|2010 - Present||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
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|
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
|2010||Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2006||M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|2003||B.A., Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
|1999||B.S., Architecture, Tokyo University of Science|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Aya Shigeto
Parental Control for Latinas and Non-Latinas: Implications for Emerging Adult Mental Health Journal of Child and Family Studies (2019)
Objectives The overall goal of this study was to develop a stronger understanding of the role of culture in shaping the experience of parental control and its mental health implications for emerging adults. Specifically, the ...
Associations between Father Involvement and Father-Child Attachment Security: Variations Based on Timing and Type of Involvement Journal of Family Psychology (2018)
This study examined associations between father involvement and father-child attachment security, and whether those associations differed as a function of timing (workday and nonworkday) and/or type (accessibility, caregiving, and play) of involvement. Eighty father-child dyads ...
The Process and Challenges in Observational Coding: Predicting Child Behavior With Each Parent in a Longitudinal Study SAGE Research Methods Cases - Psychology (2018)
From the beginning to the end of a longitudinal study that colleagues and I conducted on predicting child behavior with each parent, there have been a lot of challenges that we needed to overcome, most ...
The Role of Reflective Functioning in Predicting Marital and Coparenting Quality Journal of Child and Family Studies (2018)
Reflective functioning (RF) is a measure of mentalization—the capacity to think about one’s own and others’ thoughts and feelings and to understand the connections between mental states and behaviors. Previous research indicates a decline in ...
Roles of family cohesiveness, marital adjustment, and child temperament in predicting child behavior with mothers and fathers Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2014)
The current study explored how family characteristics (i.e., family cohesiveness and marital adjustment) and child characteristics (i.e., temperament) assessed when the child was 13 months old predicted child behavior with mothers and fathers at 36 ...
Temperament as a moderator of the effects of parental depressive symptoms on child behavior problems. Social Development (2012)
Parental depressive symptomatology has consistently been linked to child maladjustment, but these effects are not universal. This investigation examined the role of child temperament as a moderator of the effects of parental depression on behavior ...
Subtyping stuttering II: Contributions from language and temperament Journal of Fluency Disorders (2007)
This paper is the second in a series of two articles exploring subtypes of stuttering, and it addresses the question of whether and how language ability and temperament variables may be relevant to the study ...
Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Aya Shigeto