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

Ouellet-Morin, I., Côté, S. M., Vitaro, F., Hébert, M., Carbonneau, R., Lacourse, É., Turecki, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Exposure to violence and antisocial behavior: At which level of exposure does MAOA genotype become a moderator? British Journal of Psychiatry.

Salazar, S., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F., Cantin, S., Forget-Dubois, N., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G. & Tremblay, R. E. (SousPresse). Modeling and reinforcement in early deviancy training: A dual perspective. Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research.

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). Variety of gambling activities from adolescence to age 30 and association with gambling problems: A 15-year longitudinal study of a general population sample [Online]. Addiction.

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 [Online]. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

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.

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., 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 [Online]. Developmental Neuroscience.

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 [Online]. Child Development.

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 [Online]. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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 [Online]. Aggressive Behavior, 1-14.

Rioux, C., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2015). Differential susceptibility to environmental influences: Interactions between child temperament and parenting in adolescent alcohol use [Online]. Development and Psychopathology.

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.

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.

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, 9(10), 1410-1421.

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.

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-.

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. M., 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.

 Chapitres de livre

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.

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. & 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.