Dr. Eleanor Seaton resumes our Distinguished Speaker Series on Racial Equity


Dr. Seaton gave a talk titled "The Impact of Racism on Black Youth Development" on Monday, October 3rd, at 3:30 pm in Room 142 in the Psychology Building. 

Synopsis: Racism is a pervasive and detrimental force that shapes and influences the development and mental health of Black children and adolescents. Dr. Seaton discussed the implications of her research agenda with attention to the impact of racism, moderators for racism, the impact of racism on physiological processes, and how pubertal development is complicated for Black children and adolescents.

Dr. Eleanor Seaton is a product of the Great Migration and hails from Chicago's south side. Dr. Seaton earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Seaton also earned a doctorate from Temple University and completed post-doctoral work at the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. In addition, Dr. Seaton is an Associate Professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.

Dr. Seaton is a trained developmental psychologist using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to examine the impact of racism on Black American youth's mental health and overall development. Dr. Seaton's research is interdisciplinary and relies on social psychological, and sociological frameworks embedded firmly within a developmental science perspective.


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