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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.

Kuchynka, S. L, Reifsteck, T. V., Gates, A., & Rivera, L. M. (in press). Which STEM relationships promote science identities, attitudes, and social belonging? A longitudinal intervention with high school students from underrepresented groups. Social Psychology of Education. 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520922368

Rivera, L. M., & Margevich, A. K. (2022).  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

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 thegroup parolees.  Frontiers in Psychology, 13:787583. https://static.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.787583/full

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., Monge, A., Beatty-Moody, D. L., & Rivera L. M. (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. TBD).  New York: Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-85960-6. PDF

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, 6:668239https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2021.668239/full

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

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, 6:668239. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.668239PDF 

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 

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., & Rivera, L. M. (2020). Identity development during STEM integration for underrepresented minority students. Elements in Applied Social Psychology.  Cambridge University Press.  https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108882071 

Baćak, V., Thurman, K., Eyer, K., Qureshi, R., Bird, J., 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, 102-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000074. PDF  

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

Villicana, A., Rivera, L. M., & Garcia, D. (2018).  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. 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 ethnic-racial identification in self-stereotyping. Social Cognition, 34(6), 604. 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. 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), 1109-1128. PDF  

Adams, H. V., Devos, T., Rivera, L. M., Smith, H., & Vega, L. A. (2014). Teaching about implicit prejudices and stereotypes: A pedagogical demonstration. 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. The Journal of Social Issues, 70(2), 198-205. DOI: 10.1111/josi.12055. PDF 

Brondolo, E., Libretti, M., Rivera, L. M., & Walseemann, K. M. (2012). Racism and social capital: The implications for social and physical well-being. Journal of Social Issues, 68(2),338-384. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2012.01752.xPDF  

Laws, V., & 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, 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2008.26.1.112. PDF   

Dasgupta, N., & Rivera, L. M. (2006).  From automatic anti-gay prejudice to behavior: The moderating role of conscious beliefs about gender and behavioral control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 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. PDF