Diane Hughes

Diane Hughes is a Professor of Applied Psychology and co-director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at New York University. Professor Hughes has also received prestigious grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and National Science Foundation. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and African American Studies from Williams College and her Ph.D. in Community and Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Her research interests focus on ethnic and cultural differences and their role in parent’s socialization beliefs and goals, the influence of racial and ethnic dynamics on an individual’s experiences, and the impact of ethnic and cultural differences on child development.

Representative Publications

Tamis‐LeMonda, Catherine S., et al. “Parents’ Goals for Children: The Dynamic Co-Existence of Individualism and Collectivism in Cultures and Individuals.” Social Development 17.1 (2008): 183-209.

Ryff, Carol D., Corey Keyes, and Diane L. Hughes. “Status Inequalities, Perceived Discrimination, and Eudaimonic Well-Being: Do the Challenges of Minority Life Hone Purpose and Growth?.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior (2003): 275-291.

Enchautegui-de-Jesús, Noemí, et al. “Well-Being in the Context of Workplace Ethnic Diversity.” Journal of Community Psychology 34.2 (2006): 211-223.

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