Pablo Chavajay

Phone: (603) 862-1882
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 436, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 791W: SpcTop/Culture and Human Devlp
  • PSYC 797: Senior Honors Tutorial
  • PSYC 982: Adv Sem/Developmental Psych
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research


  • Ph.D., Developmental&Child Psychology, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • M.A., Psychology, University de San Carlos
  • M.A., Developmental&Child Psychology, University of California - Santa Cruz

Research Interests

  • Attention management
  • Children’s engagement in problem solving with caregivers and other children
  • Cultural perspectives on human development
  • Culture, cognition, and communication
  • Generational changes in childrearing practices
  • International university students’ acculturation processes

Selected Publications

  • Chavajay, P. (2013). Perceived social support among international students at a U.S. university.. Psychol Rep, 112(2), 667-677. doi:10.2466/17.21.PR0.112.2.667-677

  • Budak, D., & Chavajay, P. (2012). Cultural variation in the social organization of problem solving among African American and European American siblings.. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol, 18(3), 307-311. doi:10.1037/a0028425

  • Rogoff, B., Morelli, G. A., & Chavajay, P. (2010). Children's Integration in Communities and Segregation From People of Differing Ages.. Perspect Psychol Sci, 5(4), 431-440. doi:10.1177/1745691610375558

  • Fleck, B., & Chavajay, P. (2009). Physical interactions involving preschoolers and kindergartners in a childcare center. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 24(1), 46-54. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2008.11.001

  • Chavajay, P. (2008). Organizational patterns in problem solving among Mayan fathers and children.. Dev Psychol, 44(3), 882-888. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.44.3.882

  • Chavajay, P. (2006). How Mayan mothers with different amounts of schooling organize a problem-solving discussion with children. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(4), 371-382. doi:10.1177/0165025406066744

  • Chavajay, P., & Rogoff, B. (2002). Schooling and traditional collaborative social organization of problem solving by Mayan mothers and children.. Dev Psychol, 38(1), 55-66. doi:10.1037//0012-1649.38.1.55

  • Chavajay, P., & Rogoff, B. (1999). Cultural variation in management of attention by children and their caregivers.. Dev Psychol, 35(4), 1079-1090. doi:10.1037//0012-1649.35.4.1079

  • Rogoff, B., & Chavajay, P. (1995). What's Become of Research on the Cultural Basis of Cognitive Development?. American Psychologist, 50(10), 859-877. doi:10.1037/0003-066x.50.10.859

  • Rogoff, B., Mistry, J., Göncü, A., & Mosier, C. (1993). Guided participation in cultural activity by toddlers and caregivers.. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev, 58(8), v-174. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8284000

  • Most Cited Publications