Faculty

 

Name:
  • Kelly K. Bost, PhD
Rank:
  • Professor
Home Department:
  • Human and Community Development
Graduate Programs:
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Education:
  • BA, Psychology, Auburn University, 1984
  • MS, Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, 1992
  • PhD, Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, 1995
  • Postdoctoral Research, NIMH Caroline Consortium on Human Development, University of North Carolina, 1995-1996
Address:
  • 2008 Christopher Hall, 904 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801
E-mail:
Phone:
  • 217-244-6673
Website:
I-TOPP Related Research Interest:
  • Parent-child interactions
  • Family mealtimes
  • Emotional regulation and food consumption
  • Relational X genotype interactions in the prediction of pediatric obesity
Recent Publications:
  • Waters, T.E., Fraley, R.C., Groh, A.M., Steele, R.D., Vaughn, B.E., Bost, K.K., Veríssimo, M., Coppola, G., Roisman, G.I. (2015) The latent structure of secure base script knowledge. Dev Psychol., 51: 823-830.
  • Steele, R.D., Waters, T.E., Bost, K.K., Vaughn, B.E., Truitt, W., Waters, H.S., Booth-LaForce, C., Roisman, G.I. (2014) Caregiving antecedents of secure base script knowledge: a comparative analysis of young adult attachment representations. Dev Psychol., 50: 2526-2538.
  • Bost, K.K., Wiley, A.R., Fiese, B., Hammons, A., McBride, B.; STRONG KIDS Team. (2014) Associations between adult attachment style, emotion regulation, and preschool children's food consumption. J Dev Behav Pediatr., 35: 50-61.
  • Liechty, J., Paceley, M., McBride, B., Bost, K., & Donovan, S.M. (2014). Graduate students’ early conceptualizations of transdisciplinary research: Insights from innovative visual and textual assessments of scholarly development. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46: S191-S192.
  • Fiese, B.H., Bost, K.K., McBride, B.A., & Donovan, S.M. (2013) Childhood obesity prevention from cell to society. Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 24: 375-377.
  • Harrison, K., Bost, K.K., McBride, B.A., Donovan, S.M., Grigsby-Toussaint, D.S., Kim, J., Liechty, J.M., Wiley, A., Teran-Garcia, M., & Jacobsohn, G.C. (2011). Toward a developmental conceptualization of contributors to weight imbalance in childhood: the six-c's model. Child Development Perspectives, 5: 50-58.
  • Brown, G.L., McBride, B.A., Bost, K.K., & Shin, N. (2011). Parental involvement, child temperament, and parents' work sours: Differential relations for mothers and fathers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32: 313-322.
  • Shin, N., Vaughn, B.E., Kim, M., Kryzsik, L., Bost, K.K., McBride, B.A., & Santos, A.J. (2011). Testing a hierarchical model of social competence for preschool childrearing using cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 57: 73-103.
  • Harrison, K., Bost, K.K., McBride, B.A., Donovan, S.M., Grigsby-Toussaint, D.S., Kim, J., Liechty, J.M., Wiley, A., Teran-Garcia, M., & Jacobsohn, G.C. (2011). Toward a developmental conceptualization of contributors to overweight and obesity in childhood: The six-c’s Model. Child Development Perspectives, 5: 50-58.
  • Wong, M., Bost, K., Shin, N., Verissimo, M., Maia, J., Monteiro, L., Silva, F., Coppola, G., & Costantini, A. (2011). Preschool children’s mental representations of attachment: Antecedents in their secure base behaviors and maternal attachment scripts. Attachment and Human Development, 13: 489-502.
  • Shin, N., Vaughn, B., Akers, V., Kim, M., Stevens, S., Krzysik, L., Copolla, G., Bost, K., McBride, B., & Korth, B. (2011). Are happy children socially successful? Testing a central premise of positive psychology in sample of preschool children. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6: 355-367.