Dr. Jenny Isaacs received her PhD in psychology at St. John’s University in the field of clinical psychology and completed her clinical internship at the University of Washington. She pursued a year-long postdoctoral research position in a developmental lab at the University of Turku, in Finland. Dr. Isaacs is engaged in programmatic research within the field of developmental psychopathology and social and personality development, focusing largely on child/adolescent peer relations, antisocial development, and associated social cognitions. Much of her work examines problematic peer relations from a dynamic, developmental perspective.
Her teaching interests are statistics, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, psychology of death and dying, and advanced research in psychology. Her research interests are children’s social development, social-cognitive learning theory, and quantitative methods.
She has received the University of Turku Award for Excellence in Developmental Psychopathology Research and a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Award.
Isaacs, J., Voeten, M. & Salmivalli, C. (2012). Gender-specific or Common Classroom Norms? Examining the Contextual Moderators of the Risk for Victimization. Social Development. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2012.00655.x Tuchman, E., & Isaacs, J (2011). The influence of formative pre-service experiences on teacher self-efficacy. Educational Psychology, 31(4), 413-433. Novick, R. M., & Isaacs, J. (2010). Telling is compelling: Impact of student reports of bullying on teacher intervention. Educational Psychology, 30 (3), 283-296. Dijkstra, J. K., Lindenberg, S., Veenstra, R., Steglich, C., Isaacs, J., Card, N. A., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2010). Selection and influence processes in weapon carrying in early adolescence: The role of status, aggression, and vulnerability. Criminology, 48 (1), 187-220. Card, N. A., Isaacs, J., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2009). Aggression and victimization in children's peer groups: A relationship perspective. In A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling hurt in close relationships (pp. 235-259). Cambridge University Press. Isaacs, J., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2008) Long-term consequences of victimization by peers: A follow-up from adolescence to young adulthood. European Journal of Developmental Science, 2, 387-397. Card, N. A., Isaacs, J., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2008). Multiple contextual levels of risk for peer victimization: A review with recommendations for prevention and intervention. In T. W. Miller (ed.), School violence and primary prevention (pp. 125-154). Springer. Card, N.A., Isaacs, J., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2007). Correlates of school victimization: Recommendations for prevention and intervention. In M. J. Elias, J. E. Zins, & C.A. Maher (Eds), Bullying, victimization, and peer harassment: A handbook of prevention and intervention (pp. 339-366). New York: Haworth Press. Salmivalli, C, & Isaacs, J. (2005). Prospective relations between victimization, rejection, friendlessness, and children’s self- and peer-perceptions. Child Development, 76(6), 1161-1171. Hodges, E. V. E., Card, N. A., & Isaacs, J. (2003). Learning of aggression in the family and in the peer group. In W. Heitmeyer & J. Hagan (Eds.) International handbook of violence research (pp. 495 -510). Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Card, N. A., Isaacs, J., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2002). Social Development. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Macmillan psychology reference series: Vol. 1. Child Development (pp.376-381). Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan.
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