StAR Lab Graduate Student, Margarett McBride, is awarded a UNC IPRC Fellowship

Margarett McBride, a Developmental Psychology and StAR Lab 2nd year graduate student, received the UNC IPRC Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship Award. The IVP fellowship provides a variety of mentorship and career development opportunities and a stipend to support travel, conference and meeting attendance, research project expenses, and other professional development or training opportunities.

Representations of Fatherhood: Roles, Awareness, & MEaning (ReFRAME Study)

Numerous scholars have discussed the multigenerational impacts of negative stereotypes and deficit perspectives regarding African American fathers. Still, outside of qualitative studies, very little research has examined how stereotype awareness shapes African American fathers’ parenting ideologies and practices. The current project has 2 primary aims: 1) refine a measure of race-specific fathering ideologies among a […]

The StaR Lab is going to the Society for Research on Adolescence’s 2018 Biennial Meeting!

We will see you there!! Lab Presentations: Paper Symposium: Conceptions and Correlates of Emotion Socialization among African American and Latino Samples Fri, April 13 3:45pm to 5:15pm, Hilton, Symphony Ballroom 1 Participants: Chair: Julie Dunsmore, Virginia Tech University Discussant: Julie Dunsmore, Virginia Tech University Modeling associations between emotion socialization, depressive symptoms and life satisfaction among […]

African American Fathers’ Parenting Experiences: The Role of Intergenerational Factors and Fathering Ideologies

To reflect the diverse range of experiences and realities of African American fathers, scholars have taken a more socially-embedded approach to understanding fatherhood in African American families including understanding the ways that they impact their children’s development (Billingsley, 1970; Bowman, 1990; McAdoo & McAdoo, 2002). Much of this research has challenged earlier, more-deficit based perspectives […]

Psychological Well-Being among African American Emerging Adults: Risk and Protective Factors

Emerging adulthood, defined as a distinct developmental period (18-25 years of age), has been characterized as a time of identity exploration and transition for many youth (Arnett, 2000). Using university and community-based samples, this investigation explores African American youths’ views about adult responsibilities, including familial responsibilities, perceived gender roles, beliefs about community involvement and career-related/educational […]

Fathering Practices and Positive Adolescent Development within African American Families

This investigation is a secondary analysis of African American adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY97), a multi-wave nationally-representative study of children residing in the United States. The specific goals of this investigation include: 1) What are distinct father-specific parenting profiles among African American fathers of adolescents?; 2) Are trajectories of these parenting […]

Dads Active in Daughters Developing Successfully (D.A.D.D.S): Contributions to the Psychological and School Adjustment of African American Girls

Positive and supportive social relationships may serve an important, bolstering role for African American girls’ psychological and school functioning. Though much of this work has explored parental contributions, it has focused mostly on how mothers influence girls’ outcomes. Fathers or father-figures, as important others in the lives of African American girls, have received relatively less […]