Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Dr. Jensen is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UNC Greensboro. Dr. Jensen’s program of research focuses on youth mental health and risk-taking behaviors within familial, sociocultural, and modern technological environments. Specifically, she uses mobile communication technologies to better understand adolescent social development and relationships in the digital age. Her recent projects have utilized ecological momentary assessment (via smartphone) and qualitative and quantitative analysis of text message content to examine the ways in which youth connect with their parents throughout the day, and how these digital connections are related to mental health symptoms, risk-taking behaviors, and maintenance of cultural values. Dr. Jensen is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University (Child/Family and Prevention Emphases) in 2016, upon completion of clinical internship at Morrison Child and Family Services (a community mental health center in Portland, Oregon). She then went on to complete a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Carolina Consortium on Human Development in the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.