Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology
Year entered Program: 2017
Research Interests: Gender and race stereotypes; childhood and adolescence; masculinity and femininity; feminist psychology; developmental outcomes.
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Niobe Way
Angelica Puzio is a doctoral candidate in the Developmental Psychology program at NYU Steinhardt working with Niobe Way. She researches how beliefs in stereotypes affect people’s identities and social behavior. She is interested in (a) the role of culture in nurturing resistance or accommodation to gender and race stereotypes and (b) how resistance is linked to social, emotional, and academic outcomes. An additional line of her research examines how gender and race stereotypes are culturally and contextually varied. Angelica merges multiple epistemological traditions in her work with a focus on the intersection of developmental systems and feminist theories. Angelica received a B.A. in psychology from Loyola University Maryland before attending Wake Forest University, where she completed her M.A. in psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Deborah Best. Outside of her research, Angelica writes about science that sits at the intersection of gender and race for media outlets.