- Ph.D., Child Development and Family Relationships, University of Texas-Austin 1999
- M.S., Experimental Psychology, San Jose State University 1992
- B.S., Psychology, San Jose State University 1989
Teaching and Research Interests
Consequences of poverty and economic stress on child and family well-being. Young children's reasoning about social class and economic inequality, and their social identity development.
EDUC217A: Social Development & Education
EDUC256B: Poverty & Child Development
EDUC256B: Children's Understanding and Experience of Social and Economic Inequality
Mistry, R. S., Brown, C. S., Chow, K. A., & Collins, G. (2011). Increasing the complexity of young adolescents' beliefs about poverty and inequality: Results of an 8th grade social studies curriculum intervention. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Mistry, R. S., Benner, A. D., Biesanz, J. C., Clark, S. & Howes, C. (2010). Family and social risk, and parental investments during the early childhood years as predictors of low‐income children's school readiness outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25 , 432-449.
Mistry, R. S., Benner, A. D., Tan, C. S., & Kim, S. (2009). Family economic pressure and academic well‐being among a sample of Chinese‐American youth: The influence of teens' perceptions of economic strain. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 279‐290.
Mistry, R. S., Biesanz, J., Chien, N., Howes, C., & Benner, A. D. (2008). SES, parental investments, and the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of low‐income children from immigrant and native households. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 193‐212.
Mistry, R. S., Lowe, E., Benner, A. D., & Chien, N. (2008) Expanding the family economic stress model: Insights from a mixed methods approach. JMF, 70, 196‐209.
Mistry, R. S., Biesanz, J. C., Taylor, L. C, Burchinal, M., & Cox, M. J. (2004). Family income and its relation to preschool children's adjustment for families in the NICHD‐Study of Early Child Care. Developmental Psychology, 40, 727‐745.
Mistry, R. S., Vandewater, E. A., Huston, A. C., & McLoyd, V. C. (2002). Economic well‐being and children's social adjustment: The role of family process in an ethnically diverse low‐income sample. Child Development, 73, 935‐951.