Presentations

IACCP 2020+ Virtual (July 27-31, 2021)

Keynote Address: Remote Acculturation: So Far in So Little Time, Even Further to Go (Gail Ferguson)
  1. VIDEO OF SESSION
  2. SLIDES

PRESENTATION: MUTUAL LEARNING TO CREATE TRANSNATIONAL INTERVENTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A CASE STUDY (SARAH GILLESPIE, TORI SIMENEC, HOPEWELL HODGES, JUS MEDIA? DIGITIZATION TEAM, GAIL FERGUSON)

SRCD Virtual 2021 (April 7-9, 2021)

the art and science of online interventions for children and families globally (moderators: gail ferguson & hopewell hodges)
  1. VIDEO OF SESSION: The Art and Science of Online Interventions for Children and Families Globally
  2. HANDOUT #1: Gillespie & Eckerstorfer (Storyboard example for digitizing an intervention – JUS Media? Programme)
  3. HANDOUT #2: Wasil (Developing & adapting a digital intervention)
Poster Presentation on Remote Acculturation and Physical Activity

Co-authors Sarah Gillespie & Lauren Eales (graduate students), Dalicia Simpson (undergraduate), and Dr. Ferguson (principal investigator of the study) show that developmental stage may moderate the association between remote acculturation to European American culture and weekly physical activity. (view here)

SYMPOSIUM TALK ON COVID-19, CHILD PROBLEMATIC MEDIA USE, AND PARENT PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS

Co-authors Lauren Eales & Sarah Gillespie (student principal investigator and graduate students), Shelby Smoyer (post-bacc student), and Dr. Ferguson (principal investigator of the lab) show that parents were talking about different stressors regarding their child’s problematic media use and it was directly related to their mental health (view slides here). This was part of a larger symposium organized by Dr. Sarah Domoff.

Previous Presentations and Posters

We will gladly send you copies of any publications below if you email cultureandfamilylife@gmail.com or gmfergus@umn.edu.

Koester, B. D., Meeks Gardner, J. M., Morrison, T., Wray, C., Fiese, B. H., Sahin, E., Giray, C., & Ferguson, G. M. (2019, November). JUS Media? Programme: Promoting habits for Jamaica’s youth through the Healthy Families Partnership. Poster presented at the 10th Annual National Health Research Conference, Kingston, Jamaica.

Ferguson, G. M.(2019, October). The good, the bad, and the ugly of cultural globalization for 21st century emerging adults (and what developmental science can do about it). Invited Master Lecture, Biennial Meeting of theSociety for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, 2019, Toronto, Canada.

Ferguson, G. M. (2019, September). Remote acculturation + U.S. media + food options: A(nother) perfect storm for obesity. Invited Address, Food and Family Conference, 2019, Family Resiliency Center, University of Illinois 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.

Ferguson, G. M., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. Giray, Ç., & Jessop, N. (2019, March). Implications of remote acculturation for children and youth in non-western contexts. Symposium conducted at the Society for Research on Child Development, 2019 Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Wray, C., Ferguson, G. M., Meeks Gardner, J. M., Nelson, M. R., Sutherland, J., Giray, C., Powell, R., Tran, S., Fiese, B. H., Koester, B., & the JUS Media? Programme Study Team (2018, November). JUS Media? Programme: Using media literacy to counteract the impact of unhealthy U.S. food advertising on remotely acculturating Jamaican families. Paper to be presented at the Caribbean Regional Conference in Psychology, Kingston, Jamaica.

Nelson, M. N., Wang, M., Tian, K., Ferguson, G. M., Powell, R., & Wray, C. (2018, October). Teaching consumer resistance in Jamaica: Subvertising in action. Videography presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference, Dallas, TX, USA.

Tian, K., Ahn, R., Nelson, M. N., & Ferguson, G. M. (2018, October). Krabby Patties, Kelp Chips, or KitKats?: Exploring the depictions of food featured in children’s television shows. Paper presented at the Association for Consumer Research Conference, Dallas, TX, USA.

Ferguson, G. M. (co-chair), & Ferguson, K. T. (co-chair), Harkness, S., & Meeks Gardner, J. M. (2018, July). Bringing the world into the classroom and the classroom into the world: Teaching and research training in global developmental science. Panel discussion conducted at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Gold Coast, Australia.

