Alvarez, Mildred M
Assoc Professor, Psychology
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OFFICE: DMH 323
- Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Boston University
Dr. Mildred M. Alvarez earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Boston University. She did Post-doctoral research at the University of Kansas in the areas of children's gender role development, the effects of television on youth, and children's play interactions. She continued her work in these areas as a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University before joining the faculty at San Jose State University.
Dr Alvarez' research interests focus on the role of ethnicity and gender in the socialization of emotion. She is also interested in the role of ethnic identity on the educational attitudes of emerging adults.
Dr. Alvarez teaches courses in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has served as Associate Chair of the department and as a departmental advisor for undergraduate psychology majors.