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On the Development of Pre-School Girls: What the Latest Psychology Research Says

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Professor of Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, Dr. May Ling Halim joins us to discuss her research on preschool girls. Dr. Halim completed her MA and PhD in Social Psychology with a Developmental Focus and Quantitative Minor at New York University and her BA in Psychology at Stanford University. Dr. Halim has won numerous awards and grants, such as from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Foundation. She has been invited to speak at several events and universities such as the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology and the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting. Her research spans two broad areas. The first examines the development of gender and racial intergroup attitudes. The second focuses on gender identity development among diverse young children. Her research has been published in leading national academic journals such as Child Development and Developmental Psychology and has been used to inform legal proceedings (e.g., ACLU) and educational programs (e.g., Head Start). Her work has also been written about in the popular media, such as on NPR, CNN and in Psychology Today, and she has written op-eds for Huffington Post and NBC Think. She also serves as a Consulting Editor or Editorial Board Member for several academic journals including Child Development, Journal of Cognition and Development, and Sex Roles. Dr. Halim has also consulted as a Program Director at the CSULB Center for Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness supporting programs in California aimed to improve K-12 education. Tune in for this broadcast on Wednesday, July 3 @ 6pm EST!

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