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Marc Bornstein

Director of National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Research Interests

Marc H. Bornstein is Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He has held faculty positions at Princeton University and New York University as well as academic appointments in Munich, London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Bamenda, Seoul, Trento, Santiago, Bristol, and Oxford. Bornstein is President-elect of the SRCD and a past member of the SRCD Governing Council. Bornstein has administered both Federal and Foundation grants, sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals, and consults for governments, foundations, universities, publishers, scientific journals, the media, and UNICEF. Bornstein is Editor Emeritus of Child Development and founding Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice. He is author or editor of numerous scholarly volumes and several children's books, videos, and puzzles and has published widely in experimental, methodological, comparative, developmental, and cultural science as well as neuroscience, pediatrics, and aesthetics.


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Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Iandolo, G., López-Florit, L., Venuti, P., Neoh, M. J., Bornstein, M. H., & Esposito, G. (2020). Story contents and intensity of the anxious symptomatology in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. International journal of adolescence and youth25(1), 725-740.

Zhang, K., Rigo, P., Su, X., Wang, M., Chen, Z., Esposito, G., Putnick, D.L, Bornstein, M. H., & Du, X. (2020). Brain Responses to Emotional Infant Faces in New Mothers and Nulliparous Women. Scientific Reports10(1), 1-10. 

Azhari, A., Lim, M., Bizzego, A., Gabrieli, G., Bornstein, M. H., & Esposito, G. (2020). Physical presence of spouse enhances brain-to-brain synchrony in co-parenting couples. Scientific reports10(1), 1-11.

Bornstein, M. H., & Putnick, D. L. Dyadic development in the family: Stability in mother-child relationship quality from infancy to adolescence. Journal of family psychology: JFP: journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

Esposito, G., Rigo, P., & Bornstein, M. H. (2020). Brain imaging technologies to study infant behavior and development. Infant behavior & development60, 101461. Advance online publication.

Bornstein, M. H., Putnick, D. L., & Esposito, G. (2020). Skill-experience transactions across development: Bidirectional relations between child core language and the child's home learning environment. Developmental Psychology

Azhari, A., Rigo, P., Bornstein, M. H., & Esposito, G. (2020). Where Sounds Occur Matters: Context Effects Influence Processing of Salient Vocalisations. Brain Sciences10(7), 429.

Rothenberg, W. A., Lansford, J. E., Bornstein, M. H., Chang, L., Deater‐Deckard, K., Di Giunta, L., ... & Skinner, A. T. (2020). Effects of Parental Warmth and Behavioral Control on Adolescent Externalizing and Internalizing Trajectories Across Cultures. Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Cheng, M., Setoh, P., Bornstein, M. H., & Esposito, G. (2020). She Thinks in English, but She Wants in Mandarin: Differences in Singaporean Bilingual English-Mandarin Maternal Mental-state-talk.

Richards, M. N., Putnick, D. L., Bradley, L. P., Lang, K. M., Little, T. D., Suwalsky, J. T., & Bornstein, M. H. (2020). Children’s utilization of toys is moderated by age-appropriateness, toy category, and child age. Applied Developmental Science, 1-14.