Patterson, M. M., Bigler, R. S., Pahlke, E., Brown, C. S., Hayes, A. R., Ramirez, M. C., & Nelson, A. (2019). Toward a Developmental Science of Politics. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 84.3. (See a video abstract of this research.)

Journal Articles

Peng, A., Patterson, M. M., & Wang, H. (2022). Attachment, empathy, emotion regulation, and subjective well-being in young women. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.

Peng, A., & Patterson, M. M. (2022). Relations among cultural identity, motivation for language learning, and perceived English language proficiency for international students in the United States. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 35(1), 67-82.

Patterson, M. M., & Pahlke, E. (2021). The elephant (and donkey) in the room: Parents’ approaches to political socialization surrounding the 2020 U.S. election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 21(1), 121-148.

Patterson, M. M., Fite, P. J., Zucker, J. K., & Abel, M. R. (2021). Critical consciousness among rural adolescents: The roles of school connection and positive relationships with teachers. Social Psychology of Education, 24(2), 343-360.

Chen-Bouck, L., Patterson, M. M., Qiao, B., & Peng, A. (2021). Evaluation of the effectiveness of an empathy training on empathy skills, life satisfaction, and relationship quality for Chinese adolescents and their mothers: A mixed methods study. Journal of Adolescent Research. 

Chen-Bouck, L., & Patterson, M. M. (2021). Relations of Chinese mothers’ cultural values and parental control to early adolescents’ self-construals. Journal of Early Adolescence, 41(4), 607-633.

Qiao, B., & Patterson, M. M. (2021). Teachers as targets of student bullying: Data from China and the United States. Psychology in the Schools, 58(6), 1133-1150.

Wang, H., Peng, A., & Patterson, M. M. (2021). The roles of class social climate, language mindset, and emotions in predicting willingness to communicate in a foreign language. System, 99, 102529.

Pahlke, E., Patterson, M. M., & Hughes, J. M. (2021). White parents’ racial socialization and young adults’ racial attitudes: Moral reasoning and motivation to respond without prejudice as mediators. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(8), 1409-1429.

Patterson, M. M. (2019). Children’s literature as a vehicle for political socialization: An examination of best-selling picture books 2012-2017. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 180, 231-250.

Chen-Bouck, L., Patterson, M. M., & Chen, J. (2019). Relations of collectivism socialization goals and training beliefs to Chinese parenting. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50, 396-418.

Patterson, M. M., & Bigler, R. S. (2018). Effects of consistency between self and ingroup on children’s views of self, groups, and abilities. Social Development, 27, 154-171.

Zucker, J. K., & Patterson, M. M. (2018). Racial socialization practices among White American parents: Relations to racial attitudes, racial identity, and school diversity. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 3903-3930.

Pahlke, E., Bigler, R. S., & Patterson, M. M. (2018). Gender-related attitudes and beliefs predict White women’s views of candidates in the 2016 United States presidential election. Analyses of Social Issue and Public Policy, 18, 34-60.

Chen-Bouck, L., & Patterson, M. M. (2018). Exploring Chinese mothers’ parenting for adolescents using semi-structured interviews. Sage Research Methods Cases

Moradi, M., Liu, L., Luchies, C., Patterson, M. M., & Darban, B. (2018). Enhancing teaching-learning effectiveness by creating online interactive instructional modules for fundamental concepts of physics and mathematics. Education Sciences, 8, 109.

Chen-Bouck, L., & Patterson, M. M. (2017). Perceptions of parental control in China: Effects of cultural values, cultural normativeness, and perceived parental acceptance. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 1288-1312.

Chen-Bouck, L., Duan, C., & Patterson, M. M. (2017). A qualitative study of urban Chinese middle-class mothers’ parenting for adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32, 479-508.

Patterson, M. M., Kravchenko, N., Chen-Bouck, L., Kelley, J. A. (2016). General and domain-specific beliefs about intelligence, ability, and effort among preservice and practicing teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, 180-190.

Chen-Bouck, L., & Patterson, M. M. (2016). Contingent self-worth in Chinese adolescents and young adults: Relations with global self-esteem and depressive symptoms. Social Development, 25, 846-865.

