Pablo Chavajay

Phone: (603) 862-1882
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 436, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Developmental&Child Psychology, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • M.A., Developmental&Child Psychology, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • M.A., Psychology, University de San Carlos

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

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 581: Child Development
  • PSYC 791: Adv Top/Culture & Human Dev
  • PSYC 797: Senior Honors Tutorial
  • PSYC 982: Adv Sem/Developmental Psych
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Chavajay, P. (2013). Perceived Social Support among International Students at a U.S. University. Psychological Reports, 112(2), 667-677. doi:10.2466/17.21.pr0.112.2.667-677

Rogoff, B., Morelli, G. A., & Chavajay, P. (2010). Children’s Integration in Communities and Segregation From People of Differing Ages. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 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. A. B. L. O. (2008). ASPECTS OF ACCULTURATION STRESS AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ATTENDING A UNIVERSITY IN THE USA. Psychological Reports, 103(7), 827. doi:10.2466/pr0.103.7.827-835

Angelillo, C., Rogoff, B., & Chavajay, P. (2007). Examining shared endeavors by abstracting video coding schemes with fidelity to cases. In R. Goldman, R. Pea, B. Barron, & S. J. Derry (Eds.), Video Research in the Learning Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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

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., Chavajay, P., Heath, S. B., & Goncu, A. (1993). Guided Participation in Cultural Activity by Toddlers and Caregivers. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 58(8), i. doi:10.2307/1166109

Chavajay, P., & Rogoff, B. (n.d.). Cultural variation in management of attention by children and their caregivers.. Developmental Psychology, 35(4), 1079-1090. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.35.4.1079

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

Most Cited Publications