College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Masha A. Gartstein

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, 1997

Contact Information:

Office: Johnson Tower 348
Phone: (509) 335-4651


Infant Temperament Lab

Classes Taught:

  • Psychology 333: Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 440: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology 464: Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents
  • Psychology 530: Ethics & Professional Issues
  • Psychology 538: Clinical Supervision
  • Psychology 543: Clinical Child Psychology: Empirical Approaches to Assessment and Therapy

Research Interests:

  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Temperament
  • Parenting
  • Cross-Cultural Differences

Selected Publications:

Gartstein, M.A., Slobodskaya, H.R., Putnam, S.P., *Kirchhoff, C. (in press). Cross-cultural differences in the development of behavior problems: Contributions of infant temperament in Russia and U.S. International Journal of Developmental Science.

Slobodskaya, H.R., Gartstein, M.A., Nakagawa, A., & Putnam, S.P. (2013). Early temperament in Japan, US and Russia: do cross-cultural differences decrease with age? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 438 - 460.

Gartstein, M.A., Putnam, S.P., & Rothbart, M.K. (2012). Etiology of preschool behavior problems: Contributions of temperament attributes in early childhood. Infant Mental Health Journal, 33, 197-211.

Gartstein, M.A., *Bridgett, D.J., & *Low, C.M. (2012). Self- and Other-Report Measures of Temperament. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.). The Handbook of Temperament, (pp. 183-208). New York: Guilford Press.

*Bridgett, D.J., Gartstein, M.A., Putnam, S.P., *Lance, K.B., *Iddins, E., *Waits, R., *VanVleet, J., & *Lee, L. (2011). Emerging Effortful Control in Toddlerhood: The role of Infant Orienting/Regulation, Maternal Effortful Control, and Maternal Time Spent in Caregiving Activities. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 189-199.

Gartstein, M.A., Bridgett, D.J., Rothbart, M.K., Robertson, C., Iddins, E., Ramsay, K., & Schlect, S. (2010). A Latent Growth Examination of Fear Development in Infancy: Contributions of Maternal Depression and the Risk for Toddler Anxiety. Developmental Psychology, 46, 651-668.

Gartstein, M.A., Slobodskaya, H.R., Zylicz, P.O., Gosztyla, D. & Nakagawa, N. (2010). A Cross-cultural Evaluation of Temperament Development: Japan, United States of America, Poland and Russia. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 10, 55-75.

Lang, A.J., Gartstein, M.A., Rodgers, C.S., & Lebeck, M.M. (2010). The Impact of Maternal Childhood Abuse on Parenting and Infant Temperament. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 23, 100-110.

Montirosso, R., Cozzi, P., Putnam, S.P., Gartstein, M.A. (2010). Studying cross-cultural differences in temperament in the first year of life: United States of America (US) and Italy. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 27-37.

Sterry, T.W., Reiter-Purtill, J., Gartstein, M.A., Gerhardt, C.A., Vannatta, K., & Noll, R.B. (2010). Temperament as a Predictor of Children’s Social Behavior and Peer Acceptance. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 56, 189-219.

    Masha A. Gartstein
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