Grip : Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant.
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Vitaro, Frank Chercheur régulier
Ph.D. Psychologie, Université de Montréal
Université de Montréal

Adresse (travail) : Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant (GRIP)
Axe sur les maladies du cerveau
Université de Montréal
3050 boul. Édouard-Montpetit, local B-234
Montréal, QC H3T 1J7
Téléphone (travail) : (514) 343-6111 ext. 2561
Télécopieur : (514) 343-6962
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Département : Psychoéducation

Intérêts de recherche

Le dépistage, le pronostic et la prévention des problèmes d'adaptation personnelle et sociale chez les enfants et les adolescents. Les relations sociales à l'enfance et problèmes d'adaptation. Liens entre agressivité, délinquance, toxicomanie et gambling à l'adolescence

 Publications  Articles avec comité de lecture

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (SousPresse). Personal and familial predictors of peer victimization trajectories from primary to secondary school. Developmental Psychology.

Fontaine, N., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Compensatory and protective factors against violent delinquency in late adolescence: Results from the Montreal Longitudinal and Experimental study. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Guimond, F.-A., Laursen, B., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (SousPresse). Associations between mother-child relationship quality and adolescent adjustment: Using a genetically controlled design to determine the direction and magnitude of effects. International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Salazar, S., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F., Cantin, S., Forget-Dubois, N., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Friendships and deviancy training in young children. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research.

Salvas, M.-C., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Cantin, S. (SousPresse). Prospective links between friendship and early physical aggression: Preliminary evidence supporting the role of friendship quality through a dyadic intervention. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

Serra-Poirier, C., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (SousPresse). Contagion of anxiety symptoms among adolescent siblings: A twin study. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (SousPresse). Links between friends' physical aggression and adolescents' physical aggression: What happens if gene-environment correlations are controlled? International Journal of Behavioral Development.

Geoffroy, M.-C., Boivin, M., Arseneault, L., Turecki, G., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Renaud, J., Séguin, J. R., Tremblay, R. E. & Côté, S. M. (2016). Associations between peer victimization and suicidal ideation and suicide attempt during adolescence: Results from a prospective population-based birth cohort. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55(2), 99-116.

Ouellet-Morin, I., Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Lupien, S. J., Dionne, G., Vitaro, F. & Boivin, M. (2016). Evidence of a unique and common genetic etiology between the CAR and the remaining part of the diurnal cycle: A study of 14 year-old twins. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 66, 91-100.

Ouellet-Morin, I., Côté, S. M., Vitaro, F., Hébert, M., Carbonneau, R., Lacourse, É., Turecki, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (2016). Effects of the MAOA gene and levels of exposure to violence on antisocial outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 208(1), 42-48.

Rioux, C., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2016). Differential susceptibility to environmental influences: Interactions between child temperament and parenting in adolescent alcohol use. Development and Psychopathology, 28(1), 265-275.

Seegers, V., Touchette, É., Dionne, G., Petit, D., Séguin, J. R., Montplaisir, J. Y., Vitaro, F., Falissard, B., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2016). Short persistent sleep duration is associated with poor receptive vocabulary performance in middle childhood [Online]. Journal of Sleep Research.

Allami, Y. & Vitaro, F. (2015). Pathways model to problem gambling: Clinical implications for treatment and prevention among adolescents. Canadian Journal on Addictions, 6(2), 13-19.

Battaglia, M., Touchette, É., Garon-Carrier, G., Dionne, G., Côté, S. M., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2015). Distinct trajectories of separation anxiety in the preschool years: persistence at school entry and early-life associated factors [Online]. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). The dark side of friends: A genetically informed study of victimization within early adolescents’ friendships. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Special Issue on Peer Victimization, 44(3), 417-431.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Gene-environment correlation linking aggression and peer victimization: Do classroom behavioral norms matter? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(1), 19-31.

