Department of Psychology
North Carolina State University
Research Interests & Goals:
As a developmental scientist with a quantitative focus, Dr. Mulvey focuses on social development in intergroup contexts. She completed her training in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (PhD 2013) at the University of Maryland. She conducts research examining theory of mind, social exclusion, and group dynamics, including when children challenge peer group norms. Her work focuses on intergroup contexts, and examines the influence of children’s bias, prejudice and stereotypes on their intergroup relations. She also examines broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in the STEM fields and understanding stereotypes regarding who can and should be a scientist.
1. Mulvey, K. L., Hoffman, A. J., Gönültaş, S., Hope, E. C., & Cooper, S. M. Understanding experiences with bullying and bias-based bullying: What matters and for whom? Psychology of Violence. 2018:8:702-711. doi:10.1037/vio0000206
2. Mulvey, K. L., Boswell, C., & Niehaus, K. (2018). You don’t need to talk to throw a ball! Children’s inclusion of language-outgroup members in behavioral and hypothetical scenarios. Developmental Psychology. 2018:54:1372-1380. doi:10.1037/dev0000531
3. Mulvey KL. Children’s reasoning about social exclusion: Balancing many factors. Child Development Perspectives. 2016;10(1):22-27.
4. Mulvey KL, Killen M. Children’s and Adolescents’ Expectations about Challenging Unfair Group Norms. J Youth Adolesc. 2017;46(10):2241-2253.