Publications

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Peer Reviewed Articles

Kozak, S.*, & Recchia, H. E. (in press). Reading and the development of social understanding: Implications for the Literacy classroom. The Reading Teacher.

Dirks, M., Recchia, H. E., Estabrook, R., Howe, N., Petitclerc, A., Burns, J., Briggs-Gowan, M., Wakschlag, L. (in press). Differentiating typical from atypical perpetration of sibling-directed aggression during the preschool years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Scirocco, A.*, Recchia, H. E., Wainryb, C., & Pasupathi, M. (in press). Conversations about children’s transgressions against siblings and friends: Are maternal moral socialization strategies sensitive to relationship context? Social Development.

Santo, J. B., Martin-Storey, A., Recchia, H. E., & Bukowski, W. M. (in press). Self-continuity moderates the association between peer victimization and depressed affect. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Komolova, M., Wainryb, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2017). “She had a reason to be concerned”: Youth making sense of mothers’ and friends’ conflict perspectives. Cognitive Development, 43, 201-213.

Recchia, H. E., & Witwit, M.* (2017). Family perspectives on siblings’ conflict goals in middle childhood: Links to hierarchical and affective features of sibling relationships. In N. Campione-Barr (Ed.), Power, control, and influence in sibling relationships across development. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 156, 33-48.

Howe, N., Della Porta, S.*, Recchia, H. E., & Ross, H. (2016). “Because if you don’t put the top on, it will spill”: A longitudinal study of sibling teaching in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1832-1842.

Howe, N., Adrien, E.*, DellaPorta, S.*, Peccia, S.*, Recchia, H. E., Osana, H., & Ross, H. (2016). “Infinity means it goes on forever”: Siblings’ teaching of mathematics during naturalistic home interactions. Infant and Child Development, 25, 137-157.

Abuhatoum, S.*, Howe, N., DellaPorta, S.*, Recchia, H. E., & Ross, H. (2016). Siblings’ understanding of teaching in early and middle childhood: “Watch me and you’ll know how to do it.” Journal of Cognition and Development, 17, 180-196.

Dirks, M., Persram, R.*, Recchia, H. E., & Howe, N. (2015). Sibling relationships as sources of risk and resilience in the development and maintenance of internalizing and externalizing problems during childhood and adolescence. Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 144-155.

Recchia. H. E., Rajput, A.*, & Peccia, S.* (2015). Children’s interpretations of ambiguous provocation from their siblings: Comparisons to peers and links to relationship quality. Social Development, 24, 782-797.

Recchia, H. E., Wainryb, C., Bourne, S.*, & Pasupathi, M. (2015). Children’s and adolescents’ accounts of helping and hurting: Lessons about the development of moral agency. Child Development, 86, 864-876.

Howe, N., DellaPorta, S.,* Recchia, H. E., Funamoto, A.*, & Ross, H. (2015). “This bird can’t do it ‘cause this bird doesn’t swim in water”: Sibling teaching during naturalistic home observations in early childhood. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 314-332.

Recchia, H. E., Wainryb, C., Bourne, S.*, & Pasupathi, M. (2014). The construction of moral agency in mother-child conversations about helping and hurting across childhood and adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 50, 34-44.

Santo, J., da Cunha, J., Saldarriaga, L., Recchia, H. E., Martin-Storey, A., Bukowski, W., Stella-Lopez, L, & Carmago, G. (2013). Measurement invariance of self-continuity strategies: Comparisons of early adolescents from Brazil, Canada, and Colombia. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 518-525.

Recchia, H. E., Wainryb, C., & Pasupathi, M. (2013). “Two for flinching”: Children’s and adolescents’ narrative accounts of harming their friends and siblings. Child Development, 84, 1459-1474.

Recchia, H. E., Wainryb, C., & Howe, N. (2013). Two sides to every story? Parents’ attributions of culpability and their interventions into sibling conflict. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 59, 1-22.

Howe, N., Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Recchia, H. (2013). Canadian parents’ knowledge and satisfaction regarding their child’s day care experience. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 11, 133-148.

Wainryb, C., & Recchia. H. E. (2012). Emotion and the moral lives of adolescents: Vagaries and complexities in the emotional experience of doing harm. New Directions in Youth Development, 136, 13-26.

Howe, N., Recchia, H. E., Della Porta, S.*, & Funamoto, A.* (2012). The driver doesn’t sit, he stands up like the Flintstones!”: Sibling teaching during teacher-directed and self-guided tasks. Journal of Cognition and Development, 13, 208-231.

Recchia, H. E., Brehl, B., & Wainryb, C. (2012). Children’s and adolescents’ reasons for socially excluding others. Cognitive Development, 27, 195-203.

Howe, N., Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Recchia, H. E. (2012). Inservice professional development and constructivist curriculum: Effects on quality of child care, teacher beliefs, and interactions. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57, 353-378.

Recchia, H. E., & Wainryb, C. (2011). Youths making sense of political conflict: Considering protective and maladaptive possibilities. Human Development, 54, 49-59.

Howe, N., Ross, H. S., & Recchia, H. E. (2011). Sibling relations in early and middle childhood. In P. Smith & C. Hart (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of childhood social development, 2nd edition (pp. 356-372). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Recchia, H. E., Ross, H. S., & Vickar, M. (2010). Power and conflict resolution in sibling, parent-child and spousal negotiations. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 605-615.

Recchia, H. E., & Howe, N. (2010). When do siblings compromise? Associations with children’s descriptions of conflict issues, culpability, and emotions. Social Development, 19, 838-857.

Recchia, H. E., Howe, N., Ross, H. S., & Alexander, S. A.* (2010). Children’s understanding and production of verbal irony in family conversations. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 28, 255-274.

Howe, N., Rinaldi, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2010). Patterns in mother-child internal state discourse across four contexts. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 1-20.

Recchia, H. E., & Howe, N. (2009). Associations between social understanding, sibling relationship quality, and siblings’ conflict strategies and outcomes. Child Development, 80, 1564-1578.

Recchia, H. E., & Howe, N. (2009). Sibling relationship quality moderates the associations between parental interventions and siblings’ independent conflict strategies and outcomes. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 551-561.

Howe, N., & Recchia, H. E. (2009). Individual differences in sibling teaching in early and middle childhood. Early Education and Development, 20, 174-197.

Recchia, H. E., Howe, N., & Alexander, S. A.* (2009). “You didn’t teach me, you showed me”: Variations in children’s approaches to sibling teaching. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 55, 55-78.

Recchia, H. E., & Howe, N. (2008). Associations between family talk about internal states and children’s relative appraisals of self and sibling. Social Development, 17, 776-794.

Howe, N., & Recchia, H. E. (2008). Siblings and sibling rivalry. In M. M. Haith & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development, Vol. 3 (pp. 154-164). San Diego: Academic Press.  

Howe, N., Brody, M. H., & Recchia, H. E. (2006). Effects of task difficulty on sibling teaching in middle childhood. Infant and Child Development, 15, 455–470.

Howe, N., & Recchia, H. E. (2005). Playmates and teachers: Reciprocal and complementary interactions between siblings. Journal of Family Psychology, 19, 497–502.

Ross, H. S., Recchia, H. E., & Carpendale, J. I. M. (2005). Making sense of divergent interpretations of conflict and developing an interpretive understanding of mind. Journal of Cognition and Development, 6, 571–592.

Ross, H. S., Smith, J., Spielmacher, C. E., & Recchia, H. E. (2004). Shading the truth: Self–serving biases in children’s reports of sibling conflicts. Merrill–Palmer Quarterly, 50, 61–85.


Peer Reviewed Encyclopedia and Book Chapters

Dirks, M. A., Dunfield, K. A., & Recchia, H. E. (2018). Prosocial behavior with peers: Intentions, outcomes, and interpersonal adjustment. In W. Bukowski, B. Laursen, & K. H. Rubin, Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships and Groups. Guilford Press.

Wainryb, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2017). Mother-child conversations about children’s moral wrongdoing: A constructivist perspective on moral socialization. In N. Budwig, E. Turiel, & P. Zelazo (Eds.), New perspectives on human development: Rethinking cognitive, social, and language & communicative development (pp. 182-208). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Recchia, H. E. & Howe, N. (2016). Sibling relationships. In D. Couchenour & J. K. Chrisman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (pp. 1226-1227). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Wainryb, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2015). Youths’ constructions of meanings about experiences with political conflict: Implications for processes of identity development. In K. McLean & M. Syed (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Identity Development (pp. 369-386). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wainryb, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2014). Parent-child conversations as contexts for moral development: Why conversations, and why conversations with parents? In C. Wainryb & H. E. Recchia (Eds)., Talking about right and wrong: Parent-child conversations as contexts for moral development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Recchia, H. E., & Wainryb, C. (2014). Mother-child conversations about hurting others: Supporting the construction of moral agency through childhood and adolescence. In C. Wainryb & H. E. Recchia (Eds)., Talking about right and wrong: Parent-child conversations as contexts for moral development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wainryb, C., & Recchia, H. E. (2013). Moral lives within cultures: Heterogeneity and conflict. In M. Killen & J. G. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of Moral Development, 2nd edition (pp. 259-278). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Howe, N., Ross, H. S., & Recchia, H. E. (2011). Sibling relations in early and middle childhood. In P. Smith & C. Hart (Eds.), Blackwell handbook of childhood social development, 2nd edition (pp. 356-372). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Howe, N., & Recchia, H. E. (2008). Siblings and sibling rivalry. In M. M. Haith & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of infant and early childhood development, Vol. 3 (pp. 154-164). San Diego: Academic Press.

Howe, N., & Recchia, H. E. (2006). Sibling relations and their impact on children’s development. In R. E. Tremblay, R. G. Barr, & R. Peters (Eds.), Encyclopedia on early child development. Centre of Excellence for Early Child Development.


Edited Volumes

Wainryb, C. & Recchia, H. E. (Eds.) (2014). Talking about right and wrong: Parent-child conversations as contexts for moral development. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.