Thao Ha

Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104
Asst 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

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 598 Special Topics
PSY 792 Research
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 792 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 446 Social Development
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 792 Research
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PSY 290 Research Methods
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 792 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 498 Pro-Seminar
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
PSY 598 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 399 Supervised Research
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PSY 443 Abnormal Child Psychology
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction