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:
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.
Project: Interpersonal Correlates of Peer Victimization: Meta-Analyses of Contextual Correlates of Peer Victimization
PI: Dr. Noel Card, Associate Professor
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
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
Emerging Scholars Nominations Committee Representative, Society for Research on Adolescence (2014-2018)
Meter, D. J., Casper, D. M., & Card, N. A.. (In press). Perception of Intimacy and Friendship Reciprocity Moderate Peer Influence on Aggression. Aggressive Behavior.
Meter, D. J. & Card, N. A. (2015). Meta-Analysis of Children and Adolescents’ Friendship Stability: A Focus on Methodological Moderators. Poster to be presented at 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.
Family Studies and Human Development, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ
Introduction to Statistics Lab, graduate level Fall 2014
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