2017 Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, UH Mānoa “Gender stereotypes and counter-stereotypes in children’s television: Prevalence and effects on children’s own stereotypes” (Advisors: Ashley Maynard, Kristin Pauker)
2014 M.A., Developmental Psychology, UH Mānoa “Verbal and Non-verbal Parental Teaching Strategies: Ethnotheories and Efficacies” (Advisors: Brandy Frazier, Ashley Maynard)
2008 B.A., Psychology, Wellesley College (Advisor: Emily S. Cleveland)
2014-present Sesame Workshop, Freelance Researcher
2014-2017 iDecide Hawaii, Graduate Research Assistant
2011-2017 UH Mānoa Dept. of Psychology, Graduate Student
2009-2011 UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, Junior Specialist
2007 Children’s Hospital Boston, Undergraduate Intern
2006-2007 Wellesley College Dept. of Psychology, Research Assistant
Awards & Fellowships
2016 NAEd/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Semi-Finalist (top 18%)
2016 UH Mānoa Dept of Psychology, Gartley Award for travel to APS and JPS in Chicago, IL ($2200)
2016 UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences, Travel Award to present at IACCP in Nagoya, Japan ($500)
2015 Society for Research in Child Development, Student Travel Award to present at biennial meeting ($300)
2014 International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, selected from over 100 candidates to participate in PhD Summer School (Developmental Stream) in Reims, France for 4 days before the biennial conference.
2014 UH Mānoa Graduate Student Organization, Travel Award to present at Association for Psychological Science and Jean Piaget Society meetings in San Francisco, CA ($305)
2013 UH Mānoa Graduate Student Organization, Travel Award to present at Cognitive Development Society meeting in Memphis, TN ($689)
2013 Jacobs Foundation and Cognitive Development Society, Travel Award to attend preconference: “Rethinking Cognitive Development and Autism” ($100)
2013 NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention for project: “Does parental autonomy support within explanatory parent-child conversations foster preschoolers’ engagement in science?"
2012 UH Mānoa Dept of Psychology, Gartley Award to present at Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle, WA ($1100)
2012 Society for Psychological Anthropology & Lemelson Foundation, Pre-dissertation fellowship for fieldwork: “Native Hawaiian parental ethnotheories of learning” ($3760)
2011 UH Mānoa Dept of Psychology, Gartley Award for project: “Parental beliefs about preschoolers’ information seeking in Hawai`i” ($500)
2007-present Psi Chi, Member
2005 Wellesley College, First Year Distinction
Pauker, K., Xu, Y., Williams, A., & Biddle, A. M. (2016). Essentialism and social contextual differences in children’s racial stereotyping. Child Development, 87(5), 1409-1422.
Cleveland, E.S. & Morris (Biddle), A. (2014). Autonomy support and structure enhance children’s memory and motivation to reminisce: A parental training study. Journal of Cognition and Development,15(3), 414-436.
Manuscripts under review or in preparation
Biddle, A. M., Frazier, B.N., & Maynard, A.E. (under review). Experimental evidence that parental beliefs about how children learn influence parental teaching strategies and children's learning
Biddle, A.M., Cleveland, E.S. (under review). Autonomy support fosters preschoolers' engagement in non-explanatory parent-child conversations.
Biddle, A.M. & Maynard, A.E. (in preparation). Native Hawaiian parental beliefs about children’s learning: What has changed and what has stayed the same?
Biddle, A.M. (in prep.). Gender stereotypes in preschool television shows: Where are the women?
Biddle, A.M. & Pauker, K. (in prep.) How much do you want to be a ballerina? The effect of television stereotypes on children's gender stereotyping and essentialism.
Pauker, K., Brey, E., Biddle, A.M., & Bellwood, C. (in prep.) Mixed messages: Implicit transmission of racial bias and intergroup anxiety from parents to children.
2015 Boston University, Social Learning Lab, Boston, MA
Let's (not?) Talk about Race: Social Transmission of Racial Bias in Parent-Child Interactions. (2016, May). Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. A.M. Biddle & C. Bellwood, co-chairs.
Media & Development: How is Technology Shaping Identity Development Across the Lifespan? (2016, June). Jean Piaget Society, Chicago, IL. A.M. Biddle & M. Cantwell, co-chairs.
Pauker, K., Apfelbaum, E., Biddle, A., Bellwood, C. (2017, April). Learning (not) to talk about race: The role of teachers and parents. Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Austin, TX.
Biddle, A.M. (2016, July). Rules & responsibilities in early childhood in Hawai`i. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan.
Biddle, A.M. (2016, July). Television as a means of gender socialization: Investigating gender roles in popular preschool media across cultures. Rapid Paper presentation at International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan.
