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Human Development Graduate Group


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    Natalie de Guzman

    Social-Emotional, Family, Culture/Neighborhood/Society, Health & Mental Health, Research Methodology

    Life Phases
    Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood

    Research Profile

    Research Interests
    I am interested in how close relationships, especially peer and romantic, during adolescence and emerging adulthood affect identity development, emotional well-being, and future relationships. My masterís thesis focuses on pubertal timing, ethnicity, and body dissatisfaction across middle to late adolescence. I am currently working on a paper looking at cross- and same-ethnicity romantic relationships, interethnic attitudes, and relationship quality, warmth, and hostility during emerging adulthood.