Child and Adolescent Development

Tissyana Camacho, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Office location:
Sequoia Hall 280-F


Dr. Camacho is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development. Her research examines ethnic identity development among students of color across the educational pipeline (from middle school through college), with a focus on Latino college students. 

Selected Publications:

Camacho, T. C., Medina, M., Rivas-Drake, D., & Jagers, R. (2018). School climate and ethnic-racial identity in school: A longitudinal examination of reciprocal associations. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 29-41. doi:10.1002/casp.2338

Stein, G. L., Rivas-Drake, D, & Camacho, T.C. (2017). Ethnic identity and familism among Latino college students: A test of prospective associations. Emerging Adulthood, 5, 106-115. doi:10.1177/2167696816657234

Camacho, T. C., Bañales, J., Lima Cross, F., Marchand, A., & Rivas-Drake, D. (2017). Psychological aspects of ethnic identity and their associations with social behavior. In A. W. Blume (Ed.) Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 165-187).Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Books.

Rivas-Drake, D., Camacho, T. C., Guillaume, C. (2016). Just good developmental science: Trust, identity, and responsibility in ethnic minority recruitment and retention. In S. Horn, M. Ruck, L. Liben (Eds.), Equity and Justice in Developmental Science: Theoretical and Methodological Issues (pp. 161-188). Burlington, UK: Academic Press.

Rowley, S. J., & Camacho, T. C. (2015). Increasing diversity in cognitive developmental research: Issues and solutions. Journal of Cognition and Development, 16, 683-692.