The Ohio State University at Marion

Chris Daddis




Office: 170E Morrill Hall

Phone: (740) 725-6109


OSUM Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Social Cognition Research Lab



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.






Selected publications:

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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