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A few words about me...
Zopito A. Marini, Ph.D., a developmental and educational psychologist, is a Full Professor of Child and Youth Studies and a current holder of a Brock Chancellor's Chair for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Marini did his graduate work at the University of Toronto with the late Robbie Case (noted scholar and Neo-Piagetain theorist in child development), and since 1985 has been at Brock where he was the founding Chair of the Department. His research interests focus on the area generally known as sociocognitive development. Dr. Marini does research, writes and lectures on issues related to family and school conflicts, bullying and victimization, the development of conscience and self-regulation. Using a biopsychosocial perspective, he has investigated the cognitive mechanisms and social processes underlying the development of a range of sociocognitive abilities in typical and atypical children and youths, and he has also examined the mediating and moderating impact of psychosocial factors, such as depression, anxiety, anti-social beliefs, temperament, friendship quality and parenting practices on children's adjustment. Projects currently underway in his lab examine psychosocial factors involved in bullying and victimization with a view of developing effective prevention strategies. Other research projects involve an examination of the development of conscience, moral emotions and self-regulation.
Selected Recent Publications:
Marini, Z. A., Dane, A., & Kennedy, R. (in press). Multiple pathways to bullying: Educational implications of individual differences in temperament and brain function. In M. Ferrari & L. Vuletic (Eds.). The Developmental Relations between Mind, Brain, and Education: Essays in Honor of Robbie Case. New York: Springer.
Lacharite, M., & Marini, Z. A. (2008). Bullying prevention and the rights of children: Psychological and democratic aspects. In T. O'Neill & D. Zinga (Eds.). Children's Rights: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Participation and Protection (pp. 297-325). University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Ontario.
Morra, S., Gobbo, C., Marini, Z., & Sheese, R. (2008). Cognitive Development: Neo-Piagetian Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ : L awrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
Marini, Z.A. (2007). Review of E. Elliott & R. Gordon (Eds.), New Directions in Restorative Justice: Issues, Practice, Evaluation. Cullompton , UK : Willan Publishing (2005). Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 49(1), 127-128. Available at http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjcr200/cjcr206.html .
Willoughby , T., Chalmers, H., Busseri, M., Bosacki, S., Dupont, D., Marini, Z., Rose-Krasnor, L., Sadava, S., Ward, T., & Woloshyn, V. (2007). Adolescent non-involvement in multiple risk behaviors: An indicator of successful development? Applied Developmental Science, 11(2), 89-103.