Are you a parent or an educator interested in exploring how children grow to understand race and identity? We invite you to explore our “Research Resources” tab where you will find web-based learning modules, which provide tools on how you can speak with your children about their growing understanding of race, identity and racial injustices. Our “Research Highlights” section provides several media coverages on how children form their identities, what Black adolescents say about stereotypes, and more!
Rogers, L. O., & Brooms, D. R. (2019). Ideology and Identity Among White Male Teachers in an All-Black, All-Male High School. American Educational Research Journal, https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831219853224
Rogers, L. O. (2019). Commentary on economic inequality: “what” and “who” constitutes research on social inequality in developmental science. Developmental Psychology, 55(3), 586-591. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000640
Rogers, L. O., Yang, R., Way, N., Weinberg, S. L., & Bennet, A. (2019). “We’re Supposed to Look Like Girls, But Act Like Boys”: Adolescent Girls’ Adherence to Masculinity Norms. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12475
Rogers, L. O. & Way, N. (2018). Reimagining social and emotional development: Accommodation and resistance to dominant ideologies in the identities and friendships of boys of color. Human Development. Epub ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1159/000493378
Rogers, L. O. (2018). Who Am I, Who Are We? Erikson and A Transactional Approach to Identity Research. Identity, Special Issue: “50 years since the publication of ‘Identity: Youth and Crisis’. Epub ahead of print.
Rogers, L. O. (2018). “I’m Kind of a Feminist”: Using master narratives to analyze gender identity in middle childhood. Child Development, 0, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13142
Rogers, L. O. (2018). The “Black Box”: Identity development and the crisis of connection among Black adolescent boys. Invited chapter in N. Way, A. Ali, C. Gilligan, & P. A. Noguera (Eds.), The crisis of connection: It’s roots, consequences, and solutions (pp. 129-150). New York, NY: New York University Press
Rogers, L. O., Niwa, E. Y., & Way, N. (2017). The friendships of racial-ethnic minority adolescents in context: Identity and discrimination (pp. 267-280). In N. Cabrera & B. Leyendecker (Eds.) Handbook of Positive Development of Minority Children. The Netherlands: Springer.
Rogers, L. O.,& Meltzoff, A. N. (2017). Is gender more important and meaningful than race? An analysis of racial and gender identity among Black, White, and mixed-race children. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 23,323- 334. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000125
Rogers, L. O., & Way, N. (2016). “I have goals to prove all those people wrong and not fit into any one ofthose boxes”: Paths of resistance to stereotypes among Black adolescent males. Journal of Adolescent Research, 31, 263-298. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558415600071
Ghavami, N., Kastiaficas, D., & Rogers, L. O.(2016). Toward an intersectional approach in developmental science: The role of race, gender, sexual orientation, and immigrant status (pp. 31-73). In S. S. Horn, M. D. Ruck and L. S. Liben (Eds.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, vol. 50. Burlington: Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.acdb.2015.12.001
Rogers, L. O., Scott, M. A., & Way, N. (2015). Racial and gender identity development among Black adolescent males: An intersectionality perspective. Child Development, 86, 407-424. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12303
Rogers, L. O., & Way, N. (2015). Semi-structured interviews and adolescent racial-ethnic identity development. Invited chapter in C. E. Santos & A. Umaña-Taylor (Eds.) Studying Ethnic Identity: Methodological Advances and Consideration for Future Research (pp. 195-230). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Way, N., & Rogers, L. O. (2014). “[T]hey say Black men won’t make it, but I know I’m gonna make it”: Ethnic and racial identity development in the context of cultural stereotypes. Chapter in M. Syed & K. McLean (Eds.) Oxford handbook of identity development (pp. 269-285). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Way, N., Hernández, M. G., Rogers, L. O., & Hughes, D. L. (2013). “I’m not going to become no rapper”: Stereotypes as a context of ethnic and racial identity development. Journal of Adolescent Research, 28, 407-430. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558413480836
Rogers, L. O., Zosuls, K., Halim, M. L., Ruble, D., Hughes, D, & Fuligni, A. (2012). Meaning making in middle childhood: An exploration of the meaning of ethnic identity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 99-108. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027691
Gordon, S., Hwang, C., Sahaguian, L. & Rogers, L. O. (May, 2019). The Role of Resistance: Black Girls’ Reports to Discrimination and Links to Mental Health. Poster session presented at Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
Minor, I. & Rogers, L. O. (May, 2019). “You’re Pretty for a Dark Skin Girl”: Rejecting Colorism in an All-Black, All-Girls High School. Poster session presented at Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
Foo, C. & Rogers, L. O. (May, 2019). “There’s not many people who are willing to stand up these days”: Race Counternarratives in Middle Childhood. Poster session presented at Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
Padilla, D. & Rogers, L. O. (May, 2019). “There’s Racist People Out There, Like Donald Trump”: Children’s Reflections on Current Politics. Poster session presented at Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.
Sahaguian, L. & Rogers, L. O. (May, 2019). #BlackGirlMagic: Does the Social Media Hashtag Silence the Realities of Oppression and Resistance? Poster session presented at Association of Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
Rogers, L. O., Cielto, J., Foo, C., Gordon, S., Padilla, D. & Sahaguian, L. (February, 2019). Does Hair Matter? How Black Girls Integrate Features in their Social Identities. Poster session presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Portland, OR.
Rogers, L. O., Nelson, EP., Padilla, D., Foo, C. & Sahaguian, L. (February, 2019). Who, What, and How: A Systematic Literature Review of Identity Intersectionality Research in Psychology. Poster session presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Portland, OR.
Modules are based on child development research and explore how children grow to understand race (and social groups) and how parents and educators can talk with children about their growing understanding of race, identity, and racial injustice.
Each module includes a Discussion Guide with questions and recommendations
Module 1: Race today: What kids know as they grow
Equal Justice Society – http://talktokids.net/
U.S. News and World Report – “Be ‘color-brave’ with your kids. Avoiding conversations with children about race is costly.”
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University – Faculty Spotlight: “IPR developmental psychologist examines how children form their identities.”
KUOW NPR radio show – How Stereotypes Affect Black Adolescent Males
Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences – What Black Adolescents Say About Stereotypes