Davido Dupree


Ph.D. in Cognition and Development, Emory University; BA in Psychology, Hampton


Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Experimental Research Methods in Psychology

Teaching Philosophy

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are
what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.--Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Research Interests

The relationships between identity and coping, resilience, The effects of exposure to violence
on cognitive functioning

Professional Affiliations

Association for Psychological Science

Awards and Honors

Graduated with Highest Honors and Departmental Honors from Hampton University

Recent Publications

Dupree, D., Spencer, T., & Spencer, M.B. (2015). Stigma, stereotypes and resilience identities: The relationship between identity processes and resilience processes among black American adolescents. In L.C. Theron, L. Leibenberg & M. Ungar (Eds.), Youth resilience and culture: Commonalities and complexities (pp. 117-129). Dordrecht: Springer.

Dupree, D. (2010). Cognitive development in the global era: A social justice issue? In D. P. Swanson, M. C. Edwards, and M.B. Spencer (Eds.), Adolescence: Development during a global era (pp. 63-93). New York: Elsevier.

Dupree, D., Gasman, M.B., James, K. & Spencer, M.B. (2009). Identity, identification, and socialization: Preparation and retention of African American male students in institutions of higher education. In H. T. Frierson, J.H. Wyche and W. Pearson (Eds.), Black American males in higher education: Research, programs and academe diversity in higher education, 7 (pp. 1-20). New Milford, CT: Emerald Books.

Dupree, D., Spencer, M.B., and Fegley, S. (2007). Perceived social inequity and responses to conflict among diverse youth of color: The effects of social and physical context on youth behavior and attitudes. In R. K. Silbereisen and R. M. Lerner (Eds.), Approaches to positive youth development (pp. 111-131). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.