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Allegra Midgette

Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow
Areas of Speciality
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • Diversity Science
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours for Spring 2022 Monday 3:00pm-4:00pm by appointment via Zoom. See syllabus for Zoom link.

Research Interests

Dr. Midgette’s research investigates the origins and social processes that support individuals in developing an understanding of justice and learning how to care for others in an inequitable and unjust world. Her work addresses two key questions: How do we come to care about each other and about justice within the family? How do we become just in the face of inequality?

To investigate these questions, Dr. Midgette employs a mixed methodology that places the experiential reality of children and their families at the forefront. The long-term goal of her work is to characterize how cultural, societal, and family practices influence individual moral development, with the ultimate aim of supporting the creation of interventions that contribute to individuals’ development into more caring and just individuals.

Recent Publications

Midgette, A., & Mulvey, K.L. (In Press). White American students’ recognition of racial microaggressions in higher education. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
Midgette, A., Coffman, J., & Hussong, A. (2022). What parents and children say when talking about children’s gratitude: A thematic analysis. Journal of Child and Family Studies. First Published Online.

McConnon, A., Midgette, A., & Conry-Murray, C. (2021). Mother like mothers and work like fathers: U.S. heterosexual college students’ assumptions about who should meet childcare and housework demands. Sex Roles. First Published Online.
Midgette, A., & D’Andrea, D.(2021). American heterosexual emerging adults’ reasoning about the fairness of household labor. Cognitive Development, 59, 101052.

Midgette, A., & Mulvey, K.L. (2021). Unpacking young adults’ experiences of race- and gender-based microaggressions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 38(4) 1350-1370.

Liu, J., & Midgette, A. (2020). Chinese youth’s reported social and moral transgressions and strategies for self-correction. Journal of Adolescent Research. First Published Online.

Midgette, A. (2020). Chinese and South Korean families’ conceptualizations of a fair household labor distribution. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(4), 1358-1377.

Midgette, A. (2020). Chinese and South Korean children’s moral reasoning regarding the fairness of a gendered household labor distribution. Developmental Psychology, 56(1), 91–102.