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Key Publications

Professor Ted Wachs


  • Wachs T.D (2015). Assessing Bioecological Influences. In:  M. Bornstein & T. Leventhal (Eds) (R. Lerner Series Editor).. Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (vol 4). 7th edition (pp 811-846). New York: Wiley. New Jersey


  • Wachs, T.D., Georgieff,  M., Cusick, S., & McEwen, B (2014). Issues in the timing of integrated early interventions: contributions from nutrition, neuroscience and psychological research. In press: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1308, 89-106. 


  • Wachs, T.D. & Rahman, A (2013). The Nature and Impact of Risk and Protective Influences on Children’s Development in Low Income Countries. In: P. Britto, P. Engle & C. Super. Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy (pp. 85-122). Oxford University Press: New York. .  


  • Lengua, L., & Wachs, T.D. (2012). Temperament and risk: Resilient and vulnerable responses to adversity. In: M. Zentner & R Shiner (Eds). Handbook of Temperament (519-540).  New York City: Guilford.  

  • Wachs, T.D. (2012). Poverty, Child Risk and Resilience in Developing Countries. In: J. Boyden & M. Bourdillon (Eds). Childhood Poverty: Multidisciplinary Approaches. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. 


  • Shamama-tus-Sabah , S., Gilani, N., & Wachs, T.D (2011). Relation of home chaos to cognitive performance and behavioral  adjustment of Pakistani primary school children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 507-516.

  • Walker, S., Wachs, T.D., Grantham-McGregor, S., Black, M., Nelson, C., Huffman, S., Baker-Henningham, H., Chang, S., Hamadani, J., Lozoff, B., Gardner, J., Powell, C., Rahman, A., & Richter, L. (2011) Inequality begins by early childhood: Risk and protective factors for  early child development. The Lancet, 378, 1325-1338.

  • Wachs, T.D., Posada, G., Carbonell, O., Creed-Kanashiro, H., & Gurkas, P (2011). Infant nutrition and 12 and 18 months secure base behavior: An exploratory study.Infancy, 16, 91-111.


  • Bremner, J.G., & Wachs, T.D. (2010). (Eds). Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development-2nd edition. Volume 1: Basic Research. Volume 2: Applied and Policy Issues. Malden MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Evans, G.W. & Wachs, T.D (2010). (Eds.). Chaos and its influence on children's development: An ecological perspective. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.