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Vu, H. A., & Rivera, L. M. (2022). Self-compassion and negative outgroup attitudes: The mediating role of compassion for others. Self and Identity. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2022.2117241 PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Young, D. (in press). Revisiting Black Americans’ self-protective strategies: The effect of negative intelligence feedback on implicit (vs. explicit) self-esteem. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. PDF

Kuchynka, S. L, Gates, A., & Rivera, L. M. (in press). When is faculty mentorship effective for underrepresented students in STEM?: A multi-campus quasi-experiment. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Kuchynka, S. L., Reifsteck, T. V., Gates, A. E., & Rivera, L. M. (2022). Which STEM relationships promote science identities, attitudes, and social belonging? A longitudinal investigation with high school students from underrepresented groups. Social Psychology of Education, 25, 819-843. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-022-09705-7 PDF

Sachs, N., Veysey, B., & Rivera, L. M. (2022).  The experimental effect of a salient victimization experience on implicit and explicit self-victim associations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37(3-4). https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520922368 PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Margevich, A. K. (2021). Implicit ethnic–racial self-stereotyping’s relation to children’s body mass index and diet: The moderating role of self-esteem. Stigma and Health. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000333 PDF

Saad, M. K., Rivera, L. M., & Veysey, B.  (2022).  A positive versus negative interaction memory affects parole officers’ implicit associations between the self-concept and the group parolees.  Frontiers in Psychology, 13https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.787583 PDF

Kuchynka, S. L, Eaton, A., & Rivera, L. M. (2022). Understanding and addressing gender-based inequities in STEM: Research synthesis and recommendations for United States K-12 students. Social Issues and Policy Review, 16(1), 252-288. https://doi.org/10.1111/sipr.12087 PDF

Brondolo, E., Beatty-Moody, D. L., Rivera L. M., & Monge, A. (2022).  Racism, ethnic discrimination and cardiovascular health: Conceptual and measurement issues.  In S. R. Waldstein, W. J. Kop, E. C. Suarez, W. R. Lovallo, & L. I. Katzel (Eds.), Handbook of cardiovascular behavioral medicine (pp. 631-654).  New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-85960-6 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-85960-6_26PDF

Kuchynka, S. L, Reifsteck, T. V., Gates, A., & Rivera, L. M. (2021). Developing self-efficacy and behavioral intentions among underrepresented students in STEM: The role of active learning. Frontiers in Education, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.668239 PDF

Boxer, P., Brunson, R. K., Gaylord‐Harden, N., Kahn, K., Patton, D. U., Richardson, J., Rivera, L. M., Smith Lee, J. R., Staller, M. S., Krahé, B., Dubow, E. F., Parrott, D., & Algrim, K. (2021). Addressing the inappropriate use of force by police in the United States and beyond: A behavioral and social science perspective. Aggressive Behavior, 47(5), 502–512.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21970. PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Margevich, A. K. (2021). Implicit ethnic–racial self-stereotyping’s relation to children’s body mass index and diet: The moderating role of self-esteem. Stigma and Health. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000333.PDF

Sachs, N., Veysey, B., & Rivera, L. M. (2021). Implicit social cognitive processes underlying victim self and identity: Evidence with college-aged adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4)1256-1282. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517741625. PDF

Kuchynka, S. L., Gates, A. E., & Rivera, L. M. (2020). Identity Development during STEM Integration for Underrepresented Minority Students. Elements in Applied Social Psychology.  https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108882071PDF

Baćak, V., Thurman, K., Eyer, K., Qureshi, R., Bird, J. D. P., Rivera, L. M., & Kim, S. A. (2018). Incarceration as a Health Determinant for Sexual Orientation and Gender Minority Persons. American Journal of Public Health, 108(8), 994–999. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304500. PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Dasgupta, N. (2018). The detrimental effect of affirming masculinity on judgments of gay men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19(1), 102–116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000074. PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Veysey, B. M. (2018). Implicit self-criminal cognition and its relation to criminal behavior. Law and Human Behavior, 42(6), 507–519.  https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000300 PDF

Villicana, A., Rivera, L. M., & Garcia, D. (2017).  When one’s group is beneficial: The effect of group-affirmation and subjective group identification on prejudice.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21(6), 962-976. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1368430217690907. PDF

Veysey, B. M. & Rivera, L. M. (2017). Implicit criminal identity and age: Implications for criminal persistence and desistance. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(10), 1249-1261. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854817722173.  PDF

Joseph, C., LoBue, V., Rivera, L. M., Irving, J., Savoy, S., & Shiffrar, M. (2016). An attentional bias for thin bodies and its relation to body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 19, 216–223. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.10.006. PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Benitez, S. (2016). The Roles of In-Group Exemplars and Ethnicracial Identification in Self-Stereotyping. Social Cognition, 34(6), 604–623. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2016.34.6.604.PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Plant, E. A. (2016). The Psychological Legacy of Barack Obama: The Impact of the First African-American President of the United States on Individuals’ Social Cognition. Social Cognition, 34(6), 495–503. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2016.34.6.495. PDF

Rivera, L. M., & Veysey, B. M. (2015). Criminal Justice System Involvement and Gender Stereotypes: Consequences and Implications for Women’s Implicit and Explicit Criminal Identities. Albany Law Review, 78(3). https://www.albanylawreview.org/article/69962 PDF

Adams, V. H., Devos, T., Rivera, L. M., Smith, H., & Vega, L. A. (2014). Teaching About Implicit Prejudices and Stereotypes. Teaching of Psychology, 41(3), 204–212.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0098628314537969. PDF

Rivera, L. M. (2014). Ethnic-Racial Stigma and Health Disparities: From Psychological Theory and Evidence to Public Policy Solutions. Journal of Social Issues, 70(2), 198–205. DOI: 10.1111/josi.12055. PDF

Brondolo, E., Libretti, M., Rivera, L., & Walsemann, K. M. (2012). Racism and Social Capital: The Implications for Social and Physical Well-Being. Journal of Social Issues, 68(2), 358–384. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2012.01752.xPDF

Laws, V. L., & Rivera, L. M. (2012). The Role of Self-Image Concerns in Discrepancies Between Implicit and Explicit Self-Esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(11), 1453–1466. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167212452613PDF

Dasgupta, N., & Rivera, L. M. (2008). When Social Context Matters: The Influence of Long–Term Contact and Short–Term Exposure to Admired Outgroup Members on Implicit Attitudes and Behavioral Intentions. Social Cognition, 26(1), 112–123. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2008.26.1.112. PDF

Dasgupta, N., & Rivera, L. M. (2006). From automatic antigay prejudice to behavior: The moderating role of conscious beliefs about gender and behavioral control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91(2), 268–280. DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.91.2.268. PDF

Laurenceau, J.-P., Rivera, L. M., Schaffer, A. R., & Pietromonaco, P. R. (2004). Intimacy as an interpersonal process: Current status and future directions. In D. J. Mashek & A. P. Aron (Eds.), Handbook of closeness and intimacy (pp. 61–78). Lawrence Erlbaum Associations Publishers. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2004-00238-005