Marc Zimmerman's research focuses on adolescent health and resiliency and empowerment theory. He works on adolescent health and examines how positive factors in adolescent's lives help them overcome risks they face. His research includes analysis of adolescent resiliency for risks associated with alcohol and drug use, violent behavior, precocious sexual behavior, and school failure. Zimmerman is also studying developmental transitions and longitudinal models of change. His work on empowerment theory includes measurement and analysis of psychological and community empowerment. The research includes both longitudinal interview studies and community intervention research.
Zimmerman teaches courses in the following program(s):
Combined Program in Education and Psychology
Repetto, P. B., Zimmerman, M. A., and Caldwell, C. H. (2004). A Longitudinal Study of the Relationship between Depressive Symptoms and Alcohol Use in a Sample of Inner-City Black Youth. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 65, 169-178.
Caldwell, C. H., Wright, J. C., Zimmerman, M. A., Walsemann, K. M., Williams, D., and Isichei, P. A. C. (2004). Enhancing adolescent health behaviors through strengthening non-resident father-son relationships: A model for intervention with African American families. Health Education Research, 19, 644 - 656.
Steinman, K. J. and Zimmerman, M. A. (2004). Religious activity and risk behavior among African-American adolescents: Concurrent and developmental effects. American Journal of Community Psychology, 33(3), 151-161.
Caldwell, C. H., Kohn-Wood, L. P., Schmeelk-Cone, K. H., Chavous, T. M., and Zimmerman, M. A. (2004). Racial discrimination and racial identity as risk or protective factors for violent behaviors in African American young adults. American Journal of Community Psychology, 33, 91-105.
Chavous, T. M., Bernat, D. H., Schmeelk-Cone, K. H., Caldwell, C. H., Kohn-Wood, L. P. and Zimmerman, M. A. (2003). Racial identity and academic attainment among African American adolescents. Child Development, 74(4), 1076-1090.