Posted on October 1, 2013
The department of psychology presents…
“Why do Latino Adolescents Help Their Family and What does it Mean for their Development?”
by Andrew Fuligni, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology
Center for Culture and Health
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
Adolescents from Latin American backgrounds generally spend more time helping and assisting their families than teenagers from other groups. In this talk, I will describe a program of research that examined this sources of this helping behavior as well as the implications for other aspects of psychological and behavioral development, focusing on the role of economic resources, cultural identity, daily experiences, and neural development.
Adapted from the department of psychology’s event flyer “Fall 2013 colloquium”