Pa Her

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Pa Her, Assistant Professor


PhD, Developmental and Biological Psychology, Virginia Tech 2008

MA, Experimental Psychology, California State University, Chico 2002

BA, Psychology, California State University, Fresno, 2000

Academic Interests:

Parental emotion socialization in relation to children's sense of self, emotion understanding, social competence, and well-being. Specific area of focus on parent-child emotion discourse within a developmental framework, emphasizing cultural influence.
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Vang, P. D. & Her, P. (2013). Teenage Marriage among Hmong American Women. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 1091-1359.

Her, P. , Dunsmore, J.C., & Stelter, R. L. (2012). Parents' beliefs about emotions and children's self-construals in African American, European American, and Lumbee American Indian families. Global Studies of Childhood, 2, 129-143.

Her, P. & Dunsmore, J.C. (2011). Parental beliefs about emotions are associated with early adolescents' independent and interdependent self-construals. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 317 - 328.

Dunsmore, J.C., Her, P., Halberstadt, A. G., & Perez-Rivera, M.B. (2009). Parents ’ beliefs are linked to their emotional experience and encoding and to children’s decoding of parents in middle childhood. Journal of Nonverbal Processes, 33, 121-140.

Singelis, T. M.,  Aaker, J., Bhawuk, D. P. S., Gabrenya, W., Gelfand, M., Her., P., Harwood, J., Tanaka- Matsumi, J., &Vandello, J. (2009). Exploring ethnic group and geographical differences for social axioms in the USA. In K. Leung & M. H. Bond (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Social Axioms (pp.81-93). New York: Springer.

Singelis, T.M., Yamada, A. M., Barrio, C., *Harrison-Laney, J., Her, P., Ruiz-Anaya, &Terwilliger-Lernertz, S. (2006). Metric equivalence of the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and the Self-Construal Scale across Spanish and English language versions. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 28, 231-244.

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