Jose Causadias

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701

Biography

Jose Causadias has been an assistant professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics since 2015. He received his bachelor's in psychology from Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Panama in 2001 and his master's in psychotherapy from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain in 2003. In 2014, he received a doctorate in child psychology from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Culture has a central role in his training and personal life. Because participating in different cultural and academic communities has been so enriching to him, he has become enamored with the benefits of connecting different methods, theories, and ideas related to culture. He is passionate about integrating issues that are often studied in isolation in order to improve health and well-being. With this goal in mind, he has launched two major projects:

(1) The Meta-Research in Culture Initiative: aimed at identifying biases and assumptions in cultural research, and conducting quantitative research synthesis of cultural studies.

(2) The Culture and Biology Initiative: aimed at connecting culture and biology, two domains that are often studied in isolation, and promoting interdisciplinary science.

Education

  • Ph.D. Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2014
  • M.A. Child Psychology Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2011
  • M.A. Psychotherapy Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 2003
  • B.A. Psychology Universidad Santa Mar�a la Antigua, Panama 2001 

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Research Interests

The overall goal of his research, teaching, and service is to promote innovation in cultural research that can advance developmental and behavioral sciences, and ultimately improve the health and well-being of individuals of every cultural, ethnic, and racial background. With this goal in mind, and together with his colleagues, he has developed two major initiatives:

The Meta-Research in Culture Initiative (MARTA) is aimed at generating quantitative research synthesis of cultural studies (meta-analyses) and identifying biases in the way psychologists study culture, ethnicity, and race. By conducting meta-research or research on research, the ultimate goal of MARTA is to improve our understanding of the contribution of cultural processes on behavior, cognition, health, and development. This initiative has generated several projects, including a meta-analysis on racial discrimination and cortisol output (Korous, Causadias, & Casper, in press), and research on the Cultural (Mis)Attribution Bias (Causadias, Vitriol, & Atkin, in press).

The Culture and Biology Initiative is a collective effort to advance the field of culture and biology interplay, centered on how these two processes have evolved together; how culture, biology, and environments influence each other; and how they shape behavior, cognition, health, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis. This initiative has generated several projects, including a Special Section on Culture and Biology Interplay in Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (Causadias, Telzer, & Lee, 2017), the Handbook of Culture and Biology (Causadias, Telzer, & Gonzales, 2017), and research on the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes (Zeiders, Causadias, & White, in press).

 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (in press). The cultural (mis)attribution bias in developmental psychology in the United States. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Causadias, J. M., Updegraff, K. A., & Overton, W. F. (in press). Moral meta-narratives, marginalization, and youth development. American Psychologist

Causadias, J. M., Vitriol, J. A., & Atkin, A. L. (in press). Do we overemphasize the role of culture in the behavior of racial/ethnic minorities? Evidence of a cultural (mis)attribution bias in American Psychology. American Psychologist. doi:10.1037/amp0000099 

Zeiders, K. H., Causadias, J. M., & White, R. M. B. (in press). The health correlates of culture: Examining the association between ethnic-racial identity and diurnal cortisol slopes. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Korous, K. M., Causadias, J. M., & Casper, D. M. (2017) Racial discrimination and cortisol output: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 193, 90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.09.042

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., &, Lee, R. M. (2017). Culture and biology interplay: An introduction. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23(1), 1-4.

Causadias, J. M. (2013). A roadmap for the integration of culture into developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology, 25 (4pt2), 1375-1398.

Causadias, J. M., Salvatore, J. E., & Sroufe, L. A. (2012). Early patterns of self-regulation as risk and promotive factors in development: A longitudinal study from childhood to adulthood in a high-risk sample. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(4), 293-302.

Causadias, J. M., Sroufe, L. A., & Herreros, F. (2011). The establishment of an attachment research network in Latin America: Goals, accomplishments, and challenges. Attachment & Human Development, 13(2), 193-198.

Causadias, J. M., Zapata, J. S., Barb, G. A., Sánchez, E. Y., Britton, G. B. (2010). Neuropsychology of crime: Executive function and intelligence in a sample of homicide perpetrators in Panama. Acta Colombiana de Psicología, 13(2), 47-56. 

 

Edited Works

Handbooks

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., & Gonzales, N. A. (Editors) (2017). The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Torres de Cádiz, B., Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (Editors) (2014). La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

 

Special Issues and Sections

Causadias, J. M., & Umaña-Taylor, A. J. (Editors) (in preparation). Special issue “New Directions in Developmental Science with Youth Experiencing Marginalization”. American Psychologist.

Causadias, J. M., & Cicchetti, D. (Editors) (in preparation). Special issue “Cultural Development and Psychopathology”. Development and Psychopathology.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., &, Lee, R. M. (Editors) (2017). Special section “Culture and Biology Interplay”. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 

 

Book Chapters

Causadias, J. M. (2017). Preface: Why culture and biology? In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., Telzer, E. H., & Gonzales, N. A. (2017). Introduction to culture and biology interplay. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N.A. Gonzales (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Causadias, J. M., & Korous, K. M. (2017). How are genes related to culture? Introduction to the field of cultural genomics. In J. M. Causadias, E. H. Telzer, & N. A. Gonzales (Eds.), The Handbook of Culture and Biology. New York: Wiley.

Carlson, E. A., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). La observación y evaluación del apego en la infancia [Observation and assessment of attachment in infancy]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Causadias, J. M., & Carlson, E. A. (2014). La psicopatología del desarrollo y la teoría del apego [Developmental psychopathology and attachment theory]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Causadias, J. M., & Coffino, B. (2014). El apego, la conducta antisocial y el encarcelamiento: Una perspectiva del desarrollo [Attachment, antisocial behavior and imprisonment: A developmental perspective]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Lawler, J. M., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). La relación diádica entre la biología y el apego [The dyadic relationship between biology and attachment]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

Sroufe, L. A., Szteren, L., & Causadias, J. M. (2014). El apego como un sistema dinámico: Fundamentos de la teoría del apego [Attachment as a dynamic system: Principles of attachment theory]. In B. Torres de Cádiz, J. M. Causadias, & G. Posada (Eds.), La teoría del apego: Investigación y aplicaciones clínicas [Attachment theory: Research and clinical applications]. Madrid: Psimática.

 

Miscellaneous Publications and Reports

Causadias, J. M., & Posada, G. (2013). The relevance of cross-national studies on early attachment: Research advances in Latin America. Bulletin of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, 1(63), 18-21.

Sroufe, L. A., & Causadias, J. M. (2012). Maternal incarceration, separation, and child development: Evidence and alternatives. Santiago de Chile: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
FAS 370 Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
FAS 370 Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
AFR 370 Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
FAS 598 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience
FAS 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
FAS 370 Family Ethnic & Cultural Diver
FAS 390 Supervised Research Experience

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