Grip: Research unit on children's psychosocial maladjustment
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Séguin, Jean R. Researcher (regular)
Ph.D. Psychology, McGill University
Université de Montréal

Address (work) : Groupe de recherche sur l'inadaptation psychosociale chez l'enfant (GRIP)
Université de Montréal
Axe de recherche sur le développement du cerveau
Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine
3175 Côte Ste-Catherine Bloc 5, local 1573
Montréal, QC H3T 1C5
Telephone (work) : (514) 345-4931 Poste 4043
Fax : (514) 345-2176
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Department : Psychiatry

Research topics

violence, aggression, ADHD, psychopathology, cognitive development

 Publications  Peer-reviewed articles

Afzali, M. H., Sunderland, M., Stewart, S. H., Mâsse, B., Séguin, J. R., Newton, N., Teeson, M. & Conrod, P. J. (2019). Machine-Learning Prediction of Adolescent Alcohol Use: A Cross-Study, Cross-Cultural Validation. Addiction, 114(4), 662-671.

Arbuckle, T., MacPherson, S., Barrett, E., Muckle, G., Séguin, J. R., Foster, W., Sathyanarayana, S., Dodds, L., Fisher, M., Agarwal, M., Monnier, P., Walker, M. & Fraser, W. (2019). Do Stressful Life Events during Pregnancy Modify Associations between Phthalates and Anogenital Distance in Newborns? Environmental Research, 177, 1-10.

Carpentier, P., Boivin, M., Matte-Gagné, C., Brendgen, M., Larose, S., Feng, B., Denault, A.-S., Séguin, J. R., Côté, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Dionne, G. (2019). A Sequential Model of the Contribution of Preschool Fluid and Crystallized Cognitive Abilities to Later School Achievement [Online]. PsyArXiv.

Farooqi, N. A. I., Scotti, M., Yu, A., Lew, J., Monnier, P., Botteron, K. N., Campbell, B. C., Booij, L., Herba, C. M., Séguin, J. R., Castellanos Ryan, N., McCracken, J. T. & Nguyen, T. V. (2019). Sex-specific contribution of DHEA-cortisol ratio to prefrontal-hippocampal structural development, cognitive abilities and personality traits. Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 31(e12682).

Gorin, H. M., Kosson, D. S., Miller, S. A., Fontaine, N. M. G., Vitaro, F., Séguin, J. R., Boivin, M., Côté, S. & Tremblay, R. E. (2019). Psychopathic Traits in Middle Childhood: Evidence of a Hierarchical Three-Factor Structure [Online]. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

La Buissonnière-Ariza, V., Séguin, J. R., Nassim, M., Boivin, M., Pine, D. S., Lepore, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Maheu, F. S. (2019). Chronic Harsh Parenting and Anxiety Associations with Fear Circuitry Function in Healthy Adolescents: A Preliminary Study. Biological Psychology, 145, 198-210.

Li, N., Arbuckle, T. E., Muckle, G., Lanphear, B. P., Boivin, M., Chen, A., Dodds, L., Fraser, W. D., Ouellet, E., Séguin, J. R., Velez, M. P., Yolton, K. & Braun, J. M. (2019). Associations of cord blood leptin and adiponectin with children’s cognitive abilities. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 257-264.

MacLeod, A. A. N., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Jacques, S. & Séguin, J. R. (2019). Modelling vocabulary development among multilingual children prior to and following the transition to school entry. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 22(4), 473-492.

Paquin, C., Castellanos Ryan, N., Vitaro, F., Côté, S. M., Tremblay, R. E., Séguin, J. R., Boivin, M. & Herba, C. (2019). Maternal depression symptoms, child behavior problems, and their transactional relations: Probing the role of formal childcare [Online]. Development and psychopathology.

Parent, S., Lupien, S., Herba, C. M., Dupéré, V., Gunnar, M. R. & Séguin, J. R. (2019). Children’s cortisol response to the transition from preschool to formal schooling: A review. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 99, 196-205.

Rioux, C., Castellanos Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F. & Séguin, J. R. (2019). The Interactive Effects of Parental Knowledge with Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking in Adolescent Substance Use. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 50(1), 95-107.

Rioux, C., Murray, J., Castellanos Ryan, N., Séguin, J. R., Tremblay, R. E. & Parent, S. (2019). Moderation of parenting by inhibitory control in the prediction of the common and unique variance of hyperactivity-impulsivity and inattention [Online]. Development and Psychopathology.

Rioux, C. & Séguin, J. R. (2019). Commentary on Otten et al. (2019): Moderators and person–environment interactions in developmental cascade models. Addiction, 114(2), 335-336.

Sharkey, R. J., Bourque, J., Larcher, K., Mišić, B., Zhang, Y., Altınkaya, A., Sadikot, A., Conrod, P., Evans, A. C., Garavan, H., Leyton, M., Séguin, J. R., Pihl, R. O. & Dagher, A. (2019). Mesolimbic connectivity signatures of impulsivity and BMI in early adolescence. Appetite, 132, 25-36.

Smart, K., Cox, S. M. L., Kostikov, A., Shalai, A., Scala, S. G., Tippler, M., Jaworska, N., Boivin, M., Séguin, J. R., Benkelfat, C. & Leyton, M. (2019). Effect of (z)-isomer content on [¹¹C]ABP688 binding potential in humans. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 46(5), 1175-1178.

Smart, K., Cox, S. M. L., Scala, S. G., Tippler, M., Jaworska, N., Boivin, M., Séguin, J. R., Benkelfat, C. & Leyton, M. (2019). Sex differences in [11C]ABP688 Binding A positron emission tomography study of mGlu5 receptors. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 46(5), 1179-1183.

Afzali, M. H., O'Leary-Barrett, M., Séguin, J. R. & Conrod, P. (2018). Effect of depressive symptoms on the evolution of neuropsychological functions over the course of adolescence. Journal of Affective Disorders, 229, 328-333.

Desrochers-Couture, M., Oulhote, Y., Arbuckle, T. E., Fraseer, W. D., Séguin, J. R., Ouellet, E., Forget-Dubois, N., Ayotte, P., Boivin, M., Lanphear, B. P. & Muckle, G. (2018). Prenatal, concurrent, and sex-specific associations between blood lead concentrations and IQ in preschool Canadian children. Environment International, 121(Part-2), 1235-1242.

Dupont, C., Castellanos Ryan, N., Séguin, J. R., Muckle, G., Simard, M.-N., Shapiro, G. D., Herba, C. M., Fraser, W. D. & Lippé, S. (2018). The predictive value of head circumference growth during the first year of life on early child traits. Scientific Reports, 8.

Etzel, T., Muckle, G., Arbuckle, T., Fraser W. D., Ouellet, E., Séguin, J. R., Lanphear, B. & Braun, J. M. (2018). Prenatal urinary triclosan concentrations and child neurobehavior. Environment International, 114, 152-159.

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Lemelin, J.-P., Kovas, Y., Parent, S., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Dionne, G. (2018). Early developmental trajectories of number knowledge and math achievement from 4 to 10 years: Low-persistent profile and early-life predictors. Journal of School Psychology, 68, 84-98.

Morin, J.-F. G., Afzali, M. H., Bourque, J., Stewart, S. H., Séguin, J. R., O'Leary-Barrett, M. & Conrod, P. J. (2018). A population-based analysis of the relationship between substance use and adolescent cognitive development. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 176, 98-106.

Oulhote, Y., Tremblay, É., Arbuckle, T. E., Fraser, W. D., Lemelin, J.-P., Séguin, J. R., Ouellet, E., Forget-Dubois, N., Ayotte, P., Boivin, M., Dionne, G., Lanphear, B. P. & Muckle, G. (2018). Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers and predisposition to frustration at 7 months: Results from the MIREC study. Environment International, 19, 79-88.

Rioux, C., Castellanos Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2018). Age of cannabis use onset and adult drug abuse symptoms: a prospective study of common risk factors and indirect effects. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 63(7), 457-464.

Rioux, C., Séguin, J. R. & Paris, J. (2018). Differential Susceptibility to the Environment and Borderline Personality Disorder. Harvard Psychiatry Review, 26(6), 374-383.

Sharkey, R. J., Bourque, J., Larcher, K., Misic, B., Zhang, Y., Altinkaya, A., Sadikot, A., Conrod, P. J., Evans, A. C., Garavan, H., Leyton, M., Séguin, J. R., Pihl, R. O. & Dagher, A. (2018). Mesolimbic connectivity signatures of impulsivity and BMI in early adolescence. Appetite, 132, 25-36.

Afzali, M. H., Oleary-Barett, M., Séguin, J. R. & Conrod, P. J. (2017). Effect of depressive symptoms on the evolution of neuropsychological functions over the course of adolescence. Journal of Affective Disorders, 229(15), 328-333.

Ahun, M. N., Geoffroy, M.-C., Herba, C. M., Brendgen, M., Séguin, J. R., Sutter-Dallay, A.-L., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Côté, S. M. (2017). Timing and chronicity of maternal depression symptoms and children's verbal abilities. Journal of Pediatrics, 190, 251-257.

Balayla, J., Sheehy, O., Fraser, W. D., Séguin, J. R., Trasler, J., Monnier, P., MacLeod, A. A., Simard, M.-N., Muckle, G. & Bérard, A. (2017). Infant Neurodevelopmental Outcomes following Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Prospective "3D-Study". Obstetrics & Gynecology, 129, 265-272.

Braun, J. M., Muckle, G., Arbuckle, T., Bouchard, M. F., Fraser, W. D., Ouellet, E., Séguin, J. R., Oulhote, Y., Webster, G. M. & Lanphear, B. P. (2017). Associations of Prenatal Urinary Bisphenol A Concentrations with Child Behaviors and Cognitive Abilities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(6), 1-9 (067008).

Castellanos-Ryan, N., Pingault, J.-B., Parent, S., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2017). Adolescent cannabis use, change in neurocognitive function, and High-School Graduation: A longitudinal study from early adolescence to young adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 29(4), 1253-1266.

Charrois, J., Côté, S. M., Japel, C., Séguin, J. R., Paquin, S., Tremblay, R. E. & Herba, C. M. (2017). Child-care quality moderates the association between maternal depression and children’s behavioural outcome. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(11), 1210-1218.

Côté, S. M., Orri, M., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Boivin, M., Japel, C., Séguin, J. R., Geoffroy, M.-C., Rouquette, A., Falissard, B. & Tremblay, R. E. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Mental Health and Social Inadaptation Assessment for Adolescents (MIA) in a population-based sample. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 26(4), 1-10 (e1566).

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Kovas, Y., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Séguin, J. R., Tremblay, R. E. & Dionne, G. (2017). Persistent genetic and family-wide environmental contributions to early number knowledge and later achievement in mathematics. Psychological Science, 28(12), 1707-1718.

Marcoux, A. A., Bernier, A., Séguin, J. R., Boike-Armerding, J. & Lyons-Ruth, K. (2017). How do mothers with borderline personality disorder mentalize when interacting with their infants? Personality and Mental Health, 11(1), 14-22.

Marschall-Lévesque, S., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Renaud, J., Vitaro, F., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R. E. & Séguin, J. R. (2017). Victimization, suicidal ideation, and alcohol use from age 13 to 15 years: Support for the Self-Medication Model. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(4), 380-387.

O'Leary-Barrett, M., Mâsse, B., Pihl, R. O., Stewart, S. H., Séguin, J. R. & Conrod, P. J. (2017). A cluster-randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of delaying onset of adolescent substance abuse on cognitive development and addiction following a selective, personality-targeted intervention program. The Co-Venture trial. Addiction, 112(10), 1871-1881.

Polevoy, C., Muckle, G., Séguin, J. R., Ouellet, E. & Saint-Amour, D. (2017). Similarities and differences between behavioral and electrophysiological visual acuity thresholds in healthy infants during the second half of the first year of life. Documenta Ophtalmologica, 134(2), 99-110.

Rioux, C., Parent, S. & Séguin, J. R. (2017). Commentary: On the importance of looking at nonlinearity and developmental effects - a reflection on Flom et al. (2017). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(5), 573-575.

Shapiro, G., Séguin, J. R., Muckle, G., Monnier, P. & Fraser, W. D. (2017). Previous pregnancy outcomes and subsequent pregnancy anxiety in a Quebec prospective cohort. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 38(2), 121-132.

Thébault-Dagher, F., Herba, C. M., Séguin, J. R., Muckle, G., Lupien, S. J., Carmant, L., Simard, M. N., Shapiro, G., Fraser, W. D. & Lippé, S. (2017). Age at first febrile seizure correlates with perinatal maternal emotional symptoms. Epilepsy Research, 135, 95-101.

Bourque, J., Baker, T., Dagher, A., Evans, A. C., Garavan, H., Leyton, M., Séguin, J. R., Pihl, R. O. & Conrod, P. (2016). Effects of delaying binge drinking on adolescent brain development: a longitudinal neuroimaging study. BMC Psychiatry, 445, 1-9.

Fraser, W. D., Shapiro, G. D., Audibert, F., Dubois, L., Pasquier, J.-C., Julien, P., Bérard, A., Muckle, G., Trasler, J., Tremblay, R. E., ..., Séguin, J. R. & Luo, Z.-C. (2016). 3D Cohort Study: The Integrated Research Network in Perinatology of Quebec and Eastern Ontario. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 30(6), 623-632.

Pausova, Z., Paus, T., Abrahamowicz, M., Bernard, M., Gaudet, D., Leonard, G., Perron, M., Pike, B., Richer, L., Séguin, J. R. & Veillette, S. (2016). Cohort profile: The Saguenay Youth Study (SYS) [Online]. International Journal of Epidemiology.

Rioux, C., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S. & Séguin, J. R. (2016). The interaction between temperament and the family environment in adolescent substance use and externalizing behaviors: Support for diathesis–stress or differential susceptibility? Developmental Review, 40, 117-150.

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., Vitaro, F., Falissard, B., Boivin, M. & Tremblay, R. E. (2016). Short persistent sleep duration is associated with poor receptive vocabulary performance in middle childhood. Journal of Sleep Research, 25(3), 325-332.

 Book chapters

Séguin, J. R., Booij, L. & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2018). The neuropsychology of violence. In A.T. Vazsonyi, D.J. Flannery, DeLisi, M. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of violent behavior and Aggression, 2nd Edition (pp. 136-158). New York, NY : Cambridge University Press.

Shapiro, G., Fraser, W. D. & Séguin, J. R. (2017). Biopsychosocial factors in preterm labor and delivery. In L. Edozien & S. O'Brien (Eds.), Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics & Gynecology (pp. 292-299). Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press.

Séguin, J. R. (2016). The frontal lobe and aggression. In DeLisi M., and Vaughn M.G. (Eds.), Biosocial Criminology . New York, NY : Routledge.