Christine Elliana Michelle Starr
|Title||Psychology PhD Program|
|Division||Graduate Studies Division|
|Web Site|| Research Gate Profile-- download my publications for free|
|Office||Social Sciences 2, room 150A|
|Campus Mail Stop||Psychology Faculty Services|
|Social Sciences 2 Room 145|
Santa Cruz, CA
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) participation and motivation among girls and women
- Media Literacy and Mediation
- Early Sexualization
- Self-Objectification and Objectification theory
Biography, Education and Training
I am attending the developmental psychology doctoral program to pursue my interest in women and girls' motivation in STEM as well as outcome, risk, and protective factors of early sexualization and objectification of girls. In the past I have worked on several projects related to PTSD, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and the military at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University.
My advisor is Dr. Campbell Leaper, and Dr. Eileen Zurbriggen also mentors me on different projects.
Honors, Awards and Grants
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014-2017
- Robert S. Harper Prize for Graduate Study in Psychology, 2010
- Richter Research Grant, 2010
- Starr, C. R. & Zurbriggen, E. L. (2016). Sandra Bem's gender schema theory after 34 years: A review of its reach and impact. Sex Roles, in press. doi:10.1007/s11199-016-0591-4
- Starr, C. R. & Ferguson, G. M. (2012). Sexy dolls, sexy gradeschoolers? Media and maternal influences on young girls’ self-sexualization. Sex Roles, 67, 463-476.
- Starr, C. R. (2014). An Objective Look at Early Sexualization and the Media: Book Review of Media and The Sexualization of Childhood by Barry Gunter. Sex Roles, 72, 85-87. doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0422-4
- Kondiles, B., Starr, C. R., Larson, E., & Zollman, F. (2014). Method of assessment and symptom reporting post mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine, 3, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/21642850.2014.96671
- Zollman, F., Starr, C. R., Kondiles, B., Cyborski, C., & Larson, E. (2014). The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago military Traumatic Brain Injury screening instrument: Determination of sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 29(1):99-107.
- Larson, E., Kondiles, B., Starr, C. R., & Zollman, F. (2013). Postconcussive complaints, cognition, symptom attribution, and effort among veterans. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 88-95.
- Larson, E., Kondiles, B., Zollman, F., & Starr, C.R. Memory, Postconcussion Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a sample of veterans. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58(3), 245-252.
- Starr, C. R., & Leaper, C. (2016, October). “I wanna be pretty and smart… but not, like, a scientist or anything”: Self-objectification and expectancy beliefs about math. Poster presented at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, California.
- Starr, C. R., & Zurbriggen, E. L. (2016, March). “Pretty, sweet, nice, and well dressed”: Sexualization among 6-9 year old girls. Invited paper presented at the Stanford-Berkeley-UCSC Conference, Berkeley, CA.
- Starr, C. R., Larson, E., & Zurbriggen, E. L. (2015, March). The Enemy Within: The role of sexual assault and PTSD among female US veterans. Poster presented at 40th Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, California.
- Rosales, C. E., Starr, C. R., & Kaur, S. (2015, March). Supporting Ourselves and Each Other: First generation, low-income, and women of color graduate student’s experiences. Round table discussion presented at 40th Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, California.
- Starr, C. R., & Zurbriggen, E. L. (2014, October). Pouty Princesses and Skeletons in Fishnets: A Content Analysis of Sexualization and Stereotypes in Children’s Fashion Dolls. Poster presented at Gender Development Conference, San Francisco, California.
- Starr, C. R.,& Ferguson, G. M. (2013, March). The Role of Media and Mothering in Young Girls’ Self-Sexualization. Invited paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of The Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Gender and Development
- Research Methods
- Psychology of Trauma