Professor & Science Research Chair
in Early Determinants of Mental Health
Director, Child Emotion Laboratory
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada
905-525-9140 | ext. 23028 (office) | ext. 24798 (lab)
Research Interests & Foci
- personality and socioemotional development
- temperament and affect regulation
- developmental and individual differences
- typical and atypical development
- developmental psychophysiology and psychopathology
- psychometrics, measurement and contextual issues
Selected Recent Representative Publications
Note: Names of students and research trainees are underlined.
Brook, C.A., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Psychometric perspectives on shyness across the lifespan: Measurement invariance and mean level differences in ages 4 to 86 years. Applied Developmental Science.
Hassan, R., Poole, K.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (2020). Revisiting the double-edged sword of self-regulation: Linking shyness, attentional shifting, and social behavior in preschoolers. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 196, 1-15.
Hassan, R., Willoughby, T. & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Development of shyness across adolescence: Reactivity, regulation, or both? Developmental Psychology.
MacGowan, T.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). Getting to the heart of childhood empathy: Relations with shyness and respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Developmental Psychobiology.
Poole, K.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (In press). While a shy child waits: Autonomic and affective responses during the anticipation and delivery of a speech. Emotion.
Poole, K.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (2020). Positive shyness in the brain: An examination of frontal EEG alpha asymmetry and delta-beta correlation in children. Child Development, 91, e1030-1045.
Poole, K.L., Saigal, S., Van Lieshout, R.J., & Schmidt, L.A. (2020). Developmental programming of shyness: A longitudinal, prospective study across four decades. Development and Psychopathology, 32, 455-464.
Poole, K.L., & Schmidt, L.A. (2019). Smiling through the shyness: The adaptive function of positive affect in shy children. Emotion, 19, 160-170.
Tang, A., Lahat, A., Crowley, M.J., Wu, J., & Schmidt, L.A. (2019). Neurodevelopmental differences to social exclusion: An event-related neural oscillation study of children, adolescents, and adults. Emotion, 19, 520-532.