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Jonathan B. Santo

Professor of Psychology, University of Nebraska Omaha

Jonathan Santo joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology at University of Nebraska Omaha in 2009 after having completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research is in the area of adolescent development with specific focus on the factors that predict peer victimization and its consequences. He is particularly interested in explaining the role that context plays in development, be it at the classroom across cultures.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Psychology , University of Nebraska Omaha

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Nebraska at Omaha, Psychology

Publications

  • 2021
    Socially responsible children: A link between school climate and aggression and victimization, International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • 2021
    Authoritative School Climate and Peer Victimization Among Brazilian Students, Revista Educação Especial
  • 2021
    Unpacking the misfit effect: Exploring the influence of gender and social norms on the association between aggression and peer victimization, International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • 2021
    I Already Belong: Immigrant-origin College Students’ Persistence, Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
  • 2020
    Trust, Ethnicity, and Political Approval in 21st Century South Africa, ID: International Dialogue: A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs
  • 2020
    AoA Effects in Reading Aloud and Lexical Decision: Locating the (Semantic) Locus in Terms of the Number of Backward Semantic Associations, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • 2020
    Self-Continuity Moderates the Association Between Sexual-Minority Status Based Discrimination and Depressive Symptoms, Journal of Homosexuality
  • 2019
    Authoritative School Climate and Peer Victimization Among Brazilian Students, Psico
  • 2019
    A Dynamic Examination of the Associations between Shyness, Psychological Difficulties, and Stressful Life Events during Early Adolescence, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • 2019
    Severe Social Withdrawal: Cultural Variation in Past Hikikomori Experiences of University Students in Nigeria, Singapore, and the US, Journal of Genetic Psychology
  • 2019
    Depressive symptoms are associated with more negative functional outcomes than anxiety symptoms in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
  • 2019
    Sexual activity and attitudes as predictors of sexual satisfaction during pregnancy. A multi-level model describing the sexuality of couples in the first 12 weeks, Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2019
    Cognitive Processes That Indirectly Affect Olfactory Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease, Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders
  • 2019
    Family Psychosocial Assessment in the Clinical Setting, BMC Psychology
  • 2019
    Fairness, Trust, and School Climate as Foundational To Growth Mindset: A Study Among Brazilian Children and Adolescents, Educational Psychology
  • 2019
    The predictive value of school climate and teacher techniques on students’ just world beliefs: A comprehensive Brazilian sample, Social Psychology of Education
  • 2019
    Examination of age, ethnicity and sex differences on attraction among late-adolescents, Social Moments
  • 2018
    Repeatability and reliability of exploratory behavior in proactive and reactive zebrafish, Danio rerio, Scientific reports
  • 2018
    I like you, do you like me? How aggression, gender, social norms predict adolescent peer liking from a dyadic, individual and group perspective, Revista Psicologia Argumento
  • 2018
    Self-Continuity Moderates the Association Between Peer Victimization and Depression, Journal of Research on Adolescence (special issue on adolescents in the majority world)
  • 2017
    Contextual influences on the relations between physical and relational aggression and peer victimization, School Psychology International
  • 2017
    Comparing depression screening tools in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), Rehabilitation Psychology
  • 2017
    Prenatal Androgen Exposure and Parental Care Interact to Influence Timing of Reproductive Maturation in Marmosets, American Journal of Primatology
  • 2017
    Androgyny in Liking and in Being Liked Are Antecedent to Well-Being in Pre-adolescent Boys and Girls, Sex Roles
  • 2017
    Work-family conflict among Blacks, Whites and Hispanics, Community, Work and Family
  • 2017
    A cross-cultural analysis of the relations of physical and relational aggression with peer victimization, International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • 2016
    Classroom Context and the Relations between Social Withdrawal and Peer Victimization, Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology
  • 2016
    Friendship Security, But Not Friendship Intimacy, Moderates the Stability of Anxiety During Early Adolescence, Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • 2016
    The Relationships Between Anxious and Unsociable Withdrawal and Peer Difficulties: The Moderating Role of Insecure Attachment, International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • 2016
    Correlates of Early Adolescent Friend Choice Order in a Colombian Sample: Interactions Between Friend, Individual and Contextual Prosocial Behavior and Aggression, Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies
  • 2016
    Mother–child attachment and social withdrawal in urban Chinese children, Social Behavior and Personality
  • 2015
    Overrating Bruins, Underrating Badgers Media, Bias, and College Basketball, Journal of Sports Management and Commercialization
  • 2015
    Evidence for a synchronization of hormonal states between humans and dogs during competition, Physiology & Behavior
  • 2015
    Is reading-aloud performance in megastudies systematically influenced by the list context?, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • 2014
    Successful Transition to Elementary School and the Implementation of Facilitative Practices Specified in the Reggio-Emilia Philosophy, School Psychology International
  • 2013
    Measurement Invariance of Self-Continuity Strategies: Comparisons of Early Adolescents from Brazil, Canada, and Colombia, European Journal of Developmental Psychology (special section on instruments and procedures for developmental research)
  • 2013
    Investigating the Portrait Values Questionnaire at Two Transitions in Adulthood: Retirement and University, Quality & Quantity
  • 2013
    Salivary cortisol and interpersonal functioning: An event-contingent recording study in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder, Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • 2013
    Factors underlying contextual variations in the structure of the self: Differences related to SES, gender, culture and “majority/“non-majority” status during early adolescence, Journal of Research on Adolescence (special issue on adolescents in the majority world)
  • 2012
    Natural variation in gestational cortisol is associated with patterns of growth in marmoset monkeys (Callithrix geoffroyi), General and Comparative Endocrinology
  • 2012
    Effects of a Wellness for Women Intervention on Healthy Eating Behavior in Midlife Rural Women, Social Science and Medicine
  • 2012
    Is Self Evaluation of Creativity a Useful Criterion?, Creativity Research Journal
  • 2012
    Mediating and moderating effects on the association between vision loss and depression among older adults, Insight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness
  • 2011
    The Presence of a Best Friend Buffers the Effects of Negative Experiences, Developmental Psychology
  • 2011
    Effects of Homophobic Victimization vs. Non-homophobic Victimization on School Commitment and the Moderating effect of Teacher Attitudes, Journal of LGBT Youth
  • 2010
    Context-Dependent Peer Victimization: Are physical and relational aggression tolerated differently in mixed-sex versus all-girl schools?, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly
  • 2010
    High cortisol levels in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder during two weeks of daily sampling, Bipolar Disorders
  • 2009
    Reactivity and distortions in the self: Narcissism, types of aggression, and the functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis during early adolescence, Development and Psychopathology
  • 2009
    Affective Well-Being in the Retirement Transition: Money, Health, and the Role of Values Over Three Years, Journal of Happiness Studies
  • 2006
    Recent advances for Developmental Psychopathology in the study of social and personal experiences, International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • 2003
    Non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome following a car accident, Neurology

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development
  • Society for Research on Child Development
  • Society for Research on Adolescence