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College of Education


Faculty and Staff

Kelly Lynn Mulvey, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
E-mail: mulveykl@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-6609
Office:

Wardlaw 129

Kelly Lynn Mulvey

Background

Dr. Mulvey earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology from the University of Maryland - College Park, and her MAT and BA from Duke University.

Expertise

Moral and social development, intergroup attitudes, stereotyping and prejudice, theory of mind, social exclusion, resource allocation, social justice, fairness, children’s social-cognitive development, intergroup contact, gender, race and ethnicity, peer group dynamics, aggression, social reasoning

Research

Dr. Mulvey conducts research examining theory of mind, social exclusion, and group dynamics, including when children challenge peer group norms. Her work focuses on intergroup contexts, and examines the influence of children's bias, prejudice and stereotypes on their intergroup relations. 

Biography

Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies. She completed her PhD in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland. Her undergraduate and masters degrees are from Duke University. Prior to completing her doctorate, she was a public school teacher and received certification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Her research interests include social-cognitive development, in particular moral and social development. She conducts research examining theory of mind, social exclusion, and group dynamics, including when children challenge peer group norms. Her work focuses on intergroup contexts, and examines the influence of children's bias, prejudice and stereotypes on their intergroup relations. Her research has been published in journals including Cognition, Child Development, the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the Journal of Social Issues, Social Development and Human Development.

Selected Publications

 

Journal articles

Mulvey, K. L., Miller, B., & Rizzardi, V. (in press). Gender and engineering aptitude: Is the color of STEM materials related to children’s performance? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.03.006

Beißert, H., Mulvey, K. L. & Killen, M. (in press). Children’s act evaluation and emotionattribution reasoning concerning different moral transgressions. Merrill Palmer Quarterly.

Mulvey, K. L. & Killen, M. (2017). Children's and adolescents' expectations about challenging

unfair group norms. The Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0671-y

Mulvey, K. L., Palmer, S. B., & Abrams, D. (2016). Race-Based humor and peer group dynamics in adolescence: Bystander intervention and social exclusion. Child Development, 87, 1379-1391. doi:10.1111/cdev.12600

Mulvey, K. L. (2016). Evaluations of moral and conventional intergroup transgressions. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 34, 489-501. doi:10.1111/bjdp.12145

Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2016). Keeping quiet just wouldn’t be right: Children’s and adolescents’ evaluations of challenges to peer relational and physical aggression. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0437-y

Mulvey, K. L., Buchheister, K., & McGrath, K. (2016). Evaluations of intergroup resource allocations:The role of theory of mind. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 203-211. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.10.002

Mulvey, K. L., Rizzo, M. T., & Killen, M. (2016). Challenging gender stereotypes: Theory of mind and peer group dynamics. Developmental Science, 19(6), 999-1010. doi: 10.1111/desc.12345

Mulvey, K. L. (2016). Children's reasoning about social exclusion: Balancing many factors. Child Development Perspectives, 1, 22 – 27. doi: 10.1111/cdep.12157

Rutland, A., Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2015). When does the in-group like the out-group? Bias among children as a function of group norms. Psychological Science, 26, 834-842. doi:10.1177/0956797615572758

Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2015). Challenging gender stereotypes: Resistance and exclusion. Child Development86, 681–694. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12317

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2014). Context differences in children’s ingroup preferences. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1507-1519. doi: 10.1037/a0035593

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2014). When do children dislike ingroup members?: Resource allocation from individual and group perspectives. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 28-45.

 Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., & Killen, M. (2014). When is it okay to

exclude a member of the ingroup?: Children’s and adolescents’ social reasoning. Social Development, 23, 451-469. doi: 10.1111/sode.12047

Richardson, C., Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L. & Killen, M. (2014). Social exclusion: The interplay of group goals and individual characteristics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1281-1294doi: 10.1007/s10964-013-9967-8.

Killen, M., Mulvey, K. L., & Hitti, A. (2013). Social exclusion in childhood: A developmental intergroup perspective. Child Development, 84, 772-790. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12012

Killen, M., Rutland, A., Abrams, D., Mulvey, K. L., & Hitti, A. (2013). Development of intra- and intergroup judgments in the context of moral and social-conventional norms. Child Development, 84, 1063-1080. Jdoi: 10.1111/cdev.12011

Killen, M., Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., & Rutland, A. (2012). What works to address prejudice? Look to developmental science research for the answer. Brain and Behavioral Sciences. 35, 29. (Commentary).     doi:10.1017/S0140525X12001410 

Richardson, C., Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2012).  Extending social-domain theory through a process-based account of moral judgments. Human Development. 55, 4-25. doi: 10.1159/000335362. 

Killen, M., Mulvey, K. L., Richardson, C., Jampol, N., & Woodward, A. (2011). The accidental transgressor: Morally-relevant theory of mind. Cognition, 119, 197-215. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2011.01.006

Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2011). Social exclusion and culture: The role of group norms, group identity, and fairness. Anales de Psicologia: Special Issue: Prejudice: Sociodevelopmental Perspectives, 27, 587-599.

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., & Killen, M. (2010). The development of stereotyping and exclusion. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1, 597-606.

Book Chapters

Mulvey, K. L., McMillian, L., & Fram, P. (in press). Morality.  V. Zeigler-Hill & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Netherlands: Springer.

Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2017). Social cognition about intergroup relations: Minority perspectives. N. Cabrera & B. Leyendecker (Eds.), Handbook of positive development of minority children (pp. 281-293). Netherlands: Springer.

Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2016). Exclusion in adolescent peer relationships. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence, 2nd edition (pp. 1- 14). NY: Springer Press.

Mulvey, K. L. (2016). Equity and equality in early childhood. The SAGE encyclopedia ofcontemporary early childhood education (pp. 540-541). NY: SAGE.

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., Smetana, J. & Killen, M. (2016). Morality, context and development. L.Balter & C. Tamis-LeMonda (Eds.) Child psychology:  A handbook of contemporary issues, 3rd edition (pp. 285-304)NY: Psychology Press.

Killen, M., Hitti, A., & Mulvey, K. L. (2014). Social development and intergroup relations. In J. Simpson & J. Dovidio (Associate Eds.), APA Handbook of personality and social psychology, Vol.2, Interpersonal relations and group processes (pp. 177-201). Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Mulvey, K. L., Hitti, A., & Killen, M. (2013). Intentionality, morality, and exclusion: How children navigate the social world. In M. Banaji & S. Gelman (Eds.), Navigating the social world: What infants, children and other species can teach us. (pp. 377-384). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hitti, A., Mulvey, K. L., & Killen, M. (2011). Exclusion in adolescent peer relationships. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence (pp. 2783-2792). NY: Springer Press.