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Jose Causadias

Biography: 

Dr. José Manuel Causadias López is an associate professor at the School of Social and Family Dynamics. His main goal is to pursue innovation in theory and research on culture. Central to his work is understanding culture as a system of people, places, and practices for a purpose such as resisting, enacting, and justifying power (Causadias, 2020).

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2014
  • M.A. Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2011
  • M.A. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 2003
  • B.A. Psychology Universidad Santa María la Antigua, Panama 2001 
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What is culture?
Research Interests: 

The overall goal of his research, teaching, and service is to promote innovation in theory and research on culture, mental health, and Latinx youth and families. Culture is a very important concept that has been defined in many different ways. Some refer to culture when they think about group differences, while others think of culture as values and practices. I proposed a definition of culture as a system of people, places, practices, and power (Causadias, 2020).

Culture can shape our well-being and mental health in multiple ways, such as promoting positive adaptation and protecting us against adversity. I proposed a roadmap for the integration of culture in research on mental health (Causadias, 2013). One way to understand the role of culture on mental health is by focusing on Latinx people in the United States. Evidence suggest that familism, cultural values centered on the importance of the family, plays an important role in the well-being of Latinx people (Cahill, Updegraff, Causadias, & Korous, 2021).

 

Publications: 

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Causadias, J. M., Alcalá, L., Morris, K. S., Yaylaci, F. T., & Zhang, N. (in press). Future directions on BIPOC youth mental health: The importance of cultural rituals in the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2022.2084744

Causadias, J. M., Anderson, R. E., Ryu, E., Tein, J.-Y., & Kim, S. Y. (in press). Innovative theory and methods for the next generation of diversity, equity, and inclusion sciences: Introduction to the special issue. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000543

Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., Bradley, R. H., Luthar, S. S., & Levy, R. (2022). A systematic overview of meta-analyses on socioeconomic status, cognitive ability, and achievement: The need to focus on specific pathways. Psychological Reports, 125(1), 55–97. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120984127

Causadias, J. M., *Morris, K. S., Cárcamo, R. A., Neville, H. A., Nóblega, M., Salinas-Quiroz, F., & Silva, J. R. (2022). Attachment research and anti-racism: Learning from Black and Brown scholars. Attachment and Human Development, 24(3), 366-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2021.1976936

*Cahill, K. M., Updegraff, K. A., Causadias, J. M., & *Korous, K. M. (2021). Familism values and adjustment among Hispanic/Latino individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 147(9), 947-985. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000336

Causadias, J. M., *Korous, K. M., *Cahill, K. M., & *Rea-Sandin, G. (2021). The importance of research about research on culture: A call for meta-research on culture. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000516

Ajayi, A. A., Mitchell, L.L., Nelson, S.C., Fish, J., Peissig, L. H. M., Causadias, J. M., Syed, M. (2021). Person–environment fit and retention of racially minoritized college students: Recommendations for faculty, support staff, and administrators. Education Sciences, 11, 271. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060271

Rea-Sandin, G., Korous, K. M., & Causadias, J. M. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis of racial/ethnic differences and similarities in executive function performance in the United States. Neuropsychology, 35(2), 141–156. https://doi.org/10.1037/neu0000715

Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., Bradley, R. H., Luthar, S. S., & Levy, R. (2021). A systematic overview of meta-analyses on socioeconomic status, cognitive ability, and achievement: The need to focus on specific pathways. Psychological Reports, 0(0), 1-43. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120984127

Causadias, J. M. (2020). What is culture? Systems of people, places, and practices. Applied Developmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10888691.2020.1789360

White, R. M. B., Pasco, M. C., Korous, K. M., & Causadias, J. M. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association of neighborhood ethnic-racial concentrations and adolescent behaviour problems. Journal of Adolescence, 78, 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.12.005

Causadias, J. M., & *Korous, K. M. (2019). Racial discrimination in the United States: A national health crisis that demands a national health solution. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64, 147-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.11.001

Causadias, J. M., & Cicchetti, D. (2018). Cultural development and psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 30(5), 1549-1555. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001220

 Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., Bradley, R. H., & Luthar, S. S. (2018). Unpacking the link between socioeconomic status and behavior problems: A second order meta-analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 30(5), 1889-1906. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418001141

 Causadias, J. M., Korous, K. M., & Cahill, K. M. (2018). Are Whites and Minorities more similar than different? Testing the cultural similarities hypothesis on psychopathology with a second order meta-analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 30(5), 2009-2027. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418000895

Causadias, J. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (2018). Reframing marginalization and youth development: Introduction to the special issue. American Psychologist, 73(6), 707-712. https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000336

Causadias, J. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Overton, W. F. (2018). Moral meta-narratives, marginalization, and youth development. American Psychologist, 73(6), 827-839. https://doi.org/doi:10.1037/amp0000252

Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & *Atkin, A. L. (2018). The cultural (mis)attribution bias in developmental psychology in the United States. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 59, 65-74https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2018.01.003

Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (2018). 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, 73(3), 243-255.  https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000099

Zeiders, K. H., Causadias, J. M., & White, R. M. B. (2018). The health correlates of culture: Examining the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62(3), 349-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.09.020 

Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., & Casper, D. M. (2017). Racial discrimination and cortisol output: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 193, 90-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.042

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000121

Causadias, J. M. (2013). A roadmap for the integration of culture into developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 25(4pt2), 1375-1398. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579413000679

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. https://issbd.org/resources/files/spjbd_37_3S.pdf

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0165025412444076

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2011.554008

Britton, G. B., Causadias, J. M., Zapata, J. S., Barb, G. A., & Sánchez, E. Y. (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) (2018). The 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 press). Special issue “New Directions in Developmental Science with Youth Experiencing Marginalization”. American Psychologist.

Causadias, J. M., & Cicchetti, D. (Editors) (in press). 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. (2018). Preface: Why culture and biology? In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., & Gonzales, N. A. (2018). Introduction to culture and biology interplay. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N.A. Gonzales (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., & Korous, K. M. (2018). How are genes related to culture? Introduction to the field of cultural genomics. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), The 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).

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
AFR 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
CDE 598Special Topics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 493Honors Thesis
FAS 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AFR 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 492Honors Directed Study
FAS 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 493Honors Thesis
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
FAS 370Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499Individualized Instruction
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