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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Antoinette Wilson

Lecturer of Psychology

Office: N1075
(713) 221-8014

Dr. Wilson is currently a lecturer at the University of Houston-Downtown. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research explores how racial typicality affects in-group belonging and discrimination among African American youth. Specifically, Dr. Wilson examines how stereotypes of one’s behavior (e.g., “acting White” accusations) and appearance (e.g., colorism) affect judgments of peers and racial identity. She has a special interest in how portrayals of African Americans in the media may perpetuate stereotypes and ideas of group typicality. Dr. Wilson teaches various courses including Human Growth and Development, Child Psychology, and Research Methods. 

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

M.S. in Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

PSY 2310 Human Growth and Development

PSY 3303 Child Psychology

PSY 3309 Adult Psychology

PSY 3320 Research Methods in Psychology


Wilson, A.R. & Leaper, C. (2015). Bridging multidimensional models of ethnic–racial and gender identity among ethnically diverse emerging adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-24. doi: 10.1007/s10964-015-0323-z.


Cooper, C. R., Gonzalez, E., & Wilson, A. R. (2015). Identities, cultures, and schooling: How students navigate racial-ethnic, Indigenous, immigrant, social class, and gender identities on their pathways through school. In K.C. McLean and M. Syed (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Identity Development. (pp. 299-318). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Cooper, C. R., Cooper, R., Trinh, N., Wilson, A. R., & Gonzalez, E. (2012). Bridging multiple worlds: Helping immigrant youth from Africa, Asia, and Latin America on their pathways to college identities. In E.L. Grigorenko (Ed.), Handbook of U.S. Immigration and Education. (pp. 301-322). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co. 

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