Ph. D. Human Development & Family Studies, University of Missouri, 2008
M. A., German Literature, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001
Zwischenpruefung, German and English literature and linguistics, University of Trier, Germany, 1999
- multiracial child development
- interracial marriages and families
- ethnic-racial minority and immigrant youth development
- ethnic-racial identity & ethnic-racial socialization
Awards & Honors
2013-2014 University of Connecticut Honors Faculty Member of the Year Award Recipient
Racial Identity, Ethnic-Racial Socialization and Adjustment among Youth of Color. (University of Connecticut Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) award). A. Csizmadia, Supervisor; K. Coles, Undergraduate recipient. Funding period: 1/15/15 – 5/15/15.
The Role of Social Setting in the School Adjustment of Youth Attending Ethnic-Racially Diverse Schools: A Multi-Method, Multi-Dimensional Longitudinal Investigation. (University of Connecticut Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) award). A. Csizmadia, Supervisor; A. Salazar Lopez, Undergraduate recipient. Funding period: 1/15/13 – 5/15/13.
The Adjustment of Young Immigrant Children from the Caribbean and South/Central America. (University of Connecticut Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) award). A. Csizmadia, Supervisor; G. Phillips, Undergraduate recipient. Funding period: 1/15/12 – 5/15/12.
Prosocial Competencies, Racial/Ethnic Socialization, and School Adjustment among Caribbean and South/Central American Immigrant Children: A Preliminary Investigation. University of Connecticut Faculty Large Grant Program, $16,837.25; 8/1/2011-7/31/2012. PI: Csizmadia.
Biracial Children's Psychosocial and Cognitive Development from the Early Years through Adolescence. University of Connecticut Faculty Small Grant Program, $1448.00; 8/1/2009-7/31/2010. PI: Csizmadia.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
(* indicates student author)
Tran, A. G. T. T., *Miyake, E. M., *Martinez-Morales, & V., Csizmadia, A. (2015, March 16). "What are you?" Multiracial individuals' responses to racial identity inquiries. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000031 IF: 1.755
Csizmadia, A., Rollins, A., & *Kaneakua, J. P. (2014). Ethnic-racial socialization and its correlates in families of Black-White biracial children. Family Relations, 63, 259-270. doi: 10.1111/fare.12062. 5-year IF: 1.639
Csizmadia, A., & Ispa, J. M. (2014). Biracial children’s psychosocial development from kindergarten to 5th grade: Links to individual and contextual characteristics. Social Development, 23(1), 157-177. doi:10.1111/sode.12037. 5-year IF: 2.731
Csizmadia, A., *Kaneakua, J. P., Miller, M., & Halgunseth, L. C. (2013). Ethnic-racial socialization and its implications for ethnic minority children’s adjustment in middle childhood. Journal of Communications Research, 5(2), 227-242. No IF assigned yet.
Oshri, A., Tubman, J. G., Morgan-Lopez, Saavedra, L., & Csizmadia, A. (2013). Sexual sensation seeking, co-occurring sex and alcohol use, and sexual risk behavior among adolescents in treatment for substance use problems. American Journal on Addictions, 22, 197-205. doi:10.1111/j.1521-0391.2012.12027.x. 5-year IF 1.969
Ispa, J. M., Csizmadia, A., Rudy, D., Fine, M. A., Krull, J. R., Bradley, R. H., & Cabrera, N. (2013). Patterns of maternal directiveness by ethnicity among Early Head Start research participants. Parenting: Science and Review, 13(1), 58 -75. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2013.732439. 5-year IF 1.833
Csizmadia, A., Brunsma, D. L., & Cooney, T. M. (2012). Racial identification and developmental outcomes among Black-White multiracial youth: A review from a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 17, 34-44. doi: 10.1016/j.alcr.2011.10.003. IF 1.346 (5-year IF not available)
Csizmadia, A. (2011). The roles of racial identification, social acceptance/rejection, social cognition, and racial socialization in multiracial youth’s positive development. Sociology Compass, 5(11), 995-1004. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9020.2011.00418.x. No IF assigned yet.
Miller, W. B., Sable, M. R., & Csizmadia, A. (2008). Pregnancy wantedness and child attachment security: Is there a relationship? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 12, 478-487. 5-year IF 2.258
Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Family Psychology
Journal of Marriage and Family
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Graduate & Undergraduate Teaching
HDFS 5102: Early and Middle Childhood Development (Storrs)
HDFS 2001: Diversity Issues in HDFS (Stamford)
HDFS 2004W: Understanding Research Methods in HDFS (Stamford)
HDFS 1070: Individual & Family Development (Stamford)
HDFS 3110: Social & Community Influences on Children in the US (Stamford)
HDFS 3103: Adolescent Development (Stamford)