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Jose Causadias

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3701
Biography

I am an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics since 2015. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Panama in 2001 and my M.A. in psychotherapy from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain in 2003. In 2014, I received a Ph.D. in Child Psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Culture has a central role in my training and my personal life. I grew up in Panama in a multicultural family. Part of my family is of mestizo and Native-Panamanian descent, while the other migrated from Catalonia. Because participating in different cultural and academic communities has been so enriching to me, I have become enamored with the benefits of connecting different domains of culture. Thus, I am passionate about integrating issues that are often studied in isolation, including culture and research synthesis, as well as culture and biology. 

 

Education

Ph.D. in Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, May 2014

M.A. in Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, December 2011

M.A. in Psychotherapy Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, May 2003

B.A. in Psychology Universidad Santa María la Antigua, Panama, June 2001 

Research Interests

The overall goal of my research, teaching, and service is to promote innovation in cultural research that can advance developmental and behavioral sciences, and ultimately improve the health and well-being of individuals of every cultural, ethnic, and racial background. With this goal in mind, and together with my colleagues, I have developed two major initiatives:

The Meta-Research in Culture Initiative (MARTA) is aimed at generating quantitative research synthesis of cultural studies (meta-analyses) and identifying biases in the way psychologists study culture, ethnicity, and race. By conducting meta-research or “research on research”, the ultimate goal of MARTA is to improve our understanding of the contribution of cultural processes on behavior, cognition, health, and development. This initiative has generated several projects, including a meta-analysis on racial discrimination and cortisol output (Korous, Causadias, & Casper, in press), and research on the Cultural (Mis)Attribution Bias (Causadias, Vitriol, & Atkin, in press).

The Culture and Biology Initiative is a collective effort to advance the field of culture and biology interplay, centered on how these two processes have evolved together; how culture, biology, and environments influence each other; and how they shape behavior, cognition, health, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis. This initiative has generated several projects, including a Special Section on Culture and Biology Interplay in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (Causadias, Telzer, & Lee, 2017), the Handbook of Culture and Biology (Causadias, Telzer, & Gonzales, in press), and research on the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes (Zeiders, Causadias, & White, in press).

 

Publications

Peered-Reviewed Articles

Causadias, J. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Overton, W. F. (in press). Moral meta-narratives, marginalization, and youth development. American Psychologist

Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (in press). Do we overemphasize the role of culture in the behavior of racial/ethnic minorities? Evidence of a cultural (mis)attribution bias in American Psychology. American Psychologist. doi:10.1037/amp0000099 

Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., & Casper, D. M. (in press) Racial discrimination and cortisol output: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.042

Zeiders, K. H., Causadias, J. M., & White, R. M. B. (in press). The health correlates of culture: Examining the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., &, Lee, R. M. (2017). Culture and biology interplay: An introduction. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(1), 1-4.

Causadias, J. M. (2013). A roadmap for the integration of culture into developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 25 (4pt2), 1375-1398.

Causadias, J. M., Salvatore, J. E., & Sroufe, L. A. (2012). Early patterns of self-regulation as risk and promotive factors in development: A longitudinal study from childhood to adulthood in a high-risk sample. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(4), 293-302.

Causadias, J. M., Sroufe, L. A., & Herreros, F. (2011). The establishment of an attachment research network in Latin America: Goals, accomplishments, and challenges. Attachment & Human Development, 13(2), 193-198.

Causadias, J. M., Zapata, J. S., Barb, G. A., Sánchez, E. Y., Britton, G. B. (2010). Neuropsychology of crime: Executive function and intelligence in a sample of homicide perpetrators in Panama. Acta Colombiana de Psicología, 13(2), 47-56. 

 

Edited Works

Handbooks

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., & Gonzales, N. A. (Editors) (in press). Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Torres de Cádiz, B., Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (Editors) (2014). La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

 

Special Issues and Sections

Causadias, J. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (Editors) (in preparation). Special issue “New Directions in Developmental Science with Youth Experiencing Marginalization”. American Psychologist.

Causadias, J. M., & Cicchetti, D. (Editors) (in preparation). Special issue “Cultural Development and Psychopathology”. Development and Psychopathology.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., &, Lee, R. M. (Editors) (2017). Special section “Culture and Biology Interplay”. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 

 

Book Chapters

Causadias, J. M. (in press). Preface: Why culture and biology? In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., & Gonzales, N. A. (in press). Introduction to culture and biology interplay. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N.A. Gonzales (Eds.), Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., & Korous, K. M. (in press). How are genes related to culture? Introduction to the field of cultural genomics. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Carlson, E. A., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). La observación y evaluación del apego en la infancia [Observation and assessment of attachment in infancy]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Causadias, J. M., & Carlson, E. A. (2014). La psicopatología del desarrollo y la teoría del apego [Developmental psychopathology and attachment theory]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Causadias, J. M., & Coffino, B. (2014). El apego, la conducta antisocial y el encarcelamiento: Una perspectiva del desarrollo [Attachment, antisocial behavior and imprisonment: A developmental perspective]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Lawler, J. M., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). La relación diádica entre la biología y el apego [The dyadic relationship between biology and attachment]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Sroufe, L. A., Szteren, L., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). El apego como un sistema dinámico: Fundamentos de la teoría del apego [Attachment as a dynamic system: Principles of attachment theory]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

 

Miscellaneous Publications and Reports

Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (2013). The relevance of cross-national studies on early attachment: Research advances in Latin America. Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, 1(63), 18-21.

Sroufe, L. A., & Causadias, J. M. (2012). Maternal incarceration, separation, and child development: Evidence and alternatives. Santiago de Chile: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
AFR 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
FAS 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
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