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About Nadia Sorkhabi

Dr. Sorkhabi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development at San José State University. She studies the manner in which parenting styles and domain-specific practices of mothers and fathers are related to academic achievement, social competence, and mental health of children and adolescents. She also studies the quality of the parent-child relationship which includes the frequency and intensity of parent-adolescent conflicts, conflict resolution strategies, and adolescent disclosure of their activities to their parents. She has studied and continues to study cultural variations in parenting styles and practices and developmental outcomes. Her research interest is also to study cultural similarities and differences in moral reasoning of young adults about justice and care.

Positions

2013 - Present Associate Researcher, University of California - Berkeley ‐ Institute of Human Development
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Present Associate Professor, San Jose State University Child and Adolescent Development
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2008 - 2012 Visiting Scholar, University of California - Berkeley ‐ Institute of Human Development
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2007 - 2012 Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Child & Adolescent Development Department
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2006 - 2007 Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles ‐ Department of Child & Family Studies
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2008 California State University Research Grant
San Jose State University
2008 Learning Productivity Program Grant
San Jose State University
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health and Social Just
Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Peer Reviewer, British Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Peer Reviewer, European Journal of Psychology of Education
Member, Institute of Human Development (IHD) at UCB
Peer Reviewer, International Journal of Psychology
Web content manager, International Society for Study of Behavioral Development
Member, Jean Piaget Society (JPS)
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Adolescent Research
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Child and Family Studies
Peer Reviewer, Journal of Family Issues
Peer Reviewer, North American Journal of Psychology
Peer Reviewer, Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Panel Reviewer, Society for Research in Child Development
Member, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
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Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Student Researcher: Institute of Human Development, UCB 1997-1999
  • Block Fellowship: UCB1999
  • Graduate Student Researcher: Institute of Human Development, UCB 2000-2001
  • Spencer Research Training Fellowship: UCB, 2000
  • Research Stipend: Institute of Human Development, UCB, 2000
  • Spencer Research Training Fellowship: UCB, 2001-2002
  • University Fellowship: UCB, 2003-2004
  • Faculty Professional Development Award: Connie L. Lurie College of Education, SJSU, Fall 2007
  • Faculty Professional Development Award: Connie L. Lurie College of Education, SJSU, Fall 2008
  • Life Award: Connie L. Lurie College of Education SJSU, Spring 2009

Courses

  • Child development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Parent-child development over the family life cycle
  • Divorce and remarriage
  • Early childhood education
  • Culture and development
  • Development of infants and toddlers
  • Undergraduate Capstone course in child & adolescent development
  • Master’s Thesis Course in child & adolescent development

Education

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2006 PhD, University of California - Berkeley ‐ Human Development
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1999 M.A., Developmental Psychology, California State University, San Francisco
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1991 B.A., Clinical and Industrial/Organizational Psychology, San Francisco State University
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Contact Information

nadia.sorkhabi@sjsu.edu

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Publications (12)

Professional Presentations (9)