Ferguson, G. M., Nelson, M. R., Meeks Gardner, J. M., Shrestha, A., & the JUS Media? Programme Study Team (2018, July). Remote acculturation as a new cultural determinant of health for global youth and families: Promoting media literacy of U.S. advertising may help. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, Gold Coast, Australia.

Ferguson, G. M., Tran, S., Nelson, M. R., Giray, C., Meeks Gardner, J. M., Fiese, B. H., Koester, B., Morrison, T., & JUS Media? Programme Study Team (2018, July). The JUS Media? Programme: A new global health intervention for remotely acculturating families in Jamaica. In G. M. Ferguson (co-chair) & C. Quan (co-chair), Remote cultural transmission: new measurement, applications, and researcher reflections. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, Canada.

Costigan, C. Quan, C., & Ferguson, G. M. (2018, July). Remote Enculturation: Measuring the diverse ways in which individuals learn about their heritage culture from afar. In G. M. Ferguson (co-chair) & C. Quan (co-chair), Remote cultural transmission: New measurement, applications, and researcher reflections. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, Canada.

Giray, C., Ferguson, G. M., Anderson, A. A., & Morrison, T. (2018, July). Cultural Tailoring of a Remote Acculturation-Based Health Intervention: A Reflection on Researcher Positionality. In G. M. Ferguson (cochair) & C. Quan (co-chair), Remote cultural transmission: new measurement, applications, and researcher reflections. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, Canada.

Sahin, E., Ferguson, G. M., & Nguyen, J. (2018, July). Cultural variability among remotely acculturating biculturals in Jamaica: An asset in managing potentially conflicting cultural identities? In Y. S. Bergman (chair), Conflicted acculturation in various multicultural contexts: Insights and findings. Symposium conducted at the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Guelph, Canada.

Nguyen, J., Ferguson, G. M., & Azen, R. (2018, June). The phenomenology of cultural variability: Emerging adult adjustment of tricultural identities. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Ferguson, G. M., Meeks Gardner, J. M., Nelson, M. R., Fiese, B. H., Koester, B., Giray, C., Morrison, T., & JUS Media? Programme Study Team (2018, April). Food-focused media literacy for remotely acculturating adolescent-mother dyads in Jamaica: Efficacy of the “JUS Media? Programme”. In A. Manago (chair), Globalization and media use among global youth. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Giray, C., Martin, M. M., Ferguson, G. M., Sundaram, H., Ahn, R., Anderson, A., & Stennett, R. (2018, April). “US Fast food ads target you!” Design and implementation of a media literacy SMS intervention for globalizing families in Jamaica. In A. Manago (chair), Globalization and media use among global youth. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Ferguson, G. M., Meeks Gardner, J., Nelson, M. R., Morrison, T., Fiese, B. H., Koester, B., Giray, C., Powell, R., & the JUS Media? Programme Study Team (2017, November).Impact of a food-focused media literacy programme promoting healthy eating among high school students and mothers in the Kingston corporate area. Paper presented at the National Health Research Conference, Kingston, Jamaica.

Giray, C., & Ferguson, G. M. (2017, November). Family Mealtimes in Jamaica: Perceptions of Adolescents and their Mothers. Paper presented at the National Council for Family Relations, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Stennett, R., Meeks Gardner, J. M., & Ferguson, G. M. (2017, November). Dietary practices among youths and families in Jamaica: A call to action. Paper accepted for presentation at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, Kingston, Jamaica.

Nelson, M. N., Ahn, R., Giray, C., & Ferguson, G. M. (2017, July). Globalization and “Jahmerican” Food Advertising in Jamaica. Paper presented at the global conference of the American Academy of Advertising, Tokyo, Japan.

Ferguson, G. M., & Dimitrova, R. (2017, June).Is local orientation good but U.S. orientation bad for international youth? Behavioral and academic adaptation of remotely acculturating adolescents in urban Jamaica? Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Staten Island, NY, USA.

Ferguson, G. M., Costigan, C., Beck, S., & Quan, C. (2017, June). Exploring the who, how, where and why of remote enculturation: New data from U.S. and Canadian emerging adults. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Staten Island, NY, USA.

Giray, C., & Ferguson, G. M. (2017, April). Children of “AmeriTurk” mothers and traditional Turkish fathers:Perceived remote acculturation gaps among divorced coparents and child well-being in Turkey. In G. M. Ferguson (chair), The upsides and downsides of globalization and remote acculturation for youth well-being in the Majority World. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.

Ferguson, G. M., & Dimitrova, R. (2017, April). The downside of remote acculturation: Behavioral and academic adjustment among remotely acculturating adolescents in urban Jamaica. In G. M. Ferguson (chair), The upsides and downsides of globalization and remote acculturation for youth well-being in the Majority World. Symposium conducted at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.

Nguyen, J., Ferguson, G. M., Azen, R., & Xiong, A. B. (2017, April). Cultural variability in tri-culturally oriented Southeast Asian American youth. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas, USA.

Ferguson, G. M., Chu, H., Iturbide, M. I., Muzaffar, H., & Meeks Gardner, J. (2016, August). Feel American, Eat American? Remote acculturation to the U.S. culture predicts unhealthy eating for adolescents and mothers in Jamaica. In S. X. Chen (chair), Culture and identity in a globalizing world. Symposium Paper presented at the 23rd International congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Nagoya, Japan.

Giray, C., Ferguson, G. M., Nguyen, J., & Iturbide, M. I. (2016, August). The adaptive value of ethnic, national, and multicultural orientations for immigrants and nationals in the United States. In D. Gungor (chair), Revisiting the culture of heritage: The forms and functions of cultural continuity as an individual and collective acculturation strategy. Paper presented at the 23rdInternational congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Nagoya, Japan.

Ferguson, G. M., Chu, H., Muzaffar, H., Iturbide, M. I., & Meeks Gardner, J. (2016, August). Remote acculturation to the U.S. culture predicts physical activity habits in Jamaica: Good news for adolescents, bad news for mothers. In J. McKenzie (chair), Youth development in the contexts of globalization and sociocultural change. Symposium Paper presented at the 23rd International congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Nagoya, Japan.

Ferguson, G. M., Chu, H., Muzaffar, H., Iturbide, M. I., Meeks Gardner, J., Bravo, M., & Morrison, T. (2016, March). Feel American, Eat American? Remote acculturation to the U.S. culture predicts unhealthy eating for adolescents and mothers in Jamaica. In J. McKenzie (chair), Adolescent developments in contexts of globalization: The impact of cultural change on individual and family values and behaviors. Symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Ferguson, G. M., Nguyen, J. & Iturbide, M. I. (October, 2015). Cultural variability as a dynamic marker of acculturation among emerging adults in the United States. In R. Dimitrova, Multifaceted identity and acculturation process of American, Turkish-Bulgarian and South African emerging adults. Symposium Paper conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, Florida.

Ferguson, G. M., Ge, J. S., Costigan, C. L., & Clarke, C. V. (2015, July). New horizons in modern enculturation: Remote means of heritage culture learning. In Sojourners, foreigners, identity, and enculturation. Paper presented at the regional meeting of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Ferguson, G. M., Nguyen, J. & Iturbide, M. I. (July, 2015). Cultural variability in social situations among bicultural emerging adults in the United States. In G. Horenczyk (chair), Novel constructs and approaches in biculturalism research”. Symposium conducted at the regional meeting of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Ge, J. (2015, April). Discovering Remote Enculturation: Riding the First Wave of a New Concept. Poster presented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Urbana, IL.

Bravo, M. (2015, April). Remote Acculturation and Dietary and Physical Activity Patterns in Jamaica: The Culture Health and Family Life Study. Poster presented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Urbana, IL.

Ferguson, G.M., Costigan, C.L., Clarke, C.V., Ge, J.S. (2015, March). Introducing “Remote Enculturation”: learning your heritage culture from afar. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ferguson, G.M., Nguyen, J., Iturbide, M.I., Lindbom, T. (2015, March). I was more Asian today: Daily cultural identity variability and mental health among immigrant and non-immigrant emerging adults. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society of Research on Child Development 2015 Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Lindbom, T. E. (2014, April). Self-Attributes in South African University Students Differ Across Race and Gender. Poster presented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Urbana, IL. Poster Presentation