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
Department : Psychiatry

Research topics

violence, aggression, ADHD, psychopathology, cognitive development

 Publications  Peer-reviewed articles

Rioux, C., Séguin, J. R. & Paris, J. (SousPresse). Perspective: Differential susceptibility to the environment and Borderline Personality Disorder. Harvard Psychiatry Review.

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.

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. , 132, 25-36.

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.

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 [Online]. 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 [Online]. The American Journal of Psychiatry.

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. & 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., Castellanos Ryan, N., Parent, S., Vitaro, F. & Séguin, J. R. (2018). The Interactive Effects of Parental Knowledge with Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking in Adolescent Substance Use [Online]. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

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.

MacLeod, A. A. N., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Parent, S., Jacques, S. & Séguin, J. R. (2017). Modelling vocabulary development among multilingual children prior to and following the transition to school entry [Online]. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

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.

Garon-Carrier, G., Boivin, M., Guay, F., Kovas, Y., Dionne, G., Lemelin, J.-P., Séguin, J. R., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R. E. (2016). Intrinsic motivation and achievement in mathematics in elementary school: A longitudinal investigation of their association. Child Development, 87(1), 165-175.

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), 99-105.

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.

French, L., Gray, C., Leonard, G., Perron, M., Pike, G. B., Richer, L., Séguin, J. R., ..., Conrod, P. J., ... & Paus, T. (2015). Early cannabis use, polygenic risk score for schizophrenia and brain maturation in adolescence. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(10), 1002-1011.

Gauchat, A., Séguin, J. R., McSween-Cadieux, E. & Zadra, A. (2015). The content of recurrent dreams in young adolescents. Consciousness and Cognition, 37, 103-111.

Jarrin, D. C., McGrath, J. J., Poirier, P., Séguin, L., Tremblay, R. E., Montplaisir, J. Y., Paradis, G. & Séguin, J. R. (2015). Short-Term Heart Rate Variability in a Population-Based Sample of 10-Year-Old Children. Pediatric Cardiology, 36(1), 41-48.

Gauchat, A., Séguin, J. R. & Zadra, A. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of disturbed dreaming in children. Pathologie Biologie, 62(5), 311-318.

Lotfipour, S., Ferguson, E., Leonard, G., Miettunen, J., Perrron, M., Richer, L., Séguin, J. R., Toro, R., Veillette, S., Jarvelin, M.-R., Moilanen, I., Maki, P., Nordstrom, T., Pausova, Z., Veijola, J. & Paus, T. (2014). Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy predicts drug use via externalizing behavior in two community-based samples of adolescents. Addiction, 109(10), 1718-1729.

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.

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.

Dussault, F., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Boivin, M., Séguin, J. R. & Dionne, G. (2013). 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, 12(2), 20-46.

Shapiro, G., Fraser, W. D., Frasch, M. G. & Séguin, J. R. (2013). Psychosocial stress in pregnancy and preterm birth: associations and mechanisms. Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 41(6), 631-645.

 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.

Tremblay, R. E., Nagin, D. S., Séguin, J. R., Zoccolillo, M., Zelazo, P. D., Boivin, M. & Japel, C. (2016). Physical Aggression During Early Childhood: Trajectories and Predictors. In DeLisi M., & Vaughn, M.G. (Eds.), Biosocial Criminology . New York, NY : Routledge.

Castellanos-Ryan, N. & Séguin, J. R. (2015). Prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex mechanisms of impulsivity. In T. Beauchaine and S. Hinshaw (Eds.), The Oxford Handbookj of Externalizing Sprectum Disorders (pp. 201-219). New York, NY : Oxford University Press.

Pinsonneault, M., Parent, S., Castellanos-Ryan, N. & Séguin, J. R. (2015). Low intelligence and poor executive function as risk factors for externalizing spectrum disorders. In T. Beauchaine and S. Hinshaw (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Externalizing Spectrum Disorders (pp. 375-400). New York, NY : Oxford University Press.

Séguin, J. R., Pinsonneault, M. & Parent, S. (2015). Executive function and intelligence in the development of antisocial behaviors. In J. Morizot, L. Kazemian (eds.), The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications (pp. 125-135). New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company.