Social-Emotional Development and Intervention
About People Research Publications Teaching Getting Involved
I earned my Ph.D. (developmental psychology) from the University of Michigan in 2015 and joined the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention at the University of Toronto in May, 2016.
Broadly, I focus on two lines of research: First, I study children’s temperament (e.g., shyness, callousness) as a moderator of their experience of social environments (e.g., parent-child relationships, peer interactions). Second, I examine how socio-emotional characteristics (e.g., sympathy, guilt, aggression) conjointly develop with socio-cognitive competencies (e.g., self-reflection, theory-of-mind) in children. Ultimately, my goal is to apply these developmental mechanisms in effectively screening individual-level risks and strengths in children, and designing interventions for childhood antisocial behaviours.
Awards and Scholarships
Patricia Gurin Award for Best Research Program, U of Michigan (2015)
Nominated, Marquis Award for Best Dissertation in Psychology, U of Michigan (2015)
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, U of Michigan (2013)
ISR-Rackham Summer Training Award, U of Michigan (2013)
APA Student Travel Award, American Psychological Association (2012)
Rackham Travel Grant, U of Michigan (2011, 12, 14)
Study Abroad Fellowship, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (2008-14)
Honor Scholarship, Ewha Womans University (2003-05)
Song, J. -H., Oh, W., Gonzalez, R., Volling, B. L., & Yu, T. (In press). Developmental trajectories of children’s attention problems after the birth of a sibling. In 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.
Oh, W., Song, J. -H., Gonzalez, R, Volling, B. L., & Yu, T. (In press). Developmental trajectories of children’s withdrawal after the birth of a sibling. In 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.
Miller, A. L., Song, J. -H., Sturza, J., Lumeng, J. C., Rosenblum, K., Kaciroti, N. and Vazquez, D. M. (2016). Child cortisol moderates the association between family routines and emotion regulation in low-income children. Developmental Psychobiology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/dev.21471
Song, J. –H., & Trommsdorff, G. (2016). Linking maternal emotion socialization to boys’ and girls’ emotion regulation in Korea. Child Studies in Asia-Pacific Contexts, 6, 47-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.5723/csac.2016.6.2.047
Song, J. -H., Volling, B. L., Lane, J. D., & Wellman, H. M (2016). Aggression, sibling antagonism, and theory-of-mind: A developmental cascade. Child Development, 87, 1250-1263. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12530
Song, J. -H., Waller, R., Hyde, L. W., & Olson, S. L. (2016). Early callous-unemotional behavior, theory-of-mind, and fearful/inhibited temperament predict externalizing problems in middle and late childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1205-1215. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0099-3
Song, J. -H., & Volling, B. L. (2015). Coparenting and children’s temperament predict firstborns’ cooperation in the care of an infant sibling. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 130-135. doi:10.1037/fam0000052
Song, K. H., Song, J. -H., Baik, J. H., & Lee, S. Y. (2009). Understanding peer victimization in boys and girls: Adolescents’ emotional, cognitive characteristics and parenting behaviors. The Korean Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 1-22.
Park, S. Y., Song, J. -H., & Rubin, K. H. (2008). The heterogeneity of solitary behaviors in young children: The effects of child inhibition and parenting behaviors. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 29, 97-113.
Park, S. Y., Lee, E. G., Song, J. -H., & Soenens, B. (2008). The effects of two types of parental psychological control on dependency, self-criticism and depression in adolescents. Korean Journal of Child Studies, 29, 65-78.
Lane, J. D., & Song, J. -H. (2015). Behavioral inhibition and social withdrawal across cultures. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences, (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 456-462). Oxford: Elsevier.
Manuscripts Under Review/ Revision
Wellman, H. M., Song, J. –H., & Peskin-Shepher, H. (revision). Children’s early awareness of comprehension as evident in their spontaneous corrections of speech errors.
Song, J. -H., & Volling, B. L. (revision). Theory-of-Mind development and early sibling relationships after the birth of a sibling: Mothers' and fathers' discipline matters.
Peplak, J., Song, J. -H., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (review) “Only you can play with me!” Children’s inclusive decision-making, reasoning, and emotions based on peers’ gender and behaviour problems.
Song, J. -H., Miller, A. L., Leung, C. Y. Y., Retzloff, L. B., Lumeng, J. C., & Rosenblum, K. L. (review). Maternal parenting moderates the association between toddlers’ temperament and self-regulation in low-income families.
Song, J. –H. (2016, Oct). Understanding others’ minds: Implications for social behaviors in childhood. Invited Talk at the University of Toronto Department of Psychology Developmental Interest Group Talk Series, Toronto, Ontario.
Song, J. -H. (2015, Feb). Aggression, Sibling Conflict, and Social Cognition During the First Year of Siblinghood: A Developmental Cascade Model. Invited Talk at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology at Pat Gurin Distinguished Lecture Series, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Song, J. -H. (2012, May). Current Research Trends in Developmental Psychology: Differential Susceptibility and Social Neuroscience. Invited Talk at Ewha Womans University Department of Psychology Developmental Area, Seoul, Korea.
Song, J. -H., & Volling, B. L. (2012, March). Coparenting and Children’s Temperament predict Firstborns’ Compliance: Dual Risk or Differential Susceptibility? Talk at the University of Michigan Department of Psychology Developmental Brownbag, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Cho, S. I., Song, J. -H., Trommsdorff, G., Cole, P. M., Niraula, S., & Park, S. Y. (2016, May). Mothers’ reactions to children’s positive and negative emotion expressions in social contexts: Comparisons across Nepal, Korea, and Germany. Poster session presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA.
Song, J. -H., Miller, A. L., Leung, C. Y. Y., Lumeng, J. C., & Rosenblum, K. L. (2016, May). Child temperament moderates the association between maternal sensitivity and toddler self-regulation. In H. Brophy-Herb (Chair). Family contexts for parental emotion socialization practices: Findings from Michigan infant-toddler research exchange. Symposium conducted at the 20th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), New Orleans, LA, USA.
van Berkel, S., Song, J. -H., Volling, B. L., & Gonzalez, R. (2016, May). Older siblings’ influences on preschoolers’ behavioral control. Paper presented at the 20th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), New Orleans, LA, USA.
Song, J. -H., & Park, S. Y. (2015, October). Collectivistic value and autonomy- and relatedness satisfaction risking psychological well-being of Korean adolescents: Gender differences. Paper presented at the 13th Meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences, Tokyo, Japan.
Song, J. -H., Waller, R., Hyde, L. W., & Olson, S. L. (2015, March). Interactions between callous-unemotional behavior and anxious-temperament in predicting school-aged conduct problems. Poster session presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Song, J. -H., & Voling, B. L. (2015, March). Firstborn’s theory-of-mind development during the first year of siblinghood. In E. Daniel & H. Prime (Chairs), The role of sibling in social development during early childhood. Symposium conducted at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Song, J. -H., Park, S. Y., & Trommsdorff, G. (2014, July). Korean mothers’ sensitivity and emotion socialization predicting children’s emotion regulation. In M. Weis & G. Trommsdorf (Chairs). Socialization of self-regulation in cross-cultural perspective. Symposium conducted at the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Reims, France.
Song, J. -H., & Volling, B. L. (2013, April). Firstborn's attitude toward the baby sibling and parents' management of sibling conflict predict firstborn's theory-of-mind. Poster session presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Song, J. -H., Volling, B. L., & Lane, J. D. (2012, August). Young children’s behavioral characteristics differentially predict their theory-of-mind abilities. Poster session presented at the Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
Song, J. -H., & Volling, B. L. (2011, March). Child soothability as a moderator between coparenting and compliance. Poster session presented at the SRCD Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Doh, H. S., Rubin, K. H., Park, S. Y., Chung, O. B., Yoon, J. H., Park, B. K., & Song, J. -H. (2008, July). Do children’s gender, inhibition, and maternal parenting affect their social behavior in play with peers? Poster session presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Würzburg, Germany.
Park, S. Y., Soenens, B., Lee, E. G., & Song, J. -H. (2008, July). The effects of two types of parental psychological control on depressive experiences and symptoms in Korean adolescents. Poster presented at the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Würzburg, Germany.