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Anna-Beth Doyle, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Anna-Beth Doyle, PhD

My primary research interest is family influences on social and emotional development and adjustment across adolescence, with specific focus on the role of parenting behaviour and adolescent attachment security. In our most recent project, 200 adolescents were followed longitudinally for six years from beginning high school to junior college, completing questionnaires yearly, interviews and a laboratory discussion with a friend or romantic partner. This research was funded by SSHRC.


PhD Psychology 1971; Stanford University

Selected publications

Doyle, A. B., Lawford, H., & Markiewicz, D. (2009) Attachment style with Mother, Father, Best Friend and Romantic Partner during Adolescence Journal of Research on Adolescence, 19, 690-714. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2009.00617.x
Markiewicz, D., Lawford, H., Doyle, A.B., Haggart, N. (2006) Developmental differences in adolescents' and young adults' use of mothers, fathers, best friends, and romantic partners to fulfill attachment needs. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35, 1-14.
Doyle, A.B., & Markiewicz, D. (2005) Parenting, marital conflict, and adjustment from early- to mid- Adolescence: Mediated by adolescent attachment style? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 34, 97-110.

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