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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office

Dyson 322

Email

Ryan.Kinlaw@marist.edu

Phone

845-575-3000 ext. 2853

Dr. Ryan Kinlaw

Associate Professor of Psychology & Chair

Bio

Dr. Ryan Kinlaw has taught across multiple levels of post-secondary education—community college, college, and university—during his 25+ year career. His research interests bridge the areas of developmental psychology, educational psychology, and social psychology. His curiosity about beliefs and behaviors related to school achievement and his research training in developmental analyses have guided his studies of thought and behavior patterns related to academic achievement across childhood into young adulthood. He has examined the development of children’s beliefs about ability and intelligence, as well as the individual, social, and cultural factors that influence that development. Dr. Kinlaw’s wide-ranging developmental and educational interests have resulted in collaborations with colleagues and students on several scholarly publications and presentations at national and international conferences.


Education

PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
MEd, Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University, 1991
BS (with distinction), Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Achievement motivation, Teaching & learning, Family influences on development & learning, and Cultural factors in development & learning


Selected Publications

Ülkü-Steiner, B., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Kinlaw, C. R. (2000). Doctoral student experiences in gender-balanced and male-dominated graduate programs. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 296-307

Kinlaw, C. R., Kurtz-Costes, B., & Goldman-Fraser, J. (2001). Mothers’ achievement beliefs and behaviors and their children’s school readiness: A cultural comparison. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 22, 493-506

Kinlaw, C. R., & Kurtz-Costes, B. (2003). The development of children’s beliefs about intelligence. Developmental Review, 23, 125-161

Kurtz-Costes, B., McCall, R. J., Kinlaw, C. R., Wiesen, C. A., & Joyner, M. H. (2005). What does it mean to be smart? The development of children’s beliefs about intelligence in Germany and the United States. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26, 217-233

Kinlaw, C. R., & Kurtz-Costes, B. (2007). Children’s theories of intelligence: Beliefs, goals, and motivation in the elementary years. Journal of General Psychology, 134, 295-311

Kurtz-Costes, B., DeFreitas, S. C., Halle, T., & Kinlaw, C. R. (2011). Gender and racial favouritism in Black and White preschool girls. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29, 270-287

Kinlaw, C. R., Dunlap, L. L., & D’Angelo, J. (2012). Relations between faculty use of online academic resources and student class attendance. Computers & Education. 59, 167-172 doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.12.028

Gatins, D., Kinlaw, C. R., & Dunlap, L. L. (2013). Do the kids think they’re okay? Adolescents’ views on the impact of marriage and divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 54, 313-328 doi:10.1080/10502556.2013.780496

Gatins, D., Kinlaw, C. R., & Dunlap, L. L., (2014). Impact of postdivorce sibling structure on adolescent adjustment to divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55, 239-251 doi:10.1080/10502556.2014.898551

Kurtz-Costes, B., Copping, K. E., Rowley, S. J., & Kinlaw, C. R. (2014). Gender and age differences in awareness and endorsement of gender stereotypes about academic abilities. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 29, 603-618. doi:10.1007/s10212-014-0216-7

Kinlaw, C. R., Gatins, D., & Dunlap, L. L. (2015). Differences in views of family life according to age, gender, and parental marital status. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56, 517-534

Rinke, C., Gladstone-Brown, W., Kinlaw, C. R., & Cappiello, J. (2016). Characterizing STEM teacher education: Affordances and constraints of explicit STEM preparation for elementary teachers. School Science & Mathematics, 116, 300-309. doi:10.1111/ssm.12185


Selected Presentations

(past 5 years)

Kinlaw, C. R., *MacPherson, L., *Smith, K., **Greenfield, A., McCall, R., & Kurtz-Costes, B. (2013, April). Examination of the development of the concept of ability in German and U.S. students according to two contrasting perspectives. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA

Kinlaw, C. R., Gatins, D., & Dunlap, L. L. (2013, August). Adolescents from intact and divorced families: Sources of support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Kinlaw, C. R., & Clavello, M. (2013, October). Psychology student perceptions of the ethics of faculty behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, CT

Gessner, C. & Kinlaw, C. R. (2014, October). Relationships among anxiety, immunity, and locus of control. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME

Malinofsky, A., Kinlaw, C. R., & Van Ornum, W. (2014, October). Hope and college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME

Kinlaw, C. R., Gatins, D., & Dunlap, L. L. (2015, May). Views of family differ according to age, gender, and parental marital status. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY

Rinke, C., Gladstone-Brown, W., Kinlaw, C. R., & Cappiello, J. (2016, April). Reimagining STEM teacher preparation: Outcomes from a novel STEM block for pre-service elementary teachers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Miles, V., Cozzolino, C., Zaretsky, J., & Kinlaw, C. R. (2016, October). Musical distractions and their effect on memory during cognitive tasks. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Miller, L., Kinlaw, C. R., & *Boba, J. (2016, October). The celebrity culture phenomenon: The consequences of superficial identity fulfillment for society and the individual. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Kinlaw, C. R., Kinsey, S., & Zeigler, C. (2017, April). Distinguishing teaching career choice from others using FIT-Choice constructs in qualitative analysis. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX

Kinlaw, C. R., & Dykeman, J. J. (2018, May). Mindsets and maximizing: Links and distinctions. Poster to presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA


Awards and Honors

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U. S. Department of Education, 1997-2001

Graduate Mentor Support Grant, Office of Undergraduate Research, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2001

Carolina Consortium on Human Development Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for Developmental Science, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2001

National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship (1 F31 MH65018-01), National Institute of Mental Health, 2001-2002