Collegiate Affiliation

I am a cultural and developmental psychologist who is associated with a personality graduate training program, and thus seek to bring a broad and integrated perspective to the study of psychology. My current focus is on meta-science and scientific reform, aiming to foster a deeper understanding of how we conduct psychological research, with the goal of improving our collective knowledge base. To this end, I pursue projects related to research methods, theory development, inference, open science, and history of psychology. I am particularly interested in pursuing these topics in a way that brings greater integration of racial/ethnic minority psychology with mainstream psychology.

Although not my primary focus, I do continue to engage in some lines of my substantive research on identity and personality development among adolescents and emerging adults from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, including work on master narratives and identity integration.

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Developmental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • M.A.: Developmental Psychology, San Francisco State University
  • B.A.: Psychology, San Francisco State University