In the Culture and Gender Development Laboratory, we study how, across different ethnic groups, children's gender identities develop from preschool to early elementary school. We not only examine changes in gender identities over time, but we also investigate what factors lead to differences in gender identities, as well as what consequences come about due to children's gender identities.
To study these issues we observe children's gender-related behaviors in the laboratory. We also interview children and ask them about how they feel and think about being a girl or boy. In addition, we interview parents to share with us their own observations of their children.
Some recent press on our research:
"National Public Radio"
Congratulations to our students for the following awards:
2015 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award,
2014-2015 J. Robert Newman Scholar, Danielle Bryant
2014 CSULB Student Life and Development Travel Grant, Maria Arredondo
2014 CSULB Student Summer Research Award to Danielle Bryant
2014 CSULB Psychology Poster Competition – Completed Research, co-1st place, Danielle Bryant
2014 CSULB Psychology Poster Competition - Completed Research, co-1st place, Sara Ortiz-Cubias
2013-2014 CSULB Psychology Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award, Maria Arredondo
2013-2014 CSULB Psychology Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award, Sara Ortiz-Cubias
2013-2014 CSULB Psychology Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award, Jessica Wysocki