|Present||Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cedarville University ‐ Department of Psychology|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016 - Present||Member, National Council on Family Relations||2016 - Present||Member, Society for Child Development||2016 - Present||Member, Society for Human Development||2015||Logistics Assistant, Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience||2011 - 2014||Member, The International Society for Human Ethology||2011 - 2012||Reviewer, Human Ethology Bulletiin|
Honors and Awards
- Virginia Stapley HDFS Scholarship, 2015 - Oklahoma State University
- Owen F. Aldis International Scholarships, 2011 - International Society for Human Ethology
|2018||Ph.D., Oklahoma State University|
|2013||M.A., University of Maine|
|2009||B.A., Beijing Normal University|
Department of Psychology
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Journal Articles (5)
Parents and Peers as Protective Factors Among Adolescents Exposed to Neighborhood Risk Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (2017)
The purpose of this study was to examine the link between neighborhood risk and adolescent antisocial behavior and whether this association was moderated by parent and peer relationships and characteristics. We also explored whether the ...
The Effects of Requiring Parental Consent for Research on Adolescents' Risk Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis The Journal of Adolescent Health (2017)
PURPOSE: Requiring parental consent may result in sampling biases that confound scientific conclusions and stifle the representation of children most at risk for adverse outcomes. This study aims to investigate whether active parental consent, compared ...
Opportunities to Use Drugs and the Transition to Drug Use Among Adolescents From Caracas, Venezuela Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse (2017)
Few studies have examined exposure to drug use and the lag between exposure and use. This paper estimates prevalence of opportunity to use a substance, for use, and for use given an opportunity to use ...
The Effects of Age-Mixing on Peer Cooperation and Competition Human Ethology Bulletin (2014)
This study may be the first to directly test the hypothesis that mixed-age interaction can increase cooperation and reduce competition among peers. Twenty pairs of preschoolers (ages 4-6) were observed twice in same-gender triads in ...
The Relationship Between Children's Depression and Children's Social Desirability Chinese Journal of Child Health Care (2009)
[Objective] The relationship between children's depression and children's social expectations and their relationship with children provides a reference for children's family and school education and early intervention for children with depression. [Methods] A total of ...