Davis, W.J., Cox, M., Tevington, P., Urban, J.B., & Linver, M.R. (accepted for publication). “That’s Just a Part of Growing Up”: A Study of Non-formal Educators’ Lay Theories of Adolescent Development. Journal of Adolescent Research.
Linver, M.R., Urban, J.B., Gama, L., & Swomsley, V. (In press). Predicting positive youth development from self-regulation and sense of purpose. Journal of Research on Adolescence. doi: 10.1111/jora.12621
Urban, J.B., Linver, M.R.., Moroney, D., Nichols, T., Hargraves, M., Roberts, E.D., Quinn, J., Brown, M., Gama, L., Doubledee, R., & Cox, M. (2020). Developing and testing a theory of change for Boy Scouts of America. Applied Developmental Science. Doi: 10.1080/10888691.2020.1844008
Linver, M.R., & Urban, J.B. (2018). “My life purpose is…”: Assessment of youth purpose in context. Journal of Research in Human Development, 14(20, 95-100. DOI: 10.1080/15427609.2018.1445927
Linver, M.R., Urban, J.B., MacDonnell, M., Robers, E.D., Quinn, J., Samtani, S., Doubledee, R., Gama, L., & Morgan, D. (2018). Mixed methods in youth purpose: An examination of adolescent self-regulation and purpose. Journal of Research in Human Development, 15(20, 118-138. DOI; 10.1080/15427609.2018.1445925
Lich, K.H., Urban, J.B., Frerichs, L., & Dave, G. (2017). Extending systems thinking in planning and evaluation using Group Concept Mapping and System Dynamics to tackle complex problems. Evaluation and Program Planning, 60, 254-264.
Bowers, E. P., Geldhof, G. J., Chase, P. A., Gestsdottir, S., Urban, J. B., & Lerner, R. M. (2015). Self regulation during adolescence: Variations associated with individual & context relations. In J. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.). London, UK: Elsevier.
Urban, J.B., Osgood, N., Okamoto, J., Mabry, P., & Lich, K.L. (2014). Developmental systems science: Extending developmental science with systems science methodologies. In P.C.M. Molenaar, R.M. Lerner, & K.M. Newell (Eds.). Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory and Methodology. New York: The Guildford Press.
Birnbaum, A., & Linver, M.R. (2012). Adolescent physical development and health. In G. L. Creasey & P. A. Jarvis (Eds.), Adolescent development and school achievement in urban communities: Resilience in the neighborhood (pp. 53-64). NY: Routledge.
Mueller, M.K., Lewin-Bizan, S., & Urban, J.B. (2011). Youth activity involvement and positive youth development. In R.M. Lerner, J.V. Lerner, & J.B. Benson (Eds.). Advances in Child Development and Behavior: Positive youth development: Research and applications for promoting thriving in adolescence, Vol 41 (pp. 231-249). Burlington: Academic Press.
Mueller, M.K., Phelps, E., Bowers, E.P., Agans, J., Urban, J.B., & Lerner, R.M. (2011). Youth development program participation and intentional-self regulation skills: Contextual and individual bases of pathways to positive youth development. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 1115-1125.
Lerner, R.M., Lerner, J.V., Bowers, E., Lewin-Bizan, S., Gestsdottir, S., & Urban, J.B. (2011). Self-regulation processes and thriving in childhood and adolescence: A view of the issues. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 133, 1-10.
Urban, J.B. & Mabry, P. (Eds.). (2011). Embracing systems science: New methodologies for developmental science. Research in Human Development, 8(1).
Gestsdottir, S., Urban, J.B., Bowers, E., Lerner, J.V., & Lerner, R.M. (2011). Intentional self regulation, ecological assets, and thriving in adolescence: A developmental systems model. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 133, 61-76.
Lerner, R.M., Lerner, J.V., Bowers, E., Lewin-Bizan, S., Gestsdottir, S., & Urban, J.B. (Eds.). (2011). Thriving in childhood and adolescence: The role of self regulation processes. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 133.
Brown, T. L., Linver, M.R., & Evans, M. (2010). The role of gender in the racial and ethnic socialization of African American adolescents. Youth and Society, 41, 357-381.
Urban, J.B., Lewin-Bizan, S. & Lerner, R.M. (2010). The role of intentional self regulation, lower neighborhood ecological assets, and activity involvement in youth developmental outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39(7), 783-800. doi:10.1007/s10964-010-9549-y
Linver, M.R., Roth, J.L., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2009). Patterns of Adolescents’ Participation in Organized Activities: Are Sports Best When Combined with Other Activities? Developmental Psychology, 45, 354-367.
Urban, J.B., Lewin-Bizan, S., & Lerner, R.M. (2009). The role of neighborhood ecological assets and activity involvement in youth developmental outcomes: Differential impacts of asset poor and asset rich neighborhoods. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(5), 601-614.
Urban, J.B. (2008). Components and characteristics of youth development programs: The voices of youth-serving policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and adolescents. Applied Developmental Science, 12(3), 128-139.
Bradshaw, C., Brown, J.S., and Hamilton, S. (2008). Bridging positive youth development and mental health services for youth with serious behavior problems. Child & Youth Care Forum, 37(5-6), 209-263.
Bradshaw, C., Brown, J.S., and Hamilton, S. (2006). Applying positive youth development and life-course research to the treatment of adolescents involved with the judicial system. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 27(1), 2-16.
Brown, J.S. (2006). Rethinking concept mapping for youth participatory evaluation in the context of youth development programs. Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, 1(2). Retrieved from http://www.nae4ha.org/directory/jyd/index.html
Brooks-Gunn, J., Linver, M.R., & Fauth, R.C. (2005). Children’s competence and SES in the family and neighborhood. In A.J. Elliot & C.S. Dweck (Eds.), Handbook of competence and motivation (pp. 414-435). NY: Gulliford Press.
Linver, M.R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Cabrera, N. (2004). The Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment (HOME) Inventory: The derivation of conceptually designed subscales. Parenting: Science and Practice, 4, 99-114.
Roth, J.L., Brooks-Gunn, J., Linver, M.R., & Hofferth, S.L. (2003). What happens during the school day?: Time diaries from a national sample of elementary school teachers. Teachers College Record,105, 317-343.
Archibald, A.B., Linver, M.R., Graber, J.A., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2002). Parent-adolescent relationships and adolescent eating problems: Testing reciprocal effects. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 12, 451-461.
Linver, M.R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Kohen, D.E. (2002). Family processes as pathways from income to young children’s development. Developmental Psychology, 38, 719-734.