Journal Articles & Books

Craig, S., Pritchard, M., Moretti, M. M., Moore, K., Booth, C., & Keithley, J. (submitted). Seclusion and restraint policy and practice in Canadianyouth forensic and mental health facilities. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Moretti, M. M., Pasalich, D. S., O’Donnell, K. A., (in press). Connect: An attachment based program for parents and teens. In H. Steele & M. Steele. (Eds), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions (First Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications. Click here

Larstone, R.M., Craig, S.C., & Moretti, M.M., (in press). An attachment perspective on the development of callous and unemotional characteristics in children and teens. In W. J. Livesley & R.M. Larstone (Eds.), Handbook of Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment (Second Ed.). New York, NY, USA: Guilford Publications.

2015

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Repucci, N. D. (2015). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk. R. Corrado, A. Leschied, P. Lussier & J. Whatley (Eds.), Serious and violent young offenders and youth justice: A Canadian perspective. SFU Press.

Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Craig, S.G., & Bartolo, T. (2015). An attachment-based intervention for parents of adolescents at risk: Mechanisms of change. Attachment and Human Development, 18, 1-17. doi10.1080/14616734.2015.1006383. Click here

Nicholls, T. L., Greaves, C., Greig, D. & Moretti, M. M. (2015). Gender differences in aggression. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (2nd ed.), doi: 10.1002/9780470061589.fsa223. Click here

Tsang, S., Schmidt, K. M., Vincent, G. M., Salekin, R. T., Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. L. (2015). Assessing psychopathy among justice involved adolescents with the PCL: YV: An item response theory examination across gender. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 22–31.

2014

Chauhan, P., Ragbeer, S.N., Burnette, M. L., Oudekerk, B., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2014). Comparing the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory (YPI) and the Psychopathy Checklist–Youth Version (PCL-YV) among offending girls. Assessment, 21(2), 181-194. doi:10.1177/1073191112460271. Click here

Moretti, M.M., Bartolo, T., Odgers, C., Slaney, K., & Craig, S. (2014). Gender and the transmission of risk: A prospective study of adolescent girls exposed to maternal versus paternal interparental violence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24(1), 80-92.Click here

2013

Moretti, M.M., & Craig, S. (2013). Maternal versus paternal physical and emotional abuse, affect regulation and risk for depression from adolescence to early adulthood. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37(1), 4-13. Click here

Larstone, R., & Moretti, M.M. (2013). Reaching parents of teens at risk through an attachment     based intervention: The Connect Program. In K.H. Brisch & R. Schmid (Eds.), Attachment       and adolescence. Munich, Germany: Universität München.

Moretti, M. M., & Obsuth, I. (2013). Reducing risk of adolescent aggression and violence: A brief attachment focused treatment program for parents and caregivers. In D.J. Pepler & B. Ferguson (Eds.), A Focus on Relationships: Understanding and Addressing Girls’ Aggressive Behaviour Problems. Kitchener ON: Wilfred Laurier Press.

2012

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Mayseless, O., & Scharf, M. (2012). Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 5, 191-204. Click here

2011

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Catherine, N. L. (2011). Serious conduct problems among girls at risk: Translating research into intervention.International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies2(1/2), 142-161.Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Obsuth, I. (2011). Attachment and aggression: From paradox to principles of intervention to reduce risk of violence in teens. In M. Kerr, H. Stattin, R. Engels, G. Overbeek & A. Andershed (Eds.). Understanding girls’ problem behaviour: How girls’ delinquency develops in the context of maturity and health, co-occurring problems, and relationships. (pp.187-207). New York: Wiley.

2010

Lee, Z., Penney, S., Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Challenges in the assessment of aggression in high-risk youth: Testing the fit of the Form-Function Aggression Measure. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 9, 259-270.Click here

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., & Reppucci, D. (2010). A review of findings from the Gender and Aggression Project: Informing juvenile justice policy and practice though gender-sensitive research. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 6-10. Click here

Bartolo, T., Peled, M., & Moretti, M.M. (2010). Social-cognitive processes related to risk for aggression in adolescents. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 44-52. Click here

Moretti, M., Jackson, M., & Obsuth, I. (2010). Translating Research into Intervention: Lessons Learned and New Directions. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46(1-2), 58-63. Click here

Obsuth, I., Watson, G. K., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Substance Dependence Disorders and Patterns of Psychiatric Comorbidity among At Risk Teens: Implications for Social Policy and Intervention. Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association. Special Issue on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, 46 (1-2), 24-30. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). The roles of affect dysregulation and deficient affect in youth violence. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(6), 709-731.Click here

