Gustavo Carlo

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School of Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1994, Developmental Psychology

Phone: (949) 824-5118

University of California, Irvine
3200 Education
School of Edcuation
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Prosocial and moral development, cultural mechanisms, personality, parenting, child and adolescent development
Short Biography
Dr. Gustavo Carlo is Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Before arriving to UCI, Dr. Carlo was the Millsap Professor of Diversity and Multicultural Studies in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. His primary research interest focuses on understanding positive social development and health in culturally-diverse children and adolescents. Many of his projects focus on U.S. ethnic/racial groups, including Latino/a youth and families. He has published over 200 books, chapters, and research papers. He has received funding from various agencies (including NSF, NIH) and serves on several journal editorial boards (including Child Development, Journal of Early Adolescence). Dr. Carlo has also received several awards for his research and mentorship. He currently serves as a member of the SRCD Governing Council, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Behavioral Development, and Co-Editor of the upcoming APA Handbook of Adolescent Development.
Maiya, S., Carlo, G., Gulseven, Z., & Crockett, L. (in press). Direct and indirect effects of parental involvement, deviant peer affiliation, and school connectedness on prosocial behaviors in U.S. Latino/a youth. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Han, S., Palermo, F., Ispa, J. M., & Carlo, G. (in press). Parenting and children’s negative emotionality, self-regulation, and academic skills: The moderating role of fathers’ residency. Social Development

Wang, W., Spinrad, T., Gal-Szabo, D. E.. Laible, D., Xiao, S. X., Xu, J., Berger, R., Eisenberg, N., & Carlo, G. (in press). The relations of White parents’ implicit racial attitudes to their children’s differential empathic concern towards White and Black victims. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Maiya, S., Carlo, G., Davis, A. N., & Streit, C. E. (in press). Relations among acculturative stress, internalizing symptoms, and prosocial behaviors in U.S. Latino/a college students. Journal of Latinx Psychology

Davis, A., Carlo, G., & Taylor, L. (in press). The interplay of community and family risk and protective factors on adjustment in young adult immigrants. International Journal of Psychology.

McGinley, M., Davis, A., Carlo, G., Schwartz, S., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Unger, J., Szapocznik, J., Baezconde-Garbanati , L., Soto, D., Des Rosiers, S., Villamar, J., & Lizzi, K. (in press). A parallel process model of integration and multidimensional prosocial behaviors in recent immigrant U.S. Latinx adolescents. Psychological Reports.

Han, Y., & Carlo, G. (in press). The links between religiousness and prosocial behaviors in early adulthood: The mediating roles of media exposure preferences and empathic tendencies. Journal of Moral Education.

Streit, C., Carlo, G., & Killoren, S. (in press). Family support, respect, and empathy as correlates of U.S. Latino/a college students’ prosocial behaviors towards different recipients. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Davis, A., Carlo, G., & Crockett, L. (in press). The role of economic stress in parents’ depressive symptoms and warmth and adolescents’ prosocial behaviors among U.S. Latino/as. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

Andrews, A. R., Haws, J. K., Acosta, L. M., Acosta Canchila, M. N., Carlo, G., Grant, K. M., & Ramos, A. K. (in press). Combinatorial effects of discrimination, legal status fears, adverse childhood experiences, and harsh working conditions among Latino migrant farmworkers: Testing learned helplessness hypotheses. Journal of Latinx Psychology

Laible, D., Carlo, G., & Padilla-Walker, L. (Eds.) (2019). The Oxford Handbook of Parenting and Moral Development. New York: Oxford University Press.

Crockett, L. J. & Carlo, G. (Eds.) (2016). Rural Ethnic Minority Youth and Families in the United States: Theory, Research, and Applications. New York: Springer.

Padilla-Walker, L. & Carlo, G. (Eds.) (2014). Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach. New York: Oxford University Press. 2015 Book Award, AERA Moral Development and Education SIG Committee.
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