Emeritus Senior Research Fellow
Emeritus Fellow of Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall)
Brief Curriculum Vitae September, 2013
Degrees: B.A. 1960 Mount Holyoke College
M.Sc. 1962 Brown University
Ph.D. 1964 Brown University
M.A. 1966 Cambridge University
Sc.D. 1997 Cambridge University
At Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University
1964-66 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (U.S. Public Health Service)
1966-67 Leverhulme Research Fellow (New Hall)
1967-72 University Demonstrator (Department of Psychology)
1972-97 Senior Scientific Officer (Medical Research Council)
1997-2005 Senior Research Fellow (Department of Zoology)
2005-present Emeritus Senior Research Fellow (Department of Zoology)
At Murray Edwards College (formerly New Hall), Cambridge
1966-67 Leverhulme Research Fellow
1967-2005 Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Psychology
2005-present Emeritus Fellow
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour,
Honorary Librarian: 1971 - present
Infant Behavior & Development, Editorial Board 1982 - 1987
Infant Mental Health Journal, Advisory Board 1987 - 1997
Child Development, Editorial Board 1990 - 1995
Attachment & Human Development, Advisory Board 1999 - present
University of Cambridge
Psychology Research Ethics Committee 1987 - 2004
- Attachment; Family Systems
- Temperament (especially Behavioural Inhibition)
- The development of anxiety: Antecedents, correlates, and outcomes
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of the adult neurotic disorders. Furthermore, anxiety tends to aggregate in families, due to both genetic and environmental contributions. A key environmental contribution for the development of anxiety in young children arises from the mother/child relationship and family functioning. Consistent with Bowlby's attachment theory, we have found that maternal anxiety is associated with the development of an insecure-anxious pattern of attachment between child and mother. The inter-relations our research has identified - between parental anxiety, child's behavioural inhibition, and insecurity of attachment - suggest targets for early intervention.
Since I am officially retired, I no longer undertake further research, but do continue writing and collaborating.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (2011). Culture and socioemotional development, with a focus on fearfulness and attachment. In X. Chen & K.H. Rubin (Eds.), Socioemotional Development in Cultural Context (pp. 11-28). New York: Guilford Press.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. & Hinde, C.A. (2011). Individual characteristics — weaving psychological and ethological approaches. In A. Weiss, J. King, & L. Murray (Eds.), Personality and Temperament in Nonhuman Primates. New York: Springer.
Stevenson-Hinde, J., Chicot, R., Shouldice, A., & Hinde, C.A. (2013). Maternal anxiety, maternal sensitivity, and attachment. Attachment & Human Development, 15,
Stevenson, J. G., Hutchison, R. E. Hutchison, J. B. Bertram, B. C. R., & Thorpe, W. H. (1970). Individual recognition by auditory cues in the common tern (Sterna hirundo). Nature, 226, 562-563.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (1972). Effects of early experience and testosterone on song as a reinforcer. Animal Behaviour, 23, 430-435.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (1973). Constraints on reinforcement. In R. A. Hinde & J. Stevenson-Hinde (Eds.), Constraints on learning (pp. 285-299). London: Academic Press.
Stevenson-Hinde, J., Stillwell-Barnes, R., & Zunz, M. (1980). Individual differences in young rhesus monkeys: Consistency and change. Primates, 21, 498-509.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. & Simpson, M.J.A. (1981). Mothers' characteristics, interactions, and infants' characteristics. Child Development, 52, 1246-1254.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (1988). Individuals in relationships. In R.A. Hinde & J. Stevenson-Hinde (Eds.), Relationships within families: Mutual influences (pp. 68-80). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (1990). Attachment within family systems: An overview. Infant Mental Health Journal, 11, 218-227.
Parkes, C. M., Stevenson-Hinde, J., & Marris, P., Eds. (1991). Attachment across the life cycle. London: Routledge.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. (1991). Temperament and attachment: An eclectic approach. In P. Bateson (Ed.), Development and integration of behaviour (pp. 315-329). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Stevenson-Hinde, J. & Marshall, P.J. (1999). Behavioral inhibition, heart period, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia: An attachment perspective. Child Development, 70, 805-816.
Stevenson-Hinde, J., Curley, J., Chicot, R., & Jóhannsson, C. (2007). Anxiety within families: Interrelations, consistency and change. Family Process, 46, 543-556.