Waters, T. E., Camia, C., Facompré, C. R., & Fivush, R. (2019). A meta-analytic examination of maternal reminiscing style: Elaboration, gender, and children’s cognitive development. Psychological bulletin, 145(11), 1082.

Waters, T. E., Facompré, C. R., Van de Walle, M., Dujardin, A., De Winter, S., Heylen, J., ... & Bosmans, G. (2019). Stability and change in secure base script knowledge during middle childhood and early adolescence: A 3-year longitudinal study. Developmental psychology, 55(11), 2379.

Waters, T. E., Facompré, C. R., Dujardin, A., Van De Walle, M., Verhees, M., Bodner, N., ... & Bosmans, G. (2019). Taxometric analysis of secure base script knowledge in middle childhood reveals categorical latent structure. Child development, 90(3), 694-707.


Waters, T. E., & Roisman, G. I. (2019). The secure base script concept: An overview. Current opinion in psychology, 25, 162-166.

Ruiz, S. K., Waters, T. E., & Yates, T. M. (2019). Children’s secure base script knowledge as a mediator between early life stress and later behavior problems. Attachment & human development, 1-16.

Bosmans, G., Waters, T. E., Finet, C., De Winter, S., & Hermans, D. (2019). Trust development as an expectancy-learning process: Testing contingency effects. PloS one, 14(12).

Fivush, R., & Waters, T. E. (2019). Development and organization of autobiographical memory form and function. The organization and structure of autobiographical memory, 52.

Waters, T. E., Raby, K. L., Ruiz, S. K., Martin, J., & Roisman, G. I. (2018). Adult attachment representations and the quality of romantic and parent–child relationships: An examination of the contributions of coherence of discourse and secure base script knowledge. Developmental psychology, 54(12), 2371.

Waters, T. E. A., & Facompré, C. R. (2018). Secure base content in the Adult Attachment Interview. In E. Waters, B. Vaughn, & H. S. Waters (Eds.), Measuring attachment. New York, NY: Guilford.


Waters, T. E. A. & Köber, C. (2018). Individual differences in personal narrative: Coherence, autobiographical reasoning, and meaning making. To appear in V. Zeigler-Hill and T. Schackelford (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Waters, T. E. A., & Roisman, G. I. (2018). The secure base script concept: an overview. Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 162–166.


Waters, T. E. A., Köber, C., Raby, K. L., Habermas, T., & Fivush, R. (2018). Consistency and stability of narrative coherence: An examination of personal narrative as a domain of adult personality. Journal of Personality, 1–12. doi:10.1111/jopy.12377


Facompré, C. R., Bernard, K., & Waters, T. E. A. (2018). Effectiveness of interventions in preventing disorganized attachment: A meta-analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 1-11. doi:10.1017/S0954579417000426

Adler, J. M., Waters, T. E., Poh, J., & Seitz, S. (2018). The nature of narrative coherence: An empirical approach. Journal of Research in Personality, 74, 30-34.


Waters, T. E. A., Ruiz, S. K., & Roisman, G. I. (2017). Origins of secure base script knowledge and the developmental construction of attachment representations. Child Development, 88, 198-209.


Waters, T. E. A., Steele, R. D., Roisman, G. I., Haydon, K. C., & Booth-LaForce, C (2016). A linguistic inquiry and word count analysis of the adult attachment interview in two large corpora. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 48, 78-88.


Waters, T. E. A., Bosmans, G., Vandevivere, E., Dujardin, A., & Waters, H. S. (2015). Secure base representations in middle childhood across two western cultures: Associations with parental attachment representations and maternal reports of behavior problems. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1013-1025.


Waters, T. E. A., Fraley, R. C., Groh, A. M., Steele, R. D., Vaughn, B. E., Bost, K. K., Verissimo, M., Coppola, G. & Roisman, G. I. (2015). The latent structure of secure base script knowledge. Developmental Psychology, 51, 823-830.


Waters, T. E. A. & Fivush, R. (2014). Relations between narrative coherence, identity and psychological well-being in emerging adulthood. Journal of Personality, 83, 441-451.


Waters, T. E. A, Brockmeyer, S., & Crowell, J.A. (2013). AAI coherence predicts caregiving and care seeking behavior in couple problem solving interactions: Secure base script knowledge helps explain why. Attachment and Human Development, 15(3), 316-331.

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