• Mikami, Amori Yee


    Affiliate Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of British Columbia

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    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
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    2136 West Mall

    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z4

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    • Children's peer relationships

    Our lab aims to understand why some children have trouble with making friends, keeping friends, and being accepted by their peer group, as well as what the consequences of these peer problems might be. Some of our research focuses on youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) because this population provides fertile ground to study peer difficulties, while other research concerns how typical kids interact.

    In this lab we are most interested in social contextual influences, such as children’s classroom or home environments, on their peer problems. We are studying ways in which teachers and parents may (a) foster children’s peer relationships; (b) be harnessed as novel intervention targets for the peer difficulties of children with ADHD; and (c) contribute to resilient emotional adjustment among youth with friendship problems or peer rejection.

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