My research focuses on parent-child interactions. I am particularly interested in how parents’ think about children’s behavior and how these thoughts relate to how parents and children interact. The goal of the research is to understand and improve parent-child interactions and child outcomes. The research addresses questions of parenting and parent cognitions across both families of typically-developing children and families coping with the challenges of disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Colalillo, S., & Johnston ,C. (in press). Parenting cognition and affective outcomes following parent management training: A systematic review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.
Johnston, C., Williamson, D., Noyes, A., Stewart, K., & Weiss, M. D. (in press). Parent and child ADHD symptoms in relation to parental attitudes and parenting: Testing the similarity-fit hypothesis. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1169538
Park, J. L., & Johnston, C. (in press). Mothers’ attributions for positive and negative child behavior: Associations with mothers’ attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054716669590
Park, J. L., Johnston, C. Colalillo, S., & Williamson, D. (in press). Parents’ attributions for negative and positive child behavior in relation to parenting and child problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Williamson, D. & Johnston, C. (in press) Maternal ADHD symptoms and parenting stress: The roles of parenting self-efficacy beliefs and neuroticism. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Jiang, Y., & Johnston, C. (2017). Controlled social interaction tasks to measure self-perceptions: No evidence of positive illusions in boys with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1051-1052. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0232-y
Johnston, C., Belschner, L, Park, J., Stewart, K., Noyes, A., & Schaller, M. (2017). Mothers’ implicit and explicit attitudes and attributions in relation to parenting behavior. Parenting Science and Practice, 17, 51-72. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2016.1184954
Kysow, K., Park, J. L., & Johnston, C. (2017). The use of compensatory strategies in adults with ADHD symptoms. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 9, 73-88. doi: 10.1007/s12402-016-0205-6
Park, J. L., Hudec, K., & Johnston, C. (2017). Parental ADHD symptoms and parenting behaviors: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 56, 25-39.
Williamson, D. Johnston, C., Noyes, A., Stewart, K., & Weiss, M. D. (2017). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in mothers and fathers: Family level interactions in relation to parenting. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 485-500. doi:10.1007/s10802-016-0235-8 Williamson, D., & Johnston, C. (2016). Marital and coparenting relationships: Associations with parent and child symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 684-694. doi:10.1177/1087054712471717
Colalillo, S., Miller, N. V., & Johnston, C. (2015). Mother and father attributions for child misbehavior: Relations to child internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 788-808.
Johnston, C., & Park, J. L. (2015). Interventions for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A year in review. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 2, 38-45.
Williamson, D., & Johnston, C. (2015). Gender differences in adults with ADHD: A narrative review. Clinical Psychology Review, 40, 15-27.
Williamson, D., & Johnston, C. (2015). Mother and father attributions in the prediction of boys' behavior problems across time. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 668-675.