Researchers and Research Assistants


Veola VazquezVeola Vazquez, PhD
Dr. Vazquez's specific research interests include interracial relationships, parenting of mixed race children and the development of virtues within varied cultural contexts. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California Baptist University and both her M.A. and Ph.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at CBU.
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Research Assistants

Jennifer GoodlowJennifer Goodlow, M.A., is an associate marriage family therapist and an associate professional clinical counselor. She’s currently working toward completing the required 3,000 hours of experience in order to become a licensed therapist. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University California of Riverside. In 2015, she received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. Her research interests include: interracial relationships, marriages and families. She enjoys learning about how couples and families from different cultures handle different aspects of life through their perspective.
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Isabel OteroIsabel Otero, B.A., is a graduate student at California State University, Fullerton working toward a Master of Arts in Psychological Research. Since graduating from California Baptist University in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she has worked as an applied behavioral analysis therapist and as a guest research specialist at Disneyland Parks & Resorts. Her research interests include: decision making, memory accessibility and interracial/intercultural relationships. She enjoys using research as a means to ask questions and gain further knowledge in numerous topics across psychology.
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Research Interests

  • Impact of racism on interracial marriages
  • Race-related coping vs. religious coping
  • Parenting mixed-race children
  • Role of forgiveness in coping with racism
  • Forgiveness processes among ethnic minorities
  • Role of forgiveness and micro-aggressions
  • Development of cultural humility in children
  • Resilience of cultural minorities and wisdom
  • Spiritual disciplines and resilience among cultural minorities