Carbonneau, R., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Trajectories of gambling problems from mid-adolescence to age 30 in a general population cohort. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 1012-1021.

Carbonneau, R., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Variety of gambling activities from adolescence to age 30 and association with gambling problems: A 15-year longitudinal study of a general population sample. Addiction, 110(12), 1985-1993.

Checknita, D., Maussion, G., Labonté, B., Comai, S., Tremblay, R. E., Vitaro, F., Turecki, N., Bertazzo, A., Gobbi, G., Côté, G. & Turecki, G. (2015). Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter methylation and transcriptional downregulation in an offender population with antisocial personality disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(3), 216-222.

Dickson, D. J., Richmond, A. D., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Laursen, B., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Aggression can be contagious: Longitudinal associations between proactive aggression and reactive aggression among young twins [Online]. Aggressive Behavior.

Dirghangi, S., Kahn, G., Laursen, B., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Co-rumination cultivates anxiety: A genetically informed study of friend influence during early adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 51(4), 564-571.

Dussault, F., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Carbonneau, R., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Co-morbidity between gambling problems and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal perspective of risk and protective factors [Online]. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Guay, F., Kovas, Y., Dionne, G., Lemelin, J.-P., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Intrinsic motivation and achievement in mathematics in elementary school: A longitudinal investigation of their association [Online]. Child Development.

Goulet, M., Cantin, S., Archambault, I. & Vitaro, F. (2015). L'influence des amis sur l’engagement scolaire au secondaire: la popularité des élèves comme variable modératrice. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue Canadienne des Sciences du comportement, 47(2), 141-152.

Guimond, F.-A., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Peer victimization and anxiety in genetically vulnerable youth: The protective roles of teachers' self-efficacy and anti-bullying classroom rules. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43(6), 1095-1106.

Kovas, Y., Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Petrill, S. A., Plomin, R., Malykh, S. B., Spinath, F., Murayama, K., Ando, J., Bogdanova, O. Y., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Forget-Dubois, N., Galajinsky, E. V., Gottschling, J., Guay, F., Lemelin, J.-P., Logan, J. A. R., Yamagata, S., Shikishima, C., Spinath, B., Thompson, L. A., Tikhomirova, T. N., Tosto, M. G., Tremblay, R. E. & Vitaro, F. (2015). Why children differ in motivation to learn: Insights from over 13,000 twins from 6 countries. Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 51-63.

Larose, S., Duchesne, S., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). College completion: A longitudinal examination of the role of developmental and specific college experiences. International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 3(3), 143-156.

Lévesque, M. L., Fahim, C., Ismaylova, E., Verner, M.-P., Casey, K. F., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Booij, L. (2015). The impact of the in utero and early postnatal environments on grey and white matter volume: A study with adolescent monozygotic twins. Developmental Neuroscience, 37(6), 489-496.

Petit, D., Pennestri, M.-H., Paquet, J., Desautels, A., Zadra, A., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E., Boivin, M. & Montplaisir, J. (2015). Childhood sleepwalking and sleep terrors: A longitudinal study of prevalence and familial aggregation. JAMA Pediatrics, 169(7), 653-658.

Pingault, J.-B., Côté, S. M., Petitclerc, A., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Assessing the independent contribution of maternal educational expectations to children's educational attainment in early adulthood: A propensity score matching analysis. PLoS One, 10(3), e0119638-.

Pingault, J.-B., Tremblay, R. E., Vitaro, F., Japel, C., Boivin, M. & Côté, S. M. (2015). Early nonparental care and social behavior in elementary school: Support for a social group adaptation hypothesis. Child Development, 86(5), 1469-1488.

Plourde, V., Boivin, M., Forget-Dubois, N., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Marino, C., Tremblay, R. E. & Dionne, G. (2015). Phenotypic and genetic associations between reading comprehension, decoding skills, and ADHD dimensions: Evidence from two population-based studies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(10), 1074-1082.

