Dr. Rashmita Mistry
Human Development & Psychology
School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Mistry and her students study children’s experiences of social inequality and its influences on their academic and social outcomes.
Our research has three principal foci:
Investigating the development, consequences, and malleability of children’s beliefs about social inequality.
Examining the extent to which contextual factors such as poverty, immigration, and social policies, influence family dynamics and, in turn, children’s developmental outcomes.
Understanding children’s racial-ethnic and social class identity development, consequences, and intergroup attitudes.
In the News
- Asil Yassine and Jeffrey Yo both received the 2022-2023 UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship Award
- Anna Kimura received the 2022 UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award
- Congratulations to Jeffrey Yo who successfully proposed his dissertation: “Bridging the Gap: The Influence of Teacher-Child Racial Matching in Addressing STEM Underrepresentation Among High School Students of Color”
- Congratulations to Lauren Kinnard who successfully passed her Doctoral Screen Exam
Understanding Families’ Experiences of Poverty: Results of a Qualitative Study Exploring the Perspectives of Children and Their Parents