Dr. Monica Tsethlikai, an assistant professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, will present “Participation in Cultural Activities and Rituals Promotes Positive Development in American Indian Children.”
Dr. Tsethlikai's research explores cultural and contextual factors that affect executive function development and memory processes in middle childhood and early adolescence. Her primary goal is to understand how to promote positive developmental outcomes for all children. Her work has made a significant contribution to understanding and promoting American Indian child development.
Dr. Tsethlikai earned her doctoral degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Kansas and is an enrolled member of the Zuni people of New Mexico. Her lecture is free and open to the public.