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Queen's University

Tom Hollenstein


Associate Professor

B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1989
M.S., University of Oregon, 2001
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2005


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T: 613.533.3288 


220 Craine

Psychology Department

Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


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Research Interests

My broad research agenda is to examine socioemotional development - particularly in adolescence - from dynamic systems (DS) and developmental psychopathology perspectives. Specifically, my research focuses on the regulation of emotion, particularly shame and anxiety, as evidenced by changes in self-reported feelings, autonomic psychophysiology, and behavioural expressions. To pursue this agenda, I am interested in developing and applying methods that are best suited for the analysis of processes of change. I also develop and distribute software for state space grids, a technique used often in my research ( See my lab page for details of current projects.

Selected Publications

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Hollenstein, T. (in press). This time, it’s real: Affective flexibility, time scales, feedback loops, and the regulation of emotion. Emotion Review.


Koval, P., Butler, E., Hollenstein, T. Lanteigne, D., & Kuppens, P. (in press). Emotion Regulation and the Temporal Dynamics of Emotions: Effects of Cognitive Reappraisal and Expressive Suppression on Emotional Inertia. Cognition and Emotion.


Lougheed, J., Hollenstein, T., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., & Granic, I. (in press). Maternal Regulation of Child Affect in Externalizing and Typically-Developing Children. Journal of Family Psychology.


Ramezani, M., Johnsrude, I., Rasoulian, A., Bosma, R., Tong, R., Hollenstein, T.,Harkness, K., & Abolmaesumi, P. (in press), Temporal-lobe morphology differs between healthy adolescents and those with early-onset of depression. Neuroimage: Clinical.


van der Giessen, D., Hollenstein, T., Hale, W. W., Koot, H. M., Meeus, W., & Branje, S. (in press). Emotional Variability in Mother-Adolescent Conflict Interactions and Internalizing Problems of Mothers and Adolescents: Dyadic and Individual Processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.  


Eastabrook, J., Flynn, J. J., & Hollenstein, T. (2014). Internalizing symptoms in female adolescents: Associations with emotional awareness and emotion regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 487 - 496. 


Hollenstein, T. & Lanteigne, D. (2014). Models and methods of emotional concordance. Biological Psychology, 98, 1 - 5.


Lanteigne, D., Flynn, J. J., Eastabrook, J., & Hollenstein, T.(2014). Discordant patterns among emotional experience, arousal, and expression in adolescence: Relations with emotion regulation and internalizing problems. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46, 29 - 39. 


Butler, E. A., Hollenstein, T., Shoham, V., & Rohrbaugh, N. (2013). A dynamic state-space analysis of interpersonal emotion regulation in couples who smoke. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 


Eastabrook, J., Lanteigne, D., & Hollenstein, T. (2013). Decoupling between physiological, self-reported, and expressed emotional responses in alexithymia. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 978 – 982. 


Hollenstein, T. & Lougheed, J. P. (2013). Beyond Storm and Stress: Typicality, Transactions, Timing,and Temperament to Account for Adolescent Change.  American Psychologist, 68, 444-454. 


Hollenstein, T., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., & Potworowski, G. (2013). A model of socioemotional  flexibility at three time scales. Emotion Review, 5, 397 - 405.


Hollenstein, T. (2013).State Space Grids: Depicting Dynamics Across Development.New York: Springer.


Sravish, A. V., Tronick, E.,  Hollenstein, T. , & Beeghly, M. (2013). Dyadic flexibility during the face-to- face still-face paradigm: A dynamic systems analysis of its temporal organization. Infant Behavior and Development, 36,  432 - 437 .

Hollenstein, T., McNeely, A., Eastabrook, J., Mackey, A., & Flynn, J.J. (2012). Sympathetic and parasympathetic responses to social stress across adolescence. Developmental Psychobiology, 54, 207-214.


Lavictoire, L., Snyder, J. J., Stoolmiller, M., & Hollenstein, T. (2012). Affective dynamics in triadic  peer interactions in early childhood. Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and the Life Sciences, 16,  293 – 312 .


Lougheed, J. P. & Hollenstein, T.(2012). A limited repertoire of emotion regulation strategies is associated with internalizing problems in adolescence. Social Development, 21, 704 - 721.


Lunkenheimer, E. S., Hollenstein, T., Wang, J., & Shields, A. M. (2012). Flexibility and attractors in context: family emotion socialization patterns and children’s emotion regulation in late childhood. Nonlinear Dynamics in Psychology and the Life Sciences, 16, 269 – 291.


Hollenstein, T. (2011). Twenty years of dynamic systems approaches to development: Significant contributions, challenges, and future directions. Child Development Perspectives, 5,256 - 259. 

Lunkenheimer, E.S., Olson, S. L., Hollenstein, T., Sameroff, A., & Winter, C. (2011). Dyadic flexibility and positive affect in parent-child coregulation and the development of children's behavior problems. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 577 - 591. 

Erickson, K., Cote, J., Hollenstein, T., & Deakin, J. (2011). Examining coach-athlete interactions using state space grids: An observational analysis in competitive youth sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

Flynn, J.J., Hollenstein, T., & Mackey, A.M. (2010). The Effect of Suppressing and Not Accepting Emotions on Depressive Symptoms: Is Suppression Different for Men and Women? Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 582 - 586. 

van Straaten, I., Holland, R. W., Finkenhauer, C., Hollenstein, T., & Engels, R. C. M. E. (2009). Gazing behavior during mixed-sex interactions: Sex and attractiveness effects. [Electronic version]. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Engels, R. C. M. E., Hermans, R., van Baaren, R., Hollenstein, T., & Bot, S. M. (2009). Alcohol Portrayal on Television Affects Actual Drinking Behaviour, Alcohol and Alcoholism, 44, 244-249.

DeRubeis, S. & Hollenstein, T. (2009). Individual Differences in Shame and Depressive Symptoms during Early Adolescence. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 477-482.

Hollenstein, T. (2007). State space grids: Analyzing dynamics across development.International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 384-396.

Hollenstein, T., & Lewis, M. D. (2006).  A state space analysis of emotion and flexibility in parent-child interactions. Emotion, 6, 663-669.

Granic, I., & Hollenstein, T. (2006). A survey of dynamic systems methods for developmental psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.) Handbook of Development and Psychopathology. New York: Wiley.

Martin, C. L., Fabes, R. A., Hanish, L. D., & Hollenstein, T. (2005). Social dynamics in the preschool. Developmental Review, 25, 299-327.

Hollenstein, T., Granic, I., Stoolmiller, M., & Snyder, J. (2004). Rigidity in parent-child interactions and the development of externalizing and internalizing behavior in early childhood.Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 32, 595-607.

Lewis, M.D., Zimmerman, S., Hollenstein, T., & Lamey, A.V. (2004). Reorganization in coping behavior at 1 1/2 Years: Dynamic systems and normative change. Developmental Science, 7, 56-73.

Lamey, A., Hollenstein, T., Lewis, M. D., & Granic, I. (2004). GridWare (Version 1.1). [Computer software].

Granic, I., & Hollenstein, T. (2003). Dynamic systems methods for models of developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 15, 641-669.

Granic, I., Hollenstein, T., Dishion, T. J., & Patterson, G. R. (2003). Longitudinal analysis of flexibility and reorganization in early adolescence: A dynamic systems study of family interactions. Developmental Psychology, 39, 606-617.



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Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000