Alexandrea R. Golden

Assistant Professor (Clinical Psychology)

400 Innovation, Memphis, TN 38152-3230
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Alexandrea R. Golden, PhD


  • Ph.D. University of South Carolina
  • M.A. New York University 
  • B.A. Spelman College


Dr. Golden’s research focuses on sociocultural factors that promote positive development and resilience among racially minoritized youth exposed to racism. Her research areas include:

  • School racial climate
  • Racial socialization (with a focus on peer racial socialization)
  • Critical consciousness/Sociopolitical development/Youth participatory action research (YPAR)


See Google Scholar for full list of publications. Selected publications include:

Abraczinskas, M., Kornbluh, M., Golden, A. R., Glende, J., Velez, V., Vines, E., & Ozer, E. J. (2022). Preventing bullying and improving school climate through integrating youth participatory action research into school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports: An illustration using a multiple case study approach. Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion, 3(2), 166-194. https://doi.org/10.1177/26320770221092148

Cooper, S. M., Burnett, M., Golden, A. R., Butler‐Barnes, S., & Inniss‐Thompson, M. (2022). School discrimination, discipline inequities, and adjustment among Black adolescent girls and boys: An intersectionality‐informed approach. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 32(1), 170-190. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12716

Golden, A. R., Anderson, R. E., Cooper, S. M., Hope, E. C., & Kloos, B. (2022). “With politics, it’s easier to talk to them about it”: Peer racial socialization and sociopolitical development among black college students. Emerging Adulthood, 10(4), 938-951. https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211040

Golden, A. R., & Byrd, C. M. (2022). Examining critical reflection as a mediator between school racial climate experiences and anti‐racist action. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 32(3), 1109-1119. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12778

Golden, A. R., Griffin, C. B., Metzger, I. W., & Cooper, S. M. (2018). School racial climate and academic outcomes in African American adolescents: The protective role of peers. Journal of Black Psychology, 44(1), 47-73. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798417736685