Overview

Our lab aims to understand why some children have trouble with making friends, keeping friends, and being accepted by their peer group, as well as what the consequences of these peer problems might be. Some of our research focuses on youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) because this population provides fertile ground to study peer difficulties, while other research concerns how typical kids interact.

In this lab we are most interested in social contextual influences, such as children’s classroom or home environments, on their peer problems. We are studying ways in which teachers and parents may (a) foster children’s peer relationships; (b) be harnessed as novel intervention targets for the peer difficulties of children with ADHD; and (c) contribute to resilient emotional adjustment among youth with friendship problems or peer rejection.

Publications

Who's Gotta Catch 'Em All?: Individual differences in Pokèmon Go gameplay behaviors
Personality and Individual Differences
Adri Khalis, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.11.049
04/2018

Online Social Interactions Predict Academic and Emotional Adjustment in the Transition to University
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Amori Yee Mikami, David E. Szwedo, Adri Khalis, Mary Jia, Jennifer Jiwon Na
DOI: 10.1111/jora.12377
02/2018

Side Effects of Social Skills Training
The ADHD Report
Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1521/adhd.2018.26.1.13
02/2018

Social Networking in Online and Offline Contexts
Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Amori Yee Mikami, David E. Szwedo
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33228-4_283
2018

Social Skills Training and ADHD—What Works?
Current Psychiatry Reports
Amori Yee Mikami, Sophie Smit, Adri Khalis
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-017-0850-2
10/2017

Diagnostic Issues for ODD/CD with ADHD Comorbidity
The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders
Kristen L. Hudec and Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1002/9781119092254.ch4
08/2017

Positive Peer Relationships Facilitate Adjustment in the Transition to University for Emerging Adults With ADHD Symptoms
Emerging Adulthood
Adri Khalis, Amori Yee Mikami, Kristen L. Hudec
DOI: 10.1177/2167696817722471
08/2017

Perceptions of Relatedness with Classroom Peers Promote Adolescents’ Behavioral Engagement and Achievement in Secondary School
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Amori Yee Mikami, Erik A. Ruzek, Christopher A. Hafen, Anne Gregory, Joseph P. Allen
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-017-0724-2
07/2017

Teacher Behaviors Toward Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Predict Peers' Initial Liking and Disliking Impressions in a Summer Camp Setting
Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Sterett H. Mercer
DOI: 10.1521/jscp.2017.36.6.506
06/2017

Associations Between Peer Functioning and Verbal Ability Among Children With and Without Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Amori Yee Mikami, Lisa Pauline Münch, Kristen L. Hudec
DOI: 10.1177/1063426617693380
02/2017

My Teaching Partner-Secondary: A Video-Based Coaching Model
Theory Into Practice
A. Gregory, E. Ruzek, C. A. Hafen, A. Y. Mikami, J. P. Allen, R. C. Pianta
DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2016.1260402
01/2017

Item Response Theory Analysis of ADHD Symptoms in Children With and Without ADHD
Assessment
James J. Li, Steven P. Reise, Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Amori Yee Mikami, Steve S. Lee
DOI: 10.1177/1073191115591595
07/2016

Classroom quality and student behavior trajectories in elementary schoolClassroom Quality and Student Behavior
Psychology in the Schools
Marissa Swaim Griggs and Amori Yee Mikami and Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman
DOI: 10.1002/pits.21941
06/2016

Closing the Racial Discipline Gap in Classrooms by Changing Teacher Practice
School Psychology Review
Anne Gregory, Christopher A. Hafen, Erik Ruzek, Amori Yee Mikami, Joseph P. Allen, Robert C. Pianta
DOI: 10.17105/spr45-2.171-191
06/2016

How teacher emotional support motivates students: The mediating roles of perceived peer relatedness, autonomy support, and competence
Learning and Instruction
Erik A. Ruzek, Christopher A. Hafen, Joseph P. Allen, Anne Gregory, Amori Yee Mikami, Robert C. Pianta
DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2016.01.004
04/2016

Wanting it Too Much: An Inverse Relation Between Social Motivation and Facial Emotion Recognition in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Heather D. Garman, Christine J. Spaulding, Sara Jane Webb, Amori Yee Mikami, James P. Morris, Matthew D. Lerner
DOI: 10.1007/s10578-015-0620-5
01/2016

Social Networking in Online and Offline Contexts
Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Amori Yee Mikami and David E. Szwedo
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_283
2016

Implicit versus explicit rejection self-perceptions and adolescents' interpersonal functioning
Personality and Individual Differences
Amori Yee Mikami, Megan M. Schad, Bethany A. Teachman, Joanna M. Chango, Joseph P. Allen
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.06.051
11/2015

Explicit and Implicit Positive Illusory Bias in Children With ADHD
Journal of Attention Disorders
Christina C. Emeh, Amori Yee Mikami, Bethany A. Teachman
DOI: 10.1177/1087054715612261
11/2015

Social Skills Deficits in a Virtual Environment Among Spanish Children With ADHD
Journal of Attention Disorders
Rosa García-Castellar, Pilar Jara-Jiménez, Desirée Sánchez-Chiva, Amori Y. Mikami
DOI: 10.1177/1087054715591850
07/2015

Focusing on teacher–student interactions eliminates the negative impact of students’ disruptive behavior on teacher perceptions
International Journal of Behavioral Development
Christopher A. Hafen, Erik A. Ruzek, Anne Gregory, Joseph P. Allen, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1177/0165025415579455
07/2015

Positively Biased Self-Perceptions in Children with ADHD: Unique Predictor of Future Maladjustment
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Mary Jia, Yuanyuan Jiang, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-015-0056-1
07/2015

Systematic Observation of Early Adolescents in Educational SettingsThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Journal of Early Adolescence
Anne Gregory, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1177/0272431615580772
04/2015

Enhancing Secondary School Instruction and Student Achievement: Replication and Extension of the My Teaching Partner-Secondary Intervention
Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness
Joseph P. Allen, Christopher A. Hafen, Anne C. Gregory, Amori Y. Mikami, Robert Pianta
DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2015.1017680
04/2015

The Importance of Social Contextual Factors in Peer Relationships of Children with ADHD
Current Developmental Disorders Reports
Amori Yee Mikami, Sébastien Normand
DOI: 10.1007/s40474-014-0036-0
01/2015

Online social communication patterns among emerging adult women with histories of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, David E. Szwedo, Shaikh I. Ahmad, Andrea Stier Samuels, Stephen P. Hinshaw
DOI: 10.1037/abn0000053
2015

Peer Preference and Friendship Quantity in Children with Externalizing Behavior: Distinct Influences on Bully Status and Victim Status
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Mary Jia, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-014-9956-8
11/2014

Social Skills Training
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Amori Yee Mikami, Mary Jia, Jennifer Jiwon Na
DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2014.05.007
10/2014

Classroom victimization: Consequences for social and academic adjustment in elementary schoolConsequences of Classroom Victimization
Psychology in the Schools
Meg M. Reuland and Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1002/pits.21770
05/2014

Implications of Parental Affiliate Stigma in Families of Children with ADHD
Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Gua Khee Chong, Jena M. Saporito, Jennifer Jiwon Na
DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2014.888665
04/2014

Cross-Setting Correspondence in Sociometric Nominations Among Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Amori Yee Mikami, Betsy Hoza, Stephen P. Hinshaw, L. Eugene Arnold, Lily Hechtman, William E. Pelham
DOI: 10.1177/1063426613518244
02/2014

Eliminating the racial disparity in classroom exclusionary discipline
Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk
2014

Collateral effects of a peer relationship intervention for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on typically developing classmates
School Psychology Reviews
12/2013

EFFECTS OF A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON BEHAVIORAL ENGAGEMENT OF STUDENTS IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLIncreasing Behavioral Engagement
Psychology in the Schools
Anne Gregory, Joseph P. Allen, Amori Y. Mikami, Christopher A. Hafen, Robert C. Pianta
DOI: 10.1002/pits.21741
11/2013

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Challenges of Social Exclusion
Oxford Handbooks Online
Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398700.013.0021
02/2013

Observations of Effective Teacher–Student Interactions in Secondary School Classrooms: Predicting Student Achievement With the Classroom Assessment Scoring System—Secondary
School Psychology Review
2013

A randomized trial of a classroom intervention to increase peers' social inclusion of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Marissa Swaim Griggs, Matthew D. Lerner, Christina C. Emeh, Meg M. Reuland, Allison Jack, Maria R. Anthony
DOI: 10.1037/a0029654
2013

Correct effect size estimates for strength of association statistics: Comment on Odgaard and Fowler (2010).
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Matthew D. Lerner, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1037/a0030785
2013

Preliminary Evaluation of an Observational Measure of Group Cohesion for Group PsychotherapyObservational Measure of Group Cohesion
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Matthew D. Lerner, Bryce D. McLeod, Amori Y. Mikami
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.21933
10/2012

Quantifying the Relationship Between Perceived Consequences of ADHD Medication and Its Usage
Journal of Attention Disorders
Daniel J. Cox, Margaret Taylor Davis, Brian S. Cox, Roger C. Burket, Richard L. Merkel, Amori Yee Mikami, Derek Ford
DOI: 10.1177/1087054712452913
08/2012

