Journal Articles (selection)

Peplak, J., Bobba, B., Hasegawa, M., Caravita, S. C. S., & Malti, T. (2023, in press). The warm glow of kindness: Developmental insight into children’s moral pride across cultures and its associations with prosocial behavior. Developmental Psychology.

Peplak, J., Klemfuss, J.Z& Yates, T.M. (2023, in press). Promoting adolescents’ social responsibility through parent-adolescent conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Adolescent Health

Acland, E. L., Peplak, J., Suri, A., & Malti, T. (2023). Emotion recognition links to reactive and proactive aggression across childhood: A multi-study design. Development and Psychopathology, 1-12. 

Peplak, J., Jambon, M., Bottoni, A., & Malti, T. (2023). Parent-child conversations about refugee newcomers are associated with children’s refugee-specific prosociality. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 47(3), 221–232. 

Peplak, J., & Klemfuss, J. Z. (2022). Fact-and emotion-focused conversations elicit differential patterns of reporting and distress in children. Cognition and Emotion, 36(7), 1420–1428.

Peplak, J., & Malti, T. (2022). Toward generalized concern: The development of compassion and links to kind orientations. Journal of Adolescent Research37(6), 776–804.

Malti, T., Galarneau, E., & Peplak, J. (2021). Moral development in adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(4), 1097-1113.

Peplak, J., Klemfuss, J. Z., & Yates, T., M. (2021). Parent-adolescent conversations about COVID-19 influence adolescents’ empathic concern and adherence to health protective behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health69(6), 925-932.

Peplak, J., Ali, S. Y., & Malti, T. (2020). Adolescents’ narratives of schadenfreude. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(3), 574-580.

Malti, T., Peplak, J., & Zhang, L. (2020). The development of respect in childhood and adolescence. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development85(3), 7-99. *one of the most downloaded during its first 12 months of publication in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

Jambon, M., Colasante, T., Peplak, J., & Malti, T. (2019). Anger, sympathy, and children’s reactive and proactive aggression: Testing a differential correlate hypothesis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47(6), 1013–1024

Dys, S. P., Peplak, J., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2019). Children’s sympathy and sensitivity to excluding economically disadvantaged peers. Developmental Psychology55(3), 482–487.

Colasante, T., Peplak, J., Sette, S., & Malti, T. (2018). A biosocial approach to the victimization-aggression relationship in childhood: The roles of sympathy and respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Child Psychiatry and Human Development50(2), 291–299.

Peplak, J., Song, J-H., Colasante, T., & Malti, T. (2017) “Only you can play with me!” Children’s inclusive decision-making, reasoning, and emotions based on peers’ gender and behavior problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 162, 134-148.

Peplak, J., & Malti, T. (2017). “That really hurt, Charlie!” Investigating the role of sympathy and moral respect in children’s aggressive behavior. The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development, 178(2), 89-101.

Malti, T., Zuffianò, A., Cui, L., Ongley, S.F., Peplak, J., Chaparro, M.P., & Buchmann, M. (2016). Children’s sympathy, guilt, and moral reasoning in helping, cooperation, and sharing: A six-year longitudinal study. Child Development, 87(6), 1783-1795.

Zuffianò, A., Colasante, T., Peplak, J., & Malti, T. (2015). Sharing without caring? Respect for moral others compensates for low sympathy in children's sharing. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33(2), 252-258.

Book Chapters

Maxwell, B., & Peplak, J. (2022). Developing emotional intelligence in social and emotional learning. In E. Walle, A. Samson & D. Dukes (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of emotional development (pp. 463-474)New York: Oxford University Press.

Malti, T., Peplak, J., & Acland, E. (2020). Emotional experiences in moral contexts: Developmental perspectives. In L. Arnett Jensen (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of moral development: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 244-262). New York: Oxford University Press.

Malti, T., Zhang, L., Myatt, E., Peplak, J., & Acland, E. L. (2019). Emotions in contexts of conflict and morality: Developmental perspectives. In V. LoBue, K. Perez-Edgar, & K. Buss (Eds.), Handbook of emotional development (pp. 543-568). New York: Springer.

Malti, T., Dys, S. P., Colasante, T., & Peplak, J. (2018). Emotions and morality: New developmental perspectives. In C. Helwig (Vol. Ed.) and M. Harris (Series Ed.), Current issues in developmental psychology: New perspectives on moral development (pp. 55-72). New York: Psychology Press.

Malti, T., Zuffianò, A., Cui, L., Colasante, T., Peplak, J., & Bae, N.Y. (2017). Healthy social-emotional development and peer group inclusion and exclusion. In C. Spiel, N. J. Cabrera, & B. Leyendecker (Eds.), Handbook of positive development of minority children and youth (pp. 295-306). Switzerland: Springer.