Christopher Collins

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.A. Communication Studies Texas State University 2010
M.S. Human Services Capella University 2018


My research interests are centered around Positive Youth Development (PYD).  Particularly how ecological assets, (family, communities, and schools) can impact development trajectories of youth based upon the PYD construct.  


Published: Peer reviewed

Curtis, M. G., Collins, C., Augustine, D., Kwon, E., Reck, A., Zuercher, H., & Kogan, S. M. (2022). The Transition to Fatherhood, Contextual Stress, and Substance Abuse: A Prospective Analysis of Rural, Emerging Adult Black American Men. SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 57(12), 1818-1827. doi:10.1080/10826084.2022.2115851

Kogan, S. M., Reck, A. J., Curtis, M. G., Zuercher, H., Collins, C., Kwon, E., & Augustine, D. A. (2022). Planful Self-Control, Metabolic Risk, and Psychosocial Outcomes Among Young, Black Men: A Test of Skin-Deep Resilience Theory. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 13, 13 pages. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.806955

Submitted: Peer-reviewed

Collins, C., Kwon, E., & Kogan, S. (2023). Parenting practices and trajectories of self-regulatory assets among emerging adult Black. Journal of Youth and Adolescence: a multidisciplinary research publication

Thomas, C., Collins, C., Aytuglu, H., & Brown, G. (2022). Associations between life stress and prenatal childrearing attitudes for unmarried, Black men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity

Curtis, M., Reck, A., Collins, C., Kwon, E., Pinson, N., Koss, K., & Kogan, S. (2022). Adultification or weathering: Investigating the prospective links between racial discrimination and pubertal development among Black and Latinx American adolescents

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