H. Isabella Lanza
- Professor of Human Development
- Email: Isabella.Lanza@csulb.edu
- Phone: (562) 985-4698
- Office hours for Fall 2023: Wednesdays 11:45am-12:45pm.
- Office location: LA3-200F
- Lab Website: rhayalab.com
- Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012) UCLA, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
- Ph.D. (2010) Temple University, Developmental Psychology
- M.A. (2005) Pepperdine University, Clinical Psychology (trained in marriage and family therapy)
- B.A. (2002) Williams College, English and Psychology
My research program seeks to identify relationships between health-risk behaviors across adolescence and young adulthood. This work examines biobehavioral (self-regulation), socio-contextual (peer victimization), and psychological (depressive symptoms) factors that inform developmental processes and pathways to co-occurring health-risks. I have a particular interest in the relationship between obesity and substance use, specifically addressing nicotine/tobacco use. Utilizing my graduate training in developmental psychopathology and postdoctoral training in addictive behaviors, I employ latent variable modeling to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal data across community-based populations.
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- HDEV 190: Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
- HDEV 320: Quantitative Methods in Human Development
- HDEV 308: Pseudoscience vs Science: The Impact of (un)Scientific Data on Human Development
- HDEV 307: Approaches to Childhood
- HDEV 327: Approaches to Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
- HDEV 470: Practicum/Seminar