Associate Director of Research for the Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program and Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension
At UCD since:
Interests: Social-Emotional, Family, School, Health & Mental Health, Prevention Research, Research Methodology
Life Phases: Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood
I am a social-developmental psychologist interested in understanding how personality and social factors influence a personís developmental course from conception to death. I am interested in understanding how to raise children to grow up to be healthy, productive members of society; including, finding supportive relationships and having a family, supporting themselves and their family, and not bringing harm to others. As such, I am interested in the developmental origins, developmental course, and interrelations among self-esteem, achievement, and antisocial behavior.