Brandy A Randall

Brandy A Randall

Brandy A. Randall (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Office Phone: 701-231-8742

Core Area: Child, Adolescent Development

Research Lab: The main focus of the Positive Human Development lab is positive human development across the lifespan, with a particular focus on adolescence.

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Relational and contextual influences on adolescents' and young adults' positive and problem behaviors

  • Relationships - Parents, Peers/Friends, Teachers, Other Close Adults
  • Contexts - Community (esp. rural communities), School, Religion, Media
  • Positive Behaviors - Prosocial Behaviors (incl. sharing, helping, voluteering, donating)
  • Problem Behaviors - Alcohol Use, Sexual Behavior
  • Other - Trust Beliefs


  • Culturally Appropriate Measurement (measurement equivalence as determined statistically)
  • Measure Development--measures developed to date include Prosocial Tendencies Measure (PTM), Generalized Trust Beliefs-Late Adolescents (GTB-LA)
    --Measures Currently in Progress - a measure of sexting behaviors (data to be collected Fall 2011), a measure of perceptions regarding one's religious organizations' messages/beliefs about sexual behaviors
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