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2019 - 2020 RAC

RAC 2019 to 2020

Top row: Jeffrey Yo, Asil Yassine, Taylor Hazelbaker, Juliana Boteon de Siqueria, Manpreet Dhillon Brar

Bottom row: Noral Hunter, Remi Torres, Dr. Rashmita Mistry, Elianny Edwards, Kristina Brittenham



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Organized by Margaret Echelbarger, Laura Elenbaas, Rashmita Mistry, and Matthew Diemer 

        • Developmental Psychology Special Section: Children’s and Adolescents’ Understanding and Experiences of Economic Inequality: Implications for Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice 

     Special Section Editors: Martin D. Ruck, Rashmita S. Mistry, and Constance A. Flanagan  

    Shout outs:

        • Congratulations to KatGriffin on successfully completing her Ph.D.

              Kate Defense

        • Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Nenadal on her recent appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Chico
        • Kate Griffin received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Applied Social Issues Internship Grant
        • Taylor Hazelbaker received the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship and was selected as a fellow for the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program

    New publications: 

        • Brown, C. S., Mistry, R. S., & Yip, T. (2019). Moving from the Margins to the Mainstream: Equity and Justice as Key Considerations for Developmental Science. Child Development Perspectives. 
        • Edwards, E.C., Tunstall, J., Blackmon, S., Beasley, M., Smith, M., & Howard, T (2019). "Sister to Sister: A model for creating academic counter-spaces for Black women at HWIs." Los Angeles, CA, UCLA Black Male Institute. Link 
          • Ruck, M. D., Mistry, R. S., & Flanagan, C. A. (2019). Children’s and adolescents’ understanding and experiences of economic inequality: An introduction to the special section. Developmental Psychology55(3), 449. 
            • Ghavami, N., & Mistry, R. S. (2019). Urban ethnically diverse adolescents’ perceptions of social class at the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Developmental Psychology55(3), 457. 
              • Griffin, K. M., Bailey, A. L., & Mistry, R. S. (2019). What educators of young dual language immersion students learn from a bilingual approach to assessing development. In Zein, M. S. & Garton, S. (Eds.). Early Language Learning and Teacher Education. Bristol, U.K.: Multilingual Matters, Channel View Publications. 
                • Bullock, H. E., Griffin, K. M., Kent, A. H., & Toolis, E. E. (2018). Translating Psychological Research on Social Class and Socioeconomic Status. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 4, 119-121. 
                  • Hazelbaker, T., Griffin, K. M., Nenadal, L., & Mistry, R. S. (2018). Early elementary school children’s conceptions of neighborhood social stratification and fairness. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 4, 153- 164. 
                    • Quint, J., Griffin, K. M., Kaufman, J., Landers, P. & Utterback, A. (2018). Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C. 

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                Rashmita S. Mistry, Ph.D.
                Professor, Human Development & Psychology Program
                Department of Education
                University of California, Box 951521
                Los Angeles, CA., 90095-1521
                Phone: 310-825-6569   Fax: 310-206-6293