Rosario Ceballo

Associate Professor

Research and Teaching Interests

Ceballo's research investigates how contextual aspects of poverty, such as residence in dangerous neighborhoods and community violence exposure, influence families and children’s development. She is particularly interested in how parenting and family processes may buffer the negative effects of poverty on adolescents’ psychological well-being and academic functioning. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, her recent work relies on within-group samples to examine the presence of protective factors among impoverished, Latino families. A second area of research investigates the experience of infertility among racial minority women and examines the ways in which women cope with the trauma of infertility and with race- and class-based stereotypes about female reproduction. 

Representative Publications

Ceballo, R., Ramirez, C., Maltese, K. L., & Bautista, E. M. (2006). A bilingual "Neighborhood Club:" Intervening with children exposed to urban violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 37 (3/4), 167-174.

Ceballo, R., Ramirez, C., Castillo, M., Caballero, G. A. & Lozoff, B. (2004). Domestic violence and women's mental health in Chile. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28 (4), 298-308.

Ceballo, R., McLoyd, V. C., & Toyokawa, T. (2004). The influence of neighborhood quality on adolescents' educational values and school effort. Journal of Adolescent Research, 19 (6), 716-739.

Ceballo, R. (2004). From barrios to Yale: The role of parenting strategies in Latino families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 26 (2), 171-186.

Ceballo, R. & McLoyd, V. C. (2002). Social support and parenting in poor, dangerous neighborhoods. Child Development, 73 (4), 1310-1321.

In the School of Education, Ceballo teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology




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