Barbara Thelamour

Barbara Thelamour

Assistant Professor - Psychology

Office: Morgan 106
Phone: 330-287-1953
Email: bthelamour@wooster.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Emory University
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University

Courses

  • PSYC 110: Child and Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 299: Multicultural Psychology
  • PSYC 399: Psychology of Immigration
  • PSYC 326L: Educational Psychology (with lab)
  • EDUC 265W: Social and Cultural Environments in Early Childhood

Area of Interest

My research interests are developmental and cultural in focus. Specifically, I am interested in how interpersonal relationships with parents and peers influence various outcomes in Black immigrant adolescents and emerging adults, including identity development and academic achievement and engagement. In this line of research, I am also interested in how various contexts (e.g., schools and national contexts) shape these processes.

Professional Membership

  • Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD)
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (American Psychological Association Division 45)

Selected Publications

  • Johnson, D.J., Thelamour, B., Sankar, S., & Dimitrova, R. (forthcoming). Reframing the narrative: Revealing      positive youth development in the self-descriptions of Roma adolescents. In R. Dimitrova, D. Sam, & L. Ferrer-Wreder (Eds.). Roma minority youth across cultural contexts: Resources for positive development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • George Mwangi, C.A., Thelamour, B., Ezeofor, I., & Carpenter, A. (2018). “Black elephant in the room”: Black college students contextualizing campus racial climate within U.S. racial climate. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 456-474. doi: 10.1353/csd.2018.0042
  • Thelamour, B. (2017). Applying the Relative Acculturation Extended Model to examine Black Americans’ perspectives on African immigrant acculturation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 1457-1471. doi: 10.1177/0022022117730614
  • Thelamour, B. & Johnson, D.J. (2017). Exploring Black immigrant and non-immigrants’ understanding of “acting Black” and “acting White.” Journal of Black Psychology, 43, 280-304. doi: 10.1177/009578416641863
  • Thelamour, B. & Johnson, D.J. (2016). Exploring Black immigrant and non-immigrants’ understanding of “acting Black” and “acting White.” Journal of Black Psychology, 1-25. doi: 10.1177/009578416641863
  • Thelamour, B. & Jacobs, D.L. (2013). Homework practices of English and non-English speaking parents. Urban Education, Prepublished April 22, 2013. doi: 10.1177/0042085913481360
  • Thelamour, B. (2013). Working parents. In J. Ainsworth (Ed.), Sociology of education: An A-to-Z guide (pp.. 855-857). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Selected Presentations

  • Thelamour, B. (2018, August) Black immigrant intraracial peer relationships: Implications for educational outcomes. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thelamour, B., George Mwangi, C.A., Ezeofor, I., & Kuzmishin, C.B.* (2018, April). “We need to stick together for survival”: Black college students’ racial identity, same-ethnic friendships, and campus connectedness. Poster presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
  • George Mwangi, C.A, Thelamour, B., Ezeofor, I., & Carpenter, A. (2017, April). “Black elephant in the room”: Black college students contextualizing campus racial climate within U.S. racial climate. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Johnson, D. J. (chair), Spencer, M.B., Thelamour, B., Cunningham, M., & Gadsden, V. (2017, April). Parenting and growing on high alert: Consequences of political and community volatility on the development of US Black children. Roundtable held at the Society for Research on Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.
  • Thelamour, B., Chen, I., & Roseth, C. J. (2016, August). Preschool prosociality from a systems perspective: Considering who, with whom, and in what context. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Dimitrova, R., Johnson, D.J., Adams, B.G., Thelamour, B., & Sankar, S. (2016, August). The influence of ethnic discrimination and identity on emotional and academic outcomes of Roma adolescents: A mixed-methods approach. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology 23rd Congress, Nagoya, Japan.
  • Thelamour, B. (2016, July). Relative Acculturation Extended Model: Perceptions of U.S. African immigrants. Paper presented at the APA Division 45 Research Conference, Stanford, CA.
  • Thelamour, B. & Johnson, D.J. (April, 2013). “Acting Black” and “Acting White”: Perceptions of immigrant and non-immigrant Black adolescents. Poster presented at the 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Thelamour, B. (May, 2012). Potential effects of anti-immigration legislation on the Latino child: A consideration of child ecology. Paper presented at Michigan AGEP Scholars Seminar 2012 Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Fedor, M.C., Thelamour, B. & Roseth, C.J. (April, 2012). “Stop fighting!”: Third-party peer intervention and preschoolers’ conflict resolution. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Thelamour, B. (March, 2011). Immigrant parents’ narratives and perceived interest in their stories. Paper presented at theCity College of New York Immigration and Education Conference, New York, NY.
  • Roseth, C.J., Fedor, M., Thelamour, B. & Wilcken, A. (October, 2009). The development of children’s inequity aversion. Poser presented at Cognitive Development Society’s (CDS) Biennial Meeting, San Antonio, TX.