Friday, October 18, 2019

I am interested in social-cognitive and emotional development in infancy and early childhood. Specifically, I examine how the family environment interacts with the child's temperament to shape children's' developing interactional style.


At Queen's University:

Teaching Assistant:

PSYC 100: Principles of Psychology
PSYC 202: Statistics in Psychology
PSYC 203: Research Methods
PSYC 251: Developmental Psychology
PSYC 355: Comparative Cognition

Publications and Presentations

O'Neill, A.C., Kuhlmeier, V.A., & Craig, W. (2018).  Examining the association between parenting and psychosomatic problems: Self-esteem as a mediator across ages in early adolescence.  International Journal of Adolescence and Youth 
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O'Neill, A.C., Swigger, K., & Kuhlmeier, V.A. (2018). Make The Connection’ parenting skills program: a controlled trial of associated improvement in maternal attitudes.  Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 
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Swigger, K., O'Neill, A.C. & Kuhlmeier, V. A. (2017). Outcome evaluation of the Make the Connection (MTC) 0-12 months parenting program. 
Toronto Public Health: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cioppa, V., O'Neill, A.C., Craig, W. (2015).  Learning from traditional bullying interventions: A review of research on cyberbullying and best practice.  Aggression and Violent Behavior.  

Kuhlmeier, V.A., Dunfield, K.A., O'Neill, A.  (2014).  Selectivity in early prosocial behavior.  Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology.
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Kuhlmeier, V.A., O’Neill, A.C. & Dunfield, K. A. (2013, April). Selectivity in early helping behavior. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Contact Information


Department of Psychology
Queen's University
62 Arch Street
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

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