African American Youth Development Research Lab



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*Denotes student co-authors
*Cooper, S.M., Smalls-Glover, C., Metzger, I., & Brown, C. (in press). African American fathers' racial socialization  
       patterns: Associations with and racial identity beliefs and discrimination experiences. Family Relations
*Cooper, S.M., White-Johnson, R., Brown Griffin, C., Metzger, I., Avery, M., Eaddy, H., Shephard, C., & Guthrie, B.
       (2014).  Associations between community involvement and risk behavior engagement among African 
        American adolescents: Empowerment beliefs as a mediator? Journal of Black Psychology
Cooper, S.M., Smalls, C., Neblett, E.N., & Banks, K. (2014). Racial socialization practices among African American 
       fathers: A profile approach. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Published in advance online on February 10,
Hammond, W.P., Matthews, D., Cooper, S.M., Johnson, S., & Caldwell, C. H. (2014). The
      role of paternal health socialization in preadolescent African American male health behavior, beliefs, and
      outcomes.  In K. Vaughans & W. Spielberg (Eds.). The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents. Praeger
*Cooper, S. M., Brown, C., Metzger, I., Clinton, Y., & Guthrie, B. (2013). Racial discrimination and African American
      adolescents’ adjustment: Gender variation in family and community social support, promotive and protective 
      factors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 22(1), 15-29. doi:10.1007/s10826-012-9608-y.
*Metzger, I., Cooper, S.M., Zarrett, N., & Flory, K. (2013). Culturally Sensitive Risk Prevention Programs for African
      American Adolescents: A Systematic Analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 16(2), 184-212. 
Neblett, E. R., Banks, K., Cooper, S. M., & Smalls-Glover, C. (2013). Racial identity mediates the association
      between ethnic-racial socialization and depressive symptoms. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority 
      Psychology,  19(2), 200-207. doi:10.1037/a0032205
Smalls, C.P. & Cooper, S.M. (2012). Racial Group Regard, Barrier Socialization and African American Adolescents'
      Engagement: Patterns and Processes by Gender. Journal of Adolescence, 35(4), 887-897.
*Guthrie, B.J., Cooper, S. M., Brown, C., & Metzger, I. (2012). Shades of Difference: Health Profiles among Girls of
      Color in the Juvenile Justice System. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(1), 204-225.
DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., Martin, P. P., & Cooper, S. M. (2012). African American students in private, independent
      schools: Parents and school influences on racial identity development. The Urban Review, 44(1), 113-132.  
Cooper, S.M. & McLoyd, V.C. (2011). Race-related socialization and the well-being of African American adolescents:
      The moderating role of mother-adolescent relationship. Journal of Research on Adolescence,  21(4), 895-903.
*Cooper, S.M., Guthrie, B.J, Metzger, I., & Brown, C. (2011). Adolescent daily stressors
       and the psychological well-being of African American girls: Gender role orientation as a stress buffer? Sex
       Roles, 65(5-6), 397-409. doi:10.1007/s11199-011-0019-0.
Rowley, S. J., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Cooper, S.M. (2010). Schooling and the development of African American
       children. In J. Meece & J. Eccles (Eds.), Handbook of research on schools, schooling, and human  
       development.  Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.  
Cooper, S.M., & Smalls, C. (2010). Culturally distinctive and academic socialization: Direct and interactive
       relationships with African American adolescents’ academic adjustment. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,
       39(2), 199-212.
Cooper, S. M.(2009). Associations between father-daughter relationship quality and the academic engagement of
       African American adolescent girls: Self-esteem as a mediator? Journal of Black Psychology, 35(4), 495-516.
Cooper, S.M., McLoyd, V., Wood, D., & Hardaway, C. (2008). The mental health consequences of racial
       discrimination for African American adolescents (pp. 278-312). In S. Quintana and C. McKown  (Eds),
       Handbook of race, racism and the developing child. Wiley.
Reid, P., Cooper, S., & Banks, K. (2008). Girls to women: Developmental theory, research, and issues. Psychology
       of women: A handbook of issues and theories (2nd ed.) (pp. 237-270). Westport, CT US: Praeger 
       Publishers/Greenwood Publishing Group.
Cooper, S. M. & Guthrie, B. G. (2007). Ecological influences on health-promoting and  health-compromising
       behaviors: A socially-embedded approach to urban African American adolescent girls’   
       health. Family and Community Health, 30(1).
Rowley, S. J., Cooper, S.M., & Clinton, Y. C. (2005) Family and school support for healthy racial identity
       development in African American youth. In H. Fitzgerald, R. Zucker, & K. Freeark, (Series Eds.), Crisis in youth
       mental health: Volume 3. Issues for families, schools, and communities. Westport: Praeger.
Wallace, J. M., Jr., Bachman J. G., O'Malley, P. M., Schulenberg, J. E., Cooper, S. M.,& Johnston, L. D. (2003).
       Gender and ethnic differences in smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use among American 8th, 10th and 12th 
       grade students, 1976-2000. Addiction, 98, 225-234.
Wallace, J. M., Jr., Bachman J. G., O'Malley, P. M., Johnston, L. D., Schulenberg, J. E., & Cooper, S. M. (2002).
       Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use: Racial and ethnic differences among U.S. high school seniors,
       1976-2000.Public Health Reports 117(Supplement), 67-75.
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