A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial of Two Social Skills Interventions for Youth With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Matthew D. Lerner, Amori Y. Mikami
DOI: 10.1177/1088357612450613
07/2012

The Influence of Parent Behaviors on Positive Illusory Bias in Children With ADHD
Journal of Attention Disorders
Christina C. Emeh, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1177/1087054712441831
04/2012

Long-Acting Methylphenidate Reduces Collision Rates of Young Adult Drivers With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Daniel J. Cox, Margaret Davis, Amori Yee Mikami, Harsimran Singh, Richard L. Merkel, Roger Burket
DOI: 10.1097/jcp.0b013e3182496dc5
04/2012

Understanding Parent–Child Social Informant Discrepancy in Youth with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Matthew D. Lerner, Casey D. Calhoun, Amori Yee Mikami, Andres De Los Reyes
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1525-9
03/2012

Social Networking Site Use Predicts Changes in Young Adults’ Psychological Adjustment
Journal of Research on Adolescence
David E. Szwedo, Amori Yee Mikami, Joseph P. Allen
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00788.x
03/2012

Teacher practices as predictors of children's classroom social preference
Journal of School Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Marissa Swaim Griggs, Meg M. Reuland, Anne Gregory
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2011.08.002
02/2012

Gender and Conduct Problems Predict Peer Functioning Among Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Jill Lorenzi
DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2011.597089
09/2011

The Alliance in a Friendship Coaching Intervention for Parents of Children With ADHD
Behavior Therapy
Matthew D. Lerner, Amori Yee Mikami, Bryce D. McLeod
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.11.006
09/2011

An Interaction-Based Approach to Enhancing Secondary School Instruction and Student Achievement
Science
J. P. Allen, R. C. Pianta, A. Gregory, A. Y. Mikami, J. Lun
DOI: 10.1126/science.1207998
08/2011

The Moderating Role of Verbal Aggression on the Relationship Between Parental Feedback and Peer Status Among Children with ADHD
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Allison Jack, Amori Yee Mikami, Casey D. Calhoun
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-011-9521-7
05/2011

Parental Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Predicts Child and Parent Outcomes of Parental Friendship Coaching Treatment
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Marissa Swaim Griggs, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2011.08.004
2011

Effects of a teacher professional development intervention on peer relationships in secondary classrooms
School Psychology Reviews
2011

The Pivotal Role of Adolescent Autonomy in Secondary School Classrooms
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Christopher A. Hafen, Joseph P. Allen, Amori Yee Mikami, Anne Gregory, Bridget Hamre, Robert C. Pianta
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-011-9739-2
2011

The Role of Maternal and Child ADHD Symptoms in Shaping Interpersonal Relationships
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Marissa Swaim Griggs, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-010-9464-4
10/2010

Socio-Dramatic Affective-Relational Intervention for Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism: Pilot Study
Autism
Matthew D. Lerner, Amori Yee Mikami, Karen Levine
DOI: 10.1177/1362361309353613
10/2010

Qualities of Peer Relations on Social Networking Websites: Predictions From Negative Mother-Teen InteractionsQUALITIES OF PEER RELATIONS ON SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES
Journal of Research on Adolescence
David E. Szwedo, Amori Yee Mikami, Joseph P. Allen
DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2010.00692.x
09/2010

Social Context Influences on Children’s Rejection by Their PeersContext of Peer Rejection
Child Development Perspectives
Amori Yee Mikami, Matthew D. Lerner, Janetta Lun
DOI: 10.1111/j.1750-8606.2010.00130.x
07/2010

Influence of Anxiety on the Social Functioning of Children With and Without ADHD
Journal of Attention Disorders
Amori Yee Mikami, Megan L. Ransone, Casey D. Calhoun
DOI: 10.1177/1087054710369066
06/2010

The Importance of Friendship for Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1007/s10567-010-0067-y
05/2010

Positive Illusory Bias and Response to Behavioral Treatment Among Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Casey D. Calhoun, Howard B. Abikoff
DOI: 10.1080/15374411003691735
04/2010

Parental Influence on Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: II. Results of a Pilot Intervention Training Parents as Friendship Coaches for Children
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Matthew D. Lerner, Marissa Swaim Griggs, Alison McGrath, Casey D. Calhoun
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-010-9403-4
03/2010

Parental Influence on Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: I. Relationships Between Parent Behaviors and Child Peer Status
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Allison Jack, Christina C. Emeh, Haley F. Stephens
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-010-9393-2
03/2010

