Selected Publications

Nievar, M. A., Van Egeren, L. A., & Pollard, S. E. (2010). A meta-analysis of home visiting: Moderators of improvements in maternal behavior. Infant Mental Health Journal, 31, 499-520

Nievar, M. A., & Becker, B. J. (2008). Sensitivity and attachment: A second perspective of De Wolff and van IJzendoorns meta-analysis. Social Development, 17, 102-114.

Brophy-Herb, H., Lee, R. E., Nievar, M. A., Stollak, G. (2007). Preschoolers' social competence: Relations to family characteristics, teacher behaviors and classroom climate. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28, 134-148.

Nievar, M. A., & Luster, T. (2006). Developmental processes in African American families: An application of McLoyd’s theoretical model.  Journal of Marriage and the Family, 68, 320-331.

 Foster-Fishman, P., Nowell, B., Deacon, Z., Nievar, M. A., & McCann, P. (2005). Using methods that matter: The impact of narrative, reflection, and voice.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 275-291.

Luster, T., Bates, L., Vandenbelt, M., & Nievar, M. A. (2004).  Family influences on the early academic success of children born to low-income teenage mothers:  A qualitative study.  Family Relations, 53, 68-77.

Diener, M., Nievar, M. A., & Wright, C. (2003).  Attachment security between disadvantaged young children and their mothers:  Associations with maternal, child and contextual characteristics.  Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 49, 154-182.

Griffin, A., Sanders, M. M., Casady, M. A., Burden, J. S., & Luster, T. (2003).  Adolescent mothers.  In J. M. Miller, R. M. Lerner, L. B. Schiamberg, P. M. Anderson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of human ecology.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio.