Ryan Hodge

ryan hodge

Major Professors: Dr. Paul Hastings and Dr. Amanda Guyer


I graduated from University of California, Davis in 2016 with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. I then obtained an M.S. in Child Development here at UC Davis, and I am excited to continue on in the HDGG doctoral program.

My research interests apply positive youth development approaches to understanding adolescent socio-emotional and neurobiological development. Overall, my research aims to assess individual difference characteristics that may contribute to adaptive functioning and positive developmental trajectories. My current research projects are aimed at exploring adolescent autonomic and neural functioning as predictors of prosocial and empathic behavior development. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Life Phases: Adolescence

Research InterestsBiological, Socio-Emotional, Prosocial, Peers, Culture