Biddle, A.M. (2016, June) Dora, Doc, and Daniel Tiger: What is educational television teaching preschoolers about gender? Jean Piaget Society meeting in Chicago, IL.
Bellwood, C., Biddle, A.M., & Pauker, K. (May, 2016) "Do as I say?" or "Do as I do"?: Effects of parents' implicit and explicit messages about race on their children's anxiety in intergroup interactions. Association for Psychological Science meeting in Chicago, IL.
Albright, C. A., Saiki, K. N., Biddle, A. M., & Wilkens, L. A. (March, 2016) Using eHealth to engage Asian/Pacific Island undergraduates in decision to be an organ donor on their adult driver’s license. Annual Meeting & Scientific Session of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Morris, A. M. (July, 2014) “When I was young”: Emerging adults reminisce about early childhood. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology meeting in Reims, France.
Morris, A. M., Maynard, A. E., & Frazier, B. N. (May, 2014) Parental beliefs about four-year-olds’ learning predict verbal and non-verbal teaching strategies and children’s learning outcomes in a sorting task. Jean Piaget Society annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Morris, A. (April, 2013) “Oh those days were different”: Native Hawaiian parenting reflections. Joint meeting of Society for Psychological Anthropology and Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group in San Diego, CA.
* mentored undergraduate
Albright, C., Saiki, K., Wilkens, L., Biddle, A. M., Devine, D., Pacheco, M., & Smith, P. (2017, March). Undergraduates’ designated organ donor status on their driver’s license: Age, race/ethnicity, gender, and religion matter. Annual Meeting & Scientific Session of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in San Diego, CA.
*Bento, A., Biddle, A.M., *Ko, J., *Conley, C., & *Searles, C. (2016, June). Where are the women? Gender representation in preschoolers’ educational television. Jean Piaget Society meeting in Chicago, IL.
Morris, A.M., Pauker, K., Williams, A. & Carpenter, M. (March, 2015) Parents’ concerns about appearing prejudiced are related to their child’s motivation for intergroup interactions. Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Morris, A.M. (March, 2015) Gender and developmental differences in parent-child conversations at the zoo: An observational study. Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Morris, A. M., Cleveland, E. S., & Frazier, B. N. (May, 2014)“I don’t know. What do you think?”: Do autonomy-supportive non-explanations foster preschoolers’ engagement? Jean Piaget Society annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Morris, A. M., *Pietkiewicz, N., & Pauker, K. (May, 2014) Correspondence between parents’ and kids’ beliefs about prejudice and intergroup interactions in Hawai`i. Association for Psychological Science meeting in San Francisco, CA.
Morris, A. M. & Frazier, B. N. (October, 2013) How do children learn best? Connections to parental beliefs, teaching strategies, and children’s learning. Cognitive Development Society biennial meeting in Memphis, TN.
Frazier, B.N., Tessier, K., & Morris, A. (April, 2013) Parents’ use of explanations to socialize preschoolers’ safety-related behaviors. Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting in Seattle, WA.
Morris, A. (February, 2013) Native Hawaiian parental beliefs about kindergarten readiness. Annual Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference in Honolulu, HI.
Morris, A. & Frazier, B. (June, 2012) Learning how to learn: How do parents of diverse backgrounds in Hawai’i think about preschoolers’ learning? Jean Piaget Society meeting in Toronto, ON.
Cleveland, E.S., Morris, A., Geilhufe, B. (April, 2008) Parental reminiscing style and preschooler's memory: An intervention study. Annual Meeting of Western Psychological Association in Irvine, CA.
Morris, A. (May, 2007) 'What did you do at the Pretend Zoo?': Parents & children talk about the past. Ruhlman Conference in Wellesley, MA.
Undergraduate Seminar: Media & Child Development, UH Manoa: Summer 2017
Developmental Psychology, UH Manoa: Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
Developmental Psychology, Leeward Community College: Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Human Development, Leeward Community College: Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017
In addition to the above classes where I was the main instructor, I have also served as a teaching assistant for the following classes:
Writing Intensive Developmental Psychology Seminar: Development of Morality, UH Manoa: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
Introduction to Psychology, UH Manoa: Fall 2013
Developmental Psychology, UH Manoa: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
Personality Psychology, UH Manoa: Spring 2014
2015 Judge, UH Mānoa Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Symposium
2013-present Vice President of Admissions, Wellesley College Alumnae Club of Hawai`i
2013 Judge, UH Mānoa Undergraduate Research Opportunities Spring Symposium
2013 Judge, Fagaitua High School Alumni Association (Pago Pago, American Samoa) scholarship for high school seniors
2011-2012 Volunteer, UH Mānoa Children’s Center