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Assistant Professor

B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo

(585) 475-2643

Fall 2161
Monday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Friday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Or by appointment.

Research Interests: Developmental Psychopathology, Child Externalizing Behavior, Aggression, Parent-child Relationships, Substance Use


Professor Godleski joined the Department of Psychology in the Fall of 2015. Her areas of expertise are within Clinical and Developmental Psychology. Her research focuses on developmental pathways to risk and resilience, particularly within early development from pregnancy to early childhood. In particular, she is interested in how parent and family influences (e.g., parental substance use, discipline, etc) impact the development of aggressive thoughts and behaviors in childhood.


Eiden, R.D., Godleski, S.A., Colder, C., & Schuetze, P. (2015). Prenatal substance exposure and child self-regulation: Pathways to risk and protection. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 137, 12-29. PMCID: PMC4442052

Godleski, S.A., Kamper, K.A., Ostrov, J.M., Hart, E.J., & Blakely-McClure, S. (2015). Peer victimization and peer rejection during early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(3), 380-392. PMCID: PMC433313

Eiden, R.D., Godleski, S.A., Colder, C., & Schuetze, P. (2014). Prenatal cocaine exposure: The role of cumulative environmental risk and maternal harshness in the development of child internalizing behavior problems in kindergarten. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 4, 1-10. PMCID: PMC4099285

Godleski, S.A., & Ostrov, J.M. (2010). Relational aggression and hostile attribution biases:   Testing multiple statistical methods and models.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 447-458.