Faculty & Staff

Rocio Rivadeneyra

Associate Professor
  • I enjoy teaching courses on Adolescent Development and Culture and Psychology including Latino Psychology and Diversity in Psychology.
  • I study media's role in the socialization of adolescents and emerging adults, with particular emphasis on Latino/a youth. I have studied the portrayals of Latinos in the media and how these images form our concepts of Latinos, women, men and other social groups in our society and how these portrayals impact members of these social groups. In addition, I am interested in how portrayals of gender and sex on television (both English and Spanish-language media) inform young people's cultural perceptions of sex and sexuality.
  • Ph D Psychology / Developmental - 2001
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • MA Psychology / Developmental - 1998
  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA Psychology and Social Behavior - 1996
  • University of California, Irvine
  • Irvine, CA
  • Shelvin, K. H., Rivadeneyra, R., & Zimmerman, C. (2014). Stereotype threat in African American children: The role of Black identity and stereotype awareness. International Review of Social Psychology, 27,175-204.

  • Han, S., Braswell, G, DeSouza, E. R., & Rivadeneyra, G. (2016, October). Critical Reflection on Teaching and Addressing Diversity in the Classroom: Philosophy, Pedagogy, and More. 2016 Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference: Uniting to Challenge Systems of Oppression. Illinois State University, Normal, Il.
  • Rivadeneyra, R., & Marosi, C., (2015, October). Conversations among emerging adults while watching sexual content on television. Paper presented at the 7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL.
  • Rivadeneyra, R. (moderator), Manago, A., Ward, L.M., Daniels, E. (2015, October). Discussion session: Sexualization and media in emerging adulthood in the 21st century. Moderated the discussion panel at the 7th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL.
  • 2011-2012 TEACHER+PLUS Urban Teacher Preparation Course Development Grant
  • 2012