William M. Kurtines

William M. Kurtines
  • Ph.D. Psychology The Johns Hopkins University- Baltimore, Maryland
  • B. S. Sociology University of Maryland- Baltimore County, Maryland

Research Interests

Within the field of developmental science, Dr. Kurtines' areas of scholarly and research interest include social and personality development, positive development, and moral development across the life span. Within the field of applied developmental and intervention science, they include outreach research and the development of community supported positive development programs across the lifespan. Professor Kurtines is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Div. 7) and has been Investigator and/or Senior Research Scientist on many large grants funded by federal agencies such as NIDA, NIMH, and NIH. He has received many awards for his teaching and research. Professor Kurtines has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and numerous books. [Dr. Kurtines Curriculum Vita]

Books and Monographs

Arnett, J., Kurtines, W. M. and Montgomery, M. J. (Eds). (2008). Promoting Positive Youth Development: A Developmental Intervention—New Directions in Developmental Theory, Methods, and Research, Journal of Adolescent Research SPECIAL ISSUE, Volume 23, No. 3, 233-359.

Silverman, W.K. & Kurtines, W.M. (1996). Childhood anxiety and phobic disorders: A pragmatic perspective. New York: Plenum.

Kurtines, W. M. and Gewirtz, J. L. (Eds.) (1995). Moral behavior and development: An introduction. Boston: Allyn & Bacon

Kurtines, W. M., Azmitia, M., & Gewirtz, J. L. (1992). The role of values in psychology and human development. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Kurtines, W. M. and Gewirtz, J. L. (Eds.) (1991). Handbook of moral behavior and development: Theory, Research, and Application. Vols. 1-3. New York: L. Erlbaum & Assoc.

Gewirtz, J. L. and Kurtines, W. M. (Eds.) (1991). Intersections with attachment. New York: L. Erlbaum Szapocznik, J. and Kurtines, W. M. (1989). Breakthroughs in Family Therapy with drug abusing and behavior problem youth. New York: Springer.

Kurtines, W. M. and Gewirtz, J. L. (Eds.) (1987). Moral development through social interaction. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Szapocznik, J., Foote, F., Perez Vidal, A., Hervis, O., and Kurtines, W. M. (1985). One Person Family Therapy. Miami: University of Miami Spanish Family Guidance Center. (Softcover Book)

Kurtines, W. M. and Gewirtz, J. L. (Eds.) (1984). Morality, moral behavior, and moral devel¬opment. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Indonesian Translation (1987). Jakarta, Indonesia: Penarbit Univesitas Indonesia of Jakarta.

Italian Translation (1988). Rome, Italy: Armando, S.r.L

Japanese Translation, (1990). Niigata, Japan: Niigata University

Select Publications

Silverman, Wendy K., Kurtines, William M., Jaccard, James, and Pina, Armando A. (in press). Directionality of Change in Youth Anxiety Treatment Involving Parents: An Initial Examination. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology

Kurtines, W.M., Montgomery, M. J., Eichas, K., Ritchie, R., Garcia, A., Albrecht, R., Berman, S., Ferrer-Wreder, L., and Lorente, C. C. (2008) 'Promoting Positive Identity Development in Troubled Youth: A Developmental Intervention Science Outreach Research Approach, Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 8:2, 125-138.

Kurtines, W. M., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Berman, S. L. Cass Lorente, C., Silverman, W. K., Wendy K. Silverman, Montgomery, M. J. (2008). Introduction to Special Issue on Promoting Positive Youth Development: A Developmental Intervention Approach – New Developments in Developmental Theory, Methods, and Research. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 233-244.

Kurtines, W. M., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Berman, S. L., Cass Lorente, C., Briones, E., Montgomery, M. J., Albrecht, R., Garcia A., & Arrufat, O. (2008). Promoting positive youth development: The Miami Youth Development Project (YDP), Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 256-267.

Montgomery, M. J., Kurtines, W. M., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Berman, S. L., Cass Lorente, C., Briones, E., Silverman, W., & Eichas, K. (2008). A Developmental Intervention Science (DIS) Outreach Research approach to promoting youth development: theoretical, methodological, and meta-theoretical challenges. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 268-290.

Kurtines, W. M., Montgomery, M. J., & Lewis Arango, L., Kortsch, G., Albrecht, R., Garcia A. (2008). Promoting Positive Youth Development: Relational Data Analysis (RDA), Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 291-309.

Lewis Arango, L., Kurtines, W. M., Montgomery, M. J., & Ritchie, R. (2008). A Multi-Stage Longitudinal Comparative (MLC) Design Stage II Evaluation of the Changing Lives Program (CLP): The Life Course Interview (RDA-LCI). Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 292-309.

Kortsch, G., Kurtines, W. M., & Montgomery, M.J. (2008). A Multi-Stage Longitudinal Comparative (MLC) Design Stage II Evaluation of the Changing Lives Program (CLP): The Possible Selves Questionnaire (PSQ-QE). Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 310-341.

Kurtines, W. M., Montgomery, M. J., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Berman, S. L., Cass Lorente, C., & Silverman, W. (2008). Promoting Positive Youth Development: Implications for Future Directions in Developmental Theory, Methods, and Research. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23, 359-378.

Garcia, A., Montgomery, M. J., & Kurtines, W. M. (in press). Investigating group processes in an alternative high school setting: The Youth Development Project. Journal for Specialists in Group Work

Hernandez, L., Montgomery, M. J., & Kurtines (2007). Identity Distress and Adjustment Problems in At-Risk Adolescents. Identity: an International Journal of Theory and Research, 6, 7-33.

Silverman, W. K., & Kurtines, W. M. (2006). Progress in developing an exposure-based transfer of control approach in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children. In E. D. Hibbs & P. S. Jensen (Eds.), Psychosocial treatment of child and adolescent disorders: Empirically based strategies for private practice, second edition (pp. 97-119). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Schwartz, S. J., Kurtines, W. M., & Montgomery, M. J. (2005). A comparison of two strategies for facilitating identity formation processes in emerging adults: An exploratory study. Journal of Adolescent Research 20, 309-345.

Kurtines, W. M., Silverman, W. K., & Hoagwood, K. (2004). Research progress on effectiveness, transportability and dissemination of empirically supported treatments: Integrating theory and research. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 11, 295-299.

Kurtines, W. M., Montgomery, M. J., Lewis-Arango, L., & Kortsch, G. (2004). Does Intervention Change Anything? New Directions in Promoting Positive Youth Development. European Journal of Developmental Psychology.

Courses Taught

  • Promoting Positive Development
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Theories of Personality
  • Identity Development
  • Moral Development
  • Graduate Seminar in Psychosocial Development
  • Graduate Seminar in Moral Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Developmental Psychology