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My other stuff

If you are so inclined, here is a list of my scholarly publications. Some are on gender. Some are on ethnicity or immigration. Some are on socioeconomic status. They all have to do with the social groups children belong to, especially the unfairness that comes along with those social groups.  In other words, when I talk about the science of gender stereotypes, I am not pulling it out of thin air. A professor’s version of street cred.

Research and Review Articles 

Leaper, C., Brown, C. S., & Ayres, M. M*.  (in press).  Adolescent girls’ reported coping strategies in response to sexual harassment. Psychology in the Schools.

Aboud, F. E., Tredoux, C., Tropp, L., Brown, C. S., Niens, U., & Noor, N. (2012). Interventions to reduce prejudice and enhance inclusion and respect for ethnic differences in early childhood: A systematic review.  Developmental Review.

Mistry, R. S., Brown, C. S., Chow, K. A.*, & Collins, G. S.  (2012).  Increasing the complexity of young adolescents’ beliefs about poverty and inequality: Results of an 8th grade social studies curriculum intervention.   Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Brown, C. S. & Chu, H.* (2012).  Discrimination, ethnic identity, and academic outcomes of Mexican immigrant children:  The importance of school context.  Child Development.

Chang, A.*, Sandhofer, C., & Brown, C. S.  (2011).  Gender biases in early number exposure to preschool-aged children.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Leaper, C., Farkas, T.*, & Brown, C. S. (2011). Adolescent girls’ experiences and gender-related beliefs in relation to their self-concepts in math/science and English.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Brown, C. S.  (2011).  Legal issues surrounding single-sex schools: Trends, court cases, and conflicting laws.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

Brown, C. S. (2011).  Elementary school children’s attitudes about immigrants, immigration, and being an American. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 109-117.

Brown, C. S., Alabi, B.*, Hyunh, V.*, & Masten, C.* (2011). Ethnicity and gender in late childhood and early adolescence: Group identity and awareness of bias. Developmental Psychology, 47,463-471.

Brown, C. S., & Leaper, C.  (2010).  Latina and European American girls’ experiences with academic sexism and their self-concepts in mathematics and science during adolescence. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 63, 860-870.

Brown, C. S., Bigler, R. S., & Chu, H.*(2010).  An experimental study of the correlates and consequences of perceiving oneself to be the target of gender discrimination.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107, 100-117.

Masten, C. L.*, Gillen-O’Neel, C.*, & Brown, C. S.  (2010).  Children’s intergroup empathic processing: The roles of novel ingroup identification, situational distress, and social anxiety. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106, 115-128.

Brown, C. S., Spatzier, A.*, & Tobin, M.* (2010).  Variability in the intergroup attitudes of White children: What we can learn from their ethnic identity labels.  Social Development, 19, 758-778.

Manago, A.*, Brown, C.S., & Leaper, C. (2009). Feminist identity among Latina adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Research, 24, 750-776.

Leaper, C., & Brown, C. S.  (2008).  Experiences with sexism and feminist awareness among adolescent girls.  Child Development, 79, 685-704.

Brown, C. S., Mistry, R. S., & Bigler, R. S.  (2007).  Hurricane Katrina: Children’s perceptions of race, class, and government involvement amid a national crisis.  Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 7, 191-208.

Turner, K. L.* & Brown, C. S. (2007).  The importance of gender and ethnic identities across individuals and contexts.  Social Development, 16, 700-719.

Pfeifer, J. H.*, Brown, C. S., & Juvonen, J. (2007).  Fifty years since Brown v. Board of Education: Lessons learned about the development and reduction of children’s prejudice.  Social Policy Report, 21 (2).  Peer-reviewed publication of Society for Research in Child Development.

Brown, C. S. (2006).  Bias at school: Children’s perceptions of racial/ethnic discrimination.  Cognitive Development, 21, 401-419.

Brown, C. S., & Bigler, R. S.  (2005).  Children’s perception of discrimination: A developmental model.  Child Development, 76, 533-553.

Brown, C. S., & Bigler, R. S. (2004).  Children’s perceptions of gender discrimination.  Developmental Psychology, 40 (5), 714-726.

Brown, C. S., & Bigler, R. S.  (2002).  Effects of minority status in the classroom on children’s intergroup attitudes.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 83, 77-110.

Bigler, R. S., Brown, C. S., & Markell, M. (2001). When groups are not created equal: Effects of group status on the formation of intergroup attitudes in children.  Child Development, 72, 1151-1162.

Stone, W. S., Ousley, O. Y., Hepburn, S. L., Hogan, K. L., & Brown, C. S. (1999). Patterns of adaptive behavior in very young children with autism. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 104, 187-199.

Book Chapters

Brown, C. S. & Chu, H.* (in press).  Gendered conceptions of ethnicity: Latino children in middle childhood.  In S. S. Chuang & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.) Gender Roles and Relationships in Immigrant Families.  Springer.

Aboud, F. E., & Brown, C. S. (in press).  Positive and negative intergroup contact among children and its effect on attitudes.  In G. Hodson & M. R. C. Hewstone (Eds.) Intergroup Contact.

Sears, D. O. & Brown, C. S. (in press). The development of political behavior.  In  L. Huddy, D. Sears, & J. Levy (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Brown, C. S. (2011).  Maximizing success in your graduate training. In P. Giordano, S. Davis, & C. Licht (Eds).  Your Graduate Training in Psychology: Suggestions for Success. Sage Publications.

Brown, C. S.  (2011)Anti-Bias Education.  Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology.  Malden, MA:  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Brown, C. S. (2009).  Negotiating the application and interview process.  In S. F. Davis, P. J. Giordano, & C. A. Licht (Eds.) Your Career in Psychology: Putting Your Graduate Degree to Work.  Malden, MA:  Wiley Blackwell.

Brown, C. S. (2007).  Children’s perceptions of racial and ethnic discrimination: Differences across children and contexts. In  S. M. Quintana & C. McKown (Eds.) The Handbook of Race, Racism, and the Developing Child.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Other Publications 

Brown, C. S. (2011). Discrimination.  In Heather Montgomery (Ed.) Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. URL.

Brown, C. S.  (2007).  It’s not easy being a girl in a man’s world: The daily experience of sexual harassment for adolescent girls.  Newsletter for the UCLA Center for Study of Women, May.  Available:

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Another interview (this time it gets to be for more than 3 minutes)

I am excited to be on The Joy Cardin Show (Wisconsin Public Radio) on Tuesday, June 2. I will be on from 7:00- 8:00 am EST. I am thrilled to get to talk for an hour about gender stereotypes. I feel like it can actually be a conversation, instead of just a 3 minute book plug.… Read More

Book is now available

My new book, is Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes, is now available pretty much everywhere (even the Kindle version). I have been pleased with the reviews it has gotten so far.  If you read it, I would love to hear your thoughts. On Thursday, April 24, I will… Read More

Getting to the Bottom of the Princess Obsession

As someone who studies gender stereotypes in children, and as someone who has an intense dislike for the princess movement, it has been a little frustrating that my youngest daughter always talks about wanting to be a princess. Her exposure is pretty limited, at least compared to other American preschool girls. I don’t allow Disney… Read More