Peggy Keller

  • Associate Professor
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Health, Society and Populations
  • Psychology
202A Kastle Hall
859-257-9806, pske222
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2006

Keller Lab News!

April 6, 2018: Our manuscript on salivary markers of inflammation in children being reared by grandparents in rural Appalachia was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 

 

Research
I am a member of the Developmental Psychology Program, with special interests in the area of Developmental Psychopathology.

I am affiliated with the Children at Risk Research Group. More information about this group is available here http://www.uky.edu/CAR/
I am also a Faculty Associate of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. More information about the Center can be found here: www.research.uky.edu/crvaw/

At the most general level, my research concerns how family stress contributes to children’s risk for physical and mental health problems via coping processes. I examine both psychological and psychophysiological coping processes. For example, my research has explored children’s emotional security as a mechanism of risk in the context of parental problem drinking and parental depression. I have also studied how maladaptive stress response by the autonomic nervous system makes children more susceptible to the negative effects of marital conflict, including their sleep problems.  

A secondary line of my research involves causes and consequences of marital and other romantic relationship problems. For example, I have studied links between problem drinking and marital aggression, the role of narcissism in aggression in dating relationships, and the impact of sleep deprivation on dating aggression. 

This page was last updated October 26, 2018.

Selected Publications: 

Prassel, Cole, H., Carlson, C., & Keller, P. S. (in press) Religious Beliefs and Behaviors as Predictors of Substance Use Among College Students. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

Bi, S., Haak, E. A., Gilbert, L. R., El-Sheikh, M., & Keller, P. S. (2018). Father attachment, father emotion expression, and children’s attachment to fathers: The role of marital conflict. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(4), 456.

Bi, S., Haak, E. A., Gilbert, L. R., & Keller, P. S. (2017). Children Exposed to Marital Conflict Exhibit More Disordered Eating Behaviors: Child Emotional Insecurity and Anxiety as Mechanisms of Risk. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(11), 3112-3122.

Borca, G., Rabaglietti, E., Roggero, A., Keller, P., Haak, E., & Begotti, T. (2017). Personal Values as a Mediator of Relations Between Perceived Parental Support and Control and Youth Substance Use. Substance Use & Misuse, 52(12), 1589-1601.

Haak, E. A., Keller, P. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2017). Daily variations in attachment anxiety and avoidance: A density distributions approach. Journal of Research in Personality, 69, 218-224.

Keller, P. S., Gilbert, L. R., Haak, E., Bi, S., & Smith, O. (2017). Earlier school start times are associated with behavioral problems in elementary schools. Sleep Health, 3, 113-118.

Keller, P. S., Gilbert, L. R., Haak, E. A., Bi, S., & Smith, O. A. (2017). Response to Troxel commentary: further evidence that school start times are associated with behavioral problems in elementary schools. Sleep Health, 3(4), 228-230.

Keller, P. S., Haak, E. A., DeWall, C. N., & Renzetti, C. (2017). Poor sleep is associated with greater marital aggression: the role of self-control. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 1-8.

Borca, G., Bina, M., Keller, P., Gilbert, L., & Begotti, T. (2015). Internet use and development tasks: adolescents’ point of view. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 49-58.

Gilbert, L. R., Pond, R. S., DeWall, C. N., & Keller, P. S. (2015). Sleep problems exacerbate the emotional consequences of interpersonal rejection. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 50-63.

Keller, P. S., Granger, D. A., Tyler, J., Gilbert, L. R., Haak, E. A., & Bi, S. (2015). Parental problem drinking is associated with children’s adrenocortical reactivity to stress. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 3145-3153.

Keller, P. S., Smith, O., Gilbert, L. R., Bi, S., Haak, E., & Buckhalt, J. A. (2015). Earlier school start times as a risk factor for poor school performance: an examination of public elementary schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 236-245.

