Faculty & Staff
Nickki Pearce Dawes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Areas of Expertise
Youth Development in Extra-curricular Activities and Out-of-School Time, Children and Adolescent Well Being
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Pearce, N. & Larson, R.W. (2006). How youth become engaged in youth programs: The process of motivational Change. Applied Developmental Science, 10, 121-131.
- Larson, R.W., Pearce, N., Sullivan, P.J., & Jarrett, R.L. (2007). Participation in youth programs as a catalyst for negotiation of family autonomy with connection. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36 (1), 31-45.
- Simpkins, S. D., Vest, A., Dawes, N. P., & Neuman, K. I.* (2010). Dynamic relations between parents’ behaviors and children’s motivational beliefs in sports and music. Parenting: Science and Practice, 10, 97 – 118.
- Dawes, N.P. & Larson, R. E. (2011). Engaging adolescents in organized youth programs: An analysis of individual and contextual factors. Developmental Psychology, 47, 259–269.
Psychology Internship (Undergraduate)
Developmental Psychopathology II (Graduate)
Advanced Community Psychology (Graduate)