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Kristin L. Moilanen PhD

Kristin L. Moilanen
  • Visiting Senior Research Specialist- Social Sciences
  • Life Experiences and Wellbeing Study
  • Department of Psychiatry, UIC
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  • moilanen [at]

Dr. Kristin Moilanen is a Visiting Senior Research Specialist affiliated with the Life Experiences and Well-Being in Adults Study, and is the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Dr. Moilanen completed her Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2005 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her postdoctoral fellowship in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Moilanen was previously an assistant/associate professor of Child Development and Family Studies at West Virginia University. Her research interests include development in adolescence and adulthood, self-regulation, and risky behaviors and maladjustment (e.g., sexual risk-taking, substance use). 

  • risky behaviors, sexual risk-taking, adolescence, emerging adulthood, self-regulation, developmental change, structural equation modeling, latent growth modeling

  • Full list is available through pubmed link or personal website (linked below).

    Memmott-Elison, M., & Moilanen, K. L. (2021). Longitudinal intra-individual and inter-individual relations between cognitive and emotional self-regulation across adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 50, 1970-1981.

    Moilanen, K. L., DeLong, K. L., Spears, S., Gentzler, A. L., & Turiano, N. A. (2021). Predictors of initial status and change in self-control during the college transition. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 73, 101235. 

    Memmott-Elison, M., Moilanen, K. L., & Padilla-Walker, L. M. (2020). Latent growth in self‐regulatory subdimensions in relation to adjustment outcomes in youth aged 12–19. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 30(3), 651-668.