Pahlke, E., Bigler, R. S., & Patterson, M. M. (2014). Reasoning about single-sex schooling for girls among students, parents, and teachers. Sex Roles, 71, 261-271.

Patterson, M. M., Pahlke, E., & Bigler, R. S. (2013). Witnesses to history: Children’s views of race and the 2008 United States presidential election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 186-210. (See a video abstract of this article.)

Owens, R. L., & Patterson, M. M. (2013). Positive psychological interventions for children: A comparison of gratitude and best possible selves approaches. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 174, 403-428.

Patterson, M. M. (2012). Self-perceived gender typicality, gender-typed attributes, and gender stereotype endorsement in elementary-school-aged children. Sex Roles, 67, 422-434. (Full version of the gender identity measure used in this article is available here or through PsycTests.)

Patterson, M. M., & Pahlke, E. (2011). Student characteristics associated with girls’ success in a single-sex school. Sex Roles, 65, 737-750.

Patterson, M. M., Bigler, R. S., & Swann, W. B. (2010). When personal identities confirm versus conflict with group identities: Evidence from an intergroup paradigm. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 652–670.

Bigler, R. S., Arthur, A. E., Hughes, J. M., & Patterson, M. M. (2008). The politics of race and gender: Children’s perceptions of discrimination and the U.S. presidency. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 8, 83-112.

Green, V. A., Cillessen, A. H. N., Rechis, R., Patterson, M. M., & Hughes, J. M. (2008). Social problem solving and strategy use in young children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 169, 92-112. doi:10.3200/GNTP.169.1.92-112

Patterson, M. M., & Bigler, R. S. (2007). Effects of physical atypicality on children’s social identities and intergroup attitudes. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31, 433-444.

Patterson, M. M., & Bigler, R. S. (2006). Preschool children’s attention to environmental messages about groups: Social categorization and the origins of intergroup bias. Child Development, 77, 847-860.

Book Chapters

Zucker, J. K., & Patterson, M. M. (2022). Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory: Key concepts, common misconceptions, and applications for inclusive classrooms. In M. Buehl & J. S. Vogel (Eds.) Teaching learning for effective instruction. Information Age.

Bigler, R. S., & Patterson, M. M. (2017). Social stereotyping and prejudice in children: Insights from novel group studies. In A. Rutland, D. Nesdale, and C. S. Brown (Eds.), Wiley handbook of group processes in children and adolescents (pp. 184-202). Wiley-Blackwell.

Bigler, R. S., Hayes, A. R., & Patterson, M. M. (2017). Social striving: Social group membership and children’s motivations and competencies. In A. J. Elliot, C. S. Dweck, & D. S. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of competence and motivation: Theory and application, 2nd edition (pp. 547-565). Guilford.

Rosen, L. H., & Patterson, M. M. (2011). The self and identity. In M. K. Underwood & L. H. Rosen (Eds.) Social development (pp. 73-100). Guilford.

Patterson, M. M., & Bigler, R. S. (2007). Relations among social identities, intergroup attitudes, and schooling: Perspectives from intergroup theory and research. In A. Fuligni (Ed.), Contesting stereotypes and creating identities: Social categories, social identities and educational participation (pp. 66-87). Russell Sage.


Patterson, M. M. (2012). Childhood Gender Identity Measure. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15064.85764

Reviews, Commentaries, & Responses

Bigler, R. S., Pahlke, E., & Patterson, M. M. (2019). Children’s political development: Pessimism or optimism? Monograph Matters.

Rosen, L. H., & Patterson, M. M. (2015). Book review: The psychological development of girls and women: Rethinking change in time. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 556-557.

Patterson, M. M. (2014). Group typicality, group loyalty and cognitive development. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, 252-254.

Patterson, M. M. (2013). Putting youth political development in context. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 438-440.

Bigler, R. S., & Patterson, M. M. (2007). When and why social categorization produces inequality (and vice versa). Human Development, 50, 328-332.

Encyclopedia Entries

In SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (2018): Adolescence; Childhood; Cognitive Development, Theory of; Punishment.

In Encyclopedia of Research Design (2010): American Psychological Association Style; Debriefing.