Diana R. Samek, Ph.D.

Diana R. Samek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2012
(334) 844-3173 | 203 Spidle Hall

Selected Publications:

(Please see Curriculum Vitae for full list)
Last updated 4/19/2017

Samek, D.R., Hicks, B., Durbin, E. Hinnant, J.B., McGue, M., & Iacono, W.G. (2017). Co- development between the personality traits of negative emotionality, constraint, and aggressive undercontrol with alcohol use disorder from adolescence through young adulthood. Journal of Personality, online first publication. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12311

Samek, D.R., Hicks, B., Keyes, M.A., McGue, M., & Iacono, W.G. (2017). Antisocial peer affiliation and externalizing disorders: Evidence for gene x environment x development interaction. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 155-172. doi: 10.1017/S0954579416000109

Samek, D.R., Bailey, J., Hill, K.G., Wilson, S. Lee, S., Keyes, M.A., Epstein, M., Smolen, A., Miller, M., Winters, K.C., Hawkins, J.D., Catalano, R.F., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2016). A test-replicate approach to candidate gene research on addiction and externalizing disorders: A collaboration across five longitudinal studies. Behavioral Genetics, 46, 608-626. doi: 10.1007/s10519-016-9800-8

Rauer, A.J., Pettit, G.S., Samek, D.R., Lansford, J.E., Dodge, K.A., & Bates, J.E. (2016). A developmental perspective on adult alcohol use: Links between substance use in adolescence and later romantic relationship involvement. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 773-789. doi: 10.1017/S0954579416000304
- Awarded the 2016 Outstanding Professional Paper/Publications Award by the Families and Health Section of the National Council of Family Relations

Samek, D.R., Hicks, B., Keyes, M., Bailey, J., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2015). Gene-environment interplay between parent-offspring relationship problems and externalizing disorders in adolescence and young adulthood. Psychological Medicine, 45, 333-344. doi: 10.1017/S0033291714001445 (online first publication in 2014)

Samek, D.R., Rueter, M.A., Keyes, M.A., McGue, M., & Iacono, W.G. (2015). Parent involvement, sibling companionship, and adolescent substance use: A longitudinal, genetically-informed design. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(4), 614-623. doi: 10.1037/fam0000097
- Awarded the 2015 Outstanding New Professional Paper Award by the Families and Health Section of the National Council of Family Relations

Samek, D.R., Iacono, W.G, Keyes. M., Epstein, M., Bornovalova, M.A., & McGue, M. (2014). The developmental progression of age 14 behavioral disinhibition, early age of sexual initiation, and subsequent sexual risk-taking behavior. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 784-792. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12176 (online first publication in 2013).

Samek, D.R., Koh, B., & Rueter, M.A. (2013). Overview of behavioral genetics research for family researchers. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 5, 214-233. doi: 10.1111/jftr.12013

Samek, D.R., & Rueter, M.A. (2011). Considerations of elder sibling closeness in predicting younger sibling substance use: Social learning versus social bonding explanations. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 931 - 941. doi:10.1037/a0025857