Research Assistants

 

Lauren M. Alvis, BA, is a doctoral candidate in Life-Span Developmental Psychology at West Virginia University. Her research interests include the social-cognitive aspects of moral and civic development.
 
 
 

Rebecca Olson, BA, is a doctoral candidate in Life-Span Developmental Psychology at West Virginia University. Her research interests include the differences between religious behavior and spiritual beliefs as they relate to adolescent prosocial and problematic behaviors, in addition to parent-adolescent communication.


 

Katelyn Romm, BA, is a doctoral candidate in Life-Span Developmental Psychology at West Virginia University. Her research examines the effects of both positive and negative parenting practices on youth outcomes. 


 
 

Jennifer Shubert, BS, is a doctoral student in developmental psychology in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Her research program focuses on the ways in which character strengths develop, and how those strengths may be related to specific positive youth outcomes.

 

Chen-Yu Wu
, MA, is a Research Associate at Search Institute and a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around how various institutions (e.g., families and schools) particularly the social networks within them perpetuate social inequality.