Former Graduate Students

Former Graduate Students
Kristin J. Anderson (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., December 1998 )
Harriet Tenenbaum (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., June 2000)
Laura Sabattini (Social Psychology, Ph.D., December 2004)
Sirinda Sincharoen (Social Psychology, Ph.D., March 2005)
T. Evan Smith (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., December 2005)
Elizabeth Daniels (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., June 2006)
Diana Arias (Social Psychology, M.S., June 2006)
Carly Friedman (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., August 2008)
Melanie Ayres (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., August 2008)
Jessica E. McGuire (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., March, 2013)
Rachael D. Robnett (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., June, 2013)
Timea Farkas (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., June, 2016)
Antoinette Wilson (Developmental Psychology, Ph.D., June, 2016)

 

All of Professor Leaper’s former graduate students are employed in professional careers. Most of them have entered research or other academic positions. These include Kristin Anderson (Professor at University of Houston-Downtown), Harriet Tenenbaum (Reader at University of Surrey, England), T. E. Smith (Associate Professor at Elizabethtown College), Elizabeth Daniels (Assistant Professor at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs), Melanie Ayres (Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin, River Falls), Rachael Robnett (Assistant Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Timea Farkas (Assistant Research Scientist at University of California, Santa Cruz), and Antoinette Wilson (Lecturer at University of Houston Downtown).

Other former students are professionals in settings such as pharmaceutical research (Sirinda Sincharoen), public policy regarding women and business (Laura Sabattini), social work (Diana Arias),academic advising (Carly Friedman), and university institutional research (Jessica McGuire). 

Kristin J. Anderson

B.A., M.A., San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Situating gender and emotion: Moderators of emotion talk in friends' conversations. 

Current position: Professor of Psychology, University of Houston - Downtown.
Home page: LINK
E-mail: AndersonK@uhd.edu

Co-Authored Papers:
     Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). Emotion talk between same- and cross-gender friends: Form and function. Journal of Language & Social Psychology, 17, 421-450.
     Anderson, K. J., & Leaper, C. (1998). A meta-analysis of gender effects on conversational interruptions: Who, what, where, when, and how. Sex Roles, 39, 225-252.
     Leaper, C., Anderson, K. J., & Sanders, P. (1998). Moderators of gender effects on parents' talk to their children: A meta-analysis. Developmental Psychology, 34, 3-27.
     Leaper, C., & Anderson, K. J. (1997). Gender development and heterosexual romantic relationships during adolescence. In W. Damon (Series Ed.) & S. Shulman & W. A. Collins (Issue Eds.), New Directions in Child Development: Romantic Relationships in Adolescence (No. 78, pp. 85-103). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Harriet R. Tenenbaum

B.A., Clark University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dissertation: Parent-child conversations about science: Socialization of gender inequities. 

Current Position: Reader in Psychology, University of Surrey
Home page: LINK
E-mail: H.Tenenbaum@surrey.ac.uk

Co-Authored Papers:
     Leaper, C., & Tenenbaum, H. R. (in press). Gender socialization in childhood. To appear in K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender.
     Tenenbaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (2003). Parent-child conversations about science: The socialization of gender inequities? Developmental Psychology, 39, 34-47.
     Tenenbaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (2002). Are parents' gender schemas related to their children's gender-related cognitions?: A meta-analysis Developmental Psychology, 38, 615-630.
     Leaper, C., Tenenbaum, H. R., & Shaffer, T. G. (1999). Gender effects on the communication strategies of African-American children from low-income, urban backgrounds. Child Development, 70, 1489-1503.
     Tenenbaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (1998). Gender effects on Mexican-descent parents' questions and scaffolding during toy play: A sequential analysis. First Language, 18,, 129-147.
     Tenenbaum, H. R., & Leaper, C. (1997). Mexican-American mothers' and fathers' cognitive demand of their preschool child: Effects of gender, parent attitudes, and play setting. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 19, 318-332.

Laura Sabattini

B.A., University of Padova
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Building a community: Single mothers manage family responsibilities.

Current Position: Vice President of Research, Catalyst <www.catalyst.org>
Home page: LINK
E-mail: LSabattini@catalyst.org

Co-Authored Paper:
     Leaper, C., & Sabattini, L. (2004). Young adults' perceptions of their parents' division of labor and parenting styles. Sex Roles, 50, 217-224.

