Assoc Professor, Psychology
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OFFICE: DMH 323
- Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Boston University, 1985
Dr. Mildred M. Alvarez earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Boston University.
She was a Post-doctoral Research Trainee at The University of Kansas and a Visiting
Fellow at Cornell University before joining the faculty at San Jose State University
in 1990. Dr Alvarez' research focuses on the role of ethnicity and gender in the socialization
of emotion. She has also previously done work on the role of ethnic identity on the
educational attitudes of emerging adults and the influence of media, especially television,
on youth. Dr. Alvarez teaches courses in Child and Adolescent Psychology at both the
graduate and undergraduate levels. She has served as Associate Chair of the department
and as a departmental advisor for undergraduate psychology majors.