Dissertation Oral Defenses
Congratulations to the following students who successfully defended their dissertations!
Elizabeth S. Kwan
“Internalized Stereotypes and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Self-Esteem and Help-Seeking in Chinese Americans”
Mentor: Dr. Abigail Harris
Readers: Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor and Dr. Joseph Ponterotto
“Multicultural Personality, Cultural Intelligence, Everyday Multicultural Competence, and their Relation to Positive Psychology Factors”
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Ponterotto
Readers: Dr. Abigail Harris and Dr. John Houtz
“Examining the Role of Classroom Environment on Peer Comparisons and Academic Outcomes Among Pre-Adolescents”
Mentor: Dr. Akane Zusho
Readers: Dr. Fran Blumberg and Dr. Anthony Cancelli
Student and Faculty Presentations
Jessica Williams presented a poster based on her dissertation, “Advergames as a Developmental Challenge to Children’s Processing of Persuasive Messages,” at the ICPS conference in Amsterdam, March 13, 2015.
Co-authors on the poster were members of her committee, Dr. Fran Blumberg and Dr. Caroline J. Oates of the University of Sheffield, UK.
Dr. Fran Blumberg moderated a roundtable discussion, “Addressing the decrease in access to child and adolescent participants: Creative solutions and considerations,” at this year’s Society of Research in Child Development conference.
The panel included Peter Ornstein of UNC-Chapel Hill, Alexandra of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Josh Brown and Celia Fisher of Fordham University-Rose Hill.