhood: a case study of intervention process and change
    Anne M Gill
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:893-904. 2008
  10. pmc A school-based, family-centered intervention to prevent substance use: the family check-up
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:227-32. 2009

Research Grants

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Temperament and adolescent substance use: a transactional analysis of emerging self-control
    Thomas Ashby Wills
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 33:69-81. 2004
    ..We also suggest that temperament and self-control moderate links between parenting, peer associations, and substance use. Implications of the transactional model for clinical intervention and research are discussed...
  2. pmc Peer influence in children and adolescents: crossing the bridge from developmental to intervention science
    Mary Gifford-Smith
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:255-65. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint A multilevel approach to family-centered prevention in schools: process and outcome
    T J Dishion
    University of Oregon, Child and Family Center, Department of Psychology, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Addict Behav 25:899-911. 2000
    ..The effective implementation of family interventions within a school context suggests that these interventions can make a significant contribution to reducing problem behavior and substance use from a public health perspective...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cross-setting consistency in early adolescent psychopathology: deviant friendships and problem behavior sequelae
    T J Dishion
    University of Oregon, Department of Psychology Child and Family Center, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    J Pers 68:1109-26. 2000
    ..These findings are consistent with a developmental account of adolescent maladjustment and suggest that emotional disturbance in early adolescence might exacerbate youth vulnerability, especially to deviancy training within friendships...
  5. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of friendships and substance use: bidirectional influence from adolescence to adulthood
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychol 38:480-91. 2002
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Preventing early adolescent substance use: a family-centered strategy for the public middle school
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Prev Sci 3:191-201. 2002
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to lessons learned about parent engagement, optimizing strategies for schoolwide implementation, and the promise of embedding family interventions within the public school ecology...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pragmatism in modeling peer influence: dynamics, outcomes, and change processes
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 14:969-81. 2002
    ..Findings are discussed with respect to developmental theory and the design of future intervention trials that clarify the role of adults in structuring the emerging adolescents' world of peers...
  8. ncbi request reprint Adolescent self-regulation as resilience: resistance to antisocial behavior within the deviant peer context
    Theodore W Gardner
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:273-84. 2008
    ..The implications of these findings for models for the development of antisocial behaviors and for intervention science are discussed...
  9. pmc The Family Check-Up in early childhood: a case study of intervention process and change
    Anne M Gill
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:893-904. 2008
    ..The case is discussed with respect to the findings from a current multisite randomized control trial of the FCU and its application to other populations...
  10. pmc A school-based, family-centered intervention to prevent substance use: the family check-up
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 35:227-32. 2009
    ..It is grounded in developmental theory and targets salient risk factors for the development of later problem behavior such as substance use, family management deficits, deviant peer affiliations, and problem behavior at school...
  11. pmc Improvements in maternal depression as a mediator of intervention effects on early childhood problem behavior
    Daniel S Shaw
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 South Bouquet Street, 4101 Sennott Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 0001, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:417-39. 2009
    ..The results are discussed with respect to targeting maternal depression in future intervention studies aimed at improving early child problem behavior...
  12. doi request reprint Cascading peer dynamics underlying the progression from problem behavior to violence in early to late adolescence
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 22:603-19. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint The ethnic context of child and adolescent problem behavior: implications for child and family interventions
    Miwa Yasui
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 10:137-79. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Interpersonal dynamics within adolescent friendships: dyadic mutuality, deviant talk, and patterns of antisocial behavior
    TIMOTHY F PIEHLER
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    Child Dev 78:1611-24. 2007
    ..Furthermore, friendship dyads who engaged in high levels of deviant talk and were mutual in their interactions reported the highest rates of antisocial behavior...
  15. pmc Peer contagion in interventions for children and adolescents: moving towards an understanding of the ecology and dynamics of change
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center and Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97401 3448, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:395-400. 2005
    ..Finally, we suggest methodological enhancements to study peer contagion in intervention trials...
  16. pmc An ecological approach to promoting early adolescent mental health and social adaptation: family-centered intervention in public middle schools
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Child Dev 82:209-25. 2011
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  17. pmc The family check-up with high-risk indigent families: preventing problem behavior by increasing parents' positive behavior support in early childhood
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Child Dev 79:1395-414. 2008
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  18. pmc Longitudinal outcomes of young high-risk adolescents with imaginary companions
    Marjorie Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:1632-6. 2010
    ..However, a longitudinal follow-up at the end of high school indicated that the children who had imaginary companions in middle school showed greater positive adjustment on a multiple-indicator adjustment construct...
  19. doi request reprint Direct observation of family management: validity and reliability as a function of coder ethnicity and training
    Miwa Yasui
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401 3408, USA
    Behav Ther 39:336-47. 2008
    ..These findings are discussed with respect to recommendations for cross-cultural research as well as general theories of ethnic socialization...
