My name is Sloane Strauss. I am from Piqua, Ohio, but have been living in West Virginia for the past few years. I entered the life-span developmental psychology program in fall of 2019. I attended Wheeling Jesuit University for my BS in Psychology and received my MA in Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University I am currently a first year graduate student in the Adolescent Development Lab. My research interests are listed below. If you have any questions about my research, please feel free to contact me.
I am interested in factors which promote or inhibit positive youth development during adolescence. My current research is examining ethnic-racial identity development in adolescence, as well as promotive and inhibitive factors of ethnic-racial identity. I am also examining adolescents reports of perceived discrimination across time and how the types of discrimination experienced change throughout adolescent development. My goal with this research is to contribute to the field of research examining ethnic-racial identity in the United States and develop interventions or support systems for adolescents experiencing discrimination today.