Nicole Summers is currently working towards her Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Saint Louis University. Her major concentration is in quantitative methods and developmental psychology with a graduate minor in research methodology. Her research interests include cross-cultural child development, socialization of emotions, community psychology and parental ethnotheories. Nicole’s main project during her past four years at the Center has been Evidence2Success, which she works on remotely.
Nicole likes to learn constantly about other cultures. She has traveled to 18 different countries, including studying abroad in Germany at the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat in Munich. She also recently received the Psi Chi Unrestricted Travel Grant, which made it possible for her to present at the 43rd Annual Society for Cross-Cultural Research in New Mexico.
Nicole began a career in prevention research in 2013 because she wanted to help at-risk youth in the United States. At the PRC, Nicole enjoys the drive that is constantly present in her co-workers to improve the prevention work process and the collaboration involved in this process. Through her work, Nicole is hoping to focus on the social and emotional development of youth in developing countries and local ethnically diverse youth, applying her love for travel and learning about other cultures to her research.