Adolescent stress and coping, Cross-cultural comparisons of adolescent adjustment, Adolescent depression, Psychometrics (statistical treatment of questionnaires), positive psychology, including topics such as savouring, gratefulness, mindfulness, and happiness
MA, PhD Yale University
Paul Jose lab
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Historically I have been interested in how children and adolescents cope with the problems in their lives. I assess stress, coping, and adjustment and examine how coping either helps or hurts the individual in this process.
Recently, my research has expanded to include issues of cross-cultural and cross-national investigations of how adolescents cope with stressors. Also I have been turning to issues of positive psychology and positive youth development, for example much of my current work focuses on savouring, happiness, and meaning in life.
At the same time, I am committed to developing innovative statistical analyses and methods that enable researchers to obtain optimal information from their data. In this vein, I have written a book on statistical mediation and moderation, and I give lectures and work shops on these and other statistical topics.