About Dr. Nishina
Associate Professor, Human Ecology, UC Davis
PhD - Clinical Psycholoy, UCLA
MS - Clinical Psychology, UCLA
BA - Psychology; Anthropology, UCLA
My research focuses on adolescent peer relationships and ethnicity within broader social contexts. With an eye toward preventive interventions, I study the individual and contextual factors under which peer victimization or bullying predicts greater psychosocial, physical, and academic maladjustment. I also examine the interplay between ethnic diversity in peer groups--primarily in school or friendship settings--and adolescent functioning. Recent collaborative work has explored ways in which food exchanges during lunchtime at school can inform our understanding of peer relationships. To explore these research areas I use both short- and longer-term longitudinal, quantitative study designs in elementary school, middle school, high school, and early college samples.
Am I accepting PhD students this year?
YES!! I am accepting PhD students for the 2020-2021 incoming class. Please apply for both admission and university fellowships by the priority deadline on December 15, 2019 and contact me with any questions.