Alvin Thomas

LIFE Michigan

LIFE Fellow from 2010 to 2013, University of Michigan


Dissertation completed in May 2013

Bad Boys or Bad Odds? Race, Context, and Social Influence: An Investigation of Youth Violence in African-American Boys

(Advisor: Cleopatra Caldwell)

Selected Publications

Thomas, A., Caldwell, C. H., Jagers, R. J., & Flay, B. R. (2016). It's in my hood: Understanding African American boys’ perception of safety in their neighborhoods: Perception of neighborhood safety. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 311–326.

Thomas, A., & Kohn-Wood, L. (2014). Chill, Be cool man: African-American men, identity, coping and aggressive ideation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 369–379.

Thomas, A., Caldwell, C., & DeLoney, H. E. (2012). Black like me: The race socialization of African American boys by nonresident fathers. In J. M. Sullivan & A. Esmail (Eds.), African American racial identity: A research exploration across disciplines. Lexington Books.

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