Penney, S. R., Lee, Z., Moretti, M. M. (2010). Gender differences in risk factors for violence: An examination of the predictive validity of the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth. Aggressive Behavior, 36(6), 390-404.Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2010). Ruminating on rumination: Are rumination on anger and sadness differentially related to aggression and depressed mood? Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment, 32(1), 108-117.Click here

2009

Lee, Z., Klaver, J., Hart, S., Moretti, M., & Douglas, K. (2009). short-rerm stability of psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders. Journal of Clinical Child &Adolescent Psychology, 38(5), 595-605.Click here

Moretti, M., & Obsuth, I. (2009). Effectiveness of an attachment-focused manualized intervention for parents of teens at risk for aggressive behaviour: The Connect Program. Journal of Adolescence, 32(6), 1347-1357.Click here

Obsuth, I., & Moretti, M. M., & (2009). Child behavior checklist. In Weiner, I. B., & Craighead, E. W. (Eds.) Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. Fourth Edition. New York: Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Nicholls, T. L., Greaves, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2009). Female perpetrated aggression. In A. Jamieson & A. Moenssens (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science.

2008

Moretti, M.M., Obsuth, I., Penney, S., & Odgers, C. (2008). Female perpetrators of violence:
Teen girls. In Renzetti, C.M., & Edleson, J.L. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal
Violence (Vols. 1-3). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.

Penney, S. R., Moretti, M. M., & DaSilva, K. S. (2008). Structural validity of the MACI psychopathy and narcissism scales: Evidence of multidimensionality and implications for use in research and screening. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(2), 422-433.Click here

2007

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M., Burnette, M., Chauhan, P., Waite, D., & Repucci, D. (2007). A latent variable modeling approach to identifying subtypes of serious and violent female offenders. Aggressive Behavior, 33(4), 339-352.Click here

Peled, M., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). Rumination on anger and sadness in adolescence: Fueling of fury and deepening of despair. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 66-75.Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2007). The relation of psychopathy to concurrent aggression and antisocial behavior in high-risk adolescent girls and boys.Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 25, 21-41.Click here

2006

Moretti, M. M., & Odgers, C. (2006). Preface: Sex differences in the functions and precursors of adolescent aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 373-375. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Odgers, C., & Reebye, P. (2006). Exposure to maternal versus paternal partner violence, PTSD and aggression in adolescent girls and boys. Aggressive Behavior, 32(4), 385-395. Click here

Obsuth, I., Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Braber, C., & Cross, S. (2006). Conduct Disorder: New directions in promoting effective parenting and strengthening parent -adolescent relationships. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 6-15. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Penney, S., Obsuth, I., & Odgers, C. (2006). Family lessons in attachment and aggression: The impact of interparental violence on adolescent adjustment. In J. Hamel & T.

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2006). New perspectives on intervention for conduct disorder. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 15(1), 1-2 .Click here
Nicholls (Eds.). Family Therapy for Domestic Violence: A Practitioner’s Guide to Gender
-Inclusive Research and Treatment. (pp. 191-214). NY: Springer.

Moretti, M. M., Leadbeater, B., & Marshall, A. (2006). Stepping into community-based research: Preparing students to meet new ethical and professional challenges (pp. 232-247). In B. Leadbeater, E, Banister, C. Benoit, M. Jansson, A, Marshall & T.Riecken (Eds.). Ethical Issues in Community-Based Research with Children and Youth. University of Toronto Press.

2005

Odgers, C., Reppucci, N. D., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Nipping psychopathy in the bud: An examination of the convergent, predictive and theoretical utility of the PCL-YV among adolescent girls. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23, 1-21. Click here

Boldero, J. M., Moretti, M. M., Bell, R. C., & Francis, J. J. (2005). Self-discrepancies and negative affect: A primer of when to look for specificity and how to find it. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(3), 139-147. Click here

Carr, G., Moretti, M. M., & Cue, B. (2005). Evaluating parenting capacity: Validity problems with the MMPI, PAI, CAPI and ratings of child adjustment.Professional Psychology: Theory and Practice, 36, 188-196. Click here

Odgers, C., Moretti, M. M. & Reppucci, N. D. (2005). Examining the science and practice of violence risk assessment with female adolescents. Law & Human Behavior, 29, 7-27. Click here

Penney, S., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). The transfer of juveniles to adult court in Canada and the United States: Confused agendas and compromised assessment procedures. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 4, 19-37Click here