  20. pmc An adaptive approach to family-centered intervention in schools: linking intervention engagement to academic outcomes in middle and high school
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Counseling Psychology Program, Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    Prev Sci 10:221-35. 2009
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  21. pmc Peer contagion in child and adolescent social and emotional development
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 62:189-214. 2011
    ..It appears that a history of peer rejection is a vulnerability factor for influence by peers, and adult monitoring, supervision, positive parenting, structure, and self-regulation serve as protective factors...
  22. doi request reprint Transactional analysis of the reciprocal links between peer experiences and academic achievement from middle childhood to early adolescence
    Marie Hélène Véronneau
    Department of Psychology and Research Unit Children s Psychosocial Maladjustment, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Dev Psychol 46:773-90. 2010
    ..These data also suggest that peer rejection in childhood may disrupt future academic achievement. Possible mediating mechanisms, as well as peer selection and influences in the context of social development, are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint Frontolimbic activity in a frustrating task: covariation between patterns of coping and individual differences in externalizing and internalizing symptoms
    Ida Moadab
    Department of Psychology, 1227, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 22:391-404. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the use of event-related potential methodology with paradigms that elicit cognition-emotion can provide insight into the neural mechanisms of regulatory deficits that result in problem behaviors in youth...
  24. pmc Predicting change in early adolescent problem behavior in the middle school years: a mesosystemic perspective on parenting and peer experiences
    Marie Hélène Véronneau
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:1125-37. 2010
    ..These findings highlight the importance of studying the family-peer mesosystem when considering risk and resilience in early adolescence, and when considering implications for intervention...
  25. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' resilience as a self-regulatory process: promising themes for linking intervention with developmental science
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 377 Straub Hall, Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1094:125-38. 2006
    ..The construct of self-regulation also provides an excellent target for strategies aimed to improve child and adolescent adjustment in problematic environments and stressful circumstances...
  26. ncbi request reprint Family processes and adolescent problem behavior: integrating relationship narratives into understanding development and change
    Bernadette Marie Bullock
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:396-407. 2007
    ..The internal consistency and validity of positive RS and negative RS scales were also evaluated...
  27. ncbi request reprint An ecological approach to child and family clinical and counseling psychology
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 5:197-215. 2002
    ..In general, a reformulation of mental heath services for children and families within an ecological framework enhances the potential for integrating science and practice...
  28. ncbi request reprint Premature adolescent autonomy: parent disengagement and deviant peer process in the amplification of problem behaviour
    Thomas J Dishion
    Department of Psychology, Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    J Adolesc 27:515-30. 2004
    ..The implications for interventions that target adolescents are discussed...
  29. ncbi request reprint An introduction to the special issue on advances in process and dynamic system analysis of social interaction and the development of antisocial behavior
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97401 3408, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 32:575-8. 2004
    ..The reports comprising this special issue, and how they build on and advance previous research efforts, are described from this frame of reference...
  30. ncbi request reprint Adolescent friendship as a dynamic system: entropy and deviance in the etiology and course of male antisocial behavior
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97401 3408, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 32:651-63. 2004
    ..Findings suggest that individual risk for maladaptation may be amplified by early adolescent friendship dynamics organized around deviance...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predicting early adolescent gang involvement from middle school adaptation
    Thomas J Dishion
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:62-73. 2005
    ..g., peer rejection, school failure) require attention in the design of interventions to prevent the formation of gangs among high-risk young adolescents...
  32. ncbi request reprint Attention and adolescent tobacco use: A potential self-regulatory dynamic underlying nicotine addiction
    Theodore W Gardner
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 3408, USA
    Addict Behav 31:531-6. 2006
    ..Future research requires repeated assessments of attention, affective states and tobacco use to clarify issues of temporal ordering...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sibling collusion and problem behavior in early adolescence: toward a process model for family mutuality
    Bernadette Marie Bullock
    Department of Psychology, University of Oregon Child and Family Center, Eugene 97401, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 30:143-53. 2002
    ..These data also indicate that attention to sibling relationship processes is relevant to family interventions designed to mitigate the development of behavior problems...
  34. ncbi request reprint Implementing family-centered interventions within the public middle school: linking service delivery to change in student problem behavior
    Elizabeth A Stormshak
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, 195 West 12th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 33:723-33. 2005
    ..The implications of these findings for dissemination of empirically supported, school-based, family-centered interventions are discussed...
  35. pmc The contribution of peers to monthly variation in adolescent depressed mood: a short-term longitudinal study with time-varying predictors
    Arin M Connell
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene 97401 3408, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 18:139-54. 2006
    ..As expected, depressed mood was higher for girls and more prevalent among older adolescents. The results suggest that peer processes may be linked in time to the development of depression, especially among high-risk adolescents...
  36. pmc Reciprocal models of child behavior and depressive symptoms in mothers and fathers in a sample of children at risk for early conduct problems
    Heather E Gross
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:742-51. 2008
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  37. pmc Family intervention effects on co-occurring early childhood behavioral and emotional problems: a latent transition analysis approach
    Arin Connell
    Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:1211-25. 2008
    ..These results suggest family interventions in early childhood can potentially disrupt the early emergence of both emotional and behavioral problems...
  38. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of a family-centered approach to the prevention of early conduct problems: 2-year effects of the family check-up in early childhood
    Daniel S Shaw
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1-9. 2006
    ..The results are discussed in relation to other preventive interventions for young children...
  39. ncbi request reprint An adaptive approach to family intervention: linking engagement in family-centered intervention to reductions in adolescent problem behavior
    Arin M Connell
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, OR, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:568-79. 2007
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  40. pmc Parenting self-efficacy and problem behavior in children at high risk for early conduct problems: the mediating role of maternal depression
    Chelsea M Weaver
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 1560, USA
    Infant Behav Dev 31:594-605. 2008
    ..These findings suggest maternal depression as a potential disruptor of caregiver confidence in early childhood, which has implications for the design and focus of parenting interventions...
  41. doi request reprint Functional MRI evidence for inefficient attentional control in adolescent chronic cannabis abuse
    Yalchin Abdullaev
    Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    Behav Brain Res 215:45-57. 2010
    ..These results suggest that chronic cannabis users have less efficient executive attention in conflict resolution tasks, demanding more activation in the right prefrontal areas to resolve conflict...
  42. ncbi request reprint From boys to men: predicting adult adaptation from middle childhood sociometric status
    Sarah E Nelson
    Harvard Medical School, Division on Addictions, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 16:441-59. 2004
    ..Longitudinal findings are discussed with respect to the salience of male peer rejection in middle childhood and the social developmental processes that may account for the predictive validity of peer rejection...
  43. pmc The role of adolescent friends, romantic partners, and siblings in the emergence of the adult antisocial lifestyle
    Joann Wu Shortt
    Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
    J Fam Psychol 17:521-33. 2003
    ..Hypotheses were tested on an at-risk sample of young men (the Oregon Youth Study). Findings were generally in keeping with the hypotheses...
  44. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of flexibility and reorganization in early adolescence: a dynamic systems study of family interactions
    Isabela Granic
    Community Health Systems Resource Group, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dev Psychol 39:606-17. 2003
    ..Two variables indexing the variability of the family interactions were derived from the grids. As hypothesized, the DS variables revealed a significant quadratic effect related to a peak in variability at 13-14 years of age...
  45. pmc Reducing depression among at-risk early adolescents: three-year effects of a family-centered intervention embedded within schools
    Arin M Connell
    Psychology Department, Case Reserve Unitversity, Cleveland, OH 44106 7123, USA
    J Fam Psychol 22:574-85. 2008
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  46. ncbi request reprint Randomized prevention trial for early conduct problems: effects on proactive parenting and links to toddler disruptive behavior
    Frances Gardner
    Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK
    J Fam Psychol 21:398-406. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that even within a brief and multifaceted preventive intervention, change in proactive parenting skills contributes modestly but significantly to change in child problem behavior...
  47. ncbi request reprint Family-centered preventive intervention science: toward benefits to larger populations of children, youth, and families
    Richard L Spoth
    Institute for Social and Behavioral Research, Iowa State University, Ames 50010, USA
    Prev Sci 3:145-52. 2002
    ..A summary of how articles address these tasks concludes with a discussion of the importance of futher strengthening a public service orientation in prevention science...

Research Grants24

  1. Understanding and Preventing Early Adult Drug Abuse
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. Early Family-Centered Prevention of Drug Use Risk
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Finally, the intervention, assessment and evaluation procedures will be refined to promote relevance and diffusion of the family-centered intervention to WIC sites across the nation. ..
  3. Understanding and Preventing Early Adult Drug Abuse
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Development and Psychopathology Research Trng Grant
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Intervention training is provided in a yearly child and family practicum offered at the CFC; similar opportunities exist at OSLC and ORI. ..
  5. Understanding and Preventing Childhood Drug Use Risk
    Thomas J Dishion; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  6. Understanding and Preventing Early Adult Drug Abuse
    Thomas J Dishion; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  7. MULTICULTURAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE USE
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..To determine the long-term impact of the intervention program on reducing adolescent alcohol and other drug use, all families will be followed and assessed one year following treatment. ..
  8. ENHANCING FAMILY BASED PREVENTION OF ADOLESCENT DRUG USE
    THOMAS DISHION; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results of this research have implications for the implementation of future family services at the school level, as well as future prevention programs aimed at reducing substance use among early adolescents. ..
  9. Understanding and Preventing Childhood Drug Use Risk
    Thomas J Dishion; Fiscal Year: 2010
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