Human Development & Culture Lab
Current HD&C 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 presented on the transformation and maintenance of cultural values that guide adolescent moral reasoning in the rapidly globalizing context of northern Thailand at the May 2019 Central California Research Symposium, and are currently writing up this study for publication.
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.
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.