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Jennifer Watling Neal | PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

 
Research-Practice
Gap among K-12 Educators
Mills, K.J., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., & McAlindon, K. (in press). What is research? Educators’ conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policies. Evidence & Policy. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Mills, K.J., Lawlor, J.A., & McAlindon, K. (2019).  What types of brokerage bridge the research-practice gap? The case of public school educators. Social Networks, 59, 41-49.
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Lawlor, J.A., Mills, K.J., Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Wilson, C., & McAlindon, K. (2019). Approaches to measuring use of research evidence in K-12 settings: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 27,  218-228 [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z.P., & Lawlor, J.A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of educators.  Educational Administration Quarterly, 55(1), 154-181 [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J., & McAlindon, K. (2019).  Just Google it: Measuring schools' use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence & Policy, 15, 103-123
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Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Mills, K.J., & McAlindon, K. (2018). What makes research useful for public school educators? Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 45(3),  432-446. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J., & Lawlor, J.A. (2018). Making or buying evidence:  Using transaction cost economics to understand decision-making in public school districts. Evidence & Policy, 14(4), 707-724. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Kornbluh, M., Mills, K.J., & Lawlor J.A. (2015). Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3/4), 422-435. [view abstract]
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Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Atkins, M.S., Henry, D.B., & Frazier, S.L. (2011). Channels of change: Contrasting network mechanisms in the use of interventions. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47(3/4), 277-286. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Shernoff, E.S., Frazier, S.L., Stachowicz, E., Frangos, R., & Atkins, M.S. (2008).  Change from within: Engaging teacher key opinion leaders in the diffusion of interventions in urban schools. The Community Psychologist, 41(2), 53-57. [request paper]
 

Gornik, A.E., Neal, J.W., Lo, S.L., & Durbin, C.E. (2018). Connections between preschoolers’ temperament traits and social behaviors as observed in a preschool setting. Social Development, 27,  335-350. [view abstract] [request paper]

Neal, J.W., Durbin, C.E., Gornik, A.E., & Lo, S.L. (2017). Co-development of preschoolers’ temperament traits and social play networks over an entire school year. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 627-640. [view abstract] [request paper]

Kornbluh, M., Neal, J.W., & Ozer, E.J. (2016). Scaling up youth-led social justice efforts through an online school-based social network. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57(3/4), 266-279. [view abstract] [request paper]

Kornbluh, M. & Neal, J.W. (2016). Examining the many dimensions of children’s popularity: Interactions between aggression, prosocial behavior, and gender. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33(1), 62-80. [view abstract] [request paper]

Jackson, D.R., Cappella, E., & Neal, J.W. (2015). Aggression norms in the classroom social network: Contexts of aggressive behavior and social preference in middle childhood. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3/4), 293-306. [view abstract]

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Torrente, C., Cappella, E., & Neal, J.W. (2014). Children's positive school behaviors and social preference in urban elementary classrooms.  Journal of Community Psychology, 42(2), 143-161.

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Cappella, E., Kim, H.Y., Neal, J.W., & Jackson, D. (2013). Classroom peer relationships and academic engagement in elementary school: The role of social network equity. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 367-379. [view abstract] [request paper]

Cappella, E., & Neal, J.W. (2012). A classmate at your side: Classroom characteristics, peer victimization, and network connections in urban schools. School Mental Health, 4, 81-94.

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Neal, J.W., & Cappella, E. (2012). An examination of network position and childhood relational aggression:  Integrating resource control and social exchange theories. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 126-140. [view abstract] [request paper]

Neal, J.W. (2010). Hanging out: Features of urban children’s peer networks.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 27(7), 982-1000. [view abstract] [request paper]

Neal, J.W. (2010). Social aggression and social position in middle childhood and early adolescence: Burning bridges or building them?  Journal of Early Adolescence, 30(1), 122-137. [view abstract]

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Neal, J.W. (2009). Network ties and mean lies: A relational approach to relational aggression. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(6), 737-753. [view abstract] [request paper]

Neal, J.W. (2007). Why social networks matter: A structural approach to the study of relational aggression in middle childhood and adolescence. Child and Youth Care Forum, 36(5-6), 195-211.

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Children's
Networks and/or
Social Behaviors
 
Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., & Cappella, E. (2016). Seeing and being seen: Predictors of accurate perceptions about classmates’ relationships. Social Networks, 44, 1-8. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., & Cappella, E. (2014). I know who my friends are, but do you? Predictors of self-reported and peer-inferred relationships. Child Development, 85(4), 1366-1372. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., & Cappella, E. (2014). The bright side of positive perceptual bias: Children’s estimations of network centrality and aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 40, 140-151. [view abstract]
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Cappella, E., Neal, J.W., & Sahu, N. (2012). Children’s agreement on classroom social networks: Cross-level predictors in urban elementary schools. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 58(3), 285-313. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Cappella, E., Wagner, C., & Atkins, M.S. (2011). Seeing eye to eye: Predicting teacher-student agreement on classroom social networks. Social Development, 20(2), 376-393. [view abstract]
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Child & Teacher Perceptions of Social Networks
 