Adolescent peer relationships and behavior problems predict young adults’ communication on social networking websites.
Developmental Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, David E. Szwedo, Joseph P. Allen, Meredyth A. Evans, Amanda L. Hare
DOI: 10.1037/a0017420
2010

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Social Behavior and Skills in Children
Amori Yee Mikami, Allison Jack, Matthew D. Lerner
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0234-4_9
08/2009

Sex Differences in Effectiveness of Extended-Release Stimulant Medication among Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Amori Yee Mikami, Daniel J. Cox, Margaret T. Davis, H. Kent Wilson, R. Lawrence Merkel, Roger Burket
DOI: 10.1007/s10880-009-9165-8
05/2009

Can Executive Functions Explain the Relationship Between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Social Adjustment?
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Cynthia L. Huang-Pollock, Amori Yee Mikami, Linda Pfiffner, Keith McBurnett
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-009-9302-8
01/2009

Bulimia nervosa symptoms in the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Amori Yee Mikami, Stephen P. Hinshaw, L. Eugene Arnold, Betsy Hoza, Lily Hechtman, Jeffrey H. Newcorn, Howard B. Abikoff
DOI: 10.1002/eat.20692
2009

Effect of Long-Acting OROS Methylphenidate on Routine Driving in Young Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Daniel J. Cox, Amori Yee Mikami, Brian S. Cox, Margaret Taylor Coleman, Aamir Mahmood, Ajay Sood, Melissa Moore, Roger Burket, R. Lawrence Merkel
DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.162.8.793
08/2008

Rebound Effects with Long-Acting Amphetamine or Methylphenidate Stimulant Medication Preparations among Adolescent Male Drivers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Daniel J. Cox, Melissa Moore, Roger Burket, R. Lawrence Merkel, Amori Yee Mikami, Boris Kovatchev
DOI: 10.1089/cap.2006.0141
02/2008

Sibling Relationships Among Children With ADHD
Journal of Attention Disorders
Amori Yee Mikami, Linda J. Pfiffner
DOI: 10.1177/1087054706295670
01/2008

Eating pathology among adolescent girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Stephen P. Hinshaw, Katherine A. Patterson, Joyce Chang Lee
DOI: 10.1037/0021-843x.117.1.225
2008

ADHD in Girls
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders: Concepts, Controversies, New Directions
Amori Yee Mikami, Stephen P. Hinshaw
DOI: 10.3109/9781420017144.024
11/2007

Relationships between Social Information Processing and Aggression among Adolescent Girls with and without ADHD
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Amori Yee Mikami, Steve S. Lee, Stephen P. Hinshaw, Benjamin C. Mullin
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-007-9237-8
10/2007

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Integrated Home-School Behavioral Treatment for ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
LINDA J. PFIFFNER, AMORI YEE MIKAMI, CYNTHIA HUANG-POLLOCK, BARBARA EASTERLIN, CHRISTINE ZALECKI, KEITH MCBURNETT
DOI: 10.1097/chi.0b013e318064675f
08/2007

ADHD Subtype Differences in Motivational Responsivity but not Inhibitory Control: Evidence From a Reward-Based Variation of the Stop Signal Paradigm
Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
Cynthia L. Huang-Pollock, Amori Yee Mikami, Linda Pfiffner, Keith McBurnett
DOI: 10.1080/15374410701274124
04/2007

Social Skills Differences among Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Types in a Chat Room Assessment Task
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Cynthia L. Huang-Pollock, Linda J. Pfiffner, Keith McBurnett, Dana Hangai
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-007-9108-5
03/2007

Resilient Adolescent Adjustment Among Girls: Buffers of Childhood Peer Rejection and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Amori Yee Mikami, Stephen P. Hinshaw
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-006-9062-7
10/2006

Prevention of Peer Rejection Through a Classroom-Level Intervention in Middle School
The Journal of Primary Prevention
Amori Yee Mikami, Margaret A. Boucher, Keith Humphreys
DOI: 10.1007/s10935-004-0988-7
01/2005

Behavior Ratings and Observations of Externalizing Symptoms in Girls: The Role of Child Popularity with Adults
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Amori Yee Mikami, Terry C. Chi, Stephen P. Hinshaw
DOI: 10.1023/b:joba.0000022107.47515.85
09/2004

Buffers of Peer Rejection Among Girls with and Without ADHD: The Role of Popularity with Adults and Goal-Directed Solitary Play
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
author= {Mikami, Amori Yee and Hinshaw, Stephen P.}
DOI: 10.1023/A:1023839517978
2003

Strategies for handling treatment failure successfully.
Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training
Jacqueline B. Persons, Amori Yee Mikami
DOI: 10.1037//0033-3204.39.2.139
2002