Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Publications by Study – Pediatric Oncology

Publications by Study – Pediatric Cancer and Family Adjustment

Parental Depression

Additional Stress and Coping Studies

Publications by Year

In Press

  • Gress-Smith, J.L., Roubinov, D.S., Andreotti, C., Compas, B.E., & Luecken, L.J. (in press). Prevalence, severity and risk factors for depressive symptoms and insomnia in college undergraduates.  Stress and Health.
  • King, A.A., Strouse, J.J., Rodeghier, M.J., Compas, B.E., Casella, J.F., McKinstry, R.C., Noetzel, M.J., Quinn, C.T., Ichord, R., Dowling, M.M., Miller, J.P., & DeBaun, M.R. (in press). Parent education and biologic factors influence on cognition in sickle cell anemia. American Journal of Hematology.
  • Compas, B.E., Jaser, S.S., Dunbar, J.P., Watson, K.H., Bettis, A.H., Gruhn, M., & Williams, E. (in press). Coping and emotion regulation from childhood to early adulthood: Points of convergence and divergenceAustralian Journal of Psychology.
  • Watson, K.H., Dunbar, J.P., Reising, M.M., Hudson, K., Forehand, R., & Compas, B.E. (in press).   Parenting behaviors and children’s coping strategies:  Cross-sectional and prospective relations in families with a history of parental depression.  Journal of Family Psychology.
  • Compas, B.E., Desjardins, L., Vannatta, K., Young-Saleme, T., Rodriguez, E.M., Dunn, M., Bemis, H., Snyder, S., & Gerhardt, C.A. (in press). Children and adolescents coping with cancer: Self- and parent-reports of coping and anxiety/depression. Health Psychology.
  • Robinson, K.E., Pearson, M.M., Cannistraci, C.J., Anderson, A.W., Kuttesch, J.F., Wymer, K., Smith, S.E., & Compas, B.E. (in press). Neuroimaging of executive function in survivors of pediatric brain tumors and healthy controls.  Neuropsychology.






  • Colletti, C., Forehand, R., Garai, E., McKee, L., Potts, J., Haker, K., Champion, J., & Compas, B.E. (2010).  Associations of parent-child anxious and depressive symptoms when a caregiver has a history of depression.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 19, 762-770
  • Parent, J., Garai, E., Forehand, R., Roland, E., Potts, J., Haker, K., Champion, J.E., & Compas, B.E. (2010). Parent mindfulness and child outcome: The roles of parent depressive symptoms and parenting. Mindfulness, 1(4), 254-264.
  • Sheridan, M.A., Sherman, M.L., Pierce, T., & Compas, B.E. (2010). Social support, social constraint, and affect in spouses of women with breast cancer: The role of cognitive processing. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 5-22.




  • Glinder, J.G., Beckjord, E., Kaiser, C.R., & Compas, B.E. (2007).  Psychological adjustment to breast cancer: Automatic and controlled responses to stress.  Psychology & Health, 22, 337-359.
  • Campbell, L.L., Scaduto, M., Sharp, W., Dufton, L., Van Slyke, D., Whitlock, J.A., & Compas, B.E. (2007).  A meta-analysis of the neurocognitive sequelae of treatment for childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 49, 65-73.
  • Beckjord, E., & Compas, B.E. (2007).  Sexual quality of life in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25, 19-36.
  • Jaser, S.S., Champion, J.E., Reeslund, K., Keller, G., Merchant, M.J., Benson, M., & Compas, B.E. (2007).  Cross-situational coping with peer and family stressors in adolescent offspring of depressed parents.  Journal of Adolescence, 30, 917-932.


  • Compas, B.E. (2006).  Psychobiological processes of stress and coping: Implications for resilience in childhood and adolescenceAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 226-234.
  • Compas, B.E., Boyer, M.C., Stanger, C., Colletti, R.B., Thomsen, A.H., Dufton, L.M., & Cole, D.A. (2006).  Latent variable analysis of coping, anxiety/depression, and somatic symptoms in adolescents with chronic pain.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 1132-1142.
  • Compas, B.E., Beckjord, E., Agocha, B., Sherman, M.L., Langrock, A., Grossman, C., Dausch, B., Glinder, J., Kaiser, C., Anderson-Hanley, C., & Luecken, L. (2006).  Measurement of coping and stress responses in women with breast cancer.  Psycho-Oncology, 15, 1038-1054.
  • Boyer, M.C., Compas, B.E., Stanger, C., Colletti, R.B., Konik, B.S., Morrow, S.B., & Thomsen, A.H. (2006).  Attentional biases to pain and social threat in children with recurrent abdominal pain.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 209-220.
  • Grant, K.E., Compas, B.E., Thurm, A.E., McMahon, S.D., Gipson, P.Y., Campbell, A.J., Krochock, K., & Westerholm, R.I. (2006).  Stressors and child and adolescent psychopathology: Evidence of moderating and mediating effects.  Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 257-283.


