James A. Green

Degree: Ph.D., 1979, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Interests: Early social development, prelinguistic communication, crying, quantitative methods
Research Synopsis: My research falls under the broad heading of social development, that is, the origins and determinants of interactions and relationships with other people. I am particularly interested in observational methods and the analysis of dyadic interactions.
Courses: Developmental Psychology, Principles of Research, Advanced Social Development, Infancy and the Effects of Early Experience
Recent publications: Green, J. A. and Gustafson, G. E. (in press).   Crying. In H. Montgomery (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.Barr, R. G., Fairbrother, N., Pauwels, J., Green, J. A., Chen, M., & Brant, R. (2014). Maternal frustration, emotional and behavioural responses to prolonged infant crying. Infant Behavior and Development, 37, 652-664.



Green, J. A., Whitney, P. G., & Potegal, M. (2011). Screaming, yelling, whining, and crying: Categorical and intensity differences in vocal expressions of anger and sadness in children’s tantrums. Emotion,11, 1124-1133.



Whitney, P. G., & Green, J. A. (2011). Changes in infants’ affect related to the onset of independent locomotion. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 459-466.



Green J. A., and Gustafson, G. E. (2011). Prelinguistic communication. In P. C. Hogan (Ed.), Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences (pp 179-180). Cambridge University Press.



Green, J. A., Whitney, P., and Gustafson, G. E. (2010). Vocal expressions of anger. In M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, & C. Spielberger (Eds.), International Handbook of Anger (pp. 138-156). New York: Springer.


Representative Publications: Chen, X., Green, J. A., & Gustafson, G. E. (2009). Development of vocal protests from 3 to 18 months. Infancy, 14, 44-59.2. Barr, R. G., Hopkins, B., & Green, J. A. (2000). Crying as a sign, a symptom, and a signal: Clinical, emotional, and developmental aspects of infant and toddler crying. London: MacKeith Press.


Green, J. A., & Gustafson, G. E. (1997). Perspectives on an ecological approach to social communicative development in infancy. In C. Dent-Read and P. Zukow-Goldring (Eds.), Evolving explanations of development: Ecological approaches to organism-environment systems (pp. 515-546). Arlington, VA: American Psychological Association.

Additional Titles: Co-Director, Infancy Laboratory, University of Connecticut;Department Head, 2011-present