Peggy Keller

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Education: 
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2006
Research: 

 

I am currently looking for talented and hard working graduate students to join my laboratory for the 2011/2012 academic year.

I am a member of the Developmental Psychology Program, with special interests in the area of Developmental Psychopathology. 
I am affiliated with the Children at Risk Research Group. More information about this group is available here http://www.uky.edu/CAR/
I am also a Faculty Associate of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. More information about the Center can be found here: www.research.uky.edu/crvaw/

At the most general level, my research concerns how family stress contributes to children’s risk for physical and mental health problems. More specifically, I study how family stress affects children’s psychological and physiological coping, which in turn is associated with emotional, behavioral, and other problems. My research has explored children’s emotional security as a mechanism of risk in the context of parental problem drinking and parental depression. I have also studied how maladaptive stress response by the autonomic nervous system makes children more susceptible to the negative effects of marital conflict. Recently, I have developed an interest in the role of family functioning for children’s sleep quality and amount. 

A secondary line of my research involves causes and consequences of marital and other romantic relationship problems for adult functioning. For example, I have studied links between problem drinking and marital aggression. My work in this area has focused on establishing the direction of effects, but I am also interested in the possible processes accounting for these relations. Further, I have an ongoing study of the bidirectional associations between romantic relationship problems and sleep. 

Selected Publications: 

 

  • Keller, P. S., El-Sheikh, M. (in press). Children’s emotional security and sleep: Longitudinal relations and directions of effects. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

  • Keller, P. S., Cummings, E. M., Peterson, K. M., Davies, P. T. (2009). Marital conflict in the context of parental depressive symptoms: Implications for the development of children’s adjustment problems. Social Development, 18, 536 - 555.

  • Keller, P. S., El-Sheikh, M. (2009). Salivary alpha-amylase as a longitudinal predictor of children’s externalizing symptoms: Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a moderator of effects. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 633-643.

  • Keller, P. S., El-Sheikh, M., Keiley, M., Liao, P. (2009). Longitudinal relations between marital aggression and alcohol problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 2-13.

  • Keller, P. S., Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., Mitchell, P. M. (2008). Longitudinal relations between parental drinking problems, family functioning, and child adjustment. Development and Psychopathology,20, 195-212.

  • Keller, P. S., Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., Lubke, G. (2007). Children’s behavioral reactions to marital conflict as a function of exposure to parents’ conflict behaviors and alcohol problems. The European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 4, 157-177.

  • El-Sheikh, M., Keller, P. S., Erath, S. A. (2007). Marital conflict and risk for child maladjustment over time: Skin conductance level reactivity as a vulnerability factor. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 715-727.

