Aaron Luebbe

Aaron LuebbeAssistant Professor

Contact Information:
Phone: (513) 529-2404
218 Psychology Building
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

Teaching Interests:

I design my courses to adhere to what I believe are four main tenets of learning. Specifically, learning should be activeassociative and appliedcooperative, and strengths-based.  I hope that students walk away from classes and work in the research lab with a better understanding of the science of psychology, the unresolved issues yet to be tackled in the field, and the role psychology can play in improving the lives of children and families. Recently taught courses and broader interests include Developmental Psychopathology, Child Development, Family Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Systems of Interventions, and Child and Family Clinical Interventions.

Research Interests:

Rooted within a developmental psychopathology framework and influenced by Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of development, my research focuses on understanding systemic contributors to the etiology and maintenance of youth emotional disorders. My work examines how emotion processes and interpersonal relationships interact to put youth at risk for depressive and anxious symptoms. Specific constructs of interest include social information processing, parent-child interactions, emotion regulation, biological stress reactivity, and a construct I’m developing called family savoring of positive events. Long-term, I aim to develop an integrated model of the multiple pathways of risk and resilience from emotion experience, reactivity, and regulation to youth anxiety and depression outcomes within the context of specific interpersonal relationships.

For a full CV as well as additional information regarding ongoing research projects, including my secondary research interests in issues related to sluggish cognitive tempo and to clinical graduate student training, please visit my research website.

Professional Recognition:

  • Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professorship
  • NIMH Extramural Pediatric Loan Repayment Program 2011-2013
  • Miami University Summer Grant for New Tenure Track Faculty, Socialziation and Regulation of Positive Emotions: Risks for Adolescent Depression
  • University of Missouri Research Council Grant. Differentiating Youth Anxiety and Depression: Incorporating Family Factors into a Socioaffective Tripartite Model.  (Role: Co-Principal Investigator)
  • University of Mississippi Excellence in Clinical Service Award
  • University of Missouri Campus-Wide Superior Graduate Student Award
  • Robert F. Daniels Teaching Fellowship (University of Missouri)

Representative Publications:

Fussner, L. M.*, Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (in press). Dynamics of positive emotion regulation: Associations with youth depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (2014). Positive and negative family emotional climate differentially predict anxiety and depression via distinct affective pathways. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 897-911.

Becker, S. P.*, Luebbe, A. M., Greening, L., Stoppelbein, L., & Fite, P. J. (2014). Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and ADHD symptoms in psychiatrically hospitalized children: Factor structure and relations to internalizing symptoms and behavioral dysregulation. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 49 – 62.

Luebbe, A. M., Fussner, L. M.*, Kiel, E.J., Early, M. C., & Bell, D. J. (2013). Role of adolescent and maternal depressive symptoms on transactional emotion recognition: Context and state affect matter. Emotion, 13, 1160-1172.

Luebbe, A. M., Elledge, L. C., Kiel, E. J., & Stoppelbein, L. (2012). Cortisol predicts dysregulated behavior and length of stay among children admitted for acute psychiatric inpatient treatment. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 227 – 238.

Luebbe, A.M., Kiel, E. J., & Buss, K. A. (2011). Toddlers’ context-varying emotions, maternal responses to emotions, and internalizing behaviors. Emotion, 11, 697-703.

Luebbe, A. M., Bell, D. J., Allwood, M. A., Swenson, L. P., & Early, M. C. (2010). Social information processing in children: Specific relations to anxiety, depression, and affect. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 386-399.

Luebbe, A. M., Radcliffe, A. M., Callands, T. A., Green, D., & Thorn, B. E. (2007). Evidence-based practice in psychology: Perceptions of graduate students in scientist practitioner programs. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 643-655.

* denotes graduate student co-author