- Candise Lin, doctoral candidate in the Human Development program has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Award. November 2012
- The following HDQM Faculty received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Patricia A. Alexander (Regents Faculty Award for Mentoring); Ann A. Battle (COE Distinguished Outreach Award); Gregory Hancock (COE Distinguished Scholarship Award); Melanie Killen (Director of Graduate Studies of the Year Award); Andre Rupp (AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Research Methodology Award); and both Natasha Cabrera and Meredith Rowe (ADVANCE Award). Summer 2012
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General Research Area:
Social and moral reasoning about events that involve ambiguity, cultural norms, and stereotypic expectations; the role of intergroup contact, social cognition, and experience with unfair treatment as it bears on children’s and adolescents' evaluations of exclusion in multiple contexts; explicit judgments and implicit bias regarding peer encounters.
Killen, M., & Rutland, A. (2011). Children and exclusion: Morality, prejudice, and group identity. New York: Wiley/Blackwell Publishers.
Killen, M., & Coplan, R. (2011). Social development in childhood and adolescence: A contemporary reader. New York: Wiley/Blackwell Publishers.
Rutland, A., Killen, M., & Abrams, D. (2010). A new social-cognitive developmental perspective on prejudice: The interplay between morality and group identity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 280-291.
Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., & Killen, M. (2010). The development of stereotyping and exclusion. Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 597-606.
Killen, M. & Smetana, J. G. (2010). Future directions: Social development in the context of social justice. Social Development, 19, 642-657
Killen, M., Kelly, M., Richardson, C., Crystal, D., & Ruck, M. (2010). European-American children’s and adolescents’ evaluations of interracial exclusion. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 283-300.
Killen, M., & Smetana, J. G. (2008). Moral judgment and moral neuroscience: Intersections, definitions, and issues. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 1-6.
Levy, S.R. & Killen, M. (Eds.). (2008). Intergroup attitudes and relations in childhood through adulthood. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Social and Moral Development Research Group
The Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture