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Title: Department Chair
Department: Human Development & Family Studies
Office: 4380 Palmer 2222 Osborn Dr., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 9659
Basic and translational research in human development broadly with a focus on developmental psychopathology, and emotional development as well as risk and resilience following traumatic stress. Research themes have included:
1) basic research focused on testing contextual, bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional development and emotional dysregulation,
2) improving the utility of assessment and measurement techniques and
3) intervention and prevention.
- Research methods
- Human development
Example Recent Publications
Weems, C.F., Russell, J. D., Neill, E. L., & McCurdy, B. H. (2019). Annual Research Review: Pediatric Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a neurodevelopmental network perspective. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12996.
Neill, E.L., Weems C. F., & Scheeringa, M. S. (2018). CBT for child PTSD is associated with reductions in maternal depression: Evidence for bidirectional effects. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 410-420. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1212359
Weems, C.F., Osofsky, J.D., Osofsky, H.J., King, L. Hansel, T.C., & Russell, J.D. (2018). A three-year longitudinal study of perceptions of competence and well-being among youth exposed to disasters. Applied Developmental Science, 22, 29-42. DOI: 10.1080/10888691.2016.1219229.
Banks, D. M., Scott, B. G., & Weems, C. F. (2018). Anxiety, hostile attributions, and differences in heart rate response to ambiguous situational vignettes in adolescents. Emotion, 18(2), 248-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000352.
Russell, J.D., Neill, E. L., Carrión, V. G., & Weems, C. F. (2017). The network structure of post-traumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents exposed to disasters. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 669-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.05.021
Weems, C.F. (2017). Severe stress and the development of the amygdala in youth: A theory and its statistical implications. Developmental Review, 46, 44-53. DOI: 10.1016/j.dr.2017.08.001
Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science
Recipient of the ISU Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership
Dr Weems serves as the principal investigator of the ISU Child Welfare Research and Training Project (CWRTP http://childwelfareproject.hs.iastate.edu/ )
Co-Director of the ISU Translational Research Network (UTuRN https://research.hs.iastate.edu/uturn/ )