  • Jaser, S.S., Langrock, A.M., Keller, G., Merchant, M.J., Benson, M., Reeslund, K., Champion,J.E., & Compas, B.E. (2005).  Coping with the Stress of Parental Depression II: Adolescent and Parent Reports of Coping and AdjustmentJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 193-205.
  • Compas, B.E., Champion, J.E., & Reeslund, K.R. (2005).  Coping with stress: Implications for preventive interventions with adolescents.  The Prevention Researcher, 12, 17-20. Reprinted in Stickle, F.E. (ed), (2008), Adolescent Psychology, 6th ed.  New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Waller, N.G., Compas, B.E., Hollon, S.D., & Beckjord, E. (2005).  Measurement of depressive symptoms in women with breast cancer and women with clinical depression: A differential function analysis.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 12, 127-141.
  • Smith, S. Anderson-Hanley, C., Langrock, A., & Compas, B.E. (2005).  The effects of journaling for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  Psycho-Oncology, 14, 1075-1082.
  • Wadsworth, M.E., Raviv, T., Compas, B.E., & Connor-Smith, J.K. (2005). Parent and adolescent responses to poverty-related stress: Tests of mediated and moderated coping models.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14, 283-298.
  • Bennett, K.K., Compas, B.E., Beckjord, E., & Glinder, J.G. (2005).  Self-blame and distress among women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28, 13-323.


  • Connor-Smith, J. K., & Compas, B. E. (2004). Coping as a moderator of relations between reactivity to interpersonal stress, health status, and internalizing problems. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 28(3), 347-368.
  • Wadsworth, M.E., Reickmann, T., Benson, M., & Compas, B.E. (2004).  Coping and responses to stress in Navajo adolescents: Psychometric properties of the Responses to Stress Questionnaire.  Journal of Community Psychology, 32, 391-411.
  • Compas, B.E., Connor-Smith, J.K., & Jaser, S. S. (2004).  Temperament, stress reactivity, and coping: Implications for depression in childhood and adolescence.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33, 21-31.
  • Dausch, B.M., Compas, B.E., Beckjord, E., Luecken, L., Anderson-Hanley, C., Sherman, M., & Grossman, C. (2004).  Rates and correlates of DSM-IV diagnoses in women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings11, 159-169.
  • Grant, K.E., Compas, B.E., Thurm, A.E., McMahon, S.D., & Gipson, P.Y. (2004).  Stressors and child/adolescent psychopathology: Measurement issues and prospective effects.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33, 412-425.


  • McMahon, S.D., Grant, K.E., Compas, B.E., Thurm, A.E., & Ey, S. (2003). Stress and psychopathology in children and adolescents: Is there evidence of specificity?  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44, 1-27.
  • Connor-Smith, J.K., & Compas, B.E. (2003).  Analogue measures of mood and anxiety disorders based on behavior checklists.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 25, 37-48.
  • Grant, K.E., Compas, B.E., Stuhlmacher, A.F., Thurm, A.E., & McMahon, S.D. (2003).  Stress and child/adolescent psychopathology: Moving from markers to mechanisms of risk.  Psychological Bulletin, 129, 447-466.
  • Anderson-Hanley, C., Sherman, M., Riggs, R., Agocha, V. B., & Compas, B. E. (2003).  Neuropsychological effects of treatments for adults with cancer: A meta-analysis and review of the literature.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9, 967-982.
  • Luecken, L.J., Dausch, B, Gulla, V., Hong, R., &  Compas, B.E. (2003). Alterations in morning cortisol associated with PTSD in women with breast cancer. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55, 1-3.



  • Compas, B. E., Connor-Smith, J. K., Saltzman, H., Thomsen, A. H., & Wadsworth, M. E. (2001). Coping with stress during childhood and adolescence: Progress, problems, and potential in theory and research. Psychological Bulletin, 127, 87-127.


  • Connor-Smith, J. K., Compas, B. E., Wadsworth, M. E., Thomsen, A. H., & Saltzman, H. (2000). Responses to stress in adolescence: Measurement of coping and involuntary stress responses. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 976-992.


  • Grant, K.E. & Compas, B.E. (1995). Stress and anxious-depressed symptoms among
    adolescents: Searching for mechanisms of risk. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 63(6), 1015-1021.


  • Compas, B.E., Howell, D.C., Ledoux, N., Phares, V., & Williams, R.A. (1989). Parent
    and child stress and symptoms: An integrative analysis. Developmental Psychology, 25(4), 550-559.
  • Compas, B.E., Howell, D.C., Phares, V., Williams, R.A., & Giunta, C.T. (1989). Risk
    factors for emotional/behavioral problems in young adolescents: A prospective analysis of adolescent and parental stress and symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57(6), 732-740.


  • Wagner, B.M. & Compas, B.E. (1990). Gender, instrumentality, and expressivity:
    Moderators of the relation between stress and psychological symptoms during adolescence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18(3), 383-406.


  • Wagner, B.M., Compas, B.E., & Howell, D.C. (1988). Daily and major life events: A test
    of an integrative model of psychosocial stress. American Journal of Community Psychology, 16(2), 189-205.


  • Compas, B.E., Davis, G.E., Forsythe, C.J., & Wagner, B.M. (1987). Assessment of major
    and daily stressful events during adolescence: The adolescent perceived events scale. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55(4), 534-541.