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Human Development Graduate Group

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    Adrienne Nishina

    Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
    At UCD since: 2006
    Interests: Social-Emotional, School, Culture/Neighborhood/Society, Health & Mental Health, Prevention Research, Research Methodology
    Life Phases: Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood

  • Research Interests
    My research focuses on adolescent peer relationships and ethnicity within broader social contexts. Specifically, I study the individual and contextual factors under which peer victimization predicts greater psychosocial, physical, and academic maladjustment. I also examine the interplay between ethnic diversity in peer groups--primarily in school or friendship settings--and adolescent functioning.

    Selected Publications