Becky Ladd

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701

Biography

Becky Kochenderfer-Ladd is a professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Ladd earned her doctorate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Educational Psychology. She has been studying children’s social development and peer relationships for more than 20 years. Her research is based on the premise that social relationships play a critical role in children’s social, emotional, and moral development as well as influence youths’ psychosocial and school adjustment. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Institute of Education Sciences. She is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Statistics and Measurement, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1998
  • M.S. Educational Psychology, Development and Socialization Processes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1995
  • B.A. Psychology, San Diego State University 1992

Research Interests

Peer relationships, bullying, peer victimization, social development

Publications

Selected Recent Publications

Ladd, G. W., Ettekal, I., & Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. (2017). Peer victimization trajectories from kindergarten through high school: Differential pathways for children’s school engagement and achievement? Journal of Educational Psychology, 109(6), 826-841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000177

Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Ladd, G. W. (2016). Peer victimization in early childhood: Identification and risk.  In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek’s (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Research on Bullying and Victimization in Early Childhood Education (105-128). Information Age Publishing.

Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Ladd, G. W. (2016). Integrating academic and social-emotional learning in classroom interactions. In K. Wentzel & G. Ramani’s (Eds), Handbook of Social Influences in School Contexts: Social-Emotional, Motivation and Cognitive Outcomes (349-366). New York: Routledge.

Ladd, G. W., & Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. (2016). Research in educational psychology: Social exclusion in school.  In P. Riva and J. Eck’s (Eds), Social Exclusion: Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Reducing its Impact (109-132). Springer International Switzerland.

Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. & Ladd, G. W. (2015). Assessing children’s peer relationships in early educational and child care settings. In O. N. Saracho (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (193-219). Information Age Publishing.

Ettekal, I., Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Ladd, G. W. (2015).  A synthesis of person-and relational-level factors that influence bullying and bystanding behaviors: Toward and integrative framework. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 23, 75-86. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2015.05.011

Visconti, K. J., Ladd, G. W., & Kochenderfer-Ladd, B. (2015). The role of moral disengagement in the longitudinal associations between children’s social goals and aggression. In S. Hymel & S. Perron (Guest Eds.). Bullying and Moral Disengagement. [Special issue]. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 61, 101-123. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.61.1.0101.

Kochenderfer-Ladd, B., & Troop-Gordon, W. (Guest Eds.). (2010). Peer victimization: Contexts, causes and consequences. [Special issue].  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 221-230.

Research Activity

Ladd,Gary W*, Ladd,Becky Kochenderfer. Development of the "4R Success" Program Aimed at Improving Elementary School-Aged Children Social and Scholastic Competence. ED-IES(7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013).

Ladd,Becky Kochenderfer*. Identification of Effective and Adaptive Responses to Peer Victimization. NSF-SBE(8/15/2003 - 7/31/2007).

Ladd,Gary W*, Ladd,Gary W*, Fabes,Richard Allen, Ladd,Becky Kochenderfer, Martin,Carol Lynn. RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN SCHOOL MALADJUSTMENT. HHS-NIH-NICHD(7/1/2003 - 4/30/2010).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
CDE 232 Human Development
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar
CDE 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
SOC 390 Social Statistics I