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Dr. Eleanor K. Seaton is a developmental psychologist, and an international expert on racism-related experiences, racial identity, and mental health among Black youth. Using a range of methodologies, including prospective cohort studies, daily diary assessment, qualitative interviews, and analyses of nationally representative data sets, Dr. Seaton’s research documents the toll racism exerts on Black adolescents’ mental health, and the contexts that shape how racism manifests in Black youths’ lives. Dr. Seaton has increasingly focused on early adolescence in order to understand the intersection of pubertal development, race-ethnicity and gender among Black youth. Dr. Seaton’s ultimate goal is to uncover how racism-related experiences result in various societal disparities (e.g., health, educational, criminal justice, wealth) among the Black population. Dr. Seaton initiated a project examining the impact of Chicago style house music among Black Generation X adults.


  • H Social Sciences
  • Racism
  • Black youth
  • Mental Health


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