Kristin L. Moilanen, Ph.D.


Dr. Kristin L. Moilanen is a developmental psychologist and is the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

Her research interests include adolescent development, sexual risk-taking, self-regulation, and individual longitudinal change.

Updates are forthcoming...

Dr. Moilanen was professionally affiliated with West Virginia University from 2008-2022. During Spring-Summer 2022, she is transitioning to a new position at another institution (details are forthcoming).

Recent Publications

Predictors of Initial Status and Change in Self-Control During the College Transition.

Kristin L Moilanen, Kathleen DeLong, S. Spears, A. Gentzler, N. Turiano

Journal of applied developmental psychology, 2021

Longitudinal Intra-Individual and Inter-Individual Relations Between Cognitive and Emotional Self-Regulation Across Adolescence.

Madison K. Memmott‐Elison, Kristin L Moilanen

Journal of youth and adolescence, 2021

Risky Sexual Behavior

Kristin L Moilanen


Latent Growth in Self-Regulatory Subdimensions in Relation to Adjustment Outcomes in Youth Aged 12-19.

Madison K. Memmott‐Elison, Kristin L Moilanen, Laura M. Padilla‐Walker

Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence, 2020

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Kristin L. Moilanen

Editor in Chief, JADP

Details about change in affiliation are forthcoming