Michael Lynch, Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

SUNY Geneseo








Lynch, M. (2006).  Exposure to community violence and its consequences for children’s development.  In M. Feerick & J. Silverman (Eds.), Children exposed to violence (pp.29-52).  Brookes Publishing: Baltimore, MD.


Lynch, M. (2003).  Consequences of children’s exposure to community violence.  Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6, 265-274.


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (2002).  Links between community violence and the family system: Evidence from children’s feelings of relatedness and perceptions of parent behavior.  Family Process, 41, 519-532.


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (1998).  Trauma, mental representation, and the organization of memory for mother-referent material.  Development and Psychopathology, 10, 739-759.


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (1998).  An ecological-transactional analysis of children and contexts: The longitudinal interplay among child maltreatment, community violence, and children's symptomatology.  Development and Psychopathology, 10, 235-257.


Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., & Lynch, M. (1997).  Child maltreatment as an illustration of the effects of war on development.  In D. Cicchetti and S.L. Toth (Eds.), Rochester Symposium on Developmental Psychopathology, Vol. 8: Developmental Perspectives on Trauma: Theory, Research, and Intervention, (pp.227-262).  Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (1997).  Children's relationships with adults and peers: An examination of elementary and junior high school students.  Journal of School Psychology, 35, 81-99.


Cicchetti, D., & Lynch, M. (1995).  Failures in the expectable environment and their impact on individual development: The case of child maltreatment.  In D. Cicchetti and D.J. Cohen (Eds.), Developmental Psychopathology, Volume 2: Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation, (pp. 32-71).  New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., & Lynch, M. (1995).  Bowlby's dream comes full circle: The application of attachment theory to risk and psychopathology.  In T.H. Ollendick and R.J. Prinz (Eds.), Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, Volume 17,(pp. 1-75).  New York, NY: Plenum Press.


Cicchetti, D., & Lynch, M. (1993).  Toward an ecological/transactional model of community violence and child maltreatment: Consequences for children's development.  Psychiatry, 53, 96-118.


Cicchetti, D., Rogosch, F.A., Lynch, M., & Holt, K.D. (1993).  Resilience in maltreated children: Processes leading to adaptive outcomes.  Development and Psychopathology, 5, 629-647.


Cicchetti, D., Toth, S.L., & Lynch, M. (1993).  The developmental sequelae of child maltreatment: Implications for war-related trauma.  In L.A. Leavitt and N.A. Fox (Eds.), The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Children, (pp. 41-71).  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Cicchetti, D., Lynch, M., Shonk, S., & Manly, J.T. (1992).  An organizational perspective on peer relations in maltreated children.  In R.D. Parke and G.W. Ladd (Eds.), Family-Peer Relationships: Modes of Linkage (pp. 345-383).  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (1992).  Maltreated children's reports of relatedness to their teachers.  In R.C. Pianta (Ed.), Beyond the Parent: The Role of Other Adults in Children's Lives (pp. 81-107).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 


Lynch, M., & Cicchetti, D. (1991).  Patterns of relatedness in maltreated and nonmaltreated children: Connections among multiple representational models.  Development and Psychopathology, 3, 207-226.


Phillips, R.D., Wagner, S.H., Fells, C.A., & Lynch, M. (1990).  Do infants recognize emotion in facial expressions?: Categorical and "metaphorical" evidence.  Infant Behavior and Development, 13, 71-84. 



Grant History:


National Institute of Mental Health.  Co-Principal Investigator: “Traumatic Stress among Violence-Exposed Youth”.  Total of $2,455,332 from 4/1/06 to 3/31/11.


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Co-Principal Investigator: "Processes Linking Child Neglect and Adaptation to School".  Total of $1,600,428 from 9/22/00 to 6/30/05.


United Way of Greater Rochester. Annual grant of $37,000 to support school-based family support services, starting January 1, 1999.  This grant supports collaboration between the Mt. Hope Family Center and the Rochester City School District.


National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.Co-Investigator: "An Ecological Developmental Perspective on the Consequences of Child Maltreatment".  Total of $593,144 from 10/1/94 to 9/30/97.



Awards and Honors:


Research and Scholarship Award from the SUNY Research Foundation, May 2007.


Graduate Student Research Fellow National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, 9/91 to 9/92.



Research with Students:


Coryat, K., Felluca, J., Keegan, R., Zeitvogel, J., et al. (2007, May).  The Impact of Child Neglect and Socioeconomic Adversity on Self-Representation in Young Children.  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 19th Annual Convention, Washington, DC.


Bouquin, T., Philips Roy, P., Robinson, E., Smith, T., Tarantino, L., et al. (2006, April).  Patterns of processing threat and their impact on personal well-being.  Poster presented at the third annual Undergraduate Scholars Symposium, Geneseo, NY.


Davis, K., Brown, F., Hanczyk, K., Jankura, S., et al. (2005, April).  The impact of stress on internalizing symptomatology: An examination of the role of self-esteem and social support.  Poster presented at the second annual Undergraduate Scholars Symposium, Geneseo, NY. 



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Last modified August 17, 2007