Sirinda Sincharoen

B.S., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Self-concept and change in stage of physical activity among older adults and college students.

Current Position: Research Analyst
E-mail: sirinda@qc2.com

Co-Authored Paper:
     Daniels, E., Sincharoen, S., & Leaper, C. (2005). The relation between sport orientations and athletic identity among adolescent girl and boy athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 28, 315-333.

T. Evan Smith

B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: A multileveled feminist examination of gender identity in emerging adult women.

Current Position: Associate Professor, Elizabethtown College
Homepage: LINK
E-mail: smitht@etown.edu

Co-Authored Papers:
    Leaper, C., & Smith, T. E. (2004). A meta-analytic review of gender variations in children's talk: Talkativeness, affiliative speech, and assertive speech. Developmental Psychology, 40, 993-1027.
    Smith, T. E., and Leaper, C. (2006). Self-perceived gender typicality and the peer context during adolescence. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16, 91-104. .

Elizabeth Daniels

B.A., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCLA
Dissertation: Media representations of active women: What are girls seeing and does it affect their self-concept?

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Home page: LINK
E-mail: daniels.psychology@gmail.com

Co-Authored Papers:
      Robnett, R. D., Daniels, E., & Leaper, C. (in press). Growing up gendered: Feminist perspectives on development. To appear in J. W. White & C. Travis (Eds.), APA handbook on the psychology of women. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
     Daniels, E., & Leaper, C. (2011). Gender issues. In B. B. Brown & M. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of adolescence: Vol. 1, Normative processes in development (pp. 151-159). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
     Daniels, E., & Leaper,C. (2006). A longitudinal investigation of sport participation, peer acceptance, and self-esteem among adolescent boys and girls. Sex Roles, 55, 875-880.
     Daniels, E., Sincharoen, S., & Leaper, C. (2005). The relation between sport orientations and athletic identity among adolescent girl and boy athletes. Journal of Sport Behavior, 28, 315-333.

Diana M. Arias

B.S., College of Mt. St. Vincent
M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz
Master's thesis: Predictors of feminist self-identification: Life experiences and attitudes. 

E-mail: diana.arias_ca@yahoo.com
Current position: Clinical Case Manager, Public Health Solutions and New York City Human Resources Administration.

Co-Authored Paper:
     Leaper, C., & Arias, D. M. (2011). College women's feminist identity: A multidimensional analysis with implications for coping with sexism. Sex Roles, 64, 475-490.

Carly K. Friedman

B.A., University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Sexual-minority women's experiences with discrimination during emerging adulthood: Relations with identity and collective action.

Current Position: Pre-health Professions Adviser, St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX
E-mail: friedman.carly@gmail.com or cfriedman@stmarytx.edu

Co-Authored Papers:
     Friedman, C. K., Ayres, M. M., & Leaper, C. (2014). Feminist identity and well-being in college women. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life research. New York: Springer.
     Friedman, C. K., & Leaper, C. (2010). Sexual minority women's experiences with discrimination: Relations with identity and collective action. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 152-164.
     Ayres, M. M., Friedman, C. K., & Leaper, C. (2009). Individual and situational factors related to young women’s likelihood of confronting sexism in their everyday lives. Sex Roles,61, 449-460.
     Friedman, C.K., Leaper, C., & Bigler, R.S. (2008). Do mothers' gender attitudes or gender-stereotyped comments predict young children's gender beliefs? Parenting: Science and Practice, 74, 357-366.
     Leaper, C., & Friedman, C.K. (2007). The socialization of gender. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds.), The handbook of socialization: Theory and research (pp. 561-587). New York: Guilford.

Melanie M. Ayres

B.A., University of Oregon
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Adolescent girls' experiences with sexism, racism, and classism: The role of social support from parents and friends.

