Capstones

  1. Xinyi Low, 2007-2008. Why do cultures differ in anger regulation? Comparisons between US, Singapore, and Japan
  2. Anne Mayeres. 2007-2008. Intergenerational differences: Does generational status influence life goal?
  3. Yoko Shimura, 2007-2008. What is the meaning of happiness? Correlates of subjective well-being among Japanese.
  4. Fumiko Suzuki, 2007-2008. Not happy to decide by myself: cultural differences and similarities in college student’s decision-making with parents.*
  5. Kimiko Tsuchiya, 2007-2008.Educational time management and health in college students.*
  6. Hiromi Makiuchi, 2008-2009. Who Matters More?: The Relative Contributions of Peer and Parental Support on Emerging Adult’s Depressive Symptomatology.*
  7. Yuko Ogawa, 2008-2009. How Very Important Non-Parental Adults Take Part in the Educational Goals of Youth in College.
  8. Erica Char Wae Chong, 2009-2010. What is Expected of You: Developing and Validating a Measure of School Expectations.
  9. Nanami Yawata, 2009-2010. A Cross Cultural Study on Adult Daughter’s Social Mobility and Association with Relationship Quality with Aging Mothers.
  10. Yoshiko Kurogi, 2009-2010. Maternal Responsiveness, Overprotectiveness, Anxiety, and Victimization Experiences of Children.
  11. Renee Ha, 2009-2010. Familism and Eating Disorder Symptomatology: Asian American and European American Differences or Similarities?
  12. Justin Levine, 2010-2011. Talking About Sex: Who, What, and Why.
  13. Hitomi Nakabayashi, 2011-2012. Individual Differences in Ego Resilience: The Case of Maternal Depression.
  14. Michelle Nunn, 2011-2012. Influence of Parents during Childhood versus Peer influence On College Students’ Eating Habits and Choices between Americans and Japanese.
  15. Keiko Morishita, 2011-2012. Fathers’ Influence on the Quality of Daughters’ Romantic Relationships.
  16. Keiko Yoshioka, 2011-2012. Well-being during Emerging Adulthood: The Roles of Culture, Maternal Parenting, and Mother-child Relationship Quality.
  17. Satomi Ueno, 2011-2012. The Development of Children’s Empathy: Are There Cultural Differences?
  18. Gabrielle Ho Jung Kim, 2011-2012. Father-Child Relationship Quality and the Influence of the Kirogi family arrangement on Adolescent’s Psychological Well-Being?
  19. Junko Morita, 2012-2013. SAT Cram Schools and High School Adjustment.
  20. Andy Tran, 2012-2013. Facebook: For Better or For Worse?
  21. Yanice Tsz Wu, 2012-2013. Media Influences on Children’s Gender Beliefs: The role of Disney in shaping Traditional Gender Socialization.
  22. Katherine Olsen, 2012-2013. The Potential Effect of Father-Daughter Relationship on the Quality of the Heterosexual Daughter’s Adult Romantic Relationship.
  23. Minami Hattori, 2012-2013. What is Global Citizenship? Scale Development Using Psychological Research Methods.
  24. Nashaw Jafari, 2013-2014. Positive Indicators of Identification With All of Humanity on Emerging Adulthood.*
  25. Sophia Kawada, 2013-2014. Can Facebook make you happy?: The effect of training adults how to use Facebook.
  26. Kei Mukomoto, 2013-2014. Culture, Mentoring, and Implications for College Youth’s Educational Adjustment.*
  27. Indigo Ross, 2014-2015. The Relationship between Black Female’s Hair Maintenance and Ethnic Identity.
  28. Megumi Takahashi, 2014-2015. Interaction between Art Teachers and Students: Fostering Student Learning with Collaboration.
  29. Min Jung Kim, 2014-2015. The Relationship between Childhood Pet Ownership and Empathy in Adulthood.
  30. Kumiko Miyajima, 2014-2015. The Nature of Religion with Older Youths and Their Well-being.
  31. Pearl Mar, 2014-2015. The Importance of Youth Empowerment: A Look at Youth Organizational Methods and Staff Members’ Perceptions of Youth’s Psychological Empowerment.
  32. Yubin Kim, 2015-2016. How to Assess “I Am for the Child”: Measurement and Development of Mentoring and Advocacy among CASA OC volunteers.
  33. Jianmin Shao, 2016-2017. Chinese LGBs’ Psychological Adjustment: Examining Minority Stress within the Chinese Family Context.***
  34. Brenna Bayardo, 2016-2017. Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being of Fathers Who Have Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  35. Natsuko Umezaki, 2016-2017. An investigation into the meaning and implementation of “inclusive education”.
  36. Yumi Hayashi, 2016-2017. Attachment Dynamics in Romantic, Parental, Peer, and Primary Caregiver Relationships.
  37. Christina Davis, 2016-2017. The relative impact of perceived quality of relationships with parents, same-gender peers, and romantic partners on depressive symptoms: Do parents still matter to college students?
  38. Paloma Reyes, 2016-2017. Bisexuals’ Willingness to Engage in a Relationship and Associations with Reports of Sexual Minority Social Stress.
  39. Shania Davis, 2017-2018. Parental and Peer Contexts of Hookup Culture and its Potential Influences on Sexual Behaviors and Marital Attitudes.*
  40. Alicia Davis, 2018-2019. Political Socialization of Adolescent Attitudes towards Refugees by Mothers, Fathers, and Peers.
  41. Taylor Gonzales, 2018-2019. Life Goals Project: Culture, Gender, and Life Goals Among College Students
  42. Emma Grant-Dreher, 2018-2019. Breaking the spell: Individual and group variables in susceptibility to persuasion.*
  43. Elisabeth Setterstrom, 2018-2019. The psychology of aesthetics and politics: Can you  manipulate one’s appreciation of Picasso’s art?
  44. Chhusang Sherpa, 2019-2020. Androgyny and Leadership Engagement among University Students: Does Parental Warmth and School Climate Matter?
  45. Lucero Morales, 2019-2020. The effects of cultural dimensions on the consumption of K-pop in the US and Mexico.

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Congrats to my Capstone Students of XX

This is Lucero….she is a data analyst hidden underneath. Her capstone was an attempt to understand cultural variations and similarities between Mexico and the US in K-pop fan behaviors. She surveyed US and Mexican self-identified Kpop fans and we both learned that she really likes to work on SPSS and is fantastic at data analysis! When Lucero asked me to be her capstone mentor, I was thrilled! I always saw her around the bistro and she played a big role in student affairs for my Core 1 class at one point. I wondered why she only took Intro Psych? I hope that by working with me Lucero realizes (that I don’t bite) her potential as a critical thinker and number cruncher!!!!

I’ve had much more time with Chhusang…She is a Nepali superwoman! I have had her in class since Core 1. The fondest memory I have of her is when she arrived to my office all dressed up to do her final oral exam in Core 1. She was so nervous and so professional at the same time! I remember thinking that Chhusang was going to do well at Soka, and I was right (self-fulfilling prophecy? I hope so!). Chhusang self-selected to endure the grind of my Core 2 and came back to me in Cross-Cultural Psychology, a course that she thrived in! She independently conducted two capstone studies, one while on study abroad and another during the capstone year. She will present her study 1 at WPA (on self-efficacy and achievement in young women) and we plan on doing Study 2 (leadership and androgyny in females) again online with adults!

Thank you both Lucero and Chhusang for the opportunity to be part of your senior year as a capstone mentor. You both have brought a lot of meaning and purpose to an incomprehensible year!

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