Professor, Child & Adolescent Development
Preferred: (408) 924-7478
Sweeney Hall # 320: TTH: 1-2 & by appointment
- Ph.D. Human Development, University of California, Berkeley, 2006
I study 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. I also study 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. I have studied and continue to study cultural variations in parenting styles and practices and developmental outcomes. My research interest is also to study cultural similarities and differences in moral reasoning of young adults about justice and care.