Meeta Banerjee

Meeta Banerjee
Assistant Professor
(818) 677-7974
Office location:
ST 304



  • Ph.D Michigan State University, 2012
    Ecological Community Psychology Specialization: Applied Developmental Science
  • M.S.W. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003 
    School of Social Work                                             
  • B.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001
    Major: Psychology

Courses Taught
Psychology 327: From Infancy to Early Childhood
Psychology 313: Developmental Psychology
Psychology 361: Adolescence

**Currently NOT accepting research assistants but will be accepting new research assistants Fall 2018.

Selected Publications
Bocknek, E.L., Brophy-Herb, H. & Banerjee, M. (2009). The effects of maternalsupportiveness on toddlers’ emotion regulation over the first three years of life in a low-income African American sample. Journal of Infant Mental Health Special Issue: Development of Infants and Toddlers in Ethnoracial Families, 30 (5) 452-476.

Rowley, S.J., Helaire, L., & Banerjee, M. (2010).  Reflecting upon racism: School involvement as a function of remembered discrimination in African American mothers.  Journal of Applied Developmental Science 31, 83-92.

Banerjee, M., Harrell, Z.A.T. & Johnson, D.J. (2011) Ethnic socialization and parent involvement: Predictors of cognitive performance in African American children. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40 (5), 595-605.

Evans, A., Banerjee, M., Meyer, R., Aldana, A., Foust, M. & Rowley, S.J. (2012). Racial socialization as a mechanism for positive development among African American youth.  Child Development Perspectives, 6 (3), 251-257.

Peck, S., Brodish, A., Malanchuk, O., Banerjee, M. & .Eccles, J., (2014). Racial ethnic socialization and identity development in Black families: The role of parent and youth reports. Developmental Psychology, 50 (7), 1897-1909.

Matthews, J.S., Banerjee, M., & Lauermann, F. (2014) Academic identity among ethnic-minority youth: The role of the “self” between internal and external perceptions of identity. Child Development, 85(6):2355-73. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12318.

Banerjee, M., Meyer, R.M. & Rowley, S.J. (2014) Parental experiences with discrimination and depression: Predictors of academic efficacy in African American families. Journal of Family Issues.

Banerjee, M., Rowley, S.J. & Johnson, D.J. (2015). Community violence and racial socialization: Their influence on psychological well-being of African American college students. Journal of Black Psychology, 41(4), 358-383.


Selected Presentations

Banerjee, M., Schenke, K., Lam, A.C. & Eccles, J.S. (2016, July). STEM vs. Non-STEM careers: Exploring the roles of expectations, experiences, and support in the lives of women.  Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Gender and STEM conference in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain.

Banerjee, M. & Eccles, J.S. (2016, July). Psychological well-being as a
mediator between African American mother's experiences of racial-ethnic
discrimination and racial-ethnic socialization. Poster presented at the International Society for Behavioural and Social Development (ISSBD) in Lithuania.

Banerjee, M., Peck, S., Malanchuk, O. & Eccles, J.S. (2016, March). General parenting practices vary across racial-ethnic socialization profiles in African American youth over time. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Banerjee, M.  (2015, December). Neighborhood correlates to racial/ethnic socialization in African Americans. Paper presented at Jacobs Foundation: Pathways to Adulthood Meeting in Laguna, California.

McPartlan, P. & Banerjee, M. (2015, August).  The links between competitive math classrooms and academic identity in adolescents. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada.

Banerjee, M., Peck, S., Malanchuk, O. & Eccles, J.S.(2015, May). Racial/Ethnic Socialization Profiles of African American Parents and Youth: Its Relation to Parenting, Gender and Racial/Ethnic Discrimination. Paper presented at the Jacobs Foundation: Pathways to Adulthood Meeting in Windsor, England.

Wittrup, A., Banerjee, M. & Eccles, J.S. (2015, March). Academic self-concept and achievement in high school and risky sexual behavior in college aged females over time. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Child Development in Philadelphia, PA.

Research Interests
Dr. Banerjee’s research employs both integrative and ecological frameworks to understand the influence of contextual factors on early and late adolescent developmental trajectories in ethnic minority families. She is especially interested in exploring the interaction between ecological contexts (e.g., schools, families, neighborhoods, racial discrimination, and communities) and racial socialization practices and processes. Moreover, Dr. Banerjee investigates how these factors are both directly and indirectly related to mental health and educational outcomes in ethnic minority youth.