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

Cooper, S. M., Thomas, A., Harty, J., Garrett, S., Cryer-Coupet, Q., Burnett, M., McBride, M., & Pate, D. (2023). Honoring foundational Black psychologists' contributions to research on Black fathers. American Psychologist, 78(4), 535–550.

Thomas, A., Gale, A., & Golden, A. R. (2023). Online racial discrimination, critical consciousness, and psychosocial distress among Black and Latino adolescents: A moderated mediation model. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 52(5), 967-979.

Thomas, A., Jing, M., Chen, H. Y., & Crawford, E. L. (2023). 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, 52(2), 245–257.

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