ANDERSON, EDWARD R

Edward R Anderson

Associate Professor
Human Dev & Family Sci


andersoner@utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-5808

Office Location
SEA 2.426

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Human Dev and Family Sci, College of Natural Sciences
108 E. Dean Keeton St. A2702
SEA 1.142A
Austin, TX 78712

Education

1989    Ph.D.   University of Virginia  Psychology

1987    M.A.    University of Virginia Psychology

1984    B.S.      University of Illinois,

                        Urbana-Champaign      Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Psychology

Academic positions

2005-present    Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Human Ecology, University of Texas at Austin

2007-present    Associated Faculty, Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation, University of Texas at Austin

1999-2005       Assistant to Associate Professor, Division of Human Development and Family Sciences, Department of Human Ecology, University of Texas at Austin

2005-2008       Graduate Program Director, Division of Human Development and Family Sciences

1995-1999       Faculty Research Associate, Program for Prevention Research Arizona State University

1995-1999       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University

1989-1995       Assistant to Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Academic positions

2005-present    Affiliated Scientist, Oregon Social Learning Center

1999-present    Faculty Affiliate, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin

1989-1995       Research Scientist, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research on Adolescent and Adult Risk-Taking Behavior, Texas Tech University

Major areas of interest

Adaptation to family transitions; parental repartnering after divorce; family process in divorced and remarried families; custody and legal issues for divorcing families; prevention programs for divorcing families; longitudinal research methodology.

Research Interests
Edward Anderson’s research centers on the following questions: (1) how does parental repartnering after divorce affect children and family relationships? (2) how are parenting practices affected by the transition into new romantic relationships after divorce? (3) how do children influence the repartnering process for divorced parents? (4) how is the development of children affected by involvement in high-conflict contested custody cases after divorce? and (5) how can interventions such as parenting coordination deter divorcing families from becoming involved in high conflict? Dr. Anderson uses multi-method, multi-informant longitudinal studies to address these questions.

Select Publications

Dix, T., Moed, A., & Anderson, E. R. (2014). Mothers' depressive symptoms predict both increased and reduced negative reactivity: Aversion sensitivity and the regulation of emotion. Psychological Science, 25(7), 1353-1361.

Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., O’Hara Brewster, K., & Benjamin, G. A. H. (2013). Couple level patterns of intimate partner violence and abuse in a large epidemiological sample of divorcing couples: A latent class analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 27(5), 743-743.

Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2013). Beyond divorce: Research on children in repartnered and remarried families. Family Court Review, 51(1), 119-130.

Tehee, M., Beck, C. J. A., & Anderson, E. R. (2013). Sex differences in intimate partner abuse victimization. In C. Raghavan & S. J. Cohen (Eds.), Domestic violence: Methodologies in dialogue, pp. 53-78. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Greene, S. M., Anderson, E. R., Forgatch, M. S., DeGarmo, D. S., & Hetherington, E. M. (2012). Risk and resilience after divorce. In F. Walsh (Ed.), Normal Family Process, 4th ed, pp. 102-127. New York: Guilford.

Wang, Y., Kim, S. Y., Anderson, E. R., Chen, A. C.-C., & Yan, N. (2012). Parent-child acculturation discrepancy, perceived parental knowledge, peer deviance, and adolescent delinquency in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(7), 907-919.

Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2011). “My child and I are a package deal:” Balancing adult and child concerns in repartnering after divorce. Journal of Family Psychology.25,741-750.

Brewster, K. O., Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., & Benjamin, G. A., Jr. (2011). Evaluating parenting coordinator programs: Encouraging results from pilot testing a research methodology. Journal of Child Custody, 8, 247-267

Greene, S. M., Sullivan, M. K., & Anderson, E. R. (2008). Divorce and Custody. in M. Hersen and A. M. Gross (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Volume II: Children and Adolescents. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2005). Transitions in parental repartnering after divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 43, 47-62.

Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., Walker, L., Malerba, C. A., Forgatch, M. S., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2004). Ready to take a chance again: Transitions into dating among divorced parents. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 40, 61-75.

Wolchik, S. A., Sandler, I. N., Milsap, R., Plummer, B. A., Greene, S. M., Anderson, E. R., Dawson-McClure, S. R., Hipke, K., & Haine, R. A. (2002). Long-term follow-up results of a randomized, controlled trial of preventive interventions for children of divorce. Journal of the American Medical Association, 288, 1874-1881.

Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J-Y., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., Weiss, L., Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., & Griffin, W. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-856.

Anderson, E. R. (1999). Sibling, half-sibling, and stepsibling relationships in remarried families. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 64, (Serial No.259), 101-126.

Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., Hetherington, E. M., & Clingempeel, W. G. (1999). The dynamics of parental remarriage: Adolescent, parent, and sibling influences. In E. M. Hetherington (Ed.), Coping with divorce, single parenting, and remarriage: A risk and resiliency perspective (pp. 295-319). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Greene, S. M., & Anderson, E. R. (1999). Observed negativity in large family systems: Incidents and reactions. Journal of Family Psychology, 13, 372-392.

Honors and Awards (since joining University of Texas)

2006                President’s Associates Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Texas at Austin

2002                University of Texas College of Natural Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

2002                University of Texas Department of Human Ecology Tenure-Track Teaching Award

Conference Presentations (last 5 years)

2012    International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

Langlais, M., Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., Joe, A., Katz, C., & Torres, S. (2012, June). “Mom, when are you going to break up with him?” The impact of post-divorce maternal relationship dissolutions on children’s development. Presented at the biennial meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

International Association of Relationship Research

Anderson, E. R., Langlais, M., & Greene, S. M. (2012, June). “Mom, why don’t you just break up with him?” The impact of children on post-divorce relationship dissolution. Presented at the biennial meetings of the International Association of Relationship Research, Chicago, IL.

National Council on Family Relations

Thoele, B., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2012, November). Children’s undermining of their mothers’ new relationships after divorce. Presented at the annual meetings of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

Dominguez, J., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2012, November). Implications for children of parenting by new partners after divorce. Presented at the annual meetings of the National Council on Family Relations, Phoenix, AZ.

2011    Society for Research in Child Development

            Wang, Y., Kim, S. Y., & Anderson, E. R. (2011, April). Parental knowledge in more discrepant parents: Acculturation discrepancy and adolescent delinquency in Chinese immigrant families. Presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QE.

           Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Anderson, E. R., Greene, S.M. (2011, June). Consequences of post-divorce repartnering for parenting time. Presented at the annual meetings of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Orlando, FL.

American Society of Criminology

Rhaghavan, C., Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., & Brewster, K. O. (2011, November). How are violence tactics gendered? Examination of partner violence behaviors in male same sex relationships. Presented at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, DC.

2010    Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Beck, C. J. A., Walsh, M. E., Ballard, R. H., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Applegate, A. G., Putz, J. W., & Anderson, E. R. (2010, June). Divorce mediation and legal representation: A focus on intimate partner violence and abuse. Presented at the annual meetings of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Denver, CO.

            Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

              Brewster, K. O., Beck, C. J. A., Anderson, E. R., & Benjamin, A. H., Jr. (2010, November). A pilot study of a methodology to evaluate parenting coordinator programs. Presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

2009    Society for Research in Child Development

Anderson, E.R., Hurley, K., Greene, S. M., Webb, A. P, & Sullivan, K. (2009, March).When mom’s boyfriend spends the night: Childrens’ reactions to post-divorce overnight stays with parent’s new partners. Presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., Datubo-Brown, C., Sullivan, K., & Webb, A. P. (2009, March). “Don’t worry, sweetie, he’s just a friend:” Consequences of concealing new romantic relationships from children after divorce. Presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Wheeler, K. M., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2009, March). Within- and between-family differences in child well-being and adjustment to maternal dating after divorce. Presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Courses taught at the University of Texas at Austin (1999-present):

     Graduate

            Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDF 480K.1)

            Analysis of Development and Change (HDF 480K.0)

            Research in Repartnering After Divorce (HDF 392)

            Research in Families after Divorce (HDF 392)

      Undergraduate

            The Modern Family (UGS 303)

Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDF 333L/HDF 315L)

            Adolescent Development in Context (HDF 371)

            Research in Families after Divorce (HDF 355)

            Research in Repartnering after Divorce (HDF 355)

            Research in Sibling Relationships in Families (HDF 355)

            Research in Adolescents in Families (HDF 355)