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. (Sous presse). Gene-environment correlation linking aggression and peer victimization: Do classroom behavioral norms matter? [Epub ahead of print]. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Goulet, M., Cantin, S., Archambault, I. & Vitaro, F. (Sous presse). 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.

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 [Epub ahead of print] (SOUS PRESSE). Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Special Issue on Peer Victimization.

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., Comai, S., Tremblay, R. E., Vitaro, F., Turecki, N., Bertazzo, A., Gobbi, G., Côté, G. & Turecki, G. (2014). Monoamine oxidase A gene promotor methylation associates with transcriptional downregulation in an offender population with antisocial personality disorder (SOUS PRESSE). British Journal of Psychiatry.

Dussault, F., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Boivin, M., Séguin, J. R. & Dionne, G. (2014). Chevauchement entre les trajectoires de jeu et les trajectoires de consommation de psychotropes au début de l'adolescence: une étude longitudinale génétiquement informative (SOUS PRESSE). Drogues, santé et société.

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, 3(10), 1410-1422.

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J. L., Vitaro, F. & Gupta, R. (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., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2014). The genetic-environmental architecture of proactive and reactive aggression throughout childhood (SOUS PRESSE). Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform.

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 [Epub ahead of print] (SOUS PRESSE). 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., 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. (2014). Socialization and experiences with peers (SOUS PRESSE). 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 : Springer International Publishing.

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.