adriana manago, Ph.D.


cropped-img_1329-e1411086228775.jpgAdriana Manago is an assistant professor of psychology at Western Washington University and an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research:

Her area of specialty is culture, communication, and psychological development during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. She earned her Ph.D in developmental psychology at UCLA in 2011 with a certificate of training in the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. Her dissertation research examined how increasing urbanization, commercialization, and formal education have corresponded with shifts in values for gender and sexuality across three generations of women in an indigenous Maya community in southern Mexico. Her current research focuses on the ways that adolescents and emerging adults in the United States use communication technologies to establish a sense of self and manage relationships with parents and peers. Professor Manago teaches Lifespan Developmental Psychology (Psy 230/Psy 504), Overview of Research Methods (Psy 301),  Psychological Theory (Psy 482), and Adolescent Development (Psy 332).


Department of Psychology, MS 9172

Western Washington University

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