Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Publications by Year (Publications by study at bottom of page)

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      • 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.
      • Primo, K., Compas, B.E., Oppedisano, G., Epping-Jordan, J.E., Howell, D.C., & Krag, D.N. (2000). Intrusive thoughts and avoidance in breast cancer: Individual differences and association with psychological distress.  Psychology & Health, 14, 1141-1153.



      • Compas, B.E. (1998). An agenda for coping research and theory: Basic and applied developmental issues.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 22, 231-237.
      • Osowiecki, D., & Compas, B.E. (1998).  Psychological adjustment to cancer: Coping and control beliefs in young adult cancer patients. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 22, 483-499.
      • Compas, B.E., Haaga, D.F., Keefe, F., Lietenberg, H., & Williams, D.A. (1998). Sampling of empirically supported interventions from health psychology and behavioral medicine: Smoking, chronic pain, cancer, and bulimia nervosa.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 89-112.
      • Ey, S., Compas, B.E., Epping-Jordan, J.E., & Worsham, N. (1998). Stress responses and psychological adjustment in cancer patients and their spouses.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 16, 59-77.
      • Compas, B.E., & Thomsen, A. (1998).  Competence across the lifespan: Lessons from coping with cancer. In D. Pushkar et al. (eds.), Improving competence across the lifespan: Building interventions based on theory and research. New York: Plenum.
      • Compas, B.E., Connor, J.K., & Hinden, B.R. (1998).  New perspectives on depression in adolescence.  In R. Jessor (ed.), New perspectives on problem behaviors in adolescence.  New York: Cambridge University Press.


      • Mireault, G., & Compas, B.E. (1997). A prospective study of coping and adjustment prior to and following the death of a parent.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 14, 1-18.
      • Hinden, B., Compas, B.E., Howell, D.C., & Achenbach, T.M. (1997).  Comorbidity of depression during adolescence: Separating fact from artifact.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 6-14.
      • Compas, B.E., Oppedisano, G., Connor, J.K., Gerhardt, C.A., Hinden, B.R., Achenbach, T.M., & Hammen, C. (1997). Gender differences in depressive symptoms in adolescence: Comparison of national samples of clinically-referred and non-referred youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 617-626.
      • McKinnon, W.C., Guttmacher, A.E., Greenblatt, M.S., Compas, B.E., May, S., Cutler, R.E., & Yandell, D.W. (1997).  The Familial Cancer Program of the Vermont Cancer Center: Development of a cancer genetics program in a rural area.  Journal of Genetic Counseling, 6, 131-145.
      • Compas, B.E., Conner, J., Osowiecki, D., & Welch, A. (1997).  Effortful and involuntary responses to stress: Implications for coping with chronic stress.  In B.H. Gottlieb (Ed.), Coping with chronic stress.  New York: Plenum.
      • Worsham, N., Ey, S., & Compas, B.E. (1997). Parental illness.  In I.N. Sandler & S.A. Wolchik (Eds.), Children’s coping with common stressors: Linking theory, research and interventions.  New York: Plenum.
      • Compas, B.E. (1997). Assessment of depression.  In E. J. Mash & L. G. Terdal, (Eds.), Assessment of childhood disorders.  New York: Guilford.
      • Compas, B.E., Connor, J.K., & Wadsworth, M. (1997).  Prevention of depression in childhood and adolescence.  In R. Weissberg (ed.), Healthy Children 2010. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.







      • Compas, B.E., Phares, V., Banez, G.A., & Howell, D.C. (1991). Correlates of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems: Perceived competence, causal attributions, and parental symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 19, 197-218.
      • Compas, B.E., Banez, G.A., Malcarne, V.L., & Worsham, N.L. (1991).  Perceived control and coping with stress: A developmental perspective.  Journal of Social Issues, 47, 23-34.
      • Compas, B.E. & Phares, V. (1991). Stress during childhood and adolescence: Sources of risk and vulnerability.  In M. Cummings, A. Greene, & K. Karraker (Eds.), Life-span perspectives on stress and coping. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
      • Compas, B.E. & Wagner, B.M. (1991).  Psychosocial stress during adolescence: Intrapersonal and interpersonal processes.  In S. Gore & M.E. Colton (Eds.), Adolescence, stress and coping. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
      • Compas, B.E., Worsham, N.L., & Ey, S. (1991).  Conceptual and developmental issues in children’s coping with stress.  In A. La Greca, L. Siegel, J. Wallander, & C.E. Walker (Eds.), Advances in pediatric psychology: Stress and coping with pediatric conditions.  New York: Guilford.








      • Compas, B.E., Adelman, H.S., Freundl, P.C., Nelson, P., & Taylor, L. (1982). Parent and child causal attributions during clinical interviews. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 10, 77‑84.
      • Freundl, P.C., Compas, B.E., Nelson, P., Adelman, H.S., & Taylor, L. (1982). Family participation in assessment of children’s learning and behavior problems. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 11, 238‑242.



      • Strachan, A., Welch, V.O., Barker, C., Compas, B.E., & Ferguson, M.  (1980). A framework for training college‑level teachers of psychology: Five basic processes. Teaching of Psychology, 7, l80‑182.


      • Adelman, H.S. & Compas, B.E. (1977). Stimulant drugs and learning problems. Journal of Special Education, 11, 377‑416.

Publications by Study – Pediatric Oncology

Publications by Study – Pediatric Cancer and Family Adjustment

Parental Depression

Additional Stress and Coping Studies