Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies - University of Missouri-Columbia
M.A. Child Development and Family Relationships - University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Psychology - University of Texas at Austin
Core Scholarly Themes
Child Development, Adolescent Development, Race, Ethnicity, Migration
Adriana Umana-Taylor uses an ecological approach to inform her research, taking into account how individuals and families influence and are influenced by their surrounding ecologies. Generally, her research focuses on ethnic identity formation during adolescence and parent-adolescent relationships. With regard to ethnic identity formation, she is exploring the different components that define one's ethnic identity, as well as the factors that influence these components. Her research seeks to uncover how adolescents develop their identities, the roles that significant socialization agents play in this process, and how ethnic identity is associated with important variables (e.g., family relationships, academic success, psychological functioning).
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