Nancy Gonzales, PhD
Dr. Gonzales' program of prevention research focuses on the study of psychological risk and resilience with particular emphasis on cultural and community factors that impact academic success and mental health of low-income, ethnic minority children and adolescents. Her research includes testing the efficacy of a family-focused intervention to reduce school disengagement and mental health problems for Mexican American adolescents following transition to middle school. She is also involved in a longitudinal study of cultural, family, and community factors that shape cultural orientation and mental health trajectories for Mexican American youth, and a study focused on postpartum depression and its impact on mother-infant co-regulatory processes in low-income women of Mexican descent.
- Women and Philanthropy Dean's Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
- Co-director, Principal Research Core, Prevention Research Center, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University
- PhD, 1992, University of Washington
- Wong, J. J., Roubinov, D. S., Gonzales, N. A., Dumka, L. E., & Millsap, R. E. (2013). Father enrollment and participation in parenting intervention: Personal and contextual predictors. Family Process. Advance publication online.
- Roosa, M. W., O'Donnell, M., Cham, H., Gonzales, N. A., Zeiders, K. H., Tein, J-Y.,...Umana-Taylor, A. (2012). A prospective study of Mexican American adolescents' academic success: Considering family and individual factors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(3), 307-319.
- White, R., Deardorff, J., & Gonzales, N. A. (2012). Contextual amplification or attenuation of pubertal timing effects on depressive symptoms among Mexican American girls. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(6), 565-571.
- Gonzales, N. A., Coxe, S. Roosa, M.W., White, R. M. B., Knight, G. P., Zeiders, K. H., & Saenz, D. (2011). Economic hardship, neighborhood context, and parenting: Prospective effects on Mexican American adolescents’ mental health. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47(1-2), 98-113.
- Knight, G. P., Gonzales, N. A., Saenz, D. S., Bonds, D. D., German, M., Deardorff, J.,...Updegraff, K. A. (2010). The Mexican American cultural values scale for adolescents and adults. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 30(3), 444-481.
- Culturally Sensitive From the Outset
- Identify the Best Processes
- Read, Choose a Model, Then Ask a Question
- Understanding the Demands of an Urban Population
- What Do We Do Now?