Human Development & Culture Lab

Current Members

Current lab members include: Alysia Corona, Chelsee Armsworthy, Jose Reyes, and Kajai Xiong. Students in my lab are conducting a dyadic, cross-cultural analysis on perspectives of sex work. They look forward to presenting the results of their study, which examines the moral frameworks that guide the reasoning of adolescents and parents residing in variously globalized Thai communities, at the May 2019 Central California Research Symposium.

Lab photos, and project updates, are forthcoming!


HD&C Lab End-of-Semester Gathering (Fall 2017)  L-R: Cristina Landeros, Dr. McKenzie, Cassandra Stewart, Emma Willis, & Rachel Castellón

HD&C Lab End-of-Semester Gathering (Fall 2017)

L-R: Cristina Landeros, Dr. McKenzie, Cassandra Stewart, Emma Willis, & Rachel Castellón

Former Members (2017-2018)

Cassandra Stewart, Cristina Landeros, Emma Willis, Joseph Rooney, and Rachel Castellón were lab members for one year. During their time in lab, they worked on two research projects: (1) an investigation of perceptions of media's influence on family relationships among urban-dwelling Thai adolescents and parents, and (2) an investigation of folk theories of success among rural and urban adolescents in northern Thailand.

We presented the results of the first project at the Society for Research on Adolescence conference in April 2018. Cassandra, Cristina, Emma, Joseph, and Rachel also presented the results of both projects at the Central California Research Symposium (CCRS) in April 2018. Their first co-authored manuscript is currently under revise-and-resubmit.


Former Members (2015-2017)

Sarah Tsutsui and Seema Prakash were members of the HD&C lab for two years. During that time, they examined the religious practices and orientations toward religion among adolescents residing in variously globalized northern Thai communities. They presented the results of this research at local, national, and international levels, and published a co-authored manuscript on this study in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

HD&C Lab in Nagoya, Japan for the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology  L-R: Dr. McKenzie, Sarah Tsutsui, & Seema Prakash

HD&C Lab in Nagoya, Japan for the 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

L-R: Dr. McKenzie, Sarah Tsutsui, & Seema Prakash

Sarah (who graduated Summa Cum Laude) is now pursuing her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Teacher Residency at CSU Fresno. She is eager to enhance the lives of youth in the Central Valley.

Seema (who graduated Magna Cum Laude) is now pursuing Dental School. She looks forward to drawing from her expertise of child and adolescent development as a dentist working with youth.

Sarah Tsutsui & Seema Prakash present their research to the Child and Family Science Research-in-Progress Group

Sarah Tsutsui & Seema Prakash present their research to the Child and Family Science Research-in-Progress Group