Mahya Mashhadi

Mahya Mashhadi

Visiting Assistant Professor

220 Psychology Building
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-3135
rahimim2@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • PhD, Wayne State University, 2017
  • BA, Eastern Michigan University, 2012

Teaching Interests

  • Developmental psychology
  • Technology in children's lives
  • Parenting

Courses Taught

  • PSY 111 | Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 331 | Infant Development

Research Interests

I explore how the use of recent technologies such as smartphones and tablets impact young children's development, specially the development of their social skills. In my research I explore the conscious and unconscious ways through which such technologies leave their impact. I believe a deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of the use of technologies can inform parents, researchers, and practitioners about the optimal level of involvement with these devices.

Professional Recognition

  • Center for Teaching Excellence Adopt & Adapt Grant, Miami University, 2018
  • Psychology Department Teaching Award, Wayne State University, 2017 
  • Psychology Department Service Award, Wayne State University, 2017 
  • Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Wayne State University, 2017
  • Graduate Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University, 2016-2017

Selected Publications

Beeghly, M., Partridge, T., Tronick, E., Muzik, M., Rahimian Mashhadi, M., Boeve, J. L., & Irwin, J. L. (2017). Associations Between Early Maternal Depressive Symptom Trajectories and Toddlers’ Felt Security at 18 Months: Are Boys and Girls at Differential Risk?, Infant Mental Health Journal, 38 (1), 53-67.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Rahimian Mashhadi, M., & Beeghly, M. (2016). Preteen’s Engagement with Technology; Implications for Face-to-Face Interactions and Social Distancing. Competitive paper presented at Special Topic Meeting of Society for Research in Child Development on Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine, CA. October, 2016. 
  • Rahimian Mashhadi, M., Irwin, J. L., Delonis, M. S., Boeve, J. L., & Beeghly, M. (2015). Predictive Utility and Stability of the Home Environment in an African American Sample from Diverse Socioeconomic Backgrounds. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2015; and at Graduate Student Research Day, Department of Psychology, WSU, Detroit, MI, November, 2015.
    - Poster selected for presentation in SRCD's competitive plenary poster session, highlighting cutting-edge research focused on SRCD’s strategic plan.
  • Beeghly, M., Irwin, J.L., Delonis, M. S., Rahimian Mashhadi, M., & Boeve, J.L. (2015). Child, Maternal, and Demographic Predictors of African American Preschoolers’ Mastery Behavior during Dyadic Problem-Solving Tasks. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2015. 
    - Poster selected for presentation in SRCD’s competitive plenary poster session, highlighting cutting-edge research focused on SRCD’s strategic plan.
  • Boeve, J.L., Rahimian Mashhadi, M., Irwin, J.L., Delonis, MS., & Beeghly, M. (2015). Both Mother and Child Characteristics Affect Ratings of Child Temperament: Validity and Bias in the Infant Behavior Questionnaire. Poster presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2015. 
  • Beeghly, M., Olson, K., Tronick, E., Delonis, M. S., Irwin, J., Rahimian Mashhadi, M., & Boeve, J.L. (2014). Toddler effects on maternal, toddler, and dyadic affective expressivity during free play in a very preterm sample at 18 and 30 months (corrected age). Paper presented as part of a paper symposium at World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburg, Scotland, June, 2014.