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Kyla Day

KYLA DAY FLETCHER, PH.D.

Kyla Day Fletcher 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

NIDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow – August 2010 to August 2012

Substance Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program, Substance Abuse Research Center University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, MI

Visiting Research Fellow – June 2011-current

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

Yale University- New Haven, CT

EDUCATION                

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology- August 2010

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- Ann Arbor, MI

Advanced to Candidacy September, 2006

Dissertation Title:  The Developmental Pre-cursors to Healthy Sexuality

in African American Women (L. Monique Ward, committee chair)

M.S., Developmental Psychology- 2006

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN- Ann Arbor, MI

Thesis Title: Normative Sexual Socialization in African American Adolescents

B.S., Psychology, summa cum laude - 2004

HOWARD UNIVERSITY- Washington, DC

PUBLICATIONS

Fletcher, K. D., Ward, L. M., Thomas, K., Foust, M., Levin, D., & Trinh, S. (in press).  Will it help? Identifying socialization discourses that promote sexual risk and sexual health among African American youth.  Journal of Sex Research.

Albritton, T., Fletcher, K. D., Divney, A., Gordon, D., Magriples, U., & Kershaw, T. S. (in press).  Who’s asking the important questions? Sexual topics discussed among sexually active young couples. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Trinh, S., Ward, L. M., Day, K., Thomas, K., & Levin, D. (in press).Contributions of divergent parent and peer sexual messages to Asian American college students’ sexual behaviors. Journal of Sex Research.            

Cole, A. P.  Gill, J. M., Shivers, C. A., Fletcher, K. D., Mwendwa, D. T. (under review). Brief report: Understanding African-American college students’ H1N1 vaccination decisions.

Ward, L. M., Rivadeneyra, R., Thomas, K., Day, K., & Epstein, M. (2012). Cheating men, trifling women:  The sexual content of Black music videos.  Invited chapter for Zurbriggen, E. L. & Roberts, T. (Eds), Sexualization of Girls.  Oxford Press.

Ward, L. M., Day, K., & Thomas, K. (2010). Confronting assumptions: Exploring the nature and predictors of Black adolescents’ media use.  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 54, 69-86.

Thomas, K., Day, K., & Ward, L. M. (2008). Multiculturalism and music videos:Effects on the socioemotional development of children and adolescents.  In J. Asamen, M. Ellis, & G. Berry (Eds.), Handbook of Child Development, Multiculturalism, and Media.  Sage Publications.

Ward, L. M., Day, K., & Epstein, M.  (2006). Uncommonly good:  Exploring how mass media may be a positive influence on young women’s sexual health and development.  In L. Diamond, (Ed.), Rethinking Positive Adolescent Female Sexual Development: New Directions in Child and Adolescent Development (pp. 57-70).  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey Bass.

COURSES TAUGHT

PSYC 101 General Psychology

PSYC 211 Adolescent Development

PSYC 295 Psychology of Sexuality