PubMed Publications*: 
  • Bi, S ;Haak, EA ;Gilbert, LR ;El-Sheikh, M.;Keller, PS "Father attachment, father emotion expression, and children's attachment to fathers: The role of marital conflict." Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 32, 4 (2018): 456-465. Details. Full text
  • Frassl, MA ;Hamilton, DP ;Denfeld, BA ;de Eyto, E ;Hampton, SE ;Keller, PS ;Sharma, S.;Lewis, ASL ;Weyhenmeyer, GA ;O'Reilly, CM ;Lofton, ME ;Catalán, N "Ten simple rules for collaboratively writing a multi-authored paper." PLoS computational biology 14, 11 (2018): e1006508. Details. Full text
  • Böhm, I ;Nairz, K ;Morelli, JN ;Keller, PS ;Heverhagen, JT "Iodinated Contrast Media and the Alleged "Iodine Allergy": An Inexact Diagnosis Leading to Inferior Radiologic Management and Adverse Drug Reactions." RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 189, 4 (2017): 326-332. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Haak, EA ;Dewall, CN ;Renzetti, C "Poor Sleep Is Associated With Greater Marital Aggression: The Role of Self Control." Behavioral sleep medicine (2017): 1-8. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Gilbert, LR ;Haak, EA ;Bi, S ;Smith, OA "Earlier school start times are associated with higher rates of behavioral problems in elementary schools." Sleep health 3, 2 (2017): 113-118. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Gilbert, LR ;Haak, EA ;Bi, S ;Smith, OA "Response to Troxel commentary: further evidence that school start times are associated with behavioral problems in elementary schools." Sleep health 3, 4 (2017): 228-230. Details. Full text
  • Kashdan, TB ;Dewall, CN ;Pond, RS ;Silvia, PJ ;Lambert, NM ;Fincham, FD ;Savostyanova, AA ;Keller, PS "Curiosity protects against interpersonal aggression: cross-sectional, daily process, and behavioral evidence." Journal of personality 81, 1 (2013): 87-102. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Granger, DA ;Buckhalt, JA "Interactions between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase as predictors of children's cognitive functioning and academic performance." Physiology & behavior 105, 4 (2012): 987-95. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Gilbert, LR ;Koss, KJ ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT "Parental problem drinking, marital aggression, and child emotional insecurity: a longitudinal investigation." Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs 72, 5 (2011): 711-22. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Latent change score modeling of psychophysiological data: an empirical instantiation using electrodermal responding." Psychophysiology 48, 11 (2011): 1578-1587. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Vaughn, B.;Granger, DA "Relations between mucosal immunity and children's mental health: the role of child sex." Physiology & behavior 101, 5 (2010): 705-12. Details. Full text
  • Ng, LC ;Ramduny, D.;Airey, JA ;Singer, CA ;Keller, PS ;Shen, XM ;Tian, H.;Valencik, M.;Hume, JR "Orai1 interacts with STIM1 and mediates capacitative Ca2+ entry in mouse pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells." American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 299, 5 (2010): C1079-90. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Keiley, M.;Liao, PJ "Longitudinal relations between marital aggression and alcohol problems." Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 23, 1 (2009): 2-13. Details. Full text
  • Xiong, D.;Wang, GX ;Burkin, DJ ;Yamboliev, IA ;Singer, CA ;Rawat, S.;Scowen, P.;Evans, R.;Ye, L.;Hatton, WJ ;Tian, H.;Keller, PS ;McCloskey, DT ;Duan, D.;Hume, JR "Cardiac-specific overexpression of the human short CLC-3 chloride channel isoform in mice." Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology 36, 4 (2009): 386-93. Details. Full text
  • Ng, LC ;McCormack, MD ;Airey, JA ;Singer, CA ;Keller, PS ;Shen, XM ;Hume, JR "TRPC1 and STIM1 mediate capacitative Ca2+ entry in mouse pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells." The Journal of physiology 587, Pt 11 (2009): 2429-42. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Salivary alpha-amylase as a longitudinal predictor of children's externalizing symptoms: respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a moderator of effects." Psychoneuroendocrinology 34, 5 (2009): 633-43. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Peterson, KM ;Davies, PT "Marital Conflict in the Context of Parental Depressive Symptoms: Implications for the Development of Children's Adjustment Problems." Social development (Oxford, England) 18, 3 (2009): 536-555. Details.
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA "Children's attachment to parents and their academic functioning: sleep disruptions as moderators of effects." Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP 29, 6 (2008): 441-9. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA ;Keller, PS ;Granger, DA "Children's objective and subjective sleep disruptions: links with afternoon cortisol levels." Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association 27, 1 (2008): 26-33. Details. Full text
  • Cummings, EM ;El-Sheikh, M.;Kouros, CD ;Keller, PS "Children's skin conductance reactivity as a mechanism of risk in the context of parental depressive symptoms." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 48, 5 (2007): 436-45. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Keller, PS ;Erath, SA "Marital conflict and risk for child maladjustment over time: skin conductance level reactivity as a vulnerability factor." Journal of abnormal child psychology 35, 5 (2007): 715-27. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Buckhalt, JA ;Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Acebo, C. "Child emotional insecurity and academic achievement: the role of sleep disruptions." Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43) 21, 1 (2007): 29-38. Details. Full text
  • El-Sheikh, M.;Erath, SA ;Keller, PS "Children's sleep and adjustment: the moderating role of vagal regulation." Journal of sleep research 16, 4 (2007): 396-405. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT "The role of marital discord and parenting in relations between parental problem drinking and child adjustment." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 46, 9 (2005): 943-51. Details. Full text
  • Cummings, EM ;Keller, PS ;Davies, PT "Towards a family process model of maternal and paternal depressive symptoms: exploring multiple relations with child and family functioning." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 46, 5 (2005): 479-89. Details. Full text
  • Keiley, MK ;Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M. "Effects of physical and verbal aggression, depression, and anxiety on drinking behavior of married partners: a prospective and retrospective longitudinal examination." Aggressive behavior 35, 4 (1969): 296-312. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;El-Sheikh, M.;Granger, DA ;Buckhalt, JA "Interactions between salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase as predictors of children's cognitive functioning and academic performance." Physiology & behavior 105, 4 (1969): 987-95. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Cummings, EM ;Davies, PT ;Mitchell, PM "Longitudinal relations between parental drinking problems, family functioning, and child adjustment." Development and psychopathology 20, 1 (1969): 195-212. Details. Full text
  • Buckhalt, JA ;El-Sheikh, M.;Keller, PS ;Kelly, RJ "Concurrent and longitudinal relations between children's sleep and cognitive functioning: the moderating role of parent education." Child development 80, 3 (1969): 875-92. Details. Full text
  • Keller, PS ;Kouros, CD ;Erath, SA ;Dahl, RE ;El-Sheikh, M. "Longitudinal relations between maternal depressive symptoms and child sleep problems: the role of parasympathetic nervous system reactivity." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines 55, 2 (0): 172-9. Details. Full text
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