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Students who elect to do their Capstone Experience with me participate in my laboratory for Culture and Lifespan Development. The lab is intended to serve as a catalyst for their ideas to materialize into a study of their own design. As students cycle in and out of the lab every year, I have used it as a space to test out and pilot potential measures and/or topics for research.

This page documents capstones that were presented at conferences.

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Suzuki, F.*, Low, X.*, Shimura, Y.* & Chang, E.S. Not Happy to Decide by Myself: Cultural Differences and Similarities in College Students’ Decision -Making with Parents. Poster presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association.Irvine, CA, April, 2008.
* This presentation was selected by the WPA Program Review Committee for the 2008 Western Psychological Foundation Student Scholarship Award and was described as “one of the most outstanding papers received this year.”

Tsuchiya, K.* & Chang, E.S. I have a lot of things to do!: Educational Time Management and College Student Health. Poster presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, 2008.

Capstone students Hiromi and Yuko (Class of 2009)

Capstone students Hiromi Makiuchi and Yuko Ogawa (Class of 2009)

 

Makiuchi, H.*, Ogawa, Y.*, & Chang, E.S. If you’re really my friend you would leave me alone, I’m not into school!: Correlates of depressive symptomatology and peer agency among older youth. Poster presentation presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, April, 2009.

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Kei Mukumoto presents her capstone study at WPA 2014 (Portland)

Mukumoto, K.*, Jafari, N.*, Ohkawa, A.* & Chang, E. S. Shared Agency between Youth and Important Nonparental Adults. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April, 2014.

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Nashaw Jafari presents her capstone study at WPA 2014 (Portland)

Jafari, N.*, Ohkawa, A.*, Mukumoto, K.*, & Chang, E. S. The Adaptiveness of IWAH among College-Enrolled Youth. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April, 2014.

Chang, E.S., Lee, B.*, Kim, Y.*, Kim, M.J.* Kirogi Mothers’ Psychological Adjustment: Does Youth’s Educational Adjustment and Feelings of Parental Sacrifice Matter? Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, April, 2014.

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Jianmin Shao (NMCS, 2017)

Shao, J.* & Chang, E.S. Chinese LGBs psychological well-being: Do minority stress and filial piety matter? Poster to be presented at the meetings of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Portland, Oregon, January, 2017.

Chang, E.S., Shane, J., Varvak, A., & Davis, A.*, Gender Differences in Occupational Goal Pursuit between College-enrolled Emerging Adults and their Social Partners. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Gold Coast, Australia, July, 2018.

Davis, S.* & Chang, E.S. Parental and Peer Correlates of Hookup Culture Attitudes and Sexual Habits among College Students. Poster to be presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, April, 2019.

Grant-Dreher, E. *, Davis, A.*, Setterstrom, E. *, Gonzales, T. * & Chang, E.S. Breaking the spell: Susceptibility to persuasion and group psychological abuse. Poster under review for the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA, April, 2019.