Phuong Thao Ha

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104

Biography

Thao Ha is a developmental psychologist. Her multidisciplinary research focuses on the development of adolescent and early adult romantic relationships. Ha investigates how partner choices, relationship dynamics, and break-ups among heterosexual and sexual minority youth affect their emotional (e.g., depression) and behavioral (e.g., sexual risk behaviors, substance use, and truancy) adjustment over time. The goal of this research is to better understand why some adolescents are highly vulnerable to their relationship experiences. From a larger societal context, Professor Ha is interested in the impact of culture, ethnicity, and SES on relationship development and adjustment outcomes. Understanding risk and resilience among youth within their romantic relationships will inform prevention and intervention strategies to promote healthy relationships and transitions.

Education

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychopathology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2013
  • M.Sc. Developmental Psychopathology (Cum Laude), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2006
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2004
  • B.S. Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 2003

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Courses

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 290Research Methods
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 590Reading and Conference
PSY 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 443Abnormal Child Psychology
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction