Elaine Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Arcadia faculty member since 2003
Office: Boyer 120
- B.A. University of Pittsburgh (1983)
- Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh (1991)
Dr. Elaine Jones' research interests include moral development, development of social attribution processes, cultural and ethnic variations in person perception, the influences of actor race and actor gender on children’s social judgments, and the socio-emotional development of African American children. Her study on the influences of actor race on person perception formed the basis of a segment for a televised program on racial bias which aired on the Discovery Channel (co-produced by Dateline NBC) in March 2000.
Arcadia Courses Taught
- Introduction to Psychology (PY111)
- Developmental Psychology of the Black Child (PY209)
- Developmental Psychology (PY212)
- Senior Seminar (PY490-PY491)
- Education Stories: Films About Successful Classrooms (US220)
- Jones, E. F. & Nelson-Le Gall, S. (2009). "Black children’s judgments of in-group and out-group students’ academic achievement, motivation, and behavior." The Negro
Educational Review, 60, 53-69.
- Jones, E. F., Tobias, M., Pauley, D., Johnson, S. L.,& Thomson, N. R. (2009). "Character disposition and behavior type: Influences of valence on preschool children’s social judgments." The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 170, 310-325.
- Thomson, N.R., & Jones, E.F. (2005). "Children's, Adolescents', and Young Adults' Reward Allocations to Hypothetical Siblings and Fairness Judgments: Effects of Actor Gender, Character Type, and Allocation Pattern." The Journal of Psychology. 139(4):349-368.
- Jones, E.F., & Thomson, N.R. (2001). "Action perception and outcome valence: effects on children’s inferences of intentionality and moral and liking judgments." J. Genet Psychol. 162(2):154-166.