Ernest V. E. Hodges

Professor
Ph.D., 1996, Florida Atlantic University, PsychologyM.A., 1993, Florida Atlantic University, PsychologyB.S., 1990, Florida State University, Psychology

Research - Areas of Specialization
Professor Hodges' research interests broadly include social and personality development during middle childhood and adolescence. He has published on a variety of topics (e.g., parenting dimensions, parent-child attachment, social cognitive evaluations, emotion dysregulation, gender identity) in relation to behavioral (e.g., internalizing and externalizing) and social maladjustment (e.g., peer rejection, victimization, enemies).

Invited Talks (2007-2010)
Hodges, E. V. E. (2009, June). Enemy and antipathetic relationships: Implications for the peer rejection construct. First International Peer Relations Workshop. Toscana, Italy.

Hodges, E. V. E. (2007, September). Target-specific methods for assessing social-cognitive processes and behavior. Second Meeting of the Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Psychology. Stockholm, Sweden.
Hodges, E. V. E. (2007, August). Individual differences in social cognitive processes in the peer context.  Developmental Processes in the Peer Context. Turku, Finland

Conference Presentations (2007-2010)
Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2010, March). Coping with the hurt by liked vs. disliked transgressors: What are the cognitive, emotional, and motivational consequences? In D. M. Casper & N. A. Card (Chairs), Similarities and differences in adolescent friendships and antipathetic relationships. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Peets, K., Nummenmaa, L., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2010, March). Relational aggression as a route to popularity for unattractive adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Romero, P. & Hodges, E. V. E. (2010, March). Antecedents of victimization from known and newly acquainted peers following the transition to high school. In R. E. Adams (Chair), The role of friendships in understanding peer victimization. Paper symposium  presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Saarento, S., Kärnä, A., Voeten, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2010, March). Individual-, classroom-, and school-level risk factors for victimization. In P. C. Rodkin (Chair), Social-ecological contexts of early adolescent aggression, bullying, and peer victimization. Paper symposium  presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.

Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2009, March). Moderating role of self-esteem in transferring aggressogenic thoughts about liked and disliked targets into aggression. In J. C. Bowker & K. Peets (co-chairs), The centrality of the relationship context for social information processing and (mal)adjustment. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Menon, M., Tobin, D., Spatta, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2009, March). Does high self-esteem encourage aggression? In S. Thomaes (chair), Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most aggressive of them all: On maladaptive favorable self-regard and youth aggression. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Roos, S., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2009, March). Anticipated moral emotions when contemplating aggression: Dependence on social context and victim's emotional responses. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Cantin, S. & Hodges, E. V. E. (2009, March). Stability of mutually antipathetic peer relationships and chronicity of victimization within those relationships. In N. A. Card (Chair), Antipathetic relationships: What we know and where we need to go. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Migone, M., Tortorici, K., Romero, P., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2008, August). Rejection and aggression as interacting determinants of global self-worth. Poster presented at the 116th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2008, July). The developmental costs of high self-esteem for antisocial children. In B. J. Bushman & S. Thomaes (Chairs), Developmental perspectives on the link between self-views and aggression. Paper symposium presented at the world meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Budapest, Hungary.

Veenstra, R., Sentse, M., Lindenberg, S., Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2008, July). Responses to victimization in the peer group: Growth in reactive aggression, withdrawal, and prosocial behavior. In D. Pepler (Chair), Developmental and contextual mechanisms associated with bullying and victimization. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Würzburg, Germany.

Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2008, July). Social cognition-behavior links within negative relationships. In K. Rubin & J. Bowker (Chairs), Individual differences in peer relations and adjustment during childhood and adolescence: The consideration of individuals, relationships, and cultural factors. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Würzburg, Germany.

Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2008, March). Translating target-specific social cognitions into aggressive behavior: Moderating role of chronic dislike. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Veenstra, R., Dijkstra, J. K., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2008, March). I got a gun: Selection and influence effects on weapon carrying in schools. In T. Ojanen and R. Veenstra (Chairs), Social network analysis in the peer context: Innovative designs and analyses. Paper symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Peets, K., Isaacs, J., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2007, April). Emotion dysregulation and the translation of aggression-encouraging social cognitions into behavior. In A. W. Pope (Chair), Integrating emotion and social cognition: Implications for children's social behavior. Poster symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Shockey, E., Weissman, S., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2007, April). Maladaptive parenting, poor adjustment, and corrective peer experiences in adolescence. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Select Publications
Tobin, D. D., Menon, M., Menon, M., Spatta, B. C., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2010). The intrapsychics of gender: A model of self-socialization. Psychological Review, 117, 601-622.

Dijkstra, J. K., Lindenberg, S., Veenstra, R., Steglich, C., Isaacs, J., Card, N. A., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2010). Influence and selection processes in weapon carrying in early adolescence: The role of status, aggression, and vulnerability. Criminology, 48, 187-220.

Card, N. A., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2008). Peer victimization among schoolchildren: Correlations, causes, consequences, and considerations in assessment and intervention. School Psychology Quarterly, 23, 451-461.

Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E., & Salmivalli, C. (2008). Affect-congruent social-cognitive evaluations and behaviors.Child Development, 79, 170-185.

Corby, B. C., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2007). Gender identity and adjustment in black, hispanic, and white preadolescents. Developmental Psychology, 43, 261-266.

Menon, M., Tobin, D. D., Corby, B. C., Menon, M., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (2007). The developmental costs of high self-esteem for antisocial children. Child Development, 78, 1627-1639.

Peets, K., Hodges, E. V. E, Kikas, E., & Salmivalli, C. (2007). Hostile attributions and behavioral strategies in children: Does relationship type matter? Developmental Psychology, 43, 889-900.

Card, N. A., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2006). Shared targets for aggression by early adolescent friends. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1327-1338.

Guay, F., Boivin, M., & Hodges, E. V. E. (1999a). Predicting change in academic achievement: A model of peer experiences and self-system processes. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 105-115.

Guay, F., Boivin, M., & Hodges, E. V. E. (1999b). Social comparison processes and academic achievement: The dependence of the development of self-representations on friends' performance. Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 564-568.

Hodges, E. V. E., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F., & Bukowski, W. M. (1999). The power of friendship: Protection against an escalating cycle of peer victimization. Developmental Psychology, 35, 94-101.

Hodges, E. V. E., Finnegan, R. A., & Perry, D. G. (1999). Skewed autonomy-relatedness in preadolescents' conceptions of their relationships with mother, father, and best friend. Developmental Psychology, 35, 737-748.

Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (1999). Personal and interpersonal antecedents and consequences of victimization by peers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 677–685.

Finnegan, R. A., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (1998). Victimization by peers: Associations with children's reports of mother-child interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75.

Hodges, E. V. E., Malone, M. J., & Perry, D. G. (1997). Individual risk and social risk as interacting determinants of victimization in the peer group. Developmental Psychology, 33, 1032-1039.

Finnegan, R. A., Hodges, E. V. E., & Perry, D. G. (1996). Preoccupied and avoidant coping during middle childhood. Child Development, 67, 1318-1328.

Courses Taught at St. John’s University

Undergraduate Courses

  • Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Honor's Child Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology Lab

Graduate Courses

  • Developmental I
  • Developmental II