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Vaishali Raval

Miami University, USA

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Dr. Vaishali Raval is professor of psychology and affiliate of global and intercultural studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA where she has been a faculty member for 16 years. She received a PhD in clinical developmental psychology from University of Windsor and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cultural psychology and human development at the University of Chicago. She is a cultural clinical developmental psychologist committed to internationalizing psychological science through her research, teaching, and service. Her program of research focuses on cultural and contextual foundations of parenting, with a focus on emotion processes and how they relate to child and adolescent mental health outcomes, contextual understanding of psychopathology, and culturally informed mental health training and intervention approaches, primarily in India, with some research in China, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea. She currently serves as the chair of the international committee of the Society for Research in Child Development, and of Society for Research on Adolescence and chair of the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Sciences, a committee of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She also promotes internationalization through her role as the associate editor of Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Journal of Research on Adolescence. Her mentorship was recently recognized by Henry David International Mentoring Award from the American Psychological Association Division 52.

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