Moretti, M. M., Catchpole, R., & Odgers, C. (2005). The dark side of girlhood: Recent trends, risk factors and trajectories to aggression and violence.Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 32-38. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2005). Perspectives on childhood and adolescent aggression. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 2. Click here

Odgers, C., Burnette, M. L., Chauhan, P., Moretti, M. M., & Repucci, D. (2005). Misdiagnosing the problem: Mental health profiles of incarcerated juveniles.Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 39-44. Click here

2004

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., Moore, K., & McKay, S. (2004). An attachment based parenting program for caregivers of severely conduct disordered adolescents: Preliminary findings. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. http://www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cycol-0805-moretti.html. Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Peled, M. (2004). Adolescent-parent attachment: Bonds that support healthy development. Pediatrics & Child Health, 9 (8), 551-555.Click here

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C., & Jackson, M. (2004). Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles. New York: Kluwer-Plenum.

Moretti, M. M., Odgers, C. L., & Jackson, M. A. (2004).Girls and aggression: A point of departure. In M. Moretti, C. Odgers, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles. Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles (pp. 1-5). Kluwer-Plenum.

Moretti, M. M., DaSilva, K., & Holland, R. (2004). Aggression and violence from an attachment perspective: Gender issues and therapeutic implications. In M. Moretti, C.

Odgers, & M. Jackson (Eds.), Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles. Girls and aggression: Contributing factors and intervention principles (pp. 41-57). Kluwer-Plenum.

2003

Moretti, M. M. & Holland, R. (2003). The journey of adolescence: Transitions in self within the context of attachment relationships (pp. 234-257). In S. Johnson & V. Whiffen (Eds.), Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy, Guildford: New York.

2002

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., & Moore, K. (2002). Youth at risk: Systemic intervention from an attachment perspective (pp. 233-252). In M. V. Hayes and L. T. Foster (Eds), Too small to see, too big to ignore. Victoria: Western Geographic Series, University of Victoria.

Bartholomew, K., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). The dynamics of measuring attachment. Attachment and Human Development, 4, 162-165. Click here

Odgers, C., & Moretti, M. M. (2002). Aggressive and antisocial girls: Research update and challenges. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 1, 103-119. Click here

2001

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R., & McKay, S. (2001). Self-other representations and relational and overt aggression in adolescent girls and boys. Behavioral Sciences and Law, 19, 109-126. Click here

Moretti, M. M, & Odgers, C. (2001). Aggressive and violent girls: Prevalence, profiles and contributing factors (pp. 116-129). In R.Corrado, R. Roesch & S. Hart (Eds.) Multi-Problem and Violent Youth: A Foundation for Comparative Research. Amsterdam: IOS Press.

2000

Reebye, P., Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (2000). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescents with conduct disorder: Gender differences and onset Patterns, Journal of Canadian Psychiatry, 45, 746-751. Click here

Reebye, P., & Moretti, M. M. (2000). Infants and toddlers before the court. Infant Mental Health Journal, 21, 4-5.

1999

Hymel, S., & Moretti, M. M., (1999). Introduction to new directions in theory and research of the developing self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45, 433-542.Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Wiebe, V. (1999). Self-discrepancy in adolescence: Own versus parental standpoints on the self. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 45, 624-649.Click here

Moretti, M. M., & Higgins, E. T. (1999). Own versus other standpoints in self-regulation: Developmental antecedents and functional consequences. Review of General Psychology, 3, 188-223.C lick here

Moretti, M. M., & Higgins, E. T. (1999). Internal representations of others in self-regulation: A new look at a classic issue. Social Cognition, 17, 186-208.Click here

1998

Lessard, J. C., & Moretti, M. M. (1998). Suicidal ideation in an adolescent clinical sample: Attachment patterns and clinical implications. Journal of Adolescence, 21, 383-395. Click here

Moore, K., Moretti, M. M., & Holland, R. (1998). A new perspective on youth care programs: Using attachment theory to guide interventions with troubled youth. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 15, 1-24. Click here

Fairbrother, N. & Moretti, M. M. (1998). Sociotropy, Autonomy, and Self-Discrepancy: Status in Depressed, Remitted Depressed, and Control Participants.Cognitive Therapy & Research, 22, 279-296. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Rein, A.S., & Wiebe, V. (1998). Relational self-regulation: Gender differences in risk for dysphoria. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 30, 243-252. Click here

1997

Moretti, M. M., Emmrys, C., Grizenko, N. et al. (1997). The treatment of conduct disorder: Perspectives from across Canada. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 637-648. Click here

1996

Moretti, M. M., Charlton, S., & Taylor, S. (1996). The effects of hemispheric asymmetries and depression on the perception of emotion. Brain & Cognition, 32, 67-92. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Segal, Z., McCann, C. D. et al. (1996). Self-referent versus other-referent information processing in dysphoric, clinically depressed and remitted depressed individuals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 68-80. Click here

1995

Reebye, P., Moretti, M. M., & Lessard, J. (1995). Conduct disorder and substance use disorder: Comorbidity in a clinical sample of preadolescents and adolescents. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 313-319.

