June 18, 2019 - Our paper was just accepted for publication in a special section of Educational Psychologist:
Nishina, A.,Lewis, J. A., Witkow, M. R., & Bellmore, A. D. (In press). Ethnic diversity and inclusive school climate. In Educational Psychologist special issue: Promoting inclusive school climate: Multiple approaches to uniting students across groups (working title).
June 3, 2019 - Congrats to Lyndsey for successfully passing her Qualifying Exam!
May 31, 2019 - CONGRATS to Shannon Peiffer for successfully filing her masters thesis!
May 22, 2019 - CONGRATS to Dr. Jakeem Lewis for successfully defending his dissertation!! Two lab members in one week. A new record!
May 17, 2019 - CONGRATS to Dr. Luis Parra for successfully defending his dissertation!!
April 18, 2019 - Congrats to Lyndsey! She was just awarded the 2019 Kosuna Doctoral Fellow award. This award is for outstanding performance as a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition and her potential as a future leader.
April 12, 2019 - Congrats to Jakeem for being awarded at UC Davis Graduate Studies Dissertation Award!
April 11, 2019 - Congrats to Emily—she was just awarded the Human Development Outstanding Senior Award, which will be presented in an award ceremony in May!
Emily Templin is a Human Development major/Biological Sciences minor with commitment to research and service. In her internship, Emily asked to be paired with the most behaviorally difficult students. She operated from a strengths-based approach that all students can be successful. With her independent and collaborative research, she examined the benefits of positive school climate and the risks when teens feel they don’t have sufficient financial resources. Emily’s service brought together UC Davis students of various faiths to identify common causes that are supported by all religions, such as issues of social justice. Emily has truly created a community of inclusion in all her endeavors
March 6, 2019 - Congrats to Jackie, Elise, and Emily for having the research proposals accepted for the undergraduate research conference at UC Davis. They will be presenting their work in April (stay tuned….).
February 26, 2019 - Congrats to Emily for being nominated for several outstanding graduating senior awards from the College of Ag and Environmental Sciences!
February 25, 2019 - Congrats to Jackie for being awarded an undergrad research fellowship to present her work at SRCD!
January 29, 2019 - Congrats to Natalie for passing her dissertation defense!
January 6, 2019 - Jennifer’s paper was just accepted to appear in Public Health Nutrition:
Taylor, J. C., Sutter, C., Ontai, L. L., Nishina, A., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (In press). Comparisons of school and home-packed lunches for fruit and vegetable dietary behaviors among school-aged youth. Public Health Nutrition.
December 20, 2018 - Great news! SEVEN proposals from our lab were accepted for presentation at SRCD in Baltimore in March. Updated titles and date/times will be posted when they become available to us.
September 2018 - CONGRATS to Lyndsey who just received a prestigious Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowship from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture!
August 1, 2018 - Melissa Witkow and I are co-guest editing a Special Issue on Biracial, Multiracial, and Multiethnic Youth for the Journal of Early Adolescence. Manuscripts are due December 15, 2018. More info here.
July 1, 2018 - Welcome to Tseng Vang, an incoming Human Development PhD student who is sitting in on lab meetings.
June 15, 2018 - Congrats to research assistants Candisse, Krystal, Piter, and Veronica on their graduation!!
May 31, 2018 - The following paper was just accepted for publication:
Lewis J.A., Gee P.M., Ho C.L.L., Miller L.M.S. (In press) Why do older adults with Type 2 diabetes join a diabetes online community? JMIR Aging. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/10649
April 25, 2018 - co-authored publication with Luis just got accepted for publication in JRA.
Nishina, A., & Parra, L. A. (In Press). Discrepancies between retrospective and actual self-reports of peer victimization 6 years earlier. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
April 11, 2018 - EIGHT lab members will be presenting at SRA in Minneapolis this year. We are also currently recruiting for a postdoc.
March 28, 2018 - Congrats to Luis for being awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship!!
March 21, 2018 - Congrats to Luis for just being awarded a Dissertation Year Fellowship from UC Davis!
February 22, 2018 - Congrats to Shannon for just being awarded the Orville Thompson Fellowship!!
January 21, 2018 - The Peer Relations Lab will be attending The Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting from April 12-14 in Minneapolis, MN. The schedule for the ten presentations that members of the lab will be participating in can be found here!
January 20, 2018 - CONGRATS to former undergrad research assistant in the lab, Adaurennaya "Ada" Chidinma Onyewuenyi, who just got a tenure track faculty position at The College of New Jersey in the Dept of Psychology!!
December 20, 2017 - Jakeem, Alysha, and collaborators (Jason Dyer & Christy Byrd at UC Santa Cruz; and Shaun O'Grady at UC Berkeley) just received a seed grant from the University of California Consortium on the Developmental Science of Adolescence to carry out research on cross-ethnic friendships
December 7, 2017 - Jennifer is giving an invited talk at the UC Office of the President (UCOP) Nutrition Policy Institute today.
December 7, 2017 - Alysha is giving an invited talk at the UC Davis Developmental Forum today.
August 7, 2017 - Hooray! Congratulations to Lyndsey for passing her preliminary exam!
July 27, 2017 - The following paper was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Family Theory and Review: de Guzman, N. S., & Nishina, A. (in press). 50 years of Loving: Interracial romantic relationships and recommendations for future research. Journal of Family Theory and Review.
July 10, 2017 - In collaboration with co-PIs Amy Bellmore (University of Wisconsin, Madison) & Melissa Witkow (Willamette University), Dr. Nishina was just awarded a 4-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, funded by the US Department of Education!
June 28, 2017 - Congratulations to Aubrey! She was just awarded a 2017-2018 Dissertation Fellowship from the UC Davis Graduate Group in Education.
June 18, 2017 - Congratulations to Dana Conlin on her graduation from UC Davis. Dana will be attending a PhD program at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she will study how to improve the school experiences of youth.
June 2017 - Jennifer and Carolyn presented research from the Parents-to-Peers study at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria, Canada.
June 5, 2017 - Congratulations to Alysha -- her paper on how daily payments improve completion rates in online daily report studies. Ramirez Hall, A., & Nishina, A. (in press). Daily compensation can improve college students’ participation and retention rates in daily report studies. Emerging Adulthood.
May 31, 2017 - Congratulations to Jakeem for being awarded a 2017 Human Development Graduate Group Merit Fellowship to carry out his research!
May 26, 2017 - Congratulations to Luis for just passing his Qualifying Exam!
May 19, 2017 - Congrats to Luis who just received an NSF GROW award to collaborate with researchers in the Netherlands!
May 18, 2017 - CONGRATULATIONS to Jakeem A. Lewis for receiving his MS in Child Development today!!!