With the start of another school year, many young people are beginning to think about class schedules, homework assignments, papers, tests and navigating their way through the requirements and hurdles of school.
With the start of another school year, many young people are beginning to think about class schedules, homework assignments, papers, tests and navigating their way through the requirements and hurd Read more »
Five FSHD undergraduate students participated in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) research conference.
At the end of my sophomore year at Brigham Young University, I was faced with an important decision. My academic "Plan A" was to get into BYU's highly competetive animation program. Read more »
Marriage and family therapy
FSHD 237: Close Relationships
FSHD 257: Family Dynamics
FSHD 405: Intro to Counseling Theories
FSHD 487: Advanced Family Dynamics (focusing on theories of family studies)
Positive youth development / adolescent development
Sexual orientation and gender diversity: identity development and experience with minority stress
Latinx youth: identity development and experience with minority stress
Intersections of multiple forms of minority stress
Sociocultural and contextual influences on health and development
Advanced statistical analyses (latent modeling, structural equation modeling)
Framed by the tenets of the minority stress model, intersectionality, and positive youth development, my research identifies malleable family and other salient contextual (i.e., school, community) features that contribute to and mitigate health disparities experienced by marginalized adolescents in the United States. Largely, my research has examined these relationships with explicit attention to the minority-specific stressors of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination that contribute to the disparate rates of negative outcomes experienced by sexual and gender diverse adolescents and Latinx youth, and the protective factors (e.g., family support, acceptance) that buffer these associations.
Principal Investigator, Identifying Risk and Protective Factors to Inform Interventions for Sexual Minority Youth of Color at Risk for Disparate Health Outcomes, Supported by the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program. Collaborators include Dr. Karla Anhalt (Kent State University) and Dr. Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).
Principal Investigator, Strengths and Supports in the Lives of LGBT Youth: An Examination of Suicide Attempts and Thriving, Funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Co-PI: Dr. Amy Syvertsen (Search Institute).
Principal Investiagor, Pilot Study of a Family-Focused Intervention to Support Transgender and Gender Creative Youth and Their Families, Funded by the University of Arizona Transgender Studies Initiative Faculty Research Grant, Co-PI: Dr. Michele Walsh (University of Arizona).
Co-Organizor, Intersectionality in the Developmental Sciences Working Group, Funded by the Society for Reserach on Adolescence, Co-Organizor: Dr. Carlos Santos (Arizona State University).
Adolescent Development (undergraduate) - FSHD 377
Structural Equation Modeling (graduate) - FSHD 607a
Publications since 2015: If you would like a copy of any of these publications, please email me.
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2016). The interplay of maternal sensitivity and gentle control when predicting children's subsequent academic functioning: Evidence of mediation by effortful control. Developmental Psychology, 52(6), 909-921. doi:10.1037/dev0000122
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Kopystynska, O., Paschall, K. W., & Barnett, M. A. (accepted). Change and stability of parental conflict using person-centered approach. Poster to be presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN in November, 2016.
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, November). Marital satisfaction and parent-child relationship predict child affect. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.
Kopystynska, O., Spinrad, T. L., Seay, D. M., & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). Prospective relations of maternal gentle control to children’s effortful control and academic functioning: Moderation by sensitivity. Poster presented at 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Graduate & Professional Student Council Travel Grant, 2016
Norton School of Family & Consumer Sciences Travel Grant, 2015
Graduate Access Fellowship, 2015
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Shannon Warren is a second year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development. As a University of Arizona College of Education alumni, Shannon has professional experience teaching Read more »
I am a first year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development, working with Dr. Andrea Romero. Read more »
Norton School Professor Andrea Romero is the recipient of the Dr. Alfredo G. de los Santos, Jr., Outstanding Latina/o Faculty Award, for her distinguished service in Higher Education.
Norton School Professor Andrea Romero is the recipient of the Dr. Alfredo G. Read more »
Norton School researchers researchers weigh in on how involved dads can make a difference, from the way they play with their children to the example they set for future fathers. Read more »
Norton School researchers researchers weigh in on how involved dads can make a difference, from the way they play with their children to the example they set for future fathers.
As the contemporary working dad faces bigger challenges in his role as parent and provider, we asked a panel of experts to weigh in on the most important issues that concern his life. The contemporary dad no longer fits neatly into the standard of the married male breadwinner and disciplinarian.