Amanda Faherty

Assistant Professor, Psychology
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Office: Williams Hall 119E
Specialty: Developmental Psychology, Emerging Adulthood, Culture, Parent-Child Relationships


Ph.D. Developmental Psychology, Clark University, 2020

M.A. Developmental Psychology, Clark University, 2018

B.A. Psychology, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, 2015

Research Interests

My program of research examines broad and microlevel socio-contextual influences on the parent-emerging adult (EA) child relationship and development during emerging adulthood with particular emphasis on culture. In two complementary lines of research, I examine a) parenting practices in relation to emerging adult well-being and adjustment, and b) identify microlevel cultural foundations (i.e., cultural values like familism values and cultural socialization imbued within parenting practices) of the parent-emerging adult child relationship in order to tease apart the construct of “culture.” Together, my research foci aim to clarify the impact of parenting practices on emerging adults as a function of both broader and microlevel socio-contextual influences in order to delineate protective and risk factors for adjustment and well-being.


  • Statistics in Psychology (Lecture + Lab)
  • Research Team
  • Adulthood & Aging
  • Intro to Developmental Psychology
  • Professional Development II

Selected Publications

Faherty, A. N. & Pinera-Cruz, A. (in press). The parenting gold standard: Black maternal cultural master narratives of parenting emerging adult children. The Journal of Black Psychology.

Ashdown, B. K., & Faherty, A. N. (Eds.) (2020). Parents and Caregivers across Cultures. Springer Publishing. 

Faherty, A. N., & Mitra, D. (2020). Emerging adulthoods: A microcultural approach to viewing the parent-child relationship. In B. K. Ashdown & A. N. Faherty (Eds.), Parents and Caregivers across Cultures (pp. 205-216). Springer Publishing.

Ashdown, B. K., Brown, C., Faherty, A. N., & Camden, A. (2020). Parental rejection and fear of intimacy in the United States and Guatemala: Context and culture matter. Current Psychology.

Faherty, A. N., Lowe, K. A., & Arnett, J. J. (2020). Mind games: Parental psychological control and emerging adults’ adjustment. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(2), 695-714.

Rohner, R. P., Filus, A., Melendez-Rhodes, T., Kuyumcu, B., Machado, F., Roszak, J., Hussain, S., Chyung, Y., Senese, V. P., Daneshmandi, S., Ashdown, B. K., Giovazolias, T., Glavak-Tkalić, R., Chen, S., Uddin, M. K., Harris, S., Gregory, N., Favero, M., Zahra, S., Lee, J., Miranda, M. C., Izadikhah, Z., Brown, C. M., Giotsa, A., Vulic-Prtoric, A., Li, X., Khaleque, A., Karadeniz, G., Machado, M., Gul, S., Bacchini, D., Faherty, A. N., Zoroja, A., Aktar, R., Perrella, R., Camden, A. A., Hossain, M. A., & Roy, K. (2019). Psychological maladjustment mediates the relation between remembrances of parental rejection in childhood and adults’ fear of intimacy: A multicultural study. Cross-Cultural Research, 53(5), 508-542.

Lowe, K., Dorsch, T. E., Kaye, M. P., Arnett, J. J., Lyons, L. K., Faherty, A. N., & Menendez, L.H., (2018). Parental involvement among NCAA student-athletes: An analysis across divisions. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 11, 242-268.

Ashdown, B. K., Faherty, A. N., Brown, C. M., Hanno, O., Belden, A., & Weeks, P. (2018). Fathers and perceptions of God play an important role in psychological adjustment among emerging adults in Guatemala and the United States. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 179(5), 270-285.

Faherty, A. N., Eagan, A. E., Ashdown, B. K., Brown, C. M., & Hanno, O. (2016). Examining the reliability and convergent validity of IPARTheory measures and their relation to ethnic attitudes in Guatemala. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 21(4), 276- 288.