I grew up in a small town in the Midwest and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for my Bachelor's degree. I received my Master's and Doctorate degrees in experimental psychology from The University of Alabama. During graduate school, I served as a psychology instructor, graduate researcher with the Peer Relationships Research Group, and research assistant with the Institute for Social Science Research.
I am trained as a developmental psychologist and am interested in the construction of social relationships in developing youth. More specifically, my research explores children's and adolescents' experiences with their friends and other peers. My most recent research focuses on the roles that parents play in promoting their children's self-esteem and prosocial behavior.
Courses Taught: Education:
PSYC101: Introduction to Psychology
PSYC202: Research Methods II
PSYC221: Lifespan Development
PSYC415: Readings in Psychology
Ph.D. The University of Alabama 2015
M.A. The University of Alabama 2012
B.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2010
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