Qualter, P., Murphy, S. M., Abbott, J., Gardner, K. J., Japel, C., Vitaro, F., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). Developmental associations between victimization and body mass index from 3 to 10 years in a population sample. Aggressive Behavior, 41(2), 109-122.

Serra-Poirier, C., Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Friendship experiences and anxiety among children: A genetically informed study [Online]. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Vézina, J., Hébert, M., Poulin, F., Lavoie, F., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). History of family violence, childhood behavior problems, and adolescent high-risk behaviors as predictors of girls' repeated patterns of dating victimization in two developmental periods. Violence Against Women, 21(4), 435-459.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Boivin, M., Dionne, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (2015). The expression of genetic risk for aggressive and non-aggressive antisocial behavior is moderated by peer group norms. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(7), 1379-1395.

Vitaro, F., Hartl, A. C., Laursen, B., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2015). Reciprocal longitudinal associations between adolescent twin gambling and delinquency. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(4), 1449-1461.

Fontaine, N. M. G., Lacourse, É., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). Links between trajectories of self-reported violent and non-violent offending and official offending during adolescence and adulthood. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 24(4), 277-290.

Lacourse, É., Boivin, M., Brendgen, M., Petitclerc, A., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Paquin, S., Ouellet-Morin, I., Dionne, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). A longitudinal twin study of physical aggression during early childhood: Evidence for a developmentally dynamic genome. Psychological Medicine, 44(12), 2617-2627.

Lévesque, M. L., Casey, K. F., Szyf, M., Ismaylova, E., Ly, V., Verner, M.-P., Suderman, M., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Booij, L. (2014). Genome-wide DNA methylation variability in adolescent monozygotic twins followed since birth. Epigenetics, 9(10), 1410-1421.

Paquin, S., Lacourse, É., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2014). The genetic-environmental architecture of proactive and reactive aggression throughout childhood. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform / Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform, 97(5-6), 398-420.

Pingault, J.-B., Côté, S. M., Vitaro, F., Falissard, B., Genolini, C. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). The developmental course of childhood inattention symptoms uniquely predicts educational attainment: A 16-year longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research, 219(3), 707-709.

Plourde, V., Boivin, M., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F. & Dionne, G. (2014). B-27 Adolescent Readers: Neuropsychological Profile and ADHD Symptoms in Childhood. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29(6), 546-.

Runions, K. C., Vitaro, F., Cross, D., Shaw, T., Hall, M. & Boivin, M. (2014). Teacher-child relationship, parenting, and growth in likelihood and severity of physical aggression in the early school years. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(3), 274-301.

 Chapitres de livre

Vitaro, F., Boivin, M. & Poulin, F. (SousPresse). The interface of aggression and peer relations in childhood and adolescence: Evidence from three types of methodologies. In W. M. Bukowski, B. Laursen, & K. H. Rubin (Eds.), Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups New York, NY : Guilford Press.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Interplay between genetic and environmental influences on the development of aggressive antisocial behavior during childhood and adolescence. In P. Sturmey (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression New York, NY : Wiley.

Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Developmental targeted prevention of conduct disorder and their related consequences. In H. Pontell (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford Press.

Bukowski, W. M., Castellanos, S., Vitaro, F. & Brendgen, M. (2015). Socialization and experiences with peers (ch. 10). In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization: Theory and Research (2nd ed.) (pp. 228-250). New York, NY : Guilford Press.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Lacourse, É. (2015). Peers and delinquency: A genetically informed, developmentally sensitive perspective (ch. 14). In J. Morizot & L. Kazemian (Eds.), The development of criminal and antisocial behavior: Theory, research and practical applications (pp. 221-236). New York, NY : Springer.

 Article sans comité de lecture

Brendgen, M., Ouellet-Morin, I., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Dionne, G. (2015). Evidence of specific and common genetic etiologies between the car and the remaining part of the diurnal cycle: A study of adolescent twins [Abstract]. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 61, 42-43.