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Peer Review Publications

Osborne, K. R., Walsdorf, A. A., Smith-Bynum, M. A., Redig, S., Brinkley, D., Owen, M. T., & Caughy, M. O. (2023). Responding to racism at school: Ethnic-racial socialization and the academic engagement of Black and Latinx youth. Child Development, 94, 219– 236.


Osborne, K. R., Smith Bynum, M. A., Walsdorf, A. A., Anderson, L. A., & Caughy, M. O. (2022). Preparing Black and Latinx children for police encounters: Observing ethnic-racial socialization in action and the fit between caregiver response profiles and child self-regulation. Journal of Research on Adolescence. Advance Online Publication.

Williams,  N. D., Winer, B. Aparicio, E. M., Smith-Bynum, M. A., Boekeloo, B. O. & Fish, J. N. (2022). Professional expectations of provider LGBTQ competence: Where we are and where we need to go, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health

Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2022). It’s about time Black Lives Matter: The urgency of research on Black youth development. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 32, 302-306. [invited].

Ahn, L. H., Dunbar, A. S., Coates, E. E., & Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2021). Cultural and universal parenting, ethnic identity, and internalizing symptoms among African American adolescents. Journal of Black Psychology, 47, 695-717.


Dunbar, A. S., HaRim Ahn, L., Coates, E. E., & Smith‐Bynum, M. A. (2022). Observed dyadic racial socialization disrupts the association between frequent discriminatory experiences and emotional reactivity among Black adolescents. Child Development, 93, 39-57.


Phan, L., Kuo, C. C.-L., Fryer, C. S., Smith-Bynum, M. A., Clark, P. I., & Butler, J., III. (2021). ‘We’re not gonna have a big quit if loose ones are around’: Urban, African American smokers’ beliefs concerning single cigarette use reduction. Health Education Research, 36, 422-433.

Kelly, S., Jeremie‐Brink, G., Chambers, A.L., Smith‐Bynum, M.A. (2020), The Black Lives Matter Movement: A call to action for couple and family therapists. Family Process 59, 1374-1388.


Davis Tribble, B. L., #Allen, S. H., #Hart, J. R., #Francois, T. S., & Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2019). “No [right] way to be a Black woman”: Exploring gendered racial socialization among Black women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43, 381-397.

Hart, J. R., Coates, E. & Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2019). Parenting style and mother-adolescent relationship quality in African American mother-adolescent dyads. Parenting: Science and Practice, 19, 318-340. doi:


Chae, D. H., Powell, W. A., Nuru-Jeter, A., Smith-Bynum, M. A., Forman, T., & Sellers, R. M. (2017). The role of racial identity and implicit racial bias in self-reported racial discrimination: Implications for depression among African American men. Journal of Black Psychology, 43, 789-812. 


Davis, B. L., Smith-Bynum, M. A., Saleem, F. T., Francois, T, & Lambert, S. F. (2017). Racial socialization, private regard, and behavior problems in African American youth: Global self-esteem as a mediator. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 64-71.

Franco, M., & Smith-Bynum, M. (2016). The relationship between racial identity and perceived significance of the election of President Barack Obama among African American mothers. Identity, 16, 182-189.


Henry, J. S., Lambert, S. F., & Smith Bynum, M. (2015). The protective role of maternal racial socialization for African American adolescents exposed to community violence. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 548-557.


Smith-Bynum, M. A., Lambert, S. F., English, D., & Ialongo, N. S. (2014). Associations between trajectories of perceived racial discrimination and psychological symptoms among African American adolescents. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1049-1065.

Lambert, S. F., Bynum, M. S., Herman, K. C., & Ialongo, N. S. (2009). Perceptions of racism and depressive symptoms in African American adolescents: The role of perceived academic and social control. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38, 519-531.


Bynum, M. S., Best, C., Barnes, S. L., & Burton, E. T. (2008). Private regard, identity protection and perceived racism among African American Males. Journal of African American Studies, 12, 142-155.

Usher-Seriki, K. K., Bynum, M. S., & Callands, T. C. (2008). Mother-daughter communication about sex and sexual intercourse among middle- to upper-class African American girls. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 901-917.

Bynum, M. S. (2007).  African American mother-daughter communication about sex and daughters’ sexual behavior: Does college racial composition make a difference? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13, 151-160.

Bynum, M. S., Burton, E. T., & Best, C. (2007). Racism experiences and psychological functioning in African American college freshmen: Is racial socialization a moderator? Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13, 64-71.

Bynum, M. S., & Kotchick, B. A. (2006). Mother-adolescent relationship quality and autonomy as predictors of psychosocial adjustment in African American adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 528-541.

Bynum, M. S., & Brody, G. H. (2005). Coping behaviors, parenting, and perceptions of children’s internalizing and externalizing problems in rural African American mothers. Family Relations, 54, 58-71.


Murry, V. M., Bynum, M. S., Brody, G. H., Willert, A., & Stephens, D. (2001). African American single mothers and children in context: A review of studies on risk and resilience. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 4, 133-155.

Sellers, R. M., Smith, M. A., Shelton, J. N., Johnson, S. A. J. & Chavous, T. M. (1998). Multidimensional model of racial identity: A reconceptualization of African American Racial Identity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2, 18-39.


Rowley, S. J., Sellers, R. M., Chavous, T. M., & Smith, M. A. (1998). Racial identity and self-esteem in African American adolescents and young adults. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 715-724.


Sellers, R. M., Chavous, T. M., Rowley, S. A. J., Shelton, J. N., & Smith, M. A. (1997). The Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity: Preliminary investigation of construct validity and reliability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 805-815. 


Edited Book


Smith-Bynum, M. A. (Ed.). (2018). Families in daily life: Macro and micro perspectives. San Diego, CA:     

     Cognella Academic Press.

Book chapters


Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2023). The Theory of Racial Socialization in Action for Black adolescents and their families. In D. P. Witherspoon & G. L. Stein (Eds.), Diversity and Developmental Science: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, & Policy. Springer.


Coates, E. E., Ahn, L. H., Greene, D., Dunbar, A., Porter, S. C., Small, K. K., & Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2020). Risk and resilience in poor African American families: A process-oriented approach (pp. 233-247). In A. James (Ed.), Black Families: A Systems Approach. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Press.


Allen, S. H., & Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2018). Changing attitudes and policy regarding LGBT individuals and their families, In Smith-Bynum, M. A. (Ed.), Families in daily life: Macro and micro perspectives. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Press.


Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2012). African American families: Research progress and potential in the age of Obama. In G. W. Peterson & K. R. Bush (Eds.), Handbook of Marriage and the Family (pp. 683-704). New York: Springer.


Barnes, S. L., & Bynum, M. S. (2010). Black mother-daughter narratives about sexuality: The influence of Black religious symbolism on attitudes and behavior. In J. Battle & S. L. Barnes (Eds.), Black Sexualities (pp. 357-376). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


Barnes, S. L., & Bynum, M. S. (2007). The effect of childcare on employment tardiness and absences for mothers: Does marital status matter? In B. A. Arrighi & D. J., Maume (Eds.), Child Poverty in America: Vol. 1. Families and children (pp. 1-16). Westport, CT: Praeger.


Sellers, R. M., Shelton, J. N., Cooke, D. Y., Chavous, T. M., Rowley, S. A. J., & Smith, M. A. (1998). A multidimensional model of racial identity: Assumptions, findings, and future directions. In R. L. Jones (Ed.), African American identity development: Theory, research, and intervention (pp. 275-302). Hampton, VA: Cobb and Henry.

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