Current Position: Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin at River Falls
Home page: LINK
E-mail: melanie.ayres@uwrf.edu

Co-Authored Papers:
     Friedman, C. K., Ayres, M. M., & Leaper, C. (2014). Feminist identity and well-being in college women. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of quality of life research. New York: Springer.
     Leaper, C., Brown, C. S., & Ayres, M. M. (2013). Adolescent girls' cognitive appraisals of coping responses to sexual harassment. Psychology In the Schools, 50, 969-986.
     Ayres, M. M., & Leaper, C. (2012). Adolescent girls’ experiences of discrimination: An examination of coping strategies, social support, and self-esteem. Journal of Adolescent Research, 28, 479-508.
     Ayres, M. M., Friedman, C. K., & Leaper, C. (2009). Individual and situational factors related to young women’s likelihood of confronting sexism in their everyday lives. Sex Roles, ,61, 449-460.
     Leaper, C., & Ayres, M. M.. (2007). A meta-analytic review of gender variations in adults' language use: Talkativeness, affiliative speech, and assertive speech. Personality & Social Psychology Review, 11, 328-363.

Jessica E. McGuire

B.A., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Competition and emotional closeness in early adolescent friendships: The role of domain importance and coping.

Current Position: Research Associate, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Syracuse University
E-mail: jessica.e.mcguire@gmail.com 

Co-Authored Paper:
     McGuire, J. E.., & Leaper, C. (2016). Competition, coping, and closeness in young adults’ same-gender friendships. Sex Roles, 74, 423-435. 

Rachael D. Robnett

B.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: The role of peer support for girls and women in the stem pipeline: Promoting identification with stem and mitigating the negative effects of sexism.

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Home page: LINK
E-mail: Rachael.Robnett@unlv.edu

Co-Authored Papers:
     Leaper, C., & Robnett, R. D. (in press). Sexism. To appear in R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer.
      Robnett, R. D., Daniels, E., & Leaper, C. (in press). Growing up gendered: Feminist perspectives on development. To appear in J. W. White & C. Travis (Eds.), APA handbook on the psychology of women. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
     Robnett, R. D., & Leaper, C. (2013). Friendship groups, personal motivation, and gender in relation to high school students’ STEM career interest. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 652-664.
      Robnett, R. D., & Leaper, C. (2013). “Girls don’t propose! Ew.”: A mixed-methods examination of college marriage tradition preferences and benevolent sexism in emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 28, 96-121.
     Leaper, C., & Robnett, R. D. (2011). Sexism. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 2641-2648). New York: Springer.
     Leaper, C., & Robnett, R. D. (2011). Women are more likely than men to use tentative language; aren’t they?: A meta-analysis testing for gender differences and moderators. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 129-142.

Timea Farkas

B.A., University of California at Davis
M.A., University of California at Berkeley
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: Middle-aged adults' close relationships and cultural worldviews after parents' deaths. 

E-mail: timeafar@gmail.com
Current position: Assistant Research Scientist and Research Associate, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Co-Authored Works:
     Farkas, T., & Leaper C. (2016). Chivalry’s double-edged sword: How girls’ and boys’ paternalistic attitudes relate to their possible family and work selves. Sex Roles, 74, 220-230. 
     Farkas, T., & Leaper, C. (2015). The psychology of boys. In Y. J. Wong & S. Wester (Eds.), APA handbook of men and masculinities (pp. 357-387). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
     Leaper, C., & Farkas, T. (2014). The socialization of gender during childhood and adolescence. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds.), Handbook of socialization: Theory and research (2nd ed., pp. 541-565). New York: Guilford.
      Farkas, T., & Leaper, C. (2014). Is having an older brother or older sister related young siblings’ gender typing?: A meta-analysis. In P. J. Leman & H. Tenenbaum (Eds.), Gender and development (Current issues in developmental psychology, pp. 63-77). New York: Psychology Press.
     Leaper, C., Farkas, T., & Brown, C. S. (2012). Adolescent girls' experiences and gender-related beliefs in relation to their motivation in math/science and English. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 41, 268-282.

Antoinette R. Wilson

B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.S., University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Dissertation: How African American male typicality affects in-group belonging and stereotyping: A cross-sectional analysis. 

Current position: Lecturer, University of Houston Downtown
E-mail: toni418@gmail.com

Co-Authored Work:
     Wilson, A. R., & Leaper, C. (2016). Bridging multidimensional of ethnic-racial and gender identity among ethnically diverse emerging adults. Journal of Youth & Adolescence45, 1614-1637