Social Network Theory & Methods
 Neal, Z.P. & Neal, J.W. (in press). That’ll move the chains: Collecting network chain data. Social Networks.
Neal, J.W. & Neal, Z.P. (2019). Implementation capital: Merging frameworks of implementation outcomes and social capital to support the use of evidence-based practices. Implementation Science, 14, 16. doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0860-z [view abstract]
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Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2017). Network analysis in community psychology: Looking back, looking forward. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60, 279-295. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., & Kornbluh, M. (2016). Using cognitive social structures to understand peer relations in childhood and adolescence. In Z.P. Neal (Ed.), Handbook of Systems Science (pp. 147-163). New York: Routledge. [view abstract] [request chapter]
Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Lawlor, J.A., & Mills, K.J. (2015). Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap. Psychosocial Intervention, 24(3), 177-184. [view abstract] [request paper]
Burke, J., Hassmiller-Lich, K., Neal, J.W., Meissner, H., Yonas, M., & Mabry, P. (2015). Enhancing dissemination and implementation research using systems science methods. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 283-291. [view abstract[request paper]
Kornbluh, M. & Neal, J.W. (2015).  Social network analysis. In L.A. Jason & D.S. Glenwick (Eds.), Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research (pp. 207-218).  New York: Oxford University Press. [request chapter]
Neal, J.W., & Christens, B.D. (2014).  Linking the levels: Network and relational perspectives for community psychology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(3/4), 314-323. [view abstract
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Neal, J.W. (2014). Exploring empowerment in settings:  Mapping distributions of network power. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(3/4), 394-406. [view abstract[request paper]
Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2014). The (in)compatibility of diversity and sense of community. American Journal of Community Psychology, 53(1-2), 1-12. [view abstract[request paper]
Neal, J.W., & Neal, Z.P. (2013).  Nested or networked? Future directions for ecological systems theory. Social Development, 22(4), 722-737. [view abstract[request paper]
Neal, J.W., & Neal, Z.P. (2013).  The multiple meanings of peer groups in social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22(3), 580-594. [view abstract]  [request paper]
Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2013). Opening the black box of social cognitive mapping. Social Development, 22(3), 604-608. [view abstract[request paper]
Neal, J.W., & Neal, Z.P. (2011). Power as a structural phenomenon. American Journal of Community Psychology, 48(3/4), 157-167.
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Neal, J.W. (2008). Kracking the missing data problem: Applying Krackhardt’s cognitive social structures to school-based social network research. Sociology of Education, 81, 140-162.
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Other Topics
Neal, J.W. (in press). Community psychology and urban studies: Common connections and missed opportunities. Journal of Urban Affairs.
McAlindon, K., Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Mills, K.J., & Lawlor, J.A. (2019). The BOND framework: A practical application of visual communication design and marketing to advance evaluation reporting. American Journal of Evaluation, 40, 291-305.
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Greeson, M.R., Neal, J.W., & Campbell, R. (2019). Using social network analysis to identify successful relationship patterns within sexual assault response teams (SARTS). Violence Against Women, 25,  968-998. [view abstract] [request paper]
Mehta, T., Atkins, M.S., Neal, J.W., & Walden, A. (2018). Supporting community mental health providers: The feasibility and promise of a virtual professional learning community. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3(4), 236-251. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2017). “We didn’t say that”: Challenges in the public dissemination of a research finding with controversial implications. American Journal of Community Psychology, 60, 424-429. [view abstract] [request paper]
Collins, C.R., Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2017). Transforming social cohesion into informal social control: Deconstructing collective efficacy and the moderating role of neighborhood racial heterogeneity.  Journal of Urban Affairs, 39, 307-322. [view abstract] [request paper]
Shernoff, E.S., Frazier, S., Lora, A., Lakind, D., Atkins, M., Jakobsons, L., Hamre, B., Bhaumik, D., Katz, M., Neal, J.W., Patel, D., & Smylie, M. (2016). Expanding the role of school psychologists to support early career teachers: A mixed method study.  School Psychology Review, 45(2), 226-249.  [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W. (2016). Phenomenon of interest, framework, or theory?: Building better explanations in community psychology. Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice, 7(2), 1-6. [view abstract]
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Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., VanDyke, E., & Kornbluh, M. (2015). Expediting the analysis of qualitative data in evaluation: A procedure for the rapid identification of themes from audio recordings (RITA). American Journal of Evaluation, 36, 118-132. [view abstract] [request paper]
Collins, C.R., Neal, J.W., & Neal, Z.P. (2014). Transforming individual level civic engagement into community collective efficacy: The role of bonding social capital. American Journal of Community Psychology, 54(3), 328-336. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, J.W., Janulis, P., & Collins, C. (2013). Is community psychology too insular? A network analysis of journal citations. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(5), 549-564. [view abstract] [request paper]
Neal, Z.P., & Neal, J.W. (2012). The public school as a public good: Direct and indirect pathways to community satisfaction. Journal of Urban Affairs, 34(5), 469-485. [view abstract] [request paper]

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