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Von Eye Alexander Von Eye
Professor
Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Munich 1976
Masters University of Trier 1974
Bachelors University of Trier 1971
240 Psychology
voneye@msu.edu


Related Research Websites
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MSU Mother Infant Study The study is focused on understanding the influences of domestic violence on the lives of women and children. Half of our original sample experienced some level of abuse from their partners (from mild to severe) and half served as the control group. Over time, however, some women have moved into and some out of abusive relationships. We are interested in what creates conditions of risk and resilience for these women and children. We also study how women's parenting and mental health as well as the social and psychological adjustment of their children are affected by various levels of hardship posed by domestic violence and other life circumstances.
Mother and Babies Study Does stress during pregnancy affect women's and infant's physical and emotional health? Our research examines whether relationship conflict is a stressor that works like other stressors by affecting the body's stress system and emotional responses to stress. We are recruiting 160 women and their one-year old children. The women will include those with and without relationship conflict during pregnancy and those with and without relationship conflict during the first year of the child's life. Looking at differences among these women and children will allow us to understand how relationship conflict affects women and children at different times in their lives.


Research Publications    
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2009Martinez-Torteya, C., Bogat, G. A., von Eye, A., & Levendosky, A. A. (2009). Resilience among children exposed to domestic violence: The role of protective and vulnerability factors. Child Development, 80, 562-577.
2008Von Eye , A. & DeShon, R. P. (2008). Characteristics of measures of directional dependence - Monte Carlo studies. Interstat, 14, 1-33.
2008von Eye, A., Mun, E. Y., & Bogat, G. A. (2008). Temporal patterns of variable relationships in person-oriented research: Longitudinal models of Configural Frequency Analysis. Developmental Psychology, 44(2), 437-445