University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Debbie Casper

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS, Family Studies and Human Development, MA in counseling from the University of Maryland; BS in psychology from the University of Maryland University College.
Hometown: 
Negaunee, MI

Child and adolescent development and peer relations with a focus on features of different types of peer relationships, the different forms of aggression and victimization that occur within and between friendship networks, subsequent outcomes, and coping mechanisms. 

Minor: 
Statistics/Research Methods
Recent Accomplishments: 

Scholarly Presentations

Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2011, April). Overt and relational victimization: A meta-analytic review of their overlap and associations with maladjustment.  In D. M. Casper & N. A. Card (charis), Forms of Victimization and Aggression: Next Steps Toward Synthesis and Advanced Understanding of Associations and Outcomes. Paper symposium accepted for presentaiton at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC.

Toomey, R. B., Casper, D. M. & Card, N. A. (2011, April). Do victims distinguish between reactive and proactive functions of aggression? In J. H. Grych (chair). Sex and aggression in adolescent dating relationships: Conceptual and methodological advances. Paper symposium accepted for presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QC.

Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2010, April). “We were best friends but…”: Two studies of antipathetic relationships emerging from broken friendships.  In D. M. Casper & N. A. Card (chairs), Similarities and differences in adolescent friendships and antipathetic relationships.  Paper symposium accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Casper, D. M., Curran, M. A., Bauman, S., & Ridley, C. (2010, April). The new youth epidemic": School counselor reports of prevalence and age of onset of self-harm in a nonclinical sample. Poster accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Card, N. A., & Casper, D. M. (2010, April).  How strongly are overt and relational aggression really correlated?  A meta-analytic multi-trait correlated-method model.  In M. Delgado (chair), Peer relationships in adolescence: An examination of methodological and statistical advances.  Paper symposium accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Toomey, R. B., Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2010, April).  Overt and relational aggression among early adolescents perceived as gender atypical by their peers.  In E. A. Greytak (chair), Risks and resilience: Transgender and gender non-conforming youth in context.  Paper symposium accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2009, March). “We were best friends, but…”: Two studies  of antipathetic relationships emerging from  broken friendships.  Poster presented  at the Frances McClelland Institute Dedication and Academic Conference: Adolescence in the 21st century, Tucson, AZ.

Scholarly Publications

Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2010). "We were best friends, but...": Antipathetic relationships emerging from broken friendships. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 499-526.

Card, N. A., & Casper, D. M. (in press). Childhood enemies: Necessary challenges or markers of social maladjustment? Manuscript prepared by invitation for The Psychologist.

Card, N. A., & Casper, D. M. (in press). Quantitative research synthesis. To appear in T. D. Little (Ed.), Oxford handbook of quantitative methods. Oxford University Press.

Casper, D. M., Curran, M. A., Bauman, S., & Ridley, C. (under review). School counselor's perceptions of working with students who self-harm. School Mental Health.


 

 

 



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