Aaron Luebbe

Aaron Luebbe


218 Psychology Building
Oxford, OH 45056
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Joint Degree in Child Clinical and Developmental Psychology, University of Missouri–Columbia 2009
  • Predoctoral Intern, University of Mississippi Medical Center 2008-2009
  • MA, Child Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri–Columbia 2003
  • BA, The College of Wooster 2001

Teaching Interests

I design my courses to adhere to what I believe are four main tenets of learning. Specifically, learning should be active, associative and applied, cooperative, and strengths-based. I hope that students walk away from classes and work in the research lab with a better understanding of the science of psychology, the unresolved issues yet to be tackled in the field, and the role psychology can play in improving the lives of children and families.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 242 | Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 410 | Senior Capstone (Depression; Developmental Psychopathology)
  • PSY 696 | Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSY 740 | Affect and Affect Regulation
  • PSY 750 | Evidence Based Practice Practicum

Research Interests

Rooted within a developmental psychopathology framework and influenced by Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of development, my research focuses on understanding systemic contributors to the etiology and maintenance of youth emotional disorders. My work examines how emotion processes and interpersonal relationships interact to put youth at risk for depressive and anxious symptoms. Specific constructs of interest include social information processing, parent-child interactions, emotion regulation, biological stress reactivity, and a construct I’m developing called family savoring of positive events. Long-term, I aim to develop an integrated model of the multiple pathways of risk and resilience from emotion experience, reactivity, and regulation to youth anxiety and depression outcomes within the context of specific interpersonal relationships.

For a full CV as well as additional information regarding ongoing research projects, including my secondary research interests in issues related to sluggish cognitive tempo and to clinical graduate student training, please visit my research website.

Professional Recognition

  • Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professorship
  • NIMH Extramural Pediatric Loan Repayment Program 2011-2013
  • Miami University Summer Grant for New Tenure Track Faculty, Socialziation and Regulation of Positive Emotions: Risks for Adolescent Depression
  • University of Missouri Research Council Grant. Differentiating Youth Anxiety and Depression: Incorporating Family Factors into a Socioaffective Tripartite Model.  (Role: Co-Principal Investigator)
  • University of Mississippi Excellence in Clinical Service Award
  • University of Missouri Campus-Wide Superior Graduate Student Award
  • Robert F. Daniels Teaching Fellowship (University of Missouri)

Selected Publications

  • Luebbe, A.M., Tu, C.,** & Fredrick, J.W.* (2018) Socialization goals, parental psychological control, and youth anxiety in Chinese students: Moderated indirect effects based on school type. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47, 413–429. 
  • Fussner, L.M.*, Mancini, K. J.*, & Luebbe, A. M. (2018). Depression and reward functioning: Differential behavioral sensitivity to monetary, social, and food reward. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 117-129.
  • Mancini, K. J.*, & Luebbe, A. M. (2016). Dyadic affective flexibility and emotional inertia in relation to youth psychopathology: An integrated model at two time scales. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 19, 117-133. 
  • Mancini, K. J.*, Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (2016). Valence-specific emotion transmission: Potential influences on parent-adolescent emotion coregulation. Emotion, 16, 567-574.
  • Fussner, L. M.*, Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (2015). Dynamics of positive emotion regulation: Associations with youth depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 475-488.
  • Luebbe, A. M., & Bell, D. J. (2014). Positive and negative family emotional climate differentially predict anxiety and depression via distinct affective pathways. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 897-911.
  • Luebbe, A. M., Fussner, L. M.*, Kiel, E.J., Early, M. C., & Bell, D. J. (2013). Role of adolescent and maternal depressive symptoms on transactional emotion recognition: Context and state affect matter. Emotion, 13, 1160-1172. 
  • Luebbe, A. M., Kiel, E.J., & Buss, K. A. (2011). Toddlers' context-varying emotions, maternal responses to emotions, and internalizing behaviors. Emotion, 11, 697-703.
*denotes graduate student co-author


  • A Biopsychosocial Model of Emotion Processes Determining the Role of Overcontrolling Parenting in the Stability of Inhibited Temperament. R15HD076158-01, National Institute of Child Health and Development Awarded (2013-2016; Total Cost $392,521) Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Elizabeth Kiel)