Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Broadly, my research interests center around sexual development during adolescence. More specifically, I am interested in the etiology of sexual self-concept, adolescents' conceptualization of sexual pleasure, and quality of adolescent sexual and romantic relationships in the context of peer and parental relationships.
I am also interested in the psychology of race and racism. I examine facets of American white supremacy and disparities between dominant and non-dominant groups through a psychological and historical lens.
To this end, I present workshops on race and racism and have worked on interventions and published articles on smoking, smoking cessation and smoking relapse disparities seen in low-income and black and brown communities (who are disproportionately affected by smoking-related health complications) as compared to more affluent or white communities.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- BS, Psychology, Millsaps College
PSY 1010 (Intro to Psychology) Lab