Gene Brody

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Distinguished Research Professor of Human Development and Family Science

1 Center for Family Research
1095 College Station Rd.
Athens, GA 30605



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Human Dev. and School Psych. University of Arizona 1976
M.A. Human Dev. and School Psych. University of Arizona 1973
B.A. Psychology University of California-Santa Barbara 1972


My research focuses on those family and school processes that are linked with academic and psychosocial competence among children and adolescents.  The contributions of parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and classroom experiences during elementary and junior high school are of particular interest.


Brody, G. H., & Flor, D. L. (In press). Maternal psychological functioning, family processes, and child adjustment in rural, single-parent, African American families. Developmental Psychology.

Brody, G. H. (In press). Sibling relationship quality: Its causes and consequences. Annual Review of Psychology.

Brody, G. H., Stoneman, A., & Flor, D. (1995). Linking family processes, parental education, and family financial resources to academic competence among rural African American youths living in two-parent families. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 57, 567-579.

Brody, G. H., Stoneman, A., & McCoy, K. (1994). Forecasting sibiling relationships in early adolescence from child temperaments and family processes in middle childhood. Child Development, 65, 771-784.

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