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Juan Del Toro

Post-Doc, Dr. Wang

Research Interests

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. I recently completed my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at New York University. My dissertation, “Understanding the Nature of the Antecedents and Consequences of Multiple Sources of Ethnic-racial Discrimination from Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood” examines the differential precedents and consequences of individuals’ perceived ethnic-racial discrimination from peers versus non-peers, including adults inside and outside of school. My second line of research focuses on the effects of police contact among urban ethnic-racial minority youth.

Del Toro, J., Lloyd, T., Buchanan, K. S., Robins, S. J., Bencharit, L. Z., Smiedt, M. G., Goff, P. A. (2019). The criminogenic and psychological effects of police stops on adolescent black and Latino boys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Del Toro, J. & Hughes, D. (2019). Trajectories of discrimination across the college years: Associations with academic, psychological, and physical adjustment outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-18.

Hughes, D., Del Toro, J., & Way, N. (2017). Interrelations among dimensions of ethnic-racial identity during adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 53(11), 2139-2153.

Hughes, D., Del Toro, J., Harding, J. F., Way, N, & Rarick, J. (2016). Trajectories of discrimination across adolescence: Associations with academic, psychological and behavioral outcomes. Child Development, 5(85), 1337-1351.

Del Toro, J., & Yoshikawa, H. (2016). Invited reflection: Intersectionality in quantitative and qualitative research. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40(3), 347-350.

Tynes, B., Del Toro, J., & Lozada, F. (2015). An unwelcomed digital visitor in the classroom: The longitudinal impact of online racial discrimination on school achievement motivation. School Psychology Review, 44(4) 407-424.

Kudos to Ming-Te Wang, Associate Professor, Education and Psychology, and Juan Del Toro, Post Doc for being recipiants of an LRDC 2020 internal grant for their study on “Police Stops and School Adjustment: Examining Underlying and Protective Mechanisms among Black Adolescents.”

May 15, 2020