People

Aosai Liu

Being a human developmentalist and family scientist is a wild dream for Aosai. After entering the field of HDFS, she has developed broad research interests surrounding intercultural families, positive psychology, media influence on family (e.g., cyberbullying), and animal-human bond. She is currently researching emerging adult development following her major professor, Dr. Lauren Papp. The unlimited research opportunities and desire to help families thrive motivate Aosai to keep learning and growing as a student, researcher, and scientist. Her long-term career goal is to become a university professor and continuously conduct research in the family sciences field. Meanwhile, Aosai endeavors to be a certified family educator in the near future for underserved individuals and families in crisis while also dedicating herself to non-profit organizations and communities.

During her time at FSU, Aosai has gained rich research experience following her mentors. Specifically, she examined the well-being of parents of adolescents and completed her master’s thesis on the relationship between co-parenting, parenting stress, marital problems, and parents’ mental health following Dr. Ming Cui. Additionally, with the guidance of Dr. Joseph G. Grzywacz, Aosai has published her first first-author paper titled Regulatory Focus, Family-Work Interface, and Adult Life Success in the Journal of Adult Development. They also have ongoing collaborative projects on the work-family balance among Arabs, as well as immigrant Latino parents’ perspectives on the cultural meaning of education and parental responsibilities. Between 2021 and 2022, Aosai presented at the annual conferences of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and the Society for Study of Human Development (SSHD).


Awards

2022 Dean’s Scholar for Exceptional Academic Performance, College of Health and Human Sciences, Florida State University

2021 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Honors Student

2021 Outstanding Student and New Professional Poster Award, National Council on Family Relations

2021 Betty N. Griffith Scholarship award, Florida State University

2018 Outstanding MA Student Scholar, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University

Recent Press

Liu, A., Manchiraju, S., Beutell, N.J., Gopalan, N., Middlemiss, W., Srivastava, S., & Grzywacz, J.G. (Accepted). Regulatory focus, family-work interface, and adult life success. Journal of Adult Development.

Liu, A., Jiao, C., Feng, Q., Cui, M., & Darling, C. (2021, November). The role of indulgence parenting in linking marital relationship and parenting stress. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). Baltimore, MD. (virtual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic) (National) Recipient of the Outstanding SNP Poster Award of Families and Health Section.

Liu, A., Manchiraju, S., Beutell, N.J., Gopalan, N., Middlemiss, W., Srivastava, S., & Grzywacz, J.G. (2022, April). Connecting multidisciplinary family-work literature with regulatory focus theory: regulatory focus, family-work interface, and adult life success. Poster presented at the Society for Study of Human Development (SSHD) 2022 Conference. (National)

Certifications

2022 Focused Learning-Coding certification of completion from NVIVO Academy

Department

  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Program

Education

  • MA, Media and Information Management, Michigan State University
  • MS, Family and Child Sciences, Florida State University

Contact

Email: aliu237@wisc.edu