- Ph.D. University of Illinois
- M.A. University of Illinois
- B.A. University of Arkansas
- B.S. Tokyo University of Science
Dr. Aya Shigeto is a developmental psychologist whose research interests include socioemotional development in infancy and early childhood, parenting, parent-child relationships, and cultural influences on these factors. In more recent years, Dr. Shigeto has been studying more specific populations including emerging adults (those aged between 18 and 25), teenage mothers attending high school, and Alaska Native grandparents rearing their grandchildren. In her research, she utilizes both quantitative methods (e.g., questionnaires) and qualitative methods (e.g., interviews).
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