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)

Recipient of LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2022

Selected Publications

Thomas, A., Assari, S., Odukoya, E., & Caldwell, C. (2022). Efficacy to avoid violence and parenting: A moderated mediation of violence exposure for African American urban-dwelling boys. Development and Psychopathology. Advance online publication.

Thomas, A., Jing, M., Chen, H. Y., & Crawford, E. L. (2022). Taking the good with the bad? Social media and online racial discrimination influences on psychological and academic functioning in Black and Hispanic youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Advance online publication.

Thomas, A., Wirth, J. C., Poehlmann-Tynan, J., & Pate, D. J. (2022). “When she says Daddy”: Black fathers’ recidivism following reentry from jail. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), 3518–3542.

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