Jessica Lougheed

(She, Her, Hers)

Assistant Professor

Office: ART 332
Phone: 250.807.8045

Graduate student supervisor. Not considering Psychology graduate students for September 2024 intake.

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Research Summary

Adolescent emotional development; parent-adolescent relationships; interpersonal emotion dynamics; internalizing symptoms; externalizing symptoms.

Courses & Teaching

Adolescent development; development in family contexts.


Dr. Jessica Lougheed is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology at Queen’s University in 2016. She joined Psychology at UBCO in 2020. Prior to her current position, she was an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University (2018-2020), and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University (2016-2018).


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BA, University of Victoria
MSc, Queen’s University
PhD, Queen’s University

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), 2016-2018

Departments of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications & Presentations

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Lougheed, J. P., Main, A., & Helm, J. L. (2020). Mother-adolescent conflict dynamics and associations with adolescent perspective taking. Journal of Family Psychology, 34(5), 566-576. doi: 10.1037/fam0000632. Preprint available here.

Cole, P. M., Lougheed, J. P., Chow, S-M, & Ram, N. (2020). Development of emotion regulation dynamics across early childhood: A multiple time-scale approach. Affective Science, 1(1), 28-41. doi: 10.1007/s42761-020-00004-y

Lougheed, J. P. (2020). Parent-adolescent dyads as temporal interpersonal emotion systems. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(1), 26-40.  doi: 10.1111/jora.12526

Lougheed, J. P., Brinberg, M., Ram, N., & Hollenstein, T. (2020). Emotion socialization as a dynamic process across emotion contexts. Developmental Psychology, 56(3), 553-565 doi: 10.1037/dev0000801. Preprint available here.

Yang, X., Ram, N., Lougheed, J. P., Molenaar, P. C. M., & Hollenstein, T. (2019). Adolescents’ emotion system dynamics: Network-based analysis of physiological and emotional experience. Developmental Psychology, 55, 1982-1993. doi: 10.1037/dev0000690

Main, A., Lougheed, J. P., Disla, J., & Kashi, S. (2019). Timing of adolescent emotional disclosures: The role of maternal emotions and adolescent age. Emotion, 19(5), 829-840. doi: 10.1037/emo0000483

Lougheed, J. P., Benson, L., Cole, P. M., & Ram, N. (2019). Multilevel survival analysis: Studying the timing of children’s recurring behaviours. Developmental Psychology. doi: 10.1037/dev0000619. Available here.

Lougheed, J. P., & Hollenstein, T. (2018). Arousal transmission and attenuation in mother-daughter dyads during adolescence. Social Development, 27, 19-33. doi: 10.1111/sode.12250

Hollenstein, T., Tighe, A., & Lougheed, J. P. (2017). Emotional development in the context of mother-child relationships. Current Opinion in Psychology, 17, 140-144. doi: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.07.010

Lougheed, J. P., Hollenstein, T., & Lewis, M. D. (2016). Maternal regulation of daughters’ emotion during conflicts from early to mid-adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 26(3), 610-616. doi: 10.1111/jora.12211

Lougheed, J. P., & Hollenstein, T. (2016). Socioemotional flexibility in mother-daughter dyads: Riding the emotional rollercoaster across positive and negative contexts. Emotion, 16(5), 620-633. doi: 10.1037/emo0000155

Lougheed, J. P., Craig, W. M., Pepler, D., Connolly, J., O’Hara, A., Granic, I., & Hollenstein, T. (2016). Maternal and peer regulation of adolescent emotion: Associations with depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(5), 963-974. doi: 10.1007/s10802-015-0084-x

Lougheed, J. P., Koval, P., & Hollenstein, T. (2016). Sharing the burden: The interpersonal regulation of emotional arousal in mother-daughter dyads. Emotion, 16(1), 83-93. doi: 10.1037/emo0000105

Lougheed, J. P., Hollenstein, T., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., & Granic, I. (2015). Maternal regulation of child affect in externalizing and typically-developing children. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(1), 10-19. doi: 10.1037/a0038429

Hollenstein, T. & Lougheed. J. P. (2013). Beyond storm and stress: Typicality, transactions, timing, and temperament to account for adolescent change. American Psychologist, 68(6), 444-454. doi: 10.1037/a0033586


Lougheed, J. P. (2019). A dynamic systems perspective of emotion in the parent-adolescent relationship. Feature article in the Emotion Researcher Spotlight series of Emotion Researcher, the sourcebook and newsletter for the International Society for Research on Emotion. Retrieved from

Nauert, R. (August 26, 2016). How teens learn to manage their emotions. PsychCentral. Retrieved from

Researchers measure emotional flexibility in mothers, daughters during the rollercoaster of adolescence. (August 24, 2016). Retrieved from

Researchers measure emotional flexibility in mother-daughter dyads. (August 24, 2016). Science Daily. Retrieved from

Nauert, R. (September 15, 2015). Mother-daughter closeness can ease stress. Psyc Central. Retrieved from

Vitelli, R. (September 30, 2013). Storming into adulthood: Are adolescents really emotional volcanoes waiting to explode? Psychology Today. Retrieved from


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