Education

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)

Research Experience

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         

Publications

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.

 Invited Talks

2015       Boston University, Social Learning Lab, Boston, MA

Chaired Symposia

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.

Paper Presentations

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.

Poster Presentations

* 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.

 Teaching Experience

Courses Taught

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

 Service

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

 Professional Activities

Memberships

Society for Research in Child Development

Jean Piaget Society

Cognitive Development Society

Hawaii Educational Research Association

Society for Psychological Anthropology

 

 

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