Office: PCD 4140
Dr. Ojanen received her Ph.D. at the University of Turku, Finland (2006), and completed her post-doctoral research at the University of Kansas (2007-2008). She specializes on the study of social goals, behaviors, and social adjustment among peers, using advanced analysis of social-developmental data.
Courses include two advanced undergraduate courses: Developmental Psychology (DEP4053) and Child and Adolescent Social Development (PSY4931).
In addition, a graduate level seminar in Social Development is offered in varying semesters.
Dr. Ojanen’s research focuses on adolescent social goals, behavior, and social-relational adjustment. Embedded in a social-motivational framework, behaviors of interest include forms and functions of aggression and social withdrawal. Associated social-relational outcomes include interpersonal acceptance, rejection, and peer influence.
CNS (Social-developmental Psychology)