Priscila Diaz-Castaneda, Ph.D.
My research addresses the broad content area of diversity issues focusing on intergroup relations and understanding the societal as well as intrapersonal challenges facing minority and immigrant groups. One area of my research addresses intergroup attitudes. Specifically, I explore how the dynamic social influences, such as the economic conditions, relate to attitudes towards immigration. Another area of my research tackles the role of culture in intrapersonal processes. In particular, I examine how cultural values and familial relationships provide resilience and protect the well-being of minorities from perceived discrimination. To address these issues, I have developed a program of research with a number of collaborations applying multiple methodologies, including lab experiments, longitudinal studies, survey and field interviews. Much of my work demonstrates how the adaptive cultural ecology bears a vital impact on the lives of minority groups and is critical to inform policy, social services, behavioral scientists and prevention efforts.
Dr. Priscila Castaneda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Teams & Openings:
Prefer 1 academic year (9 hours/wk)
Current Team Members:
Luciana Ponce De Leon
Past Team Members: