Psychological Sciences Faculty
Professor, Developmental Psychology
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 1250
Telephone: (765) 494-7692
Degree: Ph.D. (1975) Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota; B.A. (1971) Department of Psychology, Harvard University
My interest is in the social development of children and adolescents. I study friendships, processes of peer influence, and moral reasoning about social relationships.
Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10. PDF-Text
Berndt, T. J. & Murphy, L. M. (2002). Influences of friends and friendships: Myths, truths, and research recommendations. Advances in Child Development and Behavior, 30, 275-310. PDF-Text
Berndt, T. J. (2004). Children’s friendships: Shifts over a half-century in perspectives on their development and their effects. Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 50, 206-223.
Berndt, T. J. (2004). Friendship and three A’s (aggression, adjustment, and attachment). Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 88, 1-4.
Mathur, R. & Berndt, T. J. (2006). Relations of friends’ activities to friendship quality. Journal of Early Adolescence, 26, 365-388. PDF-Text
Berndt, T. J. & McCandless, M. A. (2008). Methods for investigating children’s relationships with friends. In K. H. Rubin, W. M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp. 63-81). New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.