Past Projects and Publications

Children's Testimonial Abilities in Legal Cases


Lyon, T. D., Wandrey, L., Ahern, E., Licht, R., Sim, M., & Quas, J. A. (2014). Eliciting maltreated and non- maltreated children’s transgression disclosures: Narrative practice, rapport building, and a putative confession. Child Development.

Goodman, G. S., Quas, J. A., & Ogle, C. (2010). Child maltreatment and memory. Annual Review of Psychology, 61, 325-354.

Wandrey, L., Lyon, T. D., Quas, J. A., & Friedman, W. (2011). Maltreated children’s ability to estimate temporal location and numerosity of placement changes and court visits. Psychology, Public, Policy, and Law, 18, 79-104.

Children's Development in Post-War Context


Quas, J. A., Dickerson, K. L., Matthew, R., Harron, C., & Quas, C. M. (2017). Adversity, emotion recognition, and empathic concern in high-risk youth. PloS one, 12(7), e0181606.

*Harron, C. F. (2016). Challenges for Recovery in the Face of a Sustained HIV/AIDS Crisis and Structural Mismanagement: Lessons from Swaziland.

Layperson and Legal Perceptions of Questioning Vulnerable Populations


Lavoie, J., Dickerson, K., Redlich, A., & Quas, J. A. (2019). Overcoming disclosure reluctance in youth victims of sex trafficking: New directions for research, policy, and practice. Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law, 25, 225-238. 

Hobbs, S., Goodman, G. S., Oran, D., Block, S. D., Quas, J. A., Park, A., Widaman, K. F., & Baumrind, N.. (2014). Child maltreatment victims’ attitudes about appearing in dependency and criminal courts. Children and Youth Services Review.

Quas, J.A., & Goodman, G. S. (2011). Consequences of criminal court involvement for child victims. Psychology, Public Policy, & Law, 18, 392-414.

Quas, J. A., *Wallin, A. R., *Horwitz, B., *Davis, E., & Lyon, T. (2009). Maltreated children’s knowledge of and emotional reactions to dependency court involvement. Behavioral and the Law, 27, 97-117.

Stress and Memory Across Development

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*Klemfuss, J.Z., *Milojevich, H., *Rush, E., Yim, I., & Quas, J. A. (2013). Stress at encoding, context at retrieval and children’s narrative content. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.


Quas, Yim, I. S., Oberlander, T., Nordstokke, D., Essex, M., Armstrong, J., Bush, N., Obradovic, J., & Boyce, W. T.  (2014). The symphonic structure of childhood stress reactivity: Patterns of sympathetic, parparasympathetic, and adrenocortical responses to psychological challenge. Development and Psychopathology.


Quas, J. A., Yim, I. F., *Rush, E., & *Sumaroka, M. (2012). Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and sympathetic activation: Joint predictors of memory in children, adolescents, and adults. Biological Psychology, 89, 335-341.

Tsai, N., Mukhopadhyay, S., & Quas, J. A. (2021). Stress and working memory in children and adolescents: Insights from a multi-system approach. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

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