Armando Pina, PhD

Principal Scientist, The Courage Lab

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe

        Over the past two decades, my scientific curiosity has evolved from exposure to my students, scientific mentors, and community partners. Recently, I have been collaborating with school administrators and individuals who deliver social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum to elementary school youth. Because of these collective experiences, my interests have shifted from working in the laboratory to working in the “real-world”. I am interested in child anxiety research but also in the study of children's courage. I feel that by taking a strength-based approach, that is positive and valued, my research can better serve community organizations, like schools and providers working with children, adolescents, and caregivers.

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Associate Editor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, APA Div. 53

Faculty of the Year, Arizona Psychological Association, 2011

Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, 2010

Funding Support

National Institute of Mental Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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