Higgins, E. T., Loeb, I. & Moretti, M. M. (1995). Self-discrepancies and developmental shifts in vulnerability: Life transitions in the regulatory significance of others. In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.), Rochester Symposium on Developmental Psychopathology. Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press.

1994

Moretti, M. M., Holland, R. & Peterson, S. (1994). Long term efficacy of an attachment-based program for conduct disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 39, 360-370.

1993

Holland, R., Moretti, M. M., Verlaan, V. & Peterson, S. (1993). Attachment and conduct disorder: The Response Programme. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 38, 420-431.

Holland, R., & Moretti, M. M. (1993). Attachment and conduct disorder. Bulletin of the Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry, 2, 78-79.

Holland, R., Moretti, M. M., Verlaan, V. & Peterson, S. (1993). A treatment strategy for youth with conduct disorder. Youth Update, 11, 2.

1992

Moretti, M. M. (1992). Integrating psychodynamic and cognitive selves. Psychological Inquiry, 3, 47-50. Click here

1991

Moretti, M. M. (1991). The law of cognitive structure activation: New directions in understanding depression and psychotherapy. Psychological Inquiry, 2, 196-199. Click here

1990

Moretti, M. M., & Higgins, E.T. (1990). Relating self-discrepancy to self-esteem: The contributions of “discrepancy” beyond global self-esteem. Journal ofExperimental Social Psychology, 26, 108-123.

Moretti, M. M., Feldman, L., & Shaw, B.F. (1990). Cognitive therapy: Current practice and future directions. In R. A. Wells & V. J. Giannetti (Ed.), The Comprehensive Handbook of the Brief Psychotherapies. New York: Plenum Press.

Moretti, M. M., & Higgins, E. T. (1990). The development of self-system vulnerabilities: Social and cognitive factors in developmental psychopathology. In R.J. Sternberg and J.

Kolligian, Jr. (Eds.), Competence Considered. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Moretti, M. M., & Higgins, E. T., & Feldman, L. A. (1990). The self-system in depression: Conceptualization and treatment. In C. D. McCann & N. S. Endler (Eds.),

1989

Moretti, M. M., & Meichenbaum, D. (1989). An analysis of sex differences in depression: The search continues. Canadian Psychology, 30, 54-56Click here

Charlton, S., Bakan, P., & Moretti, M. M. (1989). Conjugate lateral eye movements: A second look. International Journal of Neuroscience, 48, 1-18.

New Directions in Depression Research, Theory and Practice. Toronto: Wall & Thompson.

Moretti, M. M., & Shaw, B. F. (1989). Automatic and dysfunctional cognitive processes in depression. In J. S. Uleman and J. A. Bargh (Eds.), Unintended Thought: The limits of awareness, intention and control. New York: Guilford Press.

1988

Higgins, E. T. & Moretti, M. M. (1988). Standard utilization and the social evaluative process: Vulnerability to types of aberrant beliefs. In T. F. Oltmanns & B. A. Maher (Eds.), Delusional Beliefs. New York: Wiley & Sons.

Miller, D. T. & Moretti, M. M. (1988). The causal attributions of depressives: Self-serving or self-disserving? In L. B. Alloy (Ed.), Cognitive Processes in Depression. New York: Guilford Press.

1986

Marriage, K., Fine, S., Moretti, M. M., & Haley, G. (1986). Relationship between depression and conduct disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 26, 687-691. Click here

1985

Fine, S., Moretti, M. M., Haley, G., & Marriage, K. (1985). Affective disorders in children and adolescents: The dysthymic dilemma. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 30, 173-177.

Haley, G., Fine, S., Marriage, K., Moretti, M. M., & Freeman, R. (1985). Cognitive bias in psychiatrically disturbed children and adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 53, 535-537. Click here

Moretti, M. M., Fine, S., Haley, G., & Marriage, K. (1985). Childhood and adolescent depression: Self-report versus parent-report. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 24, 298-302. Click here

1984

Fine, S., Moretti, M. M., Haley, G., & Marriage, K. (1984). Depressive disorders in children and adolescents: Dysthymic disorder and the use of self-rating scales in assessment. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 4, 223-229. Click here