The Ohio State University at Marion
Office: 170E Morrill Hall
Phone: (740) 725-6109
Chris Daddis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Marion campus of The Ohio State University. He completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University and attended graduate school at the University of Rochester, earning his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 2004.
At The Ohio State University, Dr. Daddis teaches Adolescent Development, Research Methods in Psychology, Moral Development, Psychology of Childhood, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Data Analysis, and Lifespan Development. He also directs undergraduate independent studies and supervises Senior Honors Theses. In addition, Dr. Daddis is the director of the honors program at the Ohio State Marion Campus.
Dr. Daddis’ research employs a social cognitive approach to the study of adolescent autonomy development that focuses on changes in adolescents’ and parents’ social reasoning about the boundaries delineating adolescent and parent authority. Dr. Daddis’ work specifically examines the processes that are associated with individual differences in autonomy development. Two related lines of research examine these processes.
The first examines the influence of peers on adolescents’ construction of boundaries between personal and parental authority. The second line examines differences in the ways that adolescents actively assert autonomy through active management of information about their lives.
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Daddis, C. & Smetana, J. G. (in press). Parenting from the social domain theory
perspective: This time its personal. .pdf
Daddis, C. (2011). Desire for increased autonomy and adolescents’ perceptions of peer
autonomy: “Everyone else can; why can’t I?” Child Development, 82(4), 1310-1326.
Daddis, C. (2010). Adolescent peer crowds and patterns of belief in the boundaries of
personal authority. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 699-708. .pdf
Daddis, C., & Randolph, D. (2010). Dating and disclosure: Adolescent management of
information regarding romantic involvement. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 309-320.
Daddis, C. (2008). Similarity between early and middle adolescent close friends’ beliefs
about personal jurisdiction. Social Development, 17, 1019-1038. .pdf
Daddis, C. (2008). Influence of close friends on the boundaries of adolescent personal
authority. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 18, 75-98. .pdf
Daddis, C., & Smetana, J. (2005). Middle-class African American families' expectations
for adolescents' behavioural autonomy. International Journal of Behavioral
Development, 29, 371-381. .pdf
Smetana, J., Campione-Barr, N., & Daddis, C. (2004). Longitudinal development of family
decision making: Defining healthy behavioral autonomy for middle-class African
American adolescents. Child Development, 75, 1418-1434. .pdf
Smetana, J., Daddis, C., & Chuang, S. (2003). Clean your room! A longitudinal
investigation of adolescent-parent conflict and conflict resolution in middle class
African American families. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18, 631-650. .pdf
Smetana, J. & Daddis, C. (2002). Domain specific antecedents of psychological control,
Parental monitoring, and adolescent autonomy: The role of parenting beliefs and
practices. Child Development, 73, 563-580. .pdf
Smetana, J., Toth, S., Cichetti, D., Bruce, J., Kane, P., & Daddis, C. (1999). Maltreated
and nonmaltreated preschoolers’ conceptions of hypothetical and actual moral
transgressions. Developmental Psychology, 35, 269-281. .pdf
Smetana, J., Daddis, C., Toth, S., Cichetti, D., Bruce, J., & Kane, P. (1999). Effects of
provocation on maltreated and nonmaltreated preschoolers’ understanding of
moral transgressions. Social Development, 8, 335-348. .pdf