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

Dussault, F., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Boivin, M., Séguin, J. R. & Dionne, G. (Sous presse). Chevauchement entre les trajectoires de jeu et les trajectoires de consommation de psychotropes au début de l'adolescence: une étude longitudinale génétiquement informative. Drogues, santé et société.

Paquin, S., Lacourse, É., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (Sous presse). The genetic-environmental architecture of proactive and reactive aggression throughout childhood. Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2014). The dark side of friends: A genetically informed study of victimization within early adolescents’ friendships [Online]. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Special Issue on Peer Victimization, 1-15.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E., Pérusse, D. & Boivin, M. (2014). Gene-environment processes linking peer victimization and physical health problems: A longitudinal twin study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(1), 96-108.

Checknita, D., Maussion, G., Labonté, B., Comai, S., Tremblay, R. E., Vitaro, F., Turecki, N., Bertazzo, A., Gobbi, G., Côté, G. & Turecki, G. (2014). Monoamine oxidase A gene promoter methylation associates with transcriptional downregulation in an offender population with antisocial personality disorder [Online]. British Journal of Psychiatry.

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.

Goulet, M., Cantin, S., Archambault, I. & Vitaro, F. (2014). L'influence des amis sur l’engagement scolaire au secondaire: la popularité des élèves comme variable modératrice [Online]. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue Canadienne des Sciences du comportement, 1-12.

Guillemin, C., Provençal, N., Suderman, M., Côté, S. M., Vitaro, F., Hallett, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Szyf, M. (2014). DNA methylation signature of childhood chronic physical aggression in T cells of both men and women. PLoS One, 9(1), 1-16(e86822).

Guimond, F.-A., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Forget-Dubois, N., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2014). Gene-environment interplay in the link of friends' and nonfriends' behaviors with children's social reticence in a competitive situation. Developmental Psychology, 50(3), 956-967.

Kretschmer, T., Vitaro, F. & Barker, E. D. (2014). The association between peer and own aggression is moderated by BDNF val-met polymorphism. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 177-185.

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, 3(10), 1410-1422.

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J. L., Gupta, R. & Vitaro, F. (2014). Risk, compensatory, protective, and vulnerability factors related to youth gambling problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 404-413.

Marschall-Lévesque, S., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Séguin, J. R. & Vitaro, F. (2014). Moderators of the association between peer and target adolescent substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 39(1), 48-70.

Mathys, C., Vitaro, F. & Borne, M. (2014). Comment comprendre l'influence au sein d'un groupe d'adolescents: conflit sociocognitif ou apprentissage social? Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 46(2), 289-300.

Moisan, A., Poulin, F., Capuano, F. & Vitaro, F. (2014). Impact de deux interventions visant à améliorer la compétence sociale chez des enfants agressifs à la maternelle / Impact of two interventions to improve the social competence of aggressive children in kindergarten. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 46(2), 301-311.

Paquette, J. & Vitaro, F. (2014). Wilderness therapy, interpersonal skills and accomplishment motivation: Impact analysis on antisocial behavior and socio-professional status. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 31(3), 230-252.

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-.

Provençal, N., Suderman, M. J., Guillemin, C., Vitaro, F., Côté, S. M., Hallett, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Szyf, M. (2014). Association of childhood chronic physical aggression with a DNA methylation signature in adult human T cells. PLoS One, 9(4), 1-10(e89839).

Rivizzigno, A., Brendgen, M., Feng, B., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2014). Gene-environment interplay between number of friends and prosocial leadership behavior in children. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60(2), 110-141.

Rouquette, A., Côté, S., Pryor, L. E., Carbonneau, R., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). Cohort Profile: The Quebec Longitudinal Study of Kindergarten Children (QLSKC). International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(1), 23-33.

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.

Salvas, M.-C., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2014). Friendship conflict and the development of generalized physical aggression in the early school years: A genetically informed study of potential moderators. Developmental Psychology, 50(6), 1794-1807.

Vitaro, F., Hartl, A. C., Brendgen, M., Laursen, B., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on gambling and substance use in early adolescence. Behavior Genetics, 44(4), 347-355.

Vitaro, F., Hartl, A. C., Laursen, B., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2014). Reciprocal longitudinal associations between adolescent twin gambling and delinquency [Online]. Journal of Gambling Studies.

Besnard, T., Verlaan, P., Vitaro, F., Capuano, F. & Poulin, F. (2013). Moms and dads count in a prevention program for kindergarten children with behavior problems. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 28(2), 219-238.

Boislard, M.-A., Dussault, F., Brendgen, M. & Vitaro, F. (2013). Internalizing and externalizing behaviors as predictors of sexual onset in early adolescence. Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(7), 920-945.

Boivin, M., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Girard, A., Pérusse, D. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Strong genetic contribution to peer relationship difficulties at school entry: Findings from a Longitudinal Twin Study. Child Development, 84(3), 1098-1114.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, G. (2013). Do peer group norms moderate the expression of genetic risk for aggression? Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(5), 324-330.

Brendgen, M., Girard, A., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2013). Gene-environment correlation linking aggression and peer victimization: Do classroom behavioral norms matter? [Online]. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1-13.

Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Bukowski, W. M., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R. E. & Boivin, M. (2013). Can friends protect genetically vulnerable children from depression? Development and Psychopathology, 25(2), 277-289.

Campbell, T. S., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Ditto, B. (2013). Childhood socioeconomic position and blood pressure dipping in early adulthood: A longitudinal study. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 46(2), 227-231.

Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2013). Pubertal development, personality, and substance use: A 10-year longitudinal study from childhood to adolescence. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(3), 782-796.

Castellanos-Ryan, N., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F., Parent, S. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Impact of a 2-year multimodal intervention for disruptive 6-year-olds on substance use in adolescence: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(3), 188-195.

Castonguay-Jolin, L., Perrier-Ménard, E., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E., Garel, P., Séguin, J. R. & Conrod, P. J. (2013). Validation de la traduction française du SURPS pour une population d'adolescents québécois. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 58(9), 538-545.

Guay, F., Ratelle, C., Larose, S., Vallerand, R. J. & Vitaro, F. (2013). The number of autonomy-supportive relationships: Are more relationships better for motivation, perceived competence, and achievement? Contemporary Educational Psychology, 38(4), 375-382.

Ladouceur, R., Goulet, A. & Vitaro, F. (2013). Prevention programmes for youth gambling: A review of the empirical evidence. International Gambling Studies, 13(2), 141-159.

Pingault, J.-B., Côté, S. M., Galéra, C., Genolini, C., Falissard, B., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Childhood trajectories of inattention, hyperactivity and oppositional behaviors and prediction of substance abuse/dependence: A 15-year longitudinal population-based study. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(7), 806-812.

Pingault, J.-B., Côté, S., Booij, L., Ouellet-Morin, I., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Vitaro, F., Turecki, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Age-dependent effect of the MAOA gene on childhood physical aggression. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(11), 1151-1152.

Provençal, N., Suderman, M. J., Caramaschi, D., Wang, D., Hallett, M., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Szif, M. (2013). Differential DNA methylation regions in cytokine and transcription factor genomic Loci associate with childhood physical aggression. PLoS One, 8(8), 1-19(e71691).

Provençal, N., Suderman, M. J., Vitaro, F., Szyf, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Childhood chronic physical aggression associates with adult cytokine levels in plasma. PLoS One, 8(7), 1-7 (e69481).

Tremblay, M., Duchesne, S., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Developmental trajectories of oppositional behavior during elementary school and their risk factors. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 3(1), 234-243.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Giguère, C.-É. & Tremblay, R. E. (2013). Early prevention of life-course personal and property violence: A 19-year follow-up of the Montreal Longitudinal-Experimental Study (MLES). Journal of Experimental Criminology, 9(4), 411-427.

Wettstein, A., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Guimond, F., Forget-Dubois, N., Cantin, S., Dionne, G. & Boivin, M. (2013). The additive and interactive roles of aggression, prosocial behavior, and social preference in predicting resource control in young children. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 5(3), 179-196.

 Chapitres de livre

Bukowski, W. M., Castellanos, S., Vitaro, F. & Brendgen, M. (Sous presse). Socialization and experiences with peers. In J. E. Grusec & P. D. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of Socialization (2nd ed.) New York, NY : Guilford Press.

Poulin, F., Capuano, F., Vitaro, F., Verlaan, P., Brodeur, M. & Giroux, J. (2014). Large-scale dissemination of an evidence-based prevention program for at-risk kindergarteners: Lessons learned from an effectiveness trial of the Fluppy Program (ch. 13). In M. Boivin & K. L. Bierman (Eds.), Promoting school readiness and early learning: Implications of developmental research for practice (pp. 304-328). New York, NY : Guilford Press.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Lacourse, É. (2014). 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). Switzerland : Guilford Press.

Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). Early predictors of high school completion: The developmental interplay between behavior, motivation, and academic performance (ch. 2). In M. Boivin & K. L. Bierman (Eds.), Promoting school readiness and early learning: Implications of developmental research for practice (pp. 15-45). New York, NY : Guilford Press.

Gendreau, P. L. & Vitaro, F. (2013). Les conduites agressives et les troubles perturbateurs. In L. Massé, N. Desbiens, & K. Lanaris (Eds.), Les troubles de comportement à l'école (pp. 19-32). Montréal, QC : Chenalière.