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Jamie Ostrov, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
227 Park Hall
(716) 645-3680
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Summary of Research Interests

I focus on the study of social development with a developmental psychopathology orientation. My main research activities attempt to understand the development of subtypes of aggressive behavior in children. Specifically, my colleagues and I have been exploring the development of relational and physical aggression (and peer victimization) during early and middle childhood. Current research also examines the development of both forms (relational and physical) and functions (proactive and reactive) of aggression. We have also been developing and testing the efficacy of an intervention for aggressive behavior among young children.


Representative Recent Publications     

                  (^ Trainee in UB Social Development Laboratory)

  • Ostrov, J. M., ^Godleski, S. A., ^Kamper-DeMarco, K. E., ^Blakely-McClure, S. J., & Celenza, L. (2015). Replication and extension of the early childhood friendship project: Effects on physical and relational bullying. School Psychology Review, 44, 4, 445-463
  • ^Blakely-McClure, S. J., & Ostrov, J. M. (2016). Relational aggression, victimization and self-concept: Understanding pathways that lead to low self-concept. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 45, 376-390.  doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0357-2
  • Ostrov, J. M., & ^Kamper, K. E., (2015). Future directions for research on the development of relational and physical victimization. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 509-519. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.101273
  • ^Godleski, S. A., ^Kamper, K. E., Ostrov, J. M., ^Hart, E. J., & ^Blakely-McClure, S. J. (2015). Peer victimization and peer rejection during early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 380-392. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2014.940622
  • Ostrov, J. M., ^Kamper, K. E., ^Godleski, S. A., ^Hart, E. J., & ^Blakely-McClure, S. J. (2014). A gender-balanced approach to the study of peer victimization and aggression subtypes in early childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 575-587. doi: 10.1017/S0954579414000248
  • Ostrov, J. M. & ^Godleski, S. A. (2013).  Relational aggression, victimization, and adjustment during middle childhood.  Development and Psychopathology, 25, 801-815. doi: 10.1017/S0954579413000187
  • Ostrov, J. M., Murray-Close, D., ^Godleski, S. A., & ^Hart, E. J. (2013).  Prospective associations between forms and functions of aggression and social and affective processes during early childhood.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 116, 19-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2012.12.009
  • ^Kamper, K. E., & Ostrov, J. M. (2013). Relational aggression in middle childhood predicting adolescent adjustment outcomes: The role of friendship quality. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 42, 855-862. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.844595