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Heili Pals

Heili Pals
Associate Professor
  • LASB 311L
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Degree From
Ph.D. Stanford University
Department of Sociology

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Deviance
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Life Course
  • Inequality
  • Health
  • Gay and Lesbian Studies
  • Transitional Societies
  • Quantitative Research

Courses Taught at Texas A&M

  • SOCI 205: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 211: Sociology of Deviance
  • SOCI 311: Social Change
  • SOCI 312: Population and Society
  • SOCI 621: Social Psychology
  • SOCI 628: Deviant Behavior
  • SOCI 677: Advanced Data Analysis
  • SOCI 691: Research

Representative Publications

  • Pals, Heili and Warren Waren. 2014. “Winners and Losers in Health Insurance: Access and Type of Coverage for Women in Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Partnerships.” Women and Health, online first.
  • Guittar, Nicholas  and Heili Pals. 2014. “Intersecting Gender with Race and Religiosity: Do Unique Social Categories Explain Attitudes Toward Homosexuality?” Current Sociology 62(1): 41-62.
  • Pals, Heili and Howard B. Kaplan. 2013. “The Roles of Internal Locus of Control and Neighborhood Affluence in Predicting the Continuity of Negative Self-Feelings from Adolescence to Young Adulthood.” Journal of Adolescence36(5): 807-814.
  • Pals, Heili and Howard B. Kaplan. 2013. “Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Negative Self-Feelings on Adult Deviance: Moderated by Neighborhood Disadvantage, Mediated by Expectations.” American Journal of Criminal Justice 38(3): 348-368.
  • Pals, Heili and Howard B. Kaplan. 2013. “Cumulative and Relative Disadvantage as Long-Term Determinants of Negative Self-Feelings.” Sociological Inquiry83(1): 130-153.

Additionally, published articles and reviews in Social Psychology Quarterly, Population Review, International Journal of Sociology and elsewhere.