Noel Card

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology St. John's University 2004


My research interests are in developmental science and quantitative methods, and especially at the interface of these disciplines.  My developmental interests are broadly within the domain of child and adolescent social development, with specific interest in aggression and peer victimization.  My quantitative interests are in meta-analysis, structural equation modeling, analysis of longitudinal data, and analysis of interdependent data.


I occasionally teach classes in adolescent development, meta-analysis, or structural equation modeling.


I am currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Research on Adolescence.   I have previously served as Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology and Journal of Early Adolescence.

Areas of Expertise

Adolescent Development
Social Development
Peer Relations
Aggression and Peer Victimization

Replication and Reproducibility
Structural Equation Modeling
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Dyadic Data Analysis


Card, N. A. (2019).  Lag as moderator meta-analysis: A methodological approach for synthesizing longitudinal data.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 49, 80-89.

Card, N. A. (2019).  Meta-analyses of the reliabilities of four measures of gratitude.  Journal of Positive Psychology, 14, 576-586.

Raposa, E. B., Rhodes, J., Stams, G.J., Card, N. A., Burton, S., Schwartz, S., Sykes, L.Y., Kanchewa, S., Kupersmidt, J., & Hussain, S. (2019). The effects of youth mentoring programs: A meta-analysis of outcome studies. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 423-443.

Card, N. A. (2018).  Meta-analyses of the reliabilities of measures of forgiveness and humility.  Research in Human Development, 15, 72-87.

Gini, G., Card, N. A., & Pozzoli, T. (2018).  A meta-analysis of the differential relations of traditional and cyber-victimization with internalizing problems.  Aggressive Behavior, 44, 185-198.

Card, N. A. (2017).  Methodological issues in measuring the development of character.  Journal of Character Education, 13, 27-43.

Casper, D. M., Card, N. A., Bauman, S., & Toomey, R. B. (2017).  Participant roles in overt and relational aggression: Analysis of the overt and relational aggression participant role scales with confirmatory factor analysis.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27, 661-673.

Card, N. A. (Ed.) (2017).  Developmental methodology.  Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 82(2).

Wincentak, K., Connolly, J., & Card, N. A. (2017).  Teen dating violence: A meta-analytic review of prevalence rates.  Psychology of Violence, 7, 224-241.

Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (2017).  Overt and relational victimization: A meta-analytic review of their overlap and associations with maladjustment.  Child Development, 88, 466-483.

Meter, D. J., & Card, N. A. (2016).  Stability of children and adolescents’ friendships: A meta-analytic review.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 62, 252-284.

Bosch, L. A., Serido, J., Card, N. A., Shim, S., & Barber, B. (2016).  Predictors of financial identity maturation in emerging adulthood.  Emerging Adulthood, 4, 417-426.

Meter, D. J, & Card, N. A. (2016).  Identifying defenders of peer victimization.  Journal of Adolescence, 49, 77-80.

Meter, D. J., & Card, N. A. (2015).  Defenders of victims of peer aggression: Interdependence theory and an exploration of individual, interpersonal, and contextual effects on the defender participant role.  Developmental Review, 38, 222-240.

Card, N. A., & Barnett, M. A. (2015).  Methodological considerations in studying individual and family resilience.  Family Relations, 64, 120-133.

Card, N. A. (2014).  Developmental methodology as a context for interdisciplinary dialogue in developmental science.  Developmental Psychology, 50, 1282-1284.

Card, N. A. (2012).  Applied meta-analysis for social science research.  New York: Guilford.

Laursen, B., Little, T. D. & Card, N. A. (Eds.) (2012).  Handbook of developmental research methods.  New York: Guilford.

Card, N. A. (2011).  Toward a relationship perspective on aggression among schoolchildren: Integrating social cognitive and interdependence theories.  Psychology of Violence, 1, 188-201.

Card, N. A. (2010).  Antipathetic relationships in child and adolescent development: A meta-analytic review and recommendations for an emerging area of study.  Developmental Psychology, 46, 516-529.

Card, N. A., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2010).  It takes two to fight in school too: A social relations model of the psychometric properties and relative variance of dyadic aggression and victimization in middle school.  Social Development, 19, 447-469.

Card, N. A., Stucky, B. D., Sawalani, G. M., & Little, T. D. (2008).  Direct and indirect aggression during childhood and adolescence: A meta-analytic review of gender differences, intercorrelations, and relations to maladjustment.  Child Development, 79, 1185-1229.

Card, N. A., Selig, J. P., & Little, T. D. (Eds.) (2008).  Modeling dyadic and interdependent data in the developmental and behavioral sciences.  New York: Routledge.

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