Developmental Science Seminar | Jordan Booker PhD

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Virtual via Zoom

Please join us for the next Developmental Science Seminar featuring Jordan Booker PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri.  Dr Booker conducts research on emotional, personality, and identity development across older childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.

Title: Early Impacts of College, Interrupted: First-Year Students’ Narratives about COVID-19 and Reports of Adjustment and Development  

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life and threatened opportunities for healthy identity development for college adults. During COVID-related college shutdowns (Spring 2020), a team of researchers from five universities recruited 633 first-year college students (Mage = 18.83 years; 71.3% cisgender women) to provide self-reports and narratives about the impacts of the pandemic. We tested early impacts tied to pandemic stressors, early reasoning about the pandemic, and trajectories of student adjustment and identity development. This talk will review some of the early insights from this ongoing longitudinal project, addressing differences within and between students over time. This talk will also address the ways features of narrative identity and differences in framing and organizing life stories inform adjustment across the first year of this pandemic.

To learn more about Dr Booker's research, please visit

Email David Arnold <> for the Zoom link.

All are welcome!

Research Area: 

Developmental Science