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About Aya Shigeto

Dr. Aya Shigeto is a developmental psychologist whose research interests include socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood, parenting, parent-child relationships, and cultural influences on these factors. In more recent years, Dr. Shigeto has been studying more specific populations including emerging adults (those aged between 18 and 25), teenage mothers attending high school, and Alaska Native grandparents rearing their grandchildren. In her research, she utilizes both quantitative methods (e.g., questionnaires) and qualitative methods (e.g., interviews).

Positions

2010 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Current Psychology
2018 - Present Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, The Southeastern Council on Family Relations (SECFR) Annual Conference
2017 - Present Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research
Present Editorial Board Member, Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships
Present Member, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
Present Member, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
2016 - 2017 Textbook Reviewer, Sage (a textbook for cultural psychology)
2017 Reviewer, Infant Mental Health Journal
2017 Reviewer, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
2017 Reviewer, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
2016 Reviewer, Early Child Development and Care
2016 Textbook Reviewer, Macmillan (a textbook for introduction to psychology)
2016 Textbook Reviewer, McGraw-Hill (a textbook for introduction to psychology)
2016 Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Jessie Bernard Outstanding Research Proposal Award
2016 Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting
2014 Reviewer, Journal of Family Studies
2013 Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (ALAMFT) and the Southeastern Council on Family
2011 - 2012 Reviewer, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
2012 Reviewer for Conference Proposals/Awards, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference
2003 Member, Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Sandra Goss-Lucas Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Introductory Psychology Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2009 (Fall) Recognized by the University of Illinois on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Introductory Psychology
  • 2009 Conference Travel Grant
  • 2009 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Student Travel Award
  • 2009 (Spring) Recognized by the University of Illinois on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Introductory Psychology
  • 2008 (Fall) Recognized by the University of Illinois on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Introductory Psychology
  • 2008 (Summer) Recognized by the University of Illinois on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
  • 2008 (Spring) Recognized by the University of Illinois on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent Introductory Psychology
  • 2003, 2005 Conference Travel Grant

Education

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2010 Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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2006 M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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2003 B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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1999 B.S., Architecture, Tokyo University of Science
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Contact Information

(954) 262-8006

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Articles (10)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Aya Shigeto

Presentations (38)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Aya Shigeto