University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences


Diana Meter

Academic Program: 
Family Studies and Human Development
Degrees: 
MS in Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona; BA in Psychology, University of North Carolina Asheville
Hometown: 
Charlotte, NC

Broadly, Diana’s research interests include peer victimization, aggression, friendships, and prosocial behavior among adolescents. She is particularly interested in the individuals who defend their peers from peer victimization. Her current research, supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, investigates the positive and negative consequences of adolescents' receipt and enactment of defending for both victims and defenders of peer victimization.

Recent Research Experience:

  • Co-Principal Investigator                                                                                             2013-2014

Project: Virtue, Character, and the Golden Rule: Peer Relations in Roman Catholic Schools

Co-PI’s: Dr. Noel Card, Associate Professor, Alysha Ramirez, M.S.

  • Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                      2013-2014

Project: Interpersonal Correlates of Peer Victimization: Meta-Analyses of Contextual Correlates of Peer Victimization

PI: Dr. Noel Card, Associate Professor

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Co-Lab Manager                                                       2011-2013

Peer Relations Lab, Family Studies and Human Development, The University of Arizona

Project: Who Aggresses Against Whom, and How?: Forms and Functions of Aggressor-Victim Relationships during Early Adolescence                                                                         

PI: Dr. Noel Card, Associate Professor

  • Research Assistant                                                                                                      2009-2011

The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, Early Childhood Research Institute, Asheville, NC. 

Project: Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

PIs: Drs. Carl Dunst and Carol Trivette, Research Scientists

 

Minor: 
Quantitative Analysis
Recent Accomplishments: 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015)

http://www.ag.arizona.edu/fcs/node/1082

Emerging Scholars Nominations Committee Representative, Society for Research on Adolescence (2014-2018)

http://www.s-r-a.org/membership/emerging-scholars

Recent Presentations:

Meter, D. J. & Card, N. A. (Submitted). Meta-Analysis of Children and Adolescents’ Friendship Stability: A Focus on Methodological Moderators. Paper submitted to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Ramirez, A. N., Meter, D. J., & Card, N.A. (Submitted). Child and Adolescent Peer Relationships Within Extracurricular Activities. In A. Ramirez (Chair), Child and Adolescent Peer Relationships Within Extracurricular Activities. Paper submitted to the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Bauman, S. & Meter, D. J. (September 2014). Predictors of Involvement in Cyberbullying and Cyber-Victimization. Paper presented at the European Association of Research on Adolescence Conference, Izmir, Turkey.

Meter, D. J., Card, N. A. & Ramirez, A. N. (March 2014). Betweenness centrality and bystander intervention: How network position can help predict enacted defending of victimized peers. Poster presented at the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX.

Meter, D. J. & Card, N. A. (March 2014). Does Received Defending Decrease the Impact of Peer Victimization? In D. Casper (Chair), Moving Beyond Participant Roles in Bullying to Explore Overt, Relational, and Social Participation and Associated Outcomes. Paper presented at the 15th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Austin, TX.

Meter, D. J., Card, N. A., & Ramirez, A. N. (April 2013). Benefits of Defending: The Longitudinal Relations Between Being Liked, Defending Victimized Peers, and Own Victimization. In D. Meter (Chair), Individual and Contextual Predictors and Consequences of Defending Victimized Peers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Ramirez, A. N., Card, N. A., & Meter, D. J. (April 2013). How Frequency of Extracurricular Activity Participation Impacts Aggression and Victimization Levels. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle.

Meter, D. J., Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A. (March 2012). Friendship quality as a moderator of friend influence on relational and overt aggression. Poster presented at the 14th Society for Research on Adolescence Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Meter, D. J. (August 2009). The effects of priming on perceptions about adolescence. Psi Chi poster presented at the APA 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada. 

 

Teaching Experience

Family Studies and Human Development, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

  • Lab Instructor and Teaching Assistant

Introduction to Statistics Lab, graduate level                                                                                 Fall 2014

  • Co-Instructor             

Adolescence                                                                                                                          Summer 2014

Life Span Human Development                                                                                   Summer 2013, 2012

North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, The University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC

The Search for Meaning                                                                                                                       2007

  • Course Developer

Family Studies and Human Development, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Adolescent Research Group  (graduate/post doc adolescence seminar and research group)



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