The Ohio State University at Marion


Christopher Daddis


Christopher Daddis
Chris Daddis is an Associate Professor of Psychology at The Ohio State University at Marion. He completed his undergraduate work at Cornell University and attended graduate school at the University of Rochester, earning his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 2004.

At The Ohio State University, Dr. Daddis teaches Adolescent Development, Research Methods in Psychology, Moral Development, Psychology of Childhood, Educational Psychology, Introduction to Data Analysis, and Lifespan Development. He also directs undergraduate independent studies and supervises Senior Honors Theses.

Dr. Daddis’ research employs a social cognitive approach to the study of adolescent autonomy development that focuses on changes in adolescents’ and parents’ social reasoning about the boundaries delineating adolescent and parent authority. Dr. Daddis’ work specifically examines the processes that are associated with individual differences in autonomy development. Two related lines of research examine these processes.

The first examines the influence of peers on adolescents’ construction of boundaries between personal and parental authority. The second line examines differences in the ways that adolescents actively assert autonomy through active management of information about their lives.

Selected publications:
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Daddis, C. & Smetana, J. G. (2014). Parenting from the social domain theory
perspective: This time its personal. .pdf

Daddis, C. (2011). Desire for increased autonomy and adolescents’ perceptions of peer
autonomy: “Everyone else can; why can’t I?” Child Development, 82(4), 1310-1326.
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Daddis, C. (2010). Adolescent peer crowds and patterns of belief in the boundaries of
personal authority. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 699-708. .pdf

Daddis, C., & Randolph, D. (2010). Dating and disclosure: Adolescent management of

information regarding romantic involvement. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 309-320.