Danya J. Peters, Ph.D.
 
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Education
2006 Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV.
Dissertation:
    Public Acquiescence of Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings in São Paulo, Brazil
Advisor:
    James T. Richardson, Ph.D
2003 M.A. in Social Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV.
1997 B.S. in Psychology, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID.
1995 Matriculated at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Employment
University of Nevada, Reno
Letter of Appointment, Department of Sociology
Reno, NV / Spring, 2011
New Consulting, LTD
Data Analyst
Reno, NV / 2010
University of Nevada, Reno
Letter of Appointment, School of Public Health
Reno, NV / Fall, 2006
University of Nevada, Reno
Letter of Appointment, Department of Sociology
Reno, NV / Fall, 2004
International Visitors Council of Northern Nevada
Program Coordinator
2002-2004
University of Nevada, Reno
Research Assistant, Social Psychology Dept.
Reno, NV / 1999-2001
University of Nevada, Reno
Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
Reno, NV / 1999-2000
University of Nevada, Reno
Research Assistant, Human Development and Family Studies
Reno, NV / 1998-1999
University of Nevada, Reno
Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology
Reno, NV / 1998-1999
Publications
Teacher and family effects on children's social skills and behavioral problems in kindergarten.
The Elementary School Journal, 105(5), 461-480.
Bennett, P., Elliott, M., & Peters, D.
2005
The measurement of nonviolence: A review.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 8(4), 343-354.
Mayton, D. M, Susnjic, S., Palmer B. J, Peters D.J., Gierth, R., & Caswell, R. N.
2002
Values, militarism, and nonviolent predispositions.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology., 5(1), 69-77.
Mayton, D. M., Peters, D. J., & Owens, R. W.
1999
Presentations
Race, poverty, and childhood behavioral problems: The role of protective factors.
Presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Peters & Elliott
2001
Differential determinants of childhood behavioral problems by race/ethnicity.
Presentation at the Western SocialSciences Association Annual Meeting.
Peters & Elliott
2001
Japanese women's experiences with dating and marriage desirability after higher education in the United States.
Presentation at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Meeting.
Murray, Kimura, & Peters
2000
Unemployment, gender, and self-esteem.
Presentation at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Peters & Elliott
2000
Human sexuality and reproductive health: A comparative analysis of students from the U.S. and Brazil.
Presentation at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
Peters & Jablonski
1997
Crass materialism: The 'root of all evil'. A descriptive study of pre-service teachers' levels of materialism.
Presentation at the Association for Moral Education Annual Meeting.
Diessner, Mayton, Washburn, Burkland, Murphy, & Peters
1996
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Culture
  • Attitudes and Values
  • Research Methodologies
  • Families and Children
  • Social Psychology
  • Violence and Aggression
  • Peace Psychology
  • Evaluation Research
Teaching Experience
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Research Methods
Grants
IEMS Technology Grant (Author) $1,500
National Council of International Visitors.
2002
Community Support Grant (Co-Author with Carina Black) $34,500
U.S. Department of State
2002
Research Grant (Co-Author with Marta Elliott) $45,000
Spencer Foundation - “School Effects on Children’s Social and Behavioral Problems in Kindergarten.”
2001
Honors & Awards
Chapter of the Year Award
as Co-Chair of the UNR Social Psychology Club
APS Student Caucus
1999-2000
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Lewis-Clark State College
May 1997
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Division 7 – Developmental Psychology
  • Division 48 – Peace Psychology Member, The National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES)
Service
The Global Genes Project
Dana Point, CA
2010
The Addi and Cassi Fund
Reno, NV
2009-2010
Social Psychology Club - Co-chair
University of Nevada, Reno
1999-2000
Social Psychology Faculty Committee - Student Representative
University of Nevada, Reno
2000-2001
Psychology Department - Student Representative
Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID
1996-1997
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