Gustavo Carlo

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School of Education
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1994, Developmental Psychology
Phone: (949) 824-5920
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. His primary research interest focuses on understanding positive social development and health in culturally-diverse children and adolescents. Many of his projects focus on ethnic/racial groups across the world and in U.S. Latino/a youth and families. He has published over 250 books, chapters, and research papers. He has received funding from various agencies (including NSF, NIH) and has received several awards for his research and mentorship. He currently serves as a member of the SRCD Governing Council, Associate Editor of Developmental Psychology and Child Development, and co-edited the recent APA Handbook of Adolescent and Young Adult Development.
Card, N. A., Morris, A. S., Salmivalli, C., & Carlo, G. (2021). Introduction: A decade review of adolescence research. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31, 840-842.

Maiya, S., Killoren, S., & Carlo, G. (2021). Parenting and person correlates of prosocial behaviors in Asian Indian young adults. Personal Relationships, 29, 100-119.

López-Mora, C., Carlo, G., Ross, J., Maiya, S. & González-Hernández, J. (2021) Associations among attachment and problematic cell phone use through self-regulation and prosociality. Psicothema, 33, 564-570.

Laible, D., Karahuta, E., Van Norden, C., Stout, W., Cruz, A., Neely, P., & Carlo, G. (2021). Toddlers' helping, sharing, and empathic distress: Does the race of the target matter? Developmental Psychology, 57, 1452-1462.

Taylor, L., & Carlo, G. (2021). Prosocial development in risky and vulnerable contexts. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45, 289-292.

Gulseven, Z., Carlo, G., Kumru, A., Sayil, M., & Selcuk, B. (2022). The protective role of early prosocial behaviors against young Turkish children’s later internalizing and externalizing problems. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 19, 400-418.

Memmott-Elison, M. K., Yu, M., Maiya, S., Dicus, J. L. & Carlo, G. (2022). Relations between stress, coping strategies, and prosocial behavior in U.S. Mexican college students. Journal of American College Health, 70, 1644-1650.

Wasserman, A. M., Crockett, L. J., Temmen, C. D., & Carlo, G. (2021). Bicultural stress and internalizing symptoms among U.S. Latinx youth: The moderating role of peer and parent support. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 27(4), 769-780.

Davis, A. N., Carlo, G., Maiya, S., Schwartz, S. J., Szapocznik, J., & Des Rosiers, S. E., (2021). A longitudinal study of paternal and maternal involvement and neighborhood risk on recent immigrant Latino/a youth prosocial behaviors. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 177, 13-30.

Ramos, A. K., McGinley, M., & Carlo, G. (2021). The relations of workplace safety, perceived occupational stress, and adjustment among Latino/a immigrant cattle feedyard workers in the United States. Safety Science, 139.

Davis, A., Carlo, G., & Maiya, S. (2021). Towards a multisystems, strengths-based model of social inequities in U.S. Latinx youth. Human Development, 65, 204-216.

Bayati, M., Vu, D. C., Vo, P. H., Rogers, E., Park, J., Ho, T. L., Davis, A. N., Gulseven, Z., Carlo, G., Palermo, F., McElroy, J.A., Nagel, S. C., & Lin, C-L. (2021). Health risk assessment of volatile organic compounds at daycare facilities. Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health, 31, 977-988.

Gülseven, Z. & Carlo, G. (2021). Parenting and prosocial behaviors in Nicaraguan adolescents: The roles of prosocial moral reasoning and familism. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38, 2545-2565.

Memmott-Elison, M. K., Carlo, G., Maiya, S., & Roos, J. (2021). A cross-ethnoracial comparison of objective and subjective neighborhood predictors of early adolescents’ prosocial behavior. Social Development, 30, 767-785.

McGinley, M., Pierotti, S., & Carlo, G. (2022). Latent profiles of multidimensional prosocial behaviors: An examination of prosocial personality groups. Journal of Social Psychology, 162, 245-261.

Streit, C., Carlo, G., Knight, G. P., White, R. M. B., & Maiya, S. (2021). Relations among parenting, culture, and prosocial behaviors in U.S. Mexican youth: An integrative socialization approach. Child Development, 92, e383-e397.

Davis, A. N., McGinley, M., Carlo, G., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Des Rosiers, S. E., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., & Soto, D. (2021). Examining discrimination and familism values as longitudinal predictors of prosocial behaviors among recent immigrant adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 45, 317-326.

Booker, J. A., Ispa, J. M., Maiya, S., Roos, J., & Carlo, G. (2021). African American mothers talk to their preadolescents about honesty and lying. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 27, 521-530.

Ramos, A. K., Carlo, G., & McGinley, M. (2021). Fatigue and the need for recovery among Latino/a immigrant cattle feedyard workers. Journal of Agromedicine, 26, 47-58.

Streit, C., Carlo, G., Ispa, J., & Palermo, F. (2021). Direct and indirect relations between family conflict and youth's later behavioral outcomes. Social Development, 30, 482-495. Top cited article in Social Development, 2021-2022.

Maiya, S., Carlo, G., Davis, A. N., & Streit, C. E. (2021). Relations among acculturative stress, internalizing symptoms, and prosocial behaviors in U.S. Latino/a college students. Journal of Latinx Psychology, 9, 77-91.

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. (2021). A parallel process model of integration and multidimensional prosocial behaviors in recent immigrant U.S. Latinx adolescents. Psychological Reports, 124, 1237-1267.

Han, Y., & Carlo, G. (2021). The links between religiousness and prosocial behaviors in early adulthood: The mediating roles of media exposure preferences and empathic tendencies. Journal of Moral Education, 50, 419-435.

Maiya, S., Carlo, G., Landor, A., & Memmott-Elison, M. K. (2021). Ethnic-racial identity and religious identity as mediators of relations between ethnic-racial socialization and prosocial behaviors in Black young adults. Journal of Black Psychology, 47, 31-50.

Davis, A., Carlo, G., & Taylor, L. (2021). The interplay of community and family risk and protective factors on adjustment in young adult immigrants. International Journal of Psychology, 56, 208-215.

Han, S., Palermo, F., Ispa, J. M., & Carlo, G. (2021). Parenting and children’s negative emotionality, self-regulation, and academic skills: The moderating role of fathers’ residency. Social Development, 30, 131-148. Top cited article in Social Development, 2021-2022.
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