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, I am interested in aggression, victimization, and friendships among adolescents.

My current research, supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, will contribute to knowledge about the positive and negative consequences of adolescents' enactment and receipt of defending for both the victims and the defenders of peer victimization.

Minor: 
Quantitative Analysis/Methods
Recent Accomplishments: 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015)

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

Recent Presentations:

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.

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.

Teaching Experience:

The University of Arizona

  • Co-Instructor: Adolescence (2014)
  • Co-Instructor: Life Span Human Development Summer (2012, 2013)

 

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

  • Co-Instructor: The Search for Meaning (2007)


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