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

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. (SousPresse). Prenatal, concurrent, and sex-specific associations between blood lead concentrations and IQ in preschool Canadian children. Environment International.

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

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.

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.

Desrochers-Couture, M., Oulhote, Y., Arbuckle, T. E., Fraser, 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 [Online]. Environment International.

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). The Interactive Effects of Parental Knowledge with Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking in Adolescent Substance Use [Online]. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

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.

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.

 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.