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Keller, PS ;Kouros, CD ;Erath, SA ;Dahl, RE ;El-Sheikh, M. "Longitudinal relations between maternal depressive symptoms and child sleep problems: the role of parasympathetic nervous system reactivity." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 55, 2 (2014): 172-9. Details. Full text
  • Kashdan, TB ;Dewall, CN ;Pond, RS ;Silvia, PJ ;Lambert, NM ;Fincham, FD ;Savostyanova, AA ;Keller, PS "Curiosity protects against interpersonal aggression: cross-sectional, daily process, and behavioral evidence." Journal of personality 81, 1 (2013): 87-102. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Granger, DA ;Buckhalt, JA "Interactions between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase as predictors of children's cognitive functioning and academic performance." Physiology & behavior 105, 4 (2012): 987-95. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Gilbert, LR ;Koss, KJ ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT "Parental problem drinking, marital aggression, and child emotional insecurity: a longitudinal investigation." Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs 72, 5 (2011): 711-22. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Latent change score modeling of psychophysiological data: an empirical instantiation using electrodermal responding." Psychophysiology 48, 11 (2011): 1578-87. Details. Full text
  • Ng, LC ;Ramduny, D.;Airey, JA ;Singer, CA ;Keller, PS ;Shen, XM ;Tian, H.;Valencik, M.;Hume, JR "Orai1 interacts with STIM1 and mediates capacitative Ca2+ entry in mouse pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells." American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 299, 5 (2010): C1079-90. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Vaughn, B.;Granger, DA "Relations between mucosal immunity and children's mental health: the role of child sex." Physiology & behavior 101, 5 (2010): 705-12. Details. Full text
  • Ng, LC ;McCormack, MD ;Airey, JA ;Singer, CA ;Keller, PS ;Shen, XM ;Hume, JR "TRPC1 and STIM1 mediate capacitative Ca2+ entry in mouse pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells." The Journal of physiology 587, Pt 11 (2009): 2429-42. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Salivary alpha-amylase as a longitudinal predictor of children's externalizing symptoms: respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a moderator of effects." Psychoneuroendocrinology 34, 5 (2009): 633-43. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Peterson, KM ;Davies, PT "Marital Conflict in the Context of Parental Depressive Symptoms: Implications for the Development of Children's Adjustment Problems." Social development (Oxford, England) 18, 3 (2009): 536-555. Details.
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Keiley, M.;Liao, PJ "Longitudinal relations between marital aggression and alcohol problems." Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 23, 1 (2009): 2-13. Details. Full text
  • Xiong, D.;Wang, GX ;Burkin, DJ ;Yamboliev, IA ;Singer, CA ;Rawat, S.;Scowen, P.;Evans, R.;Ye, L.;Hatton, WJ ;Tian, H.;Keller, PS ;McCloskey, DT ;Duan, D.;Hume, JR "Cardiac-specific overexpression of the human short CLC-3 chloride channel isoform in mice." Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology 36, 4 (2009): 386-93. Details.
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA ;Keller, PS ;Granger, DA "Children's objective and subjective sleep disruptions: links with afternoon cortisol levels." Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association 27, 1 (2008): 26-33. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA "Children's attachment to parents and their academic functioning: sleep disruptions as moderators of effects." Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP 29, 6 (2008): 441-9. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA ;Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Acebo, C. "Child emotional insecurity and academic achievement: the role of sleep disruptions." Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 21, 1 (2007): 29-38. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Erath, SA ;Keller, PS "Children's sleep and adjustment: the moderating role of vagal regulation." Journal of sleep research 16, 4 (2007): 396-405. Details. Full text
  • Cummings, EM ;El-Sheikh, M.;Kouros, CD ;Keller, PS "Children's skin conductance reactivity as a mechanism of risk in the context of parental depressive symptoms." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 48, 5 (2007): 436-45. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Keller, PS ;Erath, SA "Marital conflict and risk for child maladjustment over time: skin conductance level reactivity as a vulnerability factor." Journal of abnormal child psychology 35, 5 (2007): 715-27. Details. Full text
  • Cummings, EM ;Keller, PS ;Davies, PT "Towards a family process model of maternal and paternal depressive symptoms: exploring multiple relations with child and family functioning." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 46, 5 (2005): 479-89. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT "The role of marital discord and parenting in relations between parental problem drinking and child adjustment." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 46, 9 (2005): 943-51. Details. Full text
  • Keiley, MK ;Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Effects of physical and verbal aggression, depression, and anxiety on drinking behavior of married partners: a prospective and retrospective longitudinal examination." Aggressive behavior 35, 4 (1969): 296-312. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Granger, DA ;Buckhalt, JA "Interactions between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase as predictors of children's cognitive functioning and academic performance." Physiology & behavior 105, 4 (1969): 987-95. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT ;Mitchell, PM "Longitudinal relations between parental drinking problems, family functioning, and child adjustment." Development and psychopathology 20, 1 (1969): 195-212. Details. Full text
  • Buckhalt, JA ;El-Sheikh, M.;Keller, PS ;Kelly, RJ "Concurrent and longitudinal relations between children's sleep and cognitive functioning: the moderating role of parent education." Child development 80, 3 (1969): 875-92. Details. Full text
  • Golding, JM ;Hodell, EC ;Dunlap, EE ;Wasarhaley, NE ;Keller, PS "When a son steals money from his mother: courtroom perceptions of elder financial exploitation." Journal of elder abuse & neglect 25, 2 (0): 126-48. Details. Full text
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