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Joyce Hopkins

Joyce Hopkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: 

312.567.3508

Fax: 

312.567.3493

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Office: 

Life Sciences Building, Room 256B

Education 

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (1984)

Research Interests 

High-risk infants and toddlers
Infant and maternal attachment
Risk factor for behavioral and emotional disorders in young children

About 

Joyce Hopkins, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology. Formerly, she was the Co-Director of the Parent-Infant Development Service at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests are focused on socioemotional development in infants and young children, and risk factors for disorders in this age group. Specifically, she is interested in the role of attachment and parenting, as well as temperament, in the development of child psychopathology. She was the Co-Investigator of a 5-year NIMH-funded longitudinal study examining early risk factors for Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety and Depression in preschool children. Current research interests are focused on the development of effective treatment strategies for early-appearing disorders, as well as continuing to follow these children as they reach middle childhood and early adolescence. Dr. Hopkins also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health and was formerly the President of this Board.

Selected Publications 

DeVito, C.I. & Hopkins, J. (2001). Attachment, marital dissatisfaction and parenting as predictors of preschool behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 13, 215-231.

Lavigne, J.V., LeBailly, S.A., Hopkins, J., Gouze, K.R., Binns, H.J. (2009). The prevalence of ADHD, ODD, depression and anxiety in a community sample of 4-year-olds. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(3), 315-328.

Gouze, K., Hopkins, J., Lavigne, J. & LeBailly, S. (2009). Re-examining the epidemiology of sensory regulation dysfunction and co-morbid psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 1077–1087.

Lavigne, J. V., Hopkins, J., Gouze, K. R., Bryant, F. B., LeBailly, S. A., Binns, H. J., & Lavigne, P. M. (In press). Is smoking during pregnancy a risk factor for psychopathology in young children? A methodological caveat and report on preschoolers. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Berger, S., Hopkins, J., Bae, H. Hella, B., & Strickland, J. (In press). Infant assessment . In G. Bremner & T. Wachs (Eds.), Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development: 2nd Edition